Lars-Olof Gustavsson

Chairman of the Board

Mr Gustavsson is a pioneer within the Nordic venture capital industry and has been active in the industry for over 40 years.

Mr Gustavsson has been responsible for over 50 investments and has held over 30 board positions. During the 1970s, he worked at Sveriges Investeringsbank as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer and in 1975 he started a venture capital operation within the bank. In 1983, Mr Gustavsson left Sveriges Investeringsbank and founded the first privately owned venture capital firm in Sweden, Four Seasons Venture Capital AB. In 1985, he founded Norway’s first privately owned venture capital firm, Four Seasons Venture AS.

During his tenure as working chairman of the board at Four Seasons Venture Capital, Mr Gustavsson, among other things, managed 6 IPOs of portfolio companies. Mr Gustavsson has also been engaged by the Swedish Ministry of Finance as a director of e.g. the board in SJ AB and Stiftelsen Industrifonden.