Conor Venture Partners Names Niklas Savander as New Venture Partner
Espoo, Finland – November 28, 2017 – Conor Venture Partners, the leading Nordic and Baltic early-stage technology VC, today announced that it has invited Mr. Niklas Savander to join as a Venture Partner.
Niklas Savander has 20+ years of experience as a CEO and operating executive in global technology companies. In the last 4 years, he has focused on Chairman roles in venture- and PE-backed entrepreneur-led companies. Niklas is currently Chairman of Cint, a Stockholm-based software company, lead Director for Verne Global, a Reykjavik-based carbon neutral datacenter, and advisor to the Board of Widerfi, a Vilnius based telecom solutions company. In addition, Niklas is a Senior Advisor for the European Technology team of Permira, one of Europe’s largest Private Equity funds. Niklas is based in Stockholm and will work primarily on Conor’s efforts in Sweden and Finland.
Prior to these roles, Niklas served as President and CEO of Elekta and 16 years in different executive roles in Nokia, ranging from Chief Marketing Officer, CTO to COO. Niklas also has an extensive background as a board member in a multitude of Finnish and international companies.
Mr. Savander will strongly complement the present Conor team, which is focusing on building global winners emerging from the Nordics and Baltics. “I am delighted to put my operating experience and global network to work with Conor’s portfolio and future investment activities. The Nordic ecosystem is coming of age and it is an exciting time to help grow global winners from the region,” says Savander.
“Niklas’ expertise, experience and network in the global tech space are very valuable for Conor and our portfolio companies. Recruiting him to Conor demonstrates our commitment to build the leading early stage pan-Nordic and Baltic venture capital firm, as we ramp up the resources we bring to leading entrepreneurs from the region”, added Mr. Jari Mieskonen, Managing Partner at Conor.
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Conor Venture Partners is a leading early-stage technology VC investing in the Nordics and Baltics. With 70 million euros under management, Conor invests in disruptive technologies in software, connected hardware, and online services. The Conor portfolio includes groundbreaking companies such as Neo4j, Blackwood Seven, BehavioSec, Tactotek, Verto Analytics and Supponor Systems.