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Connecting the physical and digital world.

We are founded on a drive to create technology that powers real change. Everything we do, we do with purpose and everything we build, we build with scale in mind.

Our mission.

Our reach is wide but our focus is narrow. We strive to unlock the true potential of IoT. An Internet of Things that shapes industries and fosters growth. One that optimizes resources and helps our planet. One that increases transparency and creates solutions for everyone.

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To reach our goals and drive real change at scale we need people. Not lots of people, but the right people. Join us if you want to make an impact in the world of IoT.

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Founders

“Basically, we are building the technology stack which merges networks together all over the world.”

Michael Freundt Karlsen

Co-Founder, CEO

Michael Freundt Karlsen
“What we want to achieve is opening the black box of telco up, being transparent about connectivity, and enabling new IoT use cases.”

Henrik Aagaard

Co-Founder, CTO

Henrik Aagaard

Board

Jorgen is a professional board member and chairman in several innovation-driven companies worl dwide such as FreeSpee, FlatFrog Laboratories, Asetek, Onomondo, and inRiver. Previously, Jorgen was a global telecom executive and held multiple international executive roles at Nokia, during the period in which Nokia was the forerunner of the mobile phone revolution. He is now a venture partner at Heartcore Capital, formerly known as Sunstone Capital. As a founding partner at Sunstone Capital, he was instrumental in establishing fund structures, raising funds, and developing strategy; combined team efforts resulted in Sunstone becoming one of Europe’s top performing funds. He holds a degree in Computer Science from København’s Teknikum.

Jorgen Smidt

Chairman and Venture Partner, Heartcore Ventures

Jorgen Smidt

Claus Zibrandtsen, People Ventures CEO, established People Ventures - a successful startup development firm for tech startups. He has led several seed and venture investments in Danish and foreign startups such as Goodiebox ApS, Cortrium ApS, Passendo ApS and Tailor Shaped ApS (Son of a Tailor). With 10 years of experience from GlobalConnect (Nordic telecom infrastructure provider), his know how is extremely relevant for Onomondo. Claus Zibrandtsen’s key competencies include tech innovation, business development, and leadership.

Claus Zibrandtsen

CEO, People Ventures

Claus Zibrandtsen

Anders is a growth investor with Verdane, based in London, and focused on B2B software. Prior to Verdane, Anders was a technology investor at Silver Lake Partners, focused on investments across tech and tech-enabled businesses as well as media and sports. Prior to that, he worked in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division in the Media and Comms team advising clients across core telecoms, classifieds, education, media, and sports.

Anders Vinther-Antonsen

Senior Associate, Verdane

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Jeppe is a venture professional with a background from Sunstone Capital (2007-2016) and has been working in the ecosystem until joining Maersk Growth in 2018 as Partner. Maersk Growth is the corporate venture arm of A.P. Moller — Maersk the world’s largest shipping line. Maersk Growth’s investment focus is in Supply Chain and Jeppe focuses on activities in primary Scandinavia and Germany where he holds board positions in forto, fliit and modifi.

Jeppe Høier

Partner, Maersk Growth

Jeppe Hoier

Jesper is a venture partner with VC experience dating back to the late 1990’ies, interrupted by a 12 year journey at an industrial technology company which was acquired in a sponsored buy-out and subsequently sold to Novo A/S. Jesper joined VF Venture – the investment arm of Danish sovereign Fund Vækstfonden – in 2016 with a primary investment focus on industrial/tech investments. Jesper holds several board positions in Danish start-ups and scale-ups.

Jesper Lilledal

Partner, Vækstfonden

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Investors

  • Verdane 01

    Verdane is a specialist growth equity investment firm that partners with tech-enabled and sustainable European businesses to help them reach the next stage of international growth. Verdane can invest as a minority or majority investor, either in single companies or through portfolios of companies, and looks to deploy behind three core themes; the Digital Consumer, Software Everywhere and Sustainable Society.

  • Vaekstfonden

    VF Venture is the investment arm of Vækstfonden - a Danish sovereign fund. In close collaboration with banks and domestic and international private investors, Vækstfonden discovers and develop the companies that Denmark cannot afford to miss out on. The power of innovation, yield to society and responsibility are the three signposts that guides Vækstfonden in finding and choosing investments.

  • People Ventures

    People Ventures is a start-up development firm helping entrepreneurs succeed. With people, with resources, with money. People Ventures turns great ideas into healthy start-ups themselves, helps businesses take the next step with a very hands-on approach, and puts a roof over the head of tech entrepreneurs and start-ups. In other words, People Ventures is an investor, a home for entrepreneurs and a creator of start-ups.

  • Maersk

    Maersk Growth is the corporate venture arm of A.P. Moller - Maersk. Maersk Growth invests and accelerates growth businesses to shape the future of trade, drive transformation in logistics and supply chain, and to support Maersk’s corporate vision of delivering seamless, end-to-end logistics services.

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