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Staffan Helgesson


Staffan is a General Partner at Creandum in Stockholm, Sweden, and has worked in the Nordic venture industry since the 1990s. He brings significant company-building experience, drawing lessons from the many ventures with which he's been associated. Staffan has set up two venture firms and been involved in over 30 Technology investments, across all sectors. Staffan is currently on the board of Edgeware, Norstel and Xtract. He is Chairman of the Board of the Nordic Venture Network.

Before founding Creandum, Staffan was the founder and Managing Partner of the VC firm Startupfactory. He also brings extensive international management experience from McKinsey & Company, Procter & Gamble and IKEA, working in the Nordics, Europe and Asia.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Staffan holds a BSc degree in Managerial Economics from the University of Lund where he graduated top of his class.

Staffan is active in fencing, skiing and sailing. He has been national team player, national team coach and the President of the Swedish Field Hockey Association, as well as an advisor to the Swedish Fencing Association and the Swedish Olympic Committee. He has also won the European Cup Championship for Skerry cruisers.

Staffan is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 10 and served his fellowship under mentor Phil Whickham at Creandum in Stockholm, Sweden. Completing the circle, Staffan is now himself a mentor to Fredrik Cassel, Class 12.