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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Christian Motzfeldt
Bestyrelsesmedlem
Tidl. direktør, Vækstfonden
Tidl. Chief Executive Officer of Vækstfonden since 2001. Christian Motzfeldt has worked for Danmarks Nationalbank, the European Commission, Danske Bank and the Danish Ministry of Economics and Business Affairs. Graduated from the University of Manchester (MA Econ 1985) and Aarhus University (MSc Econ 1986).
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Anders Lavesen
Bestyrelsesmedlem
Partner, Kromann Reumert
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Mads Ditlevsen
Bestyrelsesmedlem
Partner, EQT
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Sten Verland
Bestyrelsesmedlem
General Partner, Sunstone Life Science Venture
Sten Verland is a partner in the Life Science group and one of the three co-founders. Sten focuses on therapeutics investments. During his career, Sten has been active as a serial entrepreneur and business angel and has co-founded ten start-ups, primarily in the biotech and CRO fields. While at Sunstone, Sten has played a key role in executing two exits (Action Pharma and Zymenex). Both deals made it to the global Top Ten list of published upfront cash deals in 2007-2012. Sten holds a Master’s degree in Biology and Mathematics and a PhD in Immunology – both from the University of Copenhagen. Sten serves as a board member of the Danish Venture Capital Association. In his spare time, Sten is both a keen yachtsman and a big admirer of classical music.
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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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Jacob Aarup-Andersen
Bestyrelsesmedlem
Midlertidig Chief Financial Officer, derefter chef for Banking DK
Niels Peder Nielsen
Bestyrelsesmedlem
Viceadministrerende direktør, Novo Nordisk Fonden