Team

Investment team

Tonni Bulow Nielsen

Tonni Bülow-Nielsen

Managing partner

Managing Partner for VF Venture. Responsible for business development of MedTech portfolio. Former CEO of Nordic Medical Group a/s, Vice President for ELA Medical (USA), Global Marketing Director for St. Jude Medical (Los Angeles and Japan), BU director for St. Jude Medical (Brussels), Country Manager for Guidant Nordic Area, Sales Manager for Danica Biomedical. Graduated medico engineer and holds an executive MBA from SIMI.

Asbjørn Emil Holmlund

Asbjørn Emil Holmlund

Analyst

Screening and analytics responsible for companies applying for capital at VF Venture. Help to conduct value-adding activities at existing portfolio companies, and supports the due diligence process for new investment candidates. Holds an MSc in Advanced Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School with part degree completion at Columbia University. Previous professional experience from the financial and entrepreneurial sector from prior employment at Danske Bank, EY, and Blazar Capital.

Eric-Alan Rapp

Partner

Eric-Alan focuses on high-potential companies operating in sectors related to Food and Impact / Sustainability. Co-founder and former CEO of omnichannel retail food company Homemate ApS, a ready-to-cook food concept based in Copenhagen. In addition to his start-up experience, has served more than 20 years in the areas of venture capital and international corporate finance in the United States, France and the Nordics. He is one of the original team members and a founding partner of the Nordic venture capital investor Sunstone Capital (Now Heartcore) based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Erik Balck Sørensen

Erik Balck Sørensen

Partner

Responsible for new investments and business development within the ICT portfolio. Co-founder of Billetto.dk, Downtown.dk, BloggersDelight.dk and TakeOffer.dk. Executive Director or chairman in Downtown, Billetto and Rushfiles. Holds multiple board positions in other Danish ICT companies. Erik has extensive experience with management, business development, fundraising and sales from the IT and gaming industry, and has working experince from USA, France and Belgium. Graduated MSc in Business, Language and Culture with study visit in USA – fluent in English and French.

Eva Buciek

Venture Associate, on leave

Responsible for analyzes and value-adding activities in the VF Venture portfolio companies to optimize capital raising, business models or exit process. Former Analyst and Student in Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners with experience in financial modeling, due diligence and asset management. Eva holds the degree Cand.Polit from University of Copenhagen with exchange stay in Santa Cruz, USA

Jacob Bratting Petersen

Jacob Bratting Pedersen

Partner

Responsible for new investments and business development within the ICT portfolio. Former Partner of the venture company Northcap. Operational experience from several technology start-ups, most recently as COO for the ICT security company Secunia. Extensive experience with building up international sales organizations and internationalization of ICT companies. Work experience from e.g. USA and Israel. Graduated Msc in Business Administration and Commercial Law with additional courses from INSEAD, Harvard and MIT.

Jesper Lilledal

Jesper Lilledal

Partner

Responsible for business development of portfolio within industry and ICT. Former positions include Vice President and other leading positions in the B2B component manufacturer Sonion, and director of a Norwegian-owned pan-Scandinavian incubator. Many years of experience with finance, strategy, product management and business development. Graduated MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School and CFA, Chartered Financial Analyst.

Lars Rønn

Lars Rønn

Partner

Responsible for business development of the portfolio within industrial technology. Former positions include Managing Dircetor of Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration, President of Sonion Hearing Instruments division, Managing Director of the NKT subsidairy IONAS A/S and various positions in Hitachi Semiconductors Europe. Holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark.

Ole Kring

Ole Kring

Investment Director

Responsible for business development of the investment portfolio in Life Science. Former Founder, CEO and President of Zoetis Denmark (Scandinavian Micro Biodevices / SMB), Vice President of Alere Inc., Adm. Dir. / Vice President of NKT Innovation, Executive Assistant at NKT Holding, Project Manager and Telemarketing Manager in Q8, Management consultant at A.T. Kearney and Project Manager in Lessor. Graduate MSc, Economics & Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

Support Team

Annette Lohse

Annette Lohse

Business supporter

Responsible for updating and developing business systems, for payments, and for linguistic quality assurance of reports and other written material. Former positions include Office Manager at Odex ApS, where she was responsible for customer service, supply chain, webshop, office management and development tasks. Prior to this, Annette was district manager of Falck Home Care A/S. Annette has studied business languages in English and German.

Christian Anker-Ladefoged

Christian Anker-Ladefoged

Analysis Assistant, on leave

Responsible for screening and analysis of companies applying for capital at VF Venture. Christian studies at CBS with a focus on International Business. Part of Christian's education took place in the United States. Previously Christian has worked at Velux in their Global Finance department.

Jacob Kildetoft Henriksen

Analysis Assistant

Responsible for screening and analysis of companies applying for capital at VF Venture. Jacob studies at CBS with a focus on accounting and finance and has a bachelor in entreprenurship. Previously Jacob has been self-employed in an online affiliate business.

Jens Peter West Bertelsen

Analysis Assistant

Responsible for screening and analysis of companies applying for capital at VF Venture. Jens Peter holds a bachelor in Business Administration and Project Management and is currently studying a MSc in Finance and Accounting at Copenhagen Business School. Part of Jens Peter's education took place in the United States. Previously, Jens Peter has worked at McKinsey & Company and Codan A/S.

Jette Roepstorff

Jette Roepstorff

Senior Management Assistant

Responsible for controlling, processes, coordination and reporting. Responsible for small loan portfolio and PA for Tonni Bülow-Nielsen. Former Executive Assistant and PA at The Boston Consulting Group, responsible for quality assurance, creating presentations, implementing new formats and templates, development of new standardization processes on Nordic level and training in internal systems. Prior to BCG, Jette worked as Sales Secretary at Ellab A/S. Jette holds a practical vocational education.

Laurits Bornæs

Laurits Bornæs

Analysis Assistant

Responsible for screening and analysis of companies applying for capital at VF Venture. Laurits studies at CBS with a focus on Business Administration and Mathematics. Previously Laurits had a start-up in E-commerce.

Trine Kranold Carlsen

Analysis Assistant

Responsible for screening and analysis of companies applying for capital at VF Venture. Trine studies Economics at Copenhagen University and as part of her education took a course in Environmental Economics at London School of Economics. Previously Trine has worked at Nordea.