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SSE Alumni event in London

Join us for an Alumni Event in London which will focus on the financing of growth companies. You will have the opportunity to hear from SSE Professor Alexander Ljungqvist and SSE alumni Gunnar Walstam, Hans Otterling, and Erik Abrahamsson.

In conjunction with the UK Friends of SSE (UKFSSE), we are pleased to invite you to an evening SSE Alumni event focusing on entrepreneurship.

Date: Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm (presentation starts at 7:15pm)
VenueCovent Garden Hotel, 10 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9HB

If you have any questions, please email caity.jackson@hhs.se.


Speaker Bios

Professor Alexander Ljungqvist’s research focuses on growth companies’ financing practices and the ensuing consequences for public and private markets. He is an adviser to the SEC, serves on the boards of SSE and AP6, and has served two terms on the NASDAQ Listing Council.

Company builder-cum-VC-cum-corporate executive and SSE alum Gunnar Walstam worked for Bain and Ericsson prior to founding Bactiguard, a developer of urinary-tract-infection-mitigating products and practices. He has since participated in iZettle, along with several other startups. Gunnar is currently leading one London-based life sciences company and one US-West-Coast-based developer of ultra-efficient antennas.

Founder, business developer, investor, and successful serial entrepreneur Hans Otterling serves as General Partner at Northzone. The firm manages an early- stage venture capital fund which has invested in well-known companies such as Spotify, Klarna, and iZettle. During his time at Northzone, Hans has founded, grown, and sold several market leading companies. His primary areas of focus have been e-commerce, fintech, internet security, enterprise software and related SaaS models. 

P&G and Twitter alum Erik Abrahamsson is founder and CEO of Digital Fineprint (DFP). DFP, a London-based “insuretech” startup, reached an enterprise value exceeding USD 14 million in 18 months and currently employs over 20 technology and marketing professionals.

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