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Taking exceptional businesses to the next level

CNI_dirac

We are inventing the future of sound

Mathias Johansson
Founder of Dirac

CNI_billogram

We are building the next generation of intelligent invoicing software

Jonas Suijkerbuijk
Founder and CEO of Billogram

CNI_froda

We are reshaping the market for SME lending

Olle Lundin, CEO of Froda

Olle Lundin
Founder and CEO of Froda

CNI_Volumental

We are shaping a world where every body fits

Miroslav, Caroline,
Alper & Rasmus
Founders of Volumental

Miroslav, Caroline,
Alper & Rasmus
Founders of Volumental

CNI_Instabee

We are transforming the future of technology-driven logistics

Fredrik Hamilton
Founder of Instabee

CNI_MYNT

We are innovating the next generation expense management

Baltsar Sahlin
Founder and CEO of Mynt

CNI_nextory

We are digitalising your Next story

Shadi Bitar
Founder and CEO of Nextory

Johan Simberg
CFO of Nextory

CNI_MEDS

We are building Sweden's first mobile pharmacy

Olle Lundin, CEO of Froda

Björn, Adham & Joanna
Founders of Meds

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ABOUT CNI

We build companies and accelerate their growth. Our investment approach is to fund and support exceptional entrepreneurial businesses that create true and sustainable shareholder value as they grow.

In short, we take great businesses to the next level.

With a flexible investment mandate, we have a focused and pragmatic approach to funding, building and scaling businesses across a wide range of sectors and industry verticals. The quality of our work is best measured by the number of successful companies contributing to our overall results. Hence, all our entrepreneurs’ interests are aligned with ours.

Founded in Stockholm in 2011, CNI has to date successfully funded and supported around 30 companies in the Nordic region.

If you would like to get to know us better, please drop us an e-mail at cni(at)cninordic.com.

THE CNI TEAM

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Jesper Almkvist

Founding Partner

20+ years of international financial industry experience. Having spent nine years in London as an eq

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John Crafoord

Investment Associate

5 years of entrepreneurship experience in e-commerce and tech. Mr. Crafoord graduated from Copenhage

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Erik Ejerhed

Founding Partner

19 years of international financial industry experience. After six years working as an equity analys

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Yvonne Griffel

Office Manager

30 years of banking experience, most recently from Nordea. Mrs. Griffel has a broad and deep financi

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Niklas Hansson

Investment Analyst

2 years of financial industry experience. Mr. Hansson graduated from the Royal Institute of Technolo

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Alice Kosman

Investment Manager

7 years of international financial industry experience. Ms. Kosman spent the latest two years within

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Victor Wellenstam

Investment Manager

10 years of international financial industry experience. Mr. Wellenstam previously worked at EQT Par

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While we are not actively hiring for new positions, we are always excited to connect with talented i

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Jesper Almkvist

Founding Partner

20+ years of international financial industry experience. Having spent nine years in London as an equity analyst/broker for CAI Cheuvreux, Alfred Berg and ABG Sundal Collier, Mr. Almkvist moved back to Sweden in 2004 to found Adapto Advisors AB. During his six years at Adapto, Mr. Almkvist started two funds and was responsible for the equity long/short portfolio. Mr. Almkvist founded CNI in 2011. He has a BA in Business and Finance from Richmond University.

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  • john.crafoord(at)cninordic.com

John Crafoord

Investment Associate

5 years of entrepreneurship experience in e-commerce and tech. Mr. Crafoord graduated from Copenhagen Business School in 2020 with a MSc in Economics and Business Administration majoring in finance and strategic management. During his studies, Mr. Crafoord founded Tentsile Sweden, interned at Google in Ireland and launched Bumble in Denmark as the country manager. After graduation, Mr. Crafoord moved to Stockholm and interned at the family office Capfir where he managed investments in growth equity and global funds.

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Erik Ejerhed

Founding Partner

19 years of international financial industry experience. After six years working as an equity analyst for ABG Sundal Collier in London, Mr. Ejerhed relocated to Sweden in 2007 to head-up a team of specialised equity analysts. In 2010, he took a position as a portfolio manager for a local wealth manager, before moving on to co-found CNI. Mr. Ejerhed holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm) and a BA of Arts from the universities of Stockholm and Uppsala.

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  • Yvonne.griffel(at)cninordic.com

Yvonne Griffel

Office Manager

30 years of banking experience, most recently from Nordea. Mrs. Griffel has a broad and deep financial skill set with a solid knowledge of relationships, procurement, administration service, finance, accounting and organisation.

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  • niklas.hansson(at)cninordic.com

Niklas Hansson

Investment Analyst

2 years of financial industry experience. Mr. Hansson graduated from the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm) in 2023 with a MSc in Financial Mathematics. During his studies, Mr. Hansson held positions at the financial institutes Carnegie Investment Bank and Söderberg & Partners. Mr. Hansson has also interned as an investment analyst at CB Fonder and in the corporate finance team at Ernst & Young, focusing on energy and infrastructure

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  • alice.kosman(at)cninordic.com

Alice Kosman

Investment Manager

7 years of international financial industry experience. Ms. Kosman spent the latest two years within Nordea’s growth banking branch where she has been responsible for a portfolio of c. 40 tech companies in various growth stages, supporting them with customized financing, network, daily support and strategic planning. Ms. Kosman joined Nordea in 2014 and has held relationship and credit specialist roles in the corporate and investment banking division. Ms. Kosman holds a BSc in Economics from Stockholm University.

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  • victor.wellenstam(at)cninordic.com

Victor Wellenstam

Investment Manager

10 years of international financial industry experience. Mr. Wellenstam previously worked at EQT Partners, focusing primarily on the TMT, FinTech and Services sectors, evaluating new investments as well as working with value creation in existing portfolio companies. Prior to that, Mr. Wellenstam worked with mergers and acquisitions at Morgan Stanley in London and Stockholm, covering Nordic clients across a variety of sectors. Mr. Wellenstam holds a B.Sc. in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and has attended the Swedish Armed Forces Interpreter Academy (swe: Tolkskolan).

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Join Our Talent Network

While we are not actively hiring for new positions, we are always excited to connect with talented individuals who are interested in joining our team in the future. At CNI, we value proactive individuals who are eager to contribute and make a difference. Even if we are not actively recruiting, we know that great talent can emerge at any time. Share your resume to stay updated on future opportunities by submitting to HR@cninordic.com.

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INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

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Acast

The Future of Podcasts. Trade sale 2020

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Albacross

B2B lead generation made easy

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Asfaltsgruppen

Leading independent producer of asphalt. IPO exit 2018

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Babyland

Quality baby store online. Trade sale 2021

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Barnebys

Digitalization Partner to Online Auction Houses

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Billogram

Makes invoicing part of a positive customer experience

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BST

Active and preventive fire protection systems. Sold to Industrikapital 2019

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Cleanpipe

Leading service provider within sewage. IPO exit 2018

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Dirac

Immersive Sound at New Levels of Realism

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Easypark

Parking. Made easy

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Eriks såser

Market leader for high-end sauces. Sold to Kavli 2014

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Firstvet

World’s First Online Veterinary

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Froda

Business loans for SME

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Ideal of sweden

Quality mobile fashion. Sold to Altor 2019

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Instabee Group

Tech-driven Last Mile Logistics For The New Economy

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Insurely

First-mover facilitator of open data within insurance and pension

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KidsBrandStore

Teenage fashion online

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Klarna

The leading global payments and shopping service

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Mathem

Sweden’s largest online grocery store, sold to Kinnevik

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MEDS

Online Pharmacy

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Mindler

Online psychologists

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Mynt

The Next Generation Spend Management Platform for SMBs

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Nextory

A book service for the future

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NORR

A drink of high quality with a sustainable twist

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Oden Technologies

Intelligent industrial automation and AI-powered analytics

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Outnorth

Leading online store for outdoor. Trade sale 2017

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PinMeTo

Marketing and Search Technology for Multi-location Brands

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Qapital

The leading personal finance app

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RoyalDesign.se

Design at the right price. Sold to Egmont Publishing 2020

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Scrive

E-signature and ID-verification. Sold to Vitruvian 2020

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Stryda

Esports for you. Play the games you love, the way you want to

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Visiba Care

Empowering healthcare. Improving lives

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VoltAir

efficient green-tech air handling. Sold to Volution Group 2017

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Volumental

3D foot scans for Comfortable footwear

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Zimpler

Zimpler Online Payments

RESPONSIBILITY

We firmly believe that the value created by our companies shall benefit all stakeholders. Successful investing must have a long-term positive impact beyond financial returns. Having the privilege to work alongside exceptional entrepreneurs and support them in shaping their businesses and staying ahead of competition, we see it as our duty to contribute positively to peoples’ lives, our society and our environment.

To that end, our investment process is subject to strict ethical and sustainability guidelines. We actively exclude businesses involved in environmentally harmful activities (CO2-emission), addictive products, weapons & arms, worker’s rights violations, discrimination, tax avoidance or unethical business practices.

 

We are always eager to meet, learn and discuss potential cooperations.

If you would like to get in touch, drop us a note at cni(at)cninordic.com