Bjørn Stray

Co-Founder at Northzone Ventures AB

Bjørn Stray

Bjørn Stray

Co-Founder at Northzone Ventures AB

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Northzone Ventures AB

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Number of Boards

17

Birthday

1964

Age

57

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General Partner, Stockholm & New York at Northzone Ventures AB

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Director at Seriously Holding Corp.

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Former Senior Vice President-Product at Betaworks Studio, LLC

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General Partner, Stockholm at Northzone Ventures AB

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General Partner, London at Northzone Ventures AB

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Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at Behaviometrics AB

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Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder at Behaviometrics AB

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General Partner at Northzone Ventures UK Ltd.

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General Partner at Northzone Ventures UK Ltd.

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Venture Partner at Northzone Ventures AB

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Bjørn Stray
Co-Founder at Northzone Ventures AB
Education
M.Sc. Degree in Economics
Class of 1989

NHH - Norwegian School of Economics was founded in 1936. NHH and affiliated institutes SNF and AFF constitutes the NHH Group, the oldest and largest centre for research and study in the fields of economics and business administration in Norway. NHH strives to be among the foremost in Europe in its fields, and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation reinforces a strongly held belief that excellence in research is a prerequisite for excellence in teaching. NHH has around 400 employees. The vast majority of the academic staff hold PhDs, and the faculty includes NHH Alumni and Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, Professor Finn E. Kydland.

Career History
Co-Founder
1996 - Current

Northzone's investment objective aims to deliver superior returns to their investors. They utilize a focused strategy and concentrate on their core competence in the technology sector. They seek ambition firms that aim to become major players in their sector. They invest in start-ups and early-stage firms primarily in the Nordic region.Northzone is an active, hands-on investment partner. They consider their business as a lifestyle. Investment selection criteria they look for are wide and growing markets accessible to start-ups, an experienced and committed management team either in place or on the way, a product really needed by customers and a scalable business model conducive to growth. Other criteria they seek are start-ups with a world-class lead customer, strong IPR/patents that protect uniqueness, efficiently used funding and firms that avoid direct competition with larger, more established technology firms.The firm prefers to co-invest with strong venture capital investors or strategic partners during the early stages of the firm's life cycle. They have also established a network of limited partners that invest in their funds.

General Partner
Current

NorthZone AS is an early stage venture capital fund, which engages in technology investment partnership. It provides operational and investment services. The company was founded by Jan Tellef Thorleifsson in 1996 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

Partner
Current

Northzone is a venture capital fund with a perspective shaped by lives as entrepreneurs. Established in 1996, they have raised over 1.5 billion in funds and partnered with the founders of Spotify, Avito, iZettle, Klarna, Hopin, and hundreds of others to build category-defining businesses.The firm has offices across the Nordics, London, and New York, it works around the clock to connect its companies with customers, business partners, and key talent on a truly international scale.

Boards & Committees
Chairman
Prior

NextGenTel Holding ASA provides broadband Internet services and solutions to residential and corporate customers. It is a fully owned subsidiary of TeliaSonera Ab. The company provides telephony, consulting, mobile and other services. NextGenTel Holding was founded in March 2000 by Olav Stokke and Morten Ågnes and is headquartered in Bergen, Norway.

Director
Prior

Replisaurus Technologies, founded in 2002, has developed the patented ECPR™ process for fabrication of micro-and nanostructures in metals. Using ECPR, the accuracy of metallization for microelectronic applications can be increased at the same time as the cost can be significantly reduced compared to using traditional lithography based processes.Replisaurus offers complete production solutions including master electrodes, fully integrated ECPR tools, chemicals, and processing guidelines.If you are interested in the unique processing capabilities enabling new advanced microelectronic devices, consider ECPR as your next generation production method.

Director
Prior

MCPAM offers a global presence with local experience and expertise across a variety of investment strategies. The firm provides access to a broad array of hedge fund solutions ranging from single strategy funds to globally diversified fund of fund portfolios. Portfolios are actively managed to reflect the unique risk, return, and liquidity preferences that are defined by their clients. MCPAM emphasizes a bottom-up, fundamental approach to hedge fund investing that permeates the manager selection, portfolio construction, and risk management functions. This bottom-up process is merged with the strategic and tactical top-down views of the Portfolio Strategy sub-committee to capitalize on timely opportunities and avoid potential risks.

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Playtika Ltd. purchases Seriously Digital Entertainment Oy from Upfront Ventures Management LLC, Northzone Ventures AB, Korea Investment Partners Co., Ltd., Sunstone Capital A/S, Daher Capital

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NOV, Inc. purchases Tracid AS from Northzone Ventures AB

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