Since 2010, I have spent considerable time studying exponential technologies and their impact on our future. I have attended several Singularity University programs, and I have co-authored "Face the Future", co-founded DareDisrupt and arranged conferences and spoken to numerous audiences to reduce fear and unleash creativity. I am a positivist - I believe the future will be so much better.
Agder Energi Venture looks to invest in companies in the Energy business, from an early to mature phase. Agder Energi is Norway’s third largest energy group of hydroelectric production. The Agder Energi Venture fund is focused on renewable energy and related technology, including smart grid & energy efficiency, decentralized production, suppliers to renewable energy production and digitalization.
Apollonian knowledge and innovation focused alternative investment funds are investing mainly in scale-up companies using equity or debt instruments with a 5 to 7-year investment horizon. Apollonian funds don't focus on any specific industry or type of company. Their funds will not, however, invest in companies that operate under industries at risk of being obsolete in the near future or engage in unethical practices. Apollonian is a Luxembourg based investment firm.
Grants are handed out to 15 countries in Europe, and Norwegian companies can become partners of projects in cooperation with one of the supported areas. Becoming a donor project partner in a cooperation project where you are entitled to a part of the project budget to cover your costs.
I'm an active Business Angel Investor, Chairman of three Danish companies, board member of a large international retail chain and advisory board member at a venture fund. I have been involved in three exits in 2016 and 2017. Before this I was for 10 years a founder, entrepreneur and managing director of a very fast-growing consulting company, Inspari A/S. My focus was on Business Intelligence, Performance Management, Big Data and Data Driven Business Transformation.
The challenge is initiated to accelerate the shift from a linear to a circular fashion industry, to protect the planet and our living conditions. This means changing the way garments are currently designed and produced, shipped, bought, used and recycled by adding disruptive technology, processes, or new business models.