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Fredrik Cassel is one of Europe’s most experienced investors and one of only a few European investors on The Midas List - the Global list of best Venture Capital investors. He is General Partner at Creandum a VC company that is known for being among the first investors at Spotify, Vivino, KRY, etc.
At Creandum, Fredrik is an early backer of several companies that have grown to dominate their respective markets, among others Spotify, KRY / LIVI, depop and Kahoot!. Focusing on B2B- and B2C companies disrupting large markets, often with marketplace models, he also leads or has led Creandum’s work with Virta Health, Shapr3D, Xeneta, Careship, Soundtrack Your Brand, Cint (sold to Nordic Capital), Videoplaza (Ooyala), 13th Lab (Facebook) and Autobutler (PSA Group).
Fireside chat with Fredrik was moderated by Alex Wilhelm, Senior Editor at TechCrunch. Alex is host of one of the best tech news podcasts: Equity.
We will follow-up by a talk with Heini Zachariassen about the journey of Vivino, world's largest wine marketplace with 45 million users.
Here is a quick summary of the talk with Heini: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-vivino-built-worlds-largest-wine-marketplace-from-marian-gazdik/
Heini is Vivino’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Largely credited with bringing a technology revolution to the wine industry, Heini founded Vivino because he was frustrated by not knowing which wine to buy. It’s been his passion project ever since. During his tenure, Vivino has grown into a community of 43 million users, raised $66 million in funding and rolled out a worldwide wine marketplace. Prior to starting Vivino, Heini co-founded several startups, including global internet and mobile security company BullGuard. Heini leads the team from Vivino’s headquarters in San Francisco, where he resides with his wife and three children.
Alex Wilhelm is Senior Editor at TechCrunch. He previously worked for Crunchbase News as Editor in Chief as well as The Next Web, TechCrunch, and Mattermark.
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