PODCAST – Rebecka Rydå (Industrifonden): ‘More VCs should invest in transformative ideas’ – Live at Slush

New At The Money podcast episode with Rebecka Rydå of VC fund Industrifonden (live at Slush)!

Remember, I was at Slush on a quest to learn more about the future of venture capital in Europe. I had the pleasure to speak to Rebecka Rydå, Investment Manager at Industrifonden

Industrifonden is a large Swedish venture capital investor, investing in early-stage technology and life science companies across the Nordics. In this conversation we discuss the delicate balance of scaling a team while keeping the company culture, as well as investing in deep tech companies.

Rebecka comments: “I hope that more and more VCs will look towards deep tech and new technologies, and have the courage to invest in more transformative ideas.”

Listen here:

Thanks again Rebecka and keep up the good work with Industrifonden!

PODCAST – Inka Mero (Voima Ventures): ‘Deep tech startups are purpose-driven by default’ – Live at Slush

New podcast episode with Inka Mero of deep tech VC fund Voima Ventures (live at Slush)!

This was actually one of those conversations where I needed some time afterwards to process all the valuable insights I got from Inka.

Inka Mero is founder & managing partner at Voima Ventures, is a Finland-based €40M truly deep tech fund launched in the spring 2019.

Prior to Voima Ventures, Inka has been active as angel investor and VC, and has co-founded no less than 7 companies.

The episode is ‘only’ 12 minutes but wow, it’s dense! For sure a lot of valuable information in this podcast.

These are some takeaways of how Inka sees the future of venture capital in Europe:

  1. More purpose-driven venture capital, e.g. via deep tech investing
  2. More investors with entrepreneurial backgrounds
  3. New VC business models that support the long lifecycle of ‘tough tech’ companies
  4. Diversity in terms of gender ánd talent

Listen here:

Thank you so much Inka and good luck with the important work you do at Voima Ventures!