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Meet our tech sector team

With investments in companies such as Meltwater and Iyuno Media Group, Altor is creating a bigger presence in the Tech Sector. In order to better bridge experiences in between companies in this field, Altor has developed a team internally which is being supported by a Board of seasoned outside experts.

The Board has two primary functions; to actively support existing portfolio companies and to take an active role in the sourcing processes for new investments. On the Board serve Mattias Miksche, Fredrik Nylander and Ben Holmes.

Mattias is the former managing director of E*TRADE Sweden & Germany, CEO and founder of Boxman/Lovefilm and Stardoll. Miksche has extensive experience in building digital companies and is an active angel investor in the Stockholm tech scene. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of companies such as Dustin, Avanza Bank and PriceRunner.

Fredrik is a former partner, currently technology advisor, at Lakestar, Zürich, and CTO/EVP of Tumblr and Oscar Insurance in New York, Nylander has hands-on experience from both building digital organisations as well as the investment side. Fredrik sits on the Board of Directors of BTI Studios and Transcom, both owned by the Altor Funds.

Ben is a former general partner of London-based Index Ventures, investing in companies such as Playfish, King and Supercell, Holmes has a great track record of identifying interesting investment opportunities. In 2017 Holmes was listed in the Forbes Magazine’s Midas list of the world’s smartest tech investors. He is currently a board member of KRY, Trustpilot, Secret Escapes and iZettle.

In parallel, Altor has developed an inhouse team that bridges the firm’s experiences from a number of investments. And with an increasing number of tech-related investments, the more intel can be transported across Altor’s family of companies.

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Say hi to our new colleagues

During the beginning of 2020, Altor has been able to attract a quartet of new employees: Isabella Eichler, Johan Reiersen, Cornelia Jebsen Anker and Kristian Sandaker. Isabella is based out of our Zürich-office while Johan, Cornelia and Kristian are based in Oslo.

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Promotions worth celebrating

Promoting the next generation leaders is essential at Altor. In order to recognize, reward and ensure development of our investment staff talent, we have introduced a new career step for senior Directors on the way to a potential partnership in the firm.