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Partners, Advisors & Investors

Gagik Apkarian

Private Equity

Gagik is the Managing Director of London-based Tetrad Capital Partners. He previously co-founded Vulcan Capital, the investment office of Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, where he managed a diverse $10Bn+ portfolio.

Gagik has over 20 years of experience in private equity, management consulting, and investment banking globally. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a B.Sc in mathematics and physics, a B.E. in electrical engineering, and is a judge on Harvard University’s Innovation Challenge.

Alexander Lipton

Quantitative Finance

Alexander is Co-founder at Sila and Investimizer, Partner at Numeraire Financial, Professor & Dean’s Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Connection Science Fellow at MIT. Previously he was Co-Head of the Global Quantitative Group at Bank of America Merril Lynch for 10 years.

Earlier, he was Head of Capital Structure Quantitative Research at Citadel Investment Group, as well as other senior managerial positions at Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and Bankers Trust. In parallel, Alex held several prestigious appointments at EPFL, NYU, Oxford University, Imperial College, and more.

Edward Jung


Edward founded his first venture at age 13. He worked at NeXT and Apple Computer in the 1980's, and was Chief Architect at Microsoft in the 1990's where he ran projects relating to web platforms, semantic web technology, intelligent operating systems, adaptive user interfaces, and AI. He co-founded Intellectual Ventures in 2000 with Nathan Myhrvold, the largest invention fund in history with over $7B AUM.

As one of the most prolific inventors in history, Edward holds over 1200 patents worldwide and has 800+ pending in the areas of biomedicine, computing, networking, energy, and material sciences.

Johan Kalling


Johan has long experience in managing companies and large projects from managerial positions. He has worked as CEO and chairman in several companies in Sweden and also on an international basis in Denmark, France, UK and Spain. This experience includes serving as CEO at both Sodastream Scandinavia AB and Empire AB.

Johan is an entrepreneur with a high tempo! At Katalysen Johan is working as a catalyst to help portfolio companies to scale up internationally and also with advice and coaching.

Jonas Mårtenson

Fund Management

Jonas is the founder of Resscapital AB, a regulated alternative investment fund manager. With a background in international finance, he has worked at leading institutions within fund management and investment banking in Switzerland, Belgium and the UK.

In London he worked at Schroders, Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch, focusing on selling OTC derivatives and structuring derivative products to European institutional investors. He holds a M.Sc. in International Finance from the School of Economics in Gothenburg.

Johan Stakeberg

Scaling SaaS Businesses

Johan has over 20 years of experience in scaling sales organizations. He is highly proficient in enterprise SaaS sales while creating repeatable processes to drive results. Previously the CEO for Oracle Sweden, Johan has also served as Head of Global Sales and later also President at global supply chain SaaS-player Syncron US.

Johan has spent several years in Silicon Valley as well as Asia Pacific, and leads his own investment and advisory business focusing on helping young SaaS companies to scale internationally. Johan also sits on a few boards in Nordic SaaS companies.

Together with our global network of investors, entrepreneurs, and sector experts, we help ventures at varying stages overcome the many challenges faced on the road to profitability. Our strong network of strategic partners ranges from world-class academic institutions to SME stock exchanges and innovation and technology specialists.

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