Name: Kim Ove Olsen
Titel: Executive Director
Education: MSc (Technological and Socio-Economic Planning)
Phone:
Mobile: + 45 4040 3838
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

Kim is Executive Director of CAPNOVA with responsibility for business development. One of Kim's key tasks is to participate actively in steering committees and boards of directors with relevance to the innovation area. Kim has extensive experience from Danish and international manufacturing industries as well as general management and board duties.

Name: Lars Stigel
Titel: Executive Director
Education: MA, PhD
Phone: + 45 4676 0855
Mobile: + 45 2672 3300
Email: Send mail
Location: Aarhus

Lars is Executive Director of CAPNOVA with responsibility for investment, communications and administration. It is Lars' responsibility on a daily basis to ensure that as an innovation incubator CAPNOVA fulfils the ambition of creating new, innovative business success stories. Lars has extensive experience in management and commercialisation of research results.

Name: Bente Rugaard Thorsen
Titel: Head of secretariat and development
Education: MSc (Strategy, Organisation and Leadership), PhD (Learning and Innovation Processes)
Phone:
Mobile: +45 2916 6777
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

Bente is head of secretariat and development at CAPNOVA, responsible for outreach, development and operational functions with regard to externally funded projects, including CAPNOVA’s fundraising activities and other activities supporting CAPNOVA’s investment operations. Bente is additionally responsible for secretariat service of the boards of CAT-fonden, CAPNOVA Invest Zealand, CAT Invest I A/S and CAT Ejendomsselskab A/S, where she acts as managing director. Bente has a solid research background and numerous years of experience with business development and project management from positions at the Technical University of Denmark and in the municipalities of Aarhus, Esbjerg, Roskilde and Næstved, among other places.

Name: Ole Ostenfeldt Mathiesen
Titel: Finance manager
Education: cand.merc.aud
Phone:
Mobile: +45 2045 9991
Email: Send mail
Location: Aarhus

Ole is finance manager. He is responsible for budgeting and accounting in CAPNOVA, along with the financial reporting to the ministry. Ole is a business partner concerning the administrative tasks in CAPNOVA and its portfolio companies. He has educational degrees in HD-accounting and cand.merc.aud. and has previously worked as an accountant. During his 16 years as financial manager and co-owner of the building advisory firm Bascon A/S, Ole has, amongst others, experience with daily management of financial operations, acquisitions and integration of companies, along with advising both employees and managers. Most recently, Ole has worked in COWI as Integration Manager in relation to COWIs acquisition of Bascon A/S.

Name: Allan Rasmussen
Titel: Investment manager
Education: MSc (Electrical Engineering)
Phone:
Mobile: +45 4062 4752
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

Allan is Investment Manager in technology-based experience economy – particularly computer games. He is deeply involved in the Danish network of computer games producers and contributes to the business development of potential growth companies by e.g. locating collaboration partners and investors. Allan has extensive experience as an investment manager in a wide range of sectors such as medtech, cleantech and manufacturing industries.

Name: Anders Holme Jensen
Titel: Investment manager
Education: BSc (Export Engineering), BCom
Phone:
Mobile: + 45 2382 5636
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

As Investment Manager, Anders is engaged in the screening, negotiation and preparation for investment of potential businesses. Add to this business development competencies. Anders has also gained experience in project management, international sale and personnel management from major international businesses such as Philips, Coloplast and GN Store Nord. Anders represents CAPNOVA in a number of boards.

Name: Birgitte Theresia Henriksen
Titel: Communication Consultant
Education: M.A. in Social Anthropology and Journalism, B.A. in Communication Journalism
Phone:
Mobile: +45 29 28 77 86
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

Birgitte is responsible for project communication in CAPNOVA. She works with internal and external communication on CAPNOVA's part of the national initiative Scale-up Denmark and the projects Growing Food, BIOPRO and Fundraising Service Zealand. In addition, Birgitte works with communication and press relations for CAPNOVA in general. Birgitte has previously worked as Press Relations Manager at Dansk Musiker Forbund (Danish Musician's Union), Communications Partner and Press Relations Manager at COWI Denmark and Press Relations Manager at KODA.

Name: Bonnie Smedegaard Roy
Titel: Studentermedhjælper
Education: MSc Business, Language and Culture: Business and Development
Phone:
Mobile:
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

Bonnie is a student assistant who works with research and analysis tasks, along with project related work within CAPNOVAs investment activities, development projects and accelerator programs, including Growing Food CPH and Fundraising. Bonnie studies the international Master’s program Business, Language and Culture: Business and Development Studies at CBS.

Name: Finn Mogensen
Titel: Investment manager
Education: MSc (Engineering), PhD, BCom (International Trade)
Phone: + 45 4676 0881
Mobile: + 45 3092 0031
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

Finn has extensive experience from industrial enterprises as well as technical, commercial and general management experience. Finn has been R&D Manager at Lycom (now OFS Fitel Denmark), Technology Manager at NKT Research Center, Marketing and Sales Director at both Draka Denmark and OFS Fitel, CEO of GiGA North America Inc and CEO and co-owner of OptoConnect. His main task as Investment Manager is to contribute to the development of the portfolio companies through active participation in board duties, project evaluation, preparation of recommendations and contract negotiations. Based on his own experience as an entrepreneur, Finn has achieved in-depth knowledge of the processes from start-up to exit and the challenges faced by entrepreneurs.

Name: Flemming Würtz Andersen
Titel: Investment manager
Education: MSc (Economics)
Phone:
Mobile: + 45 4015 2267
Email: Send mail
Location: Aarhus

Flemming is Investment Manager with extensive experience from a wide range of sectors. His core competencies are business development and management with focus on strategy, leadership and internationalisation of businesses. Moreover, Flemming is engaged in the screening of project proposals, pilot studies, news checks, board duties etc. He has many years' experience in business development and management from private-sector companies across various sectors in Denmark and abroad. Previously, Flemming was Managing Director of Skandinavisk Køkkengruppe A/S, Vital PetFood Group A/S, Vejle Margarinefabrik A/S and EnXco A/S and Head of Division at Unicon Beton A/S

Name: Helle Elmquist Schmidt
Titel: Controller
Education: Accountant
Phone:
Mobile: +45 2012 6340
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

Helle manages EU-funded projects in which she performs financial management and control as well as reporting to the granting authority. In addition, Helle is responsible for financial management of a number of CAPNOVA’s portfolio companies, including bookkeeping, payroll, VAT and more. Helle is a clerical assistant specializing in finance and has 10 years of experience managing EU projects. Helle has previously been employed at Aalborg University, Greve Kommune, Aarhus University, Boligadministration 3b, Canon and Greve Strand Distribution and has a total of 35 years experience in economics.

Name: Helle Junker
Titel: Business Developer
Education: MSc (Engineering)
Phone:
Mobile: +45 2126 7775
Email: Send mail
Location: Aarhus

Helle gives advice to companies and institutions on support programs and fundraising. Helle takes part in recruitment and screening of potential participants for future Scale-Up Denmark bioeconomy sessions. Afterwards, she is responsible for the dialog and support of the companies in the Scale-Up Denmark bioeconomy session. In close collaboration with the companies, she determines concrete needs and ensures completion of activities to strengthen the growth potential of the companies. Helle has experience from large parts of the Danish energy sector as funding specialist, innovation manager and business developer. Furthermore, during the last 20 years she has evaluated more than 1000 EU applications, and almost as many Danish applications.

Name: Henriette Rasmussen
Titel: Controller
Education: BCom
Phone: + 45 4676 0886
Mobile: + 45 2929 4445
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

Henriette undertakes the reporting of projects financed by the EU to the relevant authorities. She is responsible for the control, quality assurance and administration of the projects. In addition, she undertakes bookkeeping for the portfolio companies and acts as controller for Energy Cluster Zealand, the main tasks being bookkeeping, payment of wages and salaries and the reporting of subsidised projects. Previously, Henriette was Finance Assistant at Wonderful Copenhagen with responsibility for control and quality assurance of projects financed by the EU. Moreover, Henriette as been a consultant at LXP Consulting.

Name: Jens Søndergaard
Titel: Investment manager
Education: BSc (Economics, Business Administration and Information Science), IBM project management
Phone: + 45 4676 0853
Mobile: + 45 3141 9554
Email: Send mail
Location: Aarhus

Jens is responsible for a number of CAPNOVA's ICT investments. Through a proactive approach he locates successful entrepreneurs with growth potential. He identifies and assesses new business ideas and contributes actively to the development and commercialisation of these. Jens has personal experience in start-ups: He founded IT Optima A/S and expanded it from 2 to 20 employees with offices in several European countries and made a successful exit after 10 years. Jens has a financial background and experience in business development, IT project management, financial management, M&A, general management and board duties.

Name: Jesper Bryde-Jacobsen
Titel: Project Director BIOPRO
Education: Master (Dairy Science), Executive MBA
Phone:
Mobile: +45 3075 2439
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

Jesper is responsible for the BIOPRO project. He was one of the founders of the project and is now Project Director. BIOPRO is a partnership between universities and industry for the purpose of creating a world-class cluster for full-scale biotech production.

Name: Jesper Hart-hansen
Titel: Investment Manager
Education: MBA, Harvard Business School
Phone:
Mobile: +45 4060 5584
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

Jesper is a part of CAPNOVAs interactive team, where he works with identification and assessment of new business ideas, investment planning and contributes to the work of different boards. He has previously worked as the Senior Business Officer at DTU in the department for innovation and entrepreneurship. He has also worked for eBay Inc.,Elro Erhverv A/S (WIMOSS Software Division), and was one of the founders of GlobalConnect A/S. Moreover, Jesper also functions as an ad-hoc Business Ange through his company Pera ApS, and he has a MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

Name: Katrine Krogh Balslev
Titel: Business Developer
Education: MA
Phone:
Mobile: + 45 2382 1419
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

Katrine is business developer and project leader on Fundraising Service Sjælland, Scale-up bio economy and CAPNOVAs fundraising service for the companies that CAPNOVA invest in. As a business developer, she works with counseling of companies in fundraising and business development, with focus on the Danish and European supporting programs for research, development and innovation. As a project leader, she works with coordination of EU-projects, regionally financed projects and development of internal areas of business.

Name: Kim Kjølhede
Titel: Investment manager
Education: MSc (Economics and Business Administration)
Phone:
Mobile: + 45 21 600 500
Email: Send mail
Location: Aarhus

Kim's main field of activity is investment in innovative growth companies within information and communication technology. Given his extensive experience in sales, business development and management from this business area as well as from the manufacturing industry and cleantech, Kim holds a fairly broad portfolio. His investment activities comprise screening and assessment of concepts and products as well as business development and portfolio management. He was previously Managing Director of NRGi Fibernet with responsibility for the establishment and management of the company. Also, Kim has been Project Manager at Dantherm Power, Head of Sales at TDC Business and Head of Department at Innovation Lab. Kim has also been self-employed within IT counselling and implementation services.

Name: Kristina Wulff
Titel: Communications Officer
Education: Journalist
Phone: + 45 2513 3651
Mobile:
Email: Send mail
Location: Aarhus

Kristina undertakes communication, PR, journalistic and other similar tasks at CAPNOVA with focus on internal and external communication tasks. Kristina has a degree from the Danish School of Media and Journalism and previously worked for Sjællandske Medier and the Danish Christian weekly Udfordringen.

Name: Louise Rørbæk Heiberg
Titel: Head of Relations & Partnerships - Investment Manager
Education: MSc (Food Science and Technology)
Phone:
Mobile: +45 2382 1418
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

Louise works at CAPNOVA with processing interesting Food Tech projects and teams, maturing the projects towards an investment and afterwards work on the board in the portfolio companies. Furthermore, she handles the role of being responsible for building CAPNOVAS strategic relations and partnerships on the financial area, especially with the focus on Food Tech and Gaming, which has CAPNOVA’S investment focus. Louise has, both at CAPNOVA and in her previous jobs in the consultancy business, worked with innovation, strategy and business development. She participates actively as evaluator, judge and reviewer on innovation projects and startup/accelerator pitches/programs.

Name: Martin Haahr Mikkelsen
Titel: Accountant
Education: Accountant
Phone: +45 4676 0854
Mobile: +45 6013 0240
Email: Send mail
Location: Aarhus

Martin is responsible for the financial administration and the daily bookkeeping at CAPNOVA and in a number of the companies CAPNOVA have invested in. He also solves ad hoc tasks and handles part of the accounting department in CAPNOVA. Martin has 8 years experience in the accounting profession, where he has worked at the audit firms Revision Aarhus and Martinsen Arhus and experience as a chief accountant at the company factum2 in Aarhus.

Name: Martin Leth Jørgensen
Titel: Studentermedhjælper
Education: Stud.cand.merc. in Innovation Management
Phone:
Mobile:
Email: Send mail
Location: Aarhus

Martin is a student assistant, who helps investment managers with feasibility research, market analysis and information search in general, for the use in their investment cases. He studies cand. merc. in Innovation Management at Aarhus University, before the master degree, he finished a bachelor in Business Administration (Ha-almen).

Name: Mette Munch
Titel: Investment Manager
Education: M.Sc., Ph.D in Medicine, MBA
Phone:
Mobile: +45 2987 2000
Email: Send mail
Location: Aarhus

Mette is associated with CAPNOVA as an external consultant. She has the responsibility for CAPNOVAs investments in biotech, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, and works with assessment of inquiries, completion of investments along with work on the board of the portfolio companies. Mette has an educational background in protein chemistry/molecular biology, a Ph.D. in medicine and latest an MBA. She has worked in, and for, a series of small and medium sized medico and biotech companies, where she has been involved in both technical, as well as strategic and management aspects.

Name: Mogens Riber
Titel: Business Developer
Education:
Phone:
Mobile: +45 2563 7080
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

Mogens is responsible for the dialog and support of the companies in the Scale-Up Denmark Bioeconomic course. In close collaboration with the companies he determines specific needs and secures completion of activities, in order to exploit the companies’ growth potential. Furthermore, Mogens recruits and screens potential participants for the future Scale-Up Denmark Bioeconomic courses. Mogens has more than 25 years’ experience with international business development, leadership and organizational development. He has great knowledge of international sales of biotech products along with creation and implementation of go-to-market strategies. Mogens was Reginal Director at Chr. Hansen A/S and moreover been CEO and Sales Director in a series of SMEs.

Name: Rune Egedal Westergaard
Titel: Business Developer
Education: MSc Management of Creative Business Processes
Phone: +45 4674 0267
Mobile: +45 2477 1404
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

Rune works primarily as a program manager for Growing Food, which is CAPNOVA’s accelerator program for early startups within food and food technology. Rune also works on the project CPH-FOOD with operation of the project. Moreover, Rune works with business development and fundraising. He has great experience with composition and design of development projects, with focus on going from an idea of a project to commercialization. Rune has a deep knowledge of the funding landscape in Denmark and the EU, especially with the Interregprograms and the Danish development programs (Including GUDP, MUDP and InnoBooster). Rune has previously been employed at Teknologisk Institut and Smith Innovation.

Name: Steffen B. Møller
Titel: Investment Manager
Education: Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Bachelor in Economics
Phone:
Mobile: +45 2264 5678
Email: Send mail
Location: Aarhus

Steffens focus are on the interactive and digital media, along with life science, and he is a part of CAPNOVAS interactive team. He deals with identifying and assessment of new business ideas, active completion of investments, exits and board work. Steffen has been an entrepreneur earlier, and started the success company Boligportal.dk, which is the biggest marketplace for rental housing in Denmark. Furthermore, he was New Business Director in the listed company North Media A/S and has subsequently worked as CEO and sat on multiple boards and advisory boards.

Name: Søren Mayland
Titel: Business Developer
Education: MSc (Political Science)
Phone: + 45 6062 3779
Mobile: + 45 6062 3779
Email: Send mail
Location: Aarhus

Søren guides companies and institutions to funding programmes and fundraising. His work engages him in the screening of incoming ideas, matching with the right funding programmes and guidance in formalities and logics in the programmes. Søren has acquired practical experience with searching within a long range of programmes and is methodologically high-skilled in qualitative and quantitative problem solving and designs. Furthermore, Søren has experience with company operations and development from his previous employments. He also contests honorary positions.

Name: Søren Svanebjerg
Titel: Business Developer
Education: Master in Management of Technology (MMT)
Phone:
Mobile: 2165 1720
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

Søren advises companies in fundraising and focus on businesses' ability to gain the support of national and international pools and foundations for product and business development. The target audience is companies in Zealand during the project Fundraising Service Zealand, and the companies CAPNOVA invest in. Søren was previously development director at Brunata, where he worked with product, service and process innovation and market implementation. Subsequently, Søren co-founded a couple of spinoff / startups (SiO x and RenCat), both working with knowledge-intensive technologies for the market in collaboration with major international companies. In parallel, Søren works as a mentor for a number of start-up companies.

Name: Peter Bentsen
Titel: Accounting consultant
Education:
Phone: +45 4676 0858
Mobile: +45 2127 9420
Email: Send mail
Location:

Peter is responsible for the financial administration of a number of portfolio companies. He further solves ad hoc tasks for CAPNOVA A/S. He has thirty years of experience from the accounting profession, where he previously worked at the accountancy firms Revision Aarhus and Martinsen Revision.

Name: Tina Lindegaard
Titel: Administrative Secretary
Education: Legal secretary, BCom
Phone: + 45 4676 0880
Mobile:
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

Tina handles secretarial tasks and is the key person for the letting and servicing activities in respect of the tenants in CAT Ejendomsselskab. In addition, Tina undertakes accounting tasks for both CAPNOVA and CAPNOVA's portfolio companies.

Name: Tom Weidner
Titel: Investment manager
Education: MSc (Engineering), BCom
Phone: + 45 4676 0889
Mobile: + 45 2916 6797
Email: Send mail
Location: Roskilde

Tom's main responsibility is cleantech investments, including the assessment of requests, handling of investments and board duties in the portfolio companies. Having held positions in both small and major industrial enterprises for more than 25 years, Tom has extensive experience in business development and change management. Tom has been Chief Technology Officer at Plastmo A/S, Head of Division and, later, Chief Innovation Officer at the Danapak Group and managing director of several small businesses during start-up or change.

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