The board’s visions for DVCA
  • DVCA is part of the “global business community”. Hence it is the board’s vision that Denmark commands a strong position when it comes to global economic development and growth.
  • DVCA’s overall goal for the next five years is not only to make Denmark one of the best-functioning business angel, venture capital and PE markets in Europe, but also for Denmark to stand comparison with the best states in the US, such as California and Massachusetts.
  • In parallel with the board’s focus on the global nature of the industry, DVCA will focus on the entire chain in Denmark from seed and business angel investments, though venture capital, to private equity investors and the many supporting companies that facilitate the different investment stages.

 

Christian Frigast
Formand
Executive Chairman, Axcel
Mr Frigast has a background in the banking sector. In 1994, he founded Axcel Management as Denmark's first private equity firm. Since then, he and his team have selected companies with growth potential, investing some EUR 1bn and returning almost EUR 4bn to investors. The current company portfolio is valued at around EUR 0.5bn. MSc (Econ.) from the University of Copenhagen with additional qualifications in corporate strategy and executive management from Stanford University and The Wharton School.
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Jesper Jarlbæk
Næstformand
Jan Johan Kühl
Næstformand
Managing Partner, Polaris
Jimmy Fussing Nielsen
Næstformand
Partner, Heartcore Capital
Gregers Kronborg
Bestyrelsesmedlem
General partner, Rulebreaker Ventures
Gregers Kronborg is venture partner of Rulebreaker Ventures, serial entrepreneur, non-executive director and business angel. Gregers is living in London, and focus on Danish growth companies. Gregers is board member of companies such as TrustPilot and Fintech Solution Lab, and served on the boards of Napatech and Asetek during their early development and their respective IPO’s. Gregers also serves as deputy Chairman of the Danish Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, Chairman of the venture segment of DVCA. Gregers holds a MsC in Engineering and a Bachelor BA.
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Rolf Kjærgaard
Bestyrelsesmedlem
Direktør, Vækstfonden
Chief Executive Officer of Vækstfonden since 2019.
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Anders Lavesen
Bestyrelsesmedlem
Partner, Kromann Reumert
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Mads Ditlevsen
Bestyrelsesmedlem
Partner, EQT
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Søren Lemonius
Bestyrelsesmedlem
Søren Lemons, Managing General Partner, Sunstone Life Science Ventures.
Søren Lemonius is Managing General Partner in Sunstone Life Science Ventures and he has particular focus on Sunstone’s Investor relations and investment strategy and also represents Sunstone’s interest in selected portfolio companies. Søren has been involved in 14 of Sunstone portfolio companies of which Evolva Ltd (listed in 2005), Biomonitor A/S (sold to EuroDiagnostics AB in 2017), Nuevolution AB (listed in 2016, sold to Amgen in 2019) and Symphogen (sold to Servier in 2020) have been among the more notable. Søren is currently on the board of Galecto Biotech. Søren has 18 years’ experience from corporate management in R&D-intensive companies as innovation Manager at FOSS Analytical (a food diagnostics company) and as Chief Technology Officer at Danionics (an electronic component company) prior to being one of three founding partners of Sunstone and he holds a master’s degree in Experimental Cell Biology from the University of Southern Denmark.
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Ulla Brockenhuus-Schack
Bestyrelsesmedlem
Managing partner, Seed Capital Management I/S
Ulla has more than 20 years of experience working with innovation and business. She has an extensive network within venture, media and the political sphere. Board positions; Amminex, Expanite, DVCA, Tivoli, the Oticon Foundation, WDI and the Mary Foundation. Ulla holds an MBA from Columbia Business School in business strategy, marketing and Corporate Finance.
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Niels Peder Nielsen
Bestyrelsesmedlem
Viceadministrerende direktør, Novo Nordisk Fonden