Eric Lagier, is founder and managing partner at byFounders, the New Nordic early-stage venture fund investing in the next generation of founders with global ambitions. byFounders is backed by a Collective of some of the most accomplished founders and operators from the New Nordics.
Staffan is an outspoken supporter of the European tech ecosystem who has been in the venture industry for more than 20 years. Before founding Creandum in 2003 he was Founder and Managing Partner at Startupfactory, the first venture investor globally exclusively focused on investments in mobile internet, with backing from among others Softbank and Investor AB.
In addition, Staffan has extensive management experience from IKEA, Procter & Gamble and McKinsey & Company. At Creandum, Staffan has a particular focus on enterprise products and services. His early-stage backings include Bolt, Epidemic Sound, and Klaus.
Kaspar Korjus is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Pactum AI – a tech startup that is revolutionizing the world of business negotiations with chat and AI.
Walmart, Maersk and other Fortune 500 companies use Pactum’s autonomous negotiation to automate their supply chain and logistics operations while realizing millions of dollars in savings. Prior to Pactum, Kaspar was the founding Managing Director of Estonia’s e-Residency, an ambitious Government initiative that attracted over 100,000 e-residents, generating over $400M in net new income for Estonia.
Clara co-founded the Singapore Deep-Tech Alliance, a venture builder supported by Enterprise Singapore and an ecosystem of Corporate and Research Partners, to take advanced technologies to market and fast-track the global goals.
With two decades of experience in the TMT industries partnering policy-makers on industry and enterprise development, Clara has a proven track record in building commercial operations engines for growth in regulated and complex markets that are intricately intertwined with governments. Clara is professionally trained in cross-border business and finance law, venture finance, due diligence, and go-to-market.
Sandra Särav is the Deputy Secretary General for Business and Consumer Environment at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.
Her team is divided across five different fields with a common goal of making life more efficient for entrepreneurs. She was promoted to this role from the Data Policy Director in the Estonian Government CIO Office, where she led the work on data re-use as well as the application of privacy-enhancing technologies.
She’s been back at the Estonian government for just over a year, but it’s not her first time there – she simply made a detour to the private sector, gaining experience both at the Estonian tech unicorn Bolt, as well as Meta (Facebook), and decided to rejoin the public sector in early 2022. What brought her back to government was the sense of mission of building solutions for your own country. In parallel, she’s also a lecturer at TalTech, teaching the legal framework of digital government and EU law.