fredag, november 27, 2015

Jane Walerud joins Niklas Zennström and Daniel Ek in the hall of fame

Niklas Zennström, Jane Walerud and Jessica Stark.
Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of attending the event where Jane Walerud, serial entrepreneur and angel investor (and a friend of mine), was inducted to the Swedish Startup Hall of Fame at SUP46 (Start up People of Sweden). She thereby joins Daniel Ek (inducted in 2013) and Niklas Zennström (inducted in 2014).

The motivation for the induction: “During the past 15 years, Jane Walerud has been involved in, and passionate about, the Swedish startup ecosystem – founding, funding and driving management teams. She has enabled companies in the community such as Klarna, Lensway, Bluetail and Tobii to take their first steps into becoming the big players they are today. Apart from that, she has paved the way for women within the tech and investment scene and helped develop the Swedish startup scene into the flourishing creature it is today. We therefore see it as an honor to commemorate this by inducting Jane Walerud into the Swedish Startup Hall of Fame.”

Last year’s inductee, Niklas Zennström, joined SUP46 co-founder and CEO Jessica Stark, in handing over the trophy to Jane Walerud.

”It is a great honor! I hope I can inspire other women from around the world to go for a career in entrepreneurship; it is exciting, profitable and educational”, Jane said after the award ceremony.

Jane has participated in several of ESBRIs events over the years. For instance, in 2013 she was one of the speakers at the Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum and talked about lessons learned from a serial tech entrepreneur and angel investor.

Congratulations to Jane, and to SUP46 for choosing her as a worthy third inductee to the Swedish Startup Hall of Fame! And for a great party last night!


PS The Swedish Start up Hall of Fame event was a part of GEW Sweden

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