NOVEMBER 29, 2022
Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Edge Olympic, Amsterdam
On November 29, 2022, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce hosted this year’s last Tech Table – Tech Finance/ VC Investment. In this very inspiring session, we brought together experts and stakeholders from both Sweden and the Netherlands to explore the dynamic evolvements in Venture Capital, Technology, and the various ways companies can become investment ready or boost their innovation through tech investments.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm thank you to our fantastic speakers Per Nordling, Founder of Partinc Capital, Rick Klooster, Founder and CCO at Future Insight Group, Linn Koeman, Business Developer, Future Insight Group for The Nordics, Wolter Rebergen, Commercial Director at Younium, Wessel Ploegmakers, Partner and Co-head Main Capital Partners Nordics
Also, a warm thank you to John Dekker, Senior Innovation Advisor at the Netherlands Innovation Network Sweden, for opening remarks and to our Moderator Lex Keukens, Lawyer at TeekensKarstens advocaten notarissen.
We would also like to thank our partners TK TECH and The Embassy of Sweden in The Netherlands, Netherlands Innovation Network Sweden, The Dutch Chamber of Commerce and Partinc Capital as well as everyone who joined the Swedish Chamber Tech Finance/ VC Investment and made the event to a success.
Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Fred. Roesekestraat 115
1076 EE Amsterdam
John Dekker is Senior Innovation Advisor at the Netherlands Innovation Network Sweden. As Senior Innovation Advisor, he supports the implementation of the Dutch governments international knowledge and innovation agenda by stimulating Dutch-Swedish cooperation for companies, research institutes and public authorities in the fields of innovation, technology and science. Since his start at the NL Innovation Network in 2022, John has played a key role in a variety of high-level NL-SWE cooperation initiatives and contributed to the further development of key enabling technologies through Dutch-Swedish cooperation.
Partner and founder of Partinc Capital, an investment company investing in SaaS-companies in the Nordics and in the Benelux via one team in Sweden and one team in the Netherlands. Nordling holds a MSc from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. On behalf of Partinc Capital, Nordling is Chairman of the board and co-founder of Lynes Technologies (SE) and Younium (SE) and Chairman of the board of Hives (SE). Nordling is board member of Tie Kinetix (NL) and Seidat (FI).
As Project Manager Startups at Invest Stockholm, the official investment promotion agency of the city of Stockholm, Ariane Bucquet Pousette works very closely, both strategically and operatively, with the city’s vibrant tech ecosystem and start-up scene. Prior to joining Invest Stockholm, Ariane held executive positions in business development, sales and public relations at larger US companies including EMI Music Publishing, Thomson and PR Newswire. No longer active in politics today, Ariane was an elected politician on Stockholm City Council between 2006 and 2014. A mother of three and an entrepreneur at heart, Ariane also runs a hobby company Ariane Stockholm, distributing jewelry products she designs and resells in her spare time.
Rick Klooster is the Founder and CCO at Future Insight. He’s an experienced Chief Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. He’s a strong entrepreneurship professional skilled in Government, Urban Planning, 3D CityGML, Smart Cities, Management, and Spatial Projects.
Business Developer, Future Insight for The Nordics
Commercial Director at Younium
Partner and Co-head Main Capital. Wessel joined Main Capital Partners in 2014 and is operationally heading the Stockholm office and overseeing the Nordics activities. Wessel holds a MSc in Finance & Investments from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. On behalf of Main Capital Partners, Wessel is Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Pointsharp (SE), Björn Lundén (SE), Blika (SE), Timeplan (DK) and VideoVisit (FI) and Supervisory Board member at Alfa eCare (SE). Moreover, he is involved in several other portfolio companies e.g. Assessio (SE), to actively help them achieve their growth targets and strategic objectives. Wessel lives in Stockholm, Sweden with his wife and his two sons.
Lex Keukens, TK Tech, Moderator
Lex Keukens is a senior lawyer specialized in privacy and intellectual property law. He has an interest in all legal aspects of technologies. He is one of the founders of the law office TK Tech which is a part of Teekens Karstens Advocaten Notarissen. TK Tech's office is located in Amsterdam at Edge Olympic.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all participants for contributing to the success of the Swedish Chamber Patron Dinner on November 22, 2016. We cordially thank H.E. Ambassador of Sweden and Honorary Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mr. Per Holmström for hosting the Patron Dinner 2016 and Mr. Jeroen van der Veer, ING Keynote speaker and Honorary Guest, for sharing his experiences and introducing the Round Table discussions.