Jane Walerud ~ Sweden

Jane Walerud is a serial entrepreneur and private investor. During the past 15 years, she has been involved (founded/invested in/been in the management team) in 11 start-ups. That’s not counting her first three start-ups from her youth.

Jane invests and advises in very early stages, specialising in how to start a high tech company, commercialisation of research, computer software, telecommunications and even a bit of biotechnology and medical technology. Jane has also led a start-up course for an incubator for three of those years.

Currently, Jane serves on the board of serveral companies including Creades and SatCube, for which she is the Chairman. She is also a member of the Swedish Government Innovation Council and is a Startup Fintech Course Leader at STING (Stockholm Innovation & Growth).

Jane has been widely recognised in the industry by being chosen into Swedish Startup Hall of Fame in November 2015 and was awarded a Goldmedel in 2014 by Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. She is also an Honorary Doctorate at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.