Backing Nordic Game Changers w/ John Elvesjö, Managing Partner

Friday, August 4, 2023, 9:00 – 10:00 AM UTC

Welcome to our fireside chat with John Elvesjö, Managing Partner at Node VC - a Nordic fund backing game-changing ventures in the region.

Virtual event
Fireside Chat

About this event

Welcome to our first fireside chat after the summer break.

We are honored to have with us John Elvesjö, Managing Partner at - a Nordic fund backing game-changing ventures in the region.

John has been an entrepreneur (co-founding Tobii (Publ.), Tobii Dynavox (Publ.) and Jenser Technology), a private investor / board director in several young technology companies such as Resolution Games, Yabie, Hooked Foods, Fast Travel Games, Zevoy, Wehype and Collective Minds Radiology, an advisor at Norrsken Accelerator, STING, Mentor2Research, Stockholm City Innovation Award and Venture Cup, and now Managing Partner at 

What's more? He has also been an LP!

In this fireside chat we discuss:

⭐️ What motivated John's transition from being an entrepreneur to becoming an investor?

⭐️ What were some key learnings in the entrepreneurial journey and how they shaped John's approach as an investor? 

⭐️ How do you identify promising startup opportunities as an investor?

⭐️ How do you mitigate risk as an investor?

⭐️ What role do networking and building relationships play in your journey as an entrepreneur and investor?

⭐️ What are some common mistakes that founders make during the fundraising process, and how can they avoid them?

⭐️ Now that you are on the VC side of the table, is there something that you miss from your previous role as an entrepreneur?

⭐️ Given the present funding situation, how is Node VC seeing the market and what are their investment priorities?

Moderated by Naimul Abd - Regional Director Nordics at Startup Grind and Founder of Nutty Ventures.

Check out what happened


  • John Elvesjö

    Managing Partner


  • Naimul Abd

    Founder (Nutty Ventures)

    Regional Director Nordics (Startup Grind)


  • Naimul Abd

    Startup Grind

    Regional Director Nordics Startup Grind