Have you ever dreamt of building your own startup? Now is the time!
On November 22nd, Antler, Polyteknisk Forening, and Startup Grind are hosting an exclusive breakfast event for talented individuals thinking of becoming founders of great companies. Come and join us to start off your day with great coffee and an extra dose of inspiration!
We will be joined by two very experienced entrepreneurs. As a highly seasoned investor into startups, Mikael Krogh, Managing Partner and Founder of Investigate, will tell you about how he makes investment decisions and why starting a company within a startup ecosystem network is beneficial for both talents and investors. Magnus Grimeland, CEO and Founder of Antler, has over a decade of experience as an entrepreneur under his belt. As an alumnus of Harvard University and McKinsey & Company, he is most prominently known for co-founding ZALORA, Southeast Asia’s largest fashion e-commerce company. Startup Grind will host a fireside chat with Magnus to answer any questions you may have about his experience in building and scaling global companies.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get inspired to begin your own entrepreneurial journey!
This breakfast event has limited seats, so get your free ticket before all spots are taken!
Managing Partner and Founder
CEO & Founder
Mikael has an extensive background from investments and venture capital in addition to taking operational roles in companies and growing their business. This experience has been gained across four continents, Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, with a considerable insight and network as a result.
Mikael is taking advantage of this insight, experience, and network through Investigate, a Singapore-based investment firm specialising in accelerating growth of companies within the Network Orchestrator business model - corporations facilitating value sharing by interactions and transactions in their network. We marshal growth by helping founders develop and implement strategies that significantly increase shareholder value.
As the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Antler, Magnus leads a global team dedicated to developing the next generation of world-changing companies and, creating a global pipeline for top talents to pursue a career in entrepreneurship and innovation.
Magnus is passionate about helping aspiring leaders build businesses that can positively impact local, regional and global economies. In an age where both talent and technology are global; Magnus and his team believe that anyone with the right talent, drive and ambition can change the world. He is now dedicated to finding these key individuals and providing them with the infrastructure, support and investments needed to build great companies.
With over a decade of experience under his belt, Magnus is most prominently known for co-founding ZALORA.com, Asia’s largest fashion e-commerce company. ZALORA.com was later acquired by Global Fashion Group (GFG), the latter of which he served as COO and Managing Director, rolling out the firm’s marketplace across 26 countries. He was responsible for strategic market initiatives and improving the business across SEA, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Oceania.
Magnus is an alumnus of Harvard University and McKinsey & Company in which he worked for six years. His last role at McKinsey & Co was as a Junior Partner, working across North America, Europe and Asia in the global telecom, media and high-tech industries.
As of public service, Magnus served within the Royal Norwegian Navy Special Operations - Marinejegerkommandoen (Navy Seals). Magnus also served as captain in the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in the UK, while attending United World College (UWC) of the Atlantic, during which he received several certifications in mountain rescue. Magnus was also part of setting up a development project in Kantalumba, Zambia, targeted at clean water, electricity, basic health-care training and building sustainable businesses.
Magnus is an active angel investor in Asia and Europe, having played a part in building several smaller businesses, e.g. Startupmatcher (job marketplace), CrimsonReading (books marketplace), Klikr (social network) and KGI (real-estate).