Taking exceptional businesses to the next level

We are inventing the future of sound

Mathias Johansson
Founder of Dirac

We are shaping the future of the online auction market

Christopher, Founder
Jonatan, CEO of Barnebys

We are building the next generation of intelligent invoicing software

Jonas Suijkerbuijk
Founder and CEO of Billogram

We are reshaping the market for SME lending

Olle Lundin, CEO of Froda

Olle Lundin
CEO of Froda

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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Erik Ejerhed

Founding Partner

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

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Mareauline Böhm

Market Research Associate

5 years of international financial industry experience. Ms. Böhm has a LLM with special focus on co

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Victor Wellenstam

Investment Manager

6 years of international financial industry experience. Mr. Wellenstam spent two years working with

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John Crafoord

Investment Associate (intern)

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

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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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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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Mareauline Böhm

Market Research Associate

5 years of international financial industry experience. Ms. Böhm has a LLM with special focus on corporate law and financial regulation from the University of Edinburgh. Following her graduation from law school she worked for UK fintech startup FNZ in Edinburgh. Since moving to Stockholm in 2017 she has held positions at Aztec group as well as Nordax Bank. Ms. Böhm combines legal expertise with a deep understanding of the financial sector.

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Victor Wellenstam

Investment Manager

6 years of international financial industry experience. Mr. Wellenstam spent two years working with mergers and acquisitions at Morgan Stanley in London and Stockholm covering Nordic companies across several sectors before joining the Private Equity team at EQT Partners in 2017. At EQT, Mr. Wellenstam was part of the FIG and Services sector teams focusing on evaluating new investments as well as value creation in existing portfolio companies. Mr. Wellenstam holds a B.Sc. in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

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John Crafoord

Investment Associate (intern)

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 unlisted companies and global funds.

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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

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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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Budbee

Tech-driven Last Mile Logistics For The New Economy

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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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Froda

Business loans for SME

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G-Loot

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

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Ideal of sweden

Quality mobile fashion. Sold to Altor 2019

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KidsBrandStore

Teenage fashion online

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Mathem.se

Sweden’s largest online grocery store, sold to Kinnevik

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MEDS

Online Pharmacy

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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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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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VoltAir

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

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Visiba Care

Empowering healthcare. Improving lives

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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.

To share our value creation more broadly, we support Oxfam, a global aid organisation who work together with people to end poverty. Oxfam is present in more than 80 countries to save and protect lives in emergencies, help people rebuild their livelihoods and campaign for sustainable, lasting change. 

 

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@cninordic.com