Who we are

Monterro is not your typical investment firm

Venture and private equity firms are great with numbers, but they usually lack operational experience. Monterro has both covered.

Monterro combines entrepreneurial spirit, business experience and personal networks to support the management teams it partners with.

Based in Stockholm, Oslo and Munich, Monterro is a hands-on growth investor targeting software companies in the Nordic region. Unlike other firms, who only invest other people’s money, the Monterro partners have a personal stake in each and every investment. We have skin in the game.

The partners are united by successful track records and long friendships. Before founding Monterro in 2012, we worked together for many years, building and managing tech businesses – hence the hands-on approach to investment.

Most of the partners at Monterro are operations people at heart. They’ve spent their entire careers in the software business, at companies like Pointsec, Episerver and Orc Software. Our partners also have deep experience in Monterro’s tech-finance sweet spot, having worked as top-ranked tech analysts at firms like SEB Enskilda and in corporate finance.

Some facts

4.3

SEK billion under management

30%

of capital from the Monterro team

17

platform investments

17

add-on acquisitions

Together, we bring a combination of clear vision, unique operational experience, strategic know-how and strong financial expertise to every investment.

The partners’ hands-on involvement allows Monterro to actively support every investment, and to innovate in ways other firms cannot.

Today, Monterro manages three funds, with a combined SEK 4.3 billion under management. And with 30% of that capital coming from the partners’ own pockets, our personal interests align with the interests of the entrepreneurs and investors.

Our Team

 

Operations

Gustav Lagercrantz

Entrepreneur

Gustav has over 20 years of experience in the software industry as innovator, entrepreneur, investor and senior executive. Previous positions include founder and CEO of Netstar, COO and VP Sales at Episerver, founder of Trive and co-founder of Wiraya.

He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Time Edit, Wiraya, Matilda Foodtech, NEXT, and a board member of MaintMaster, Hypergene and Specops.

Thomas Bill

Managing Director and Co-founder
thomas.bill@monterro.com

M.Sc. Computer Science and Engineering, KTH

Thomas has held a number of senior positions in the software industry, including Global VP Sales and COO of Front Capital Systems, President of Pointsec Mobile Technologies, and CEO of Protect Data and Orc Software.

He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Bliksund, Hypergene, Software, Specops, Trapets, and a board member of Matilda FoodTech, Outpost24, Lumera and Viedoc. Co-founder of Monterro.

Peter Larsson

Managing Director and Co-founder
peter.larsson@monterro.com

B.Sc. Data and Systems Science, Stockholm University

Peter has held a number of senior positions in the software industry, including CTO of Front Capital Systems, CEO of Protect Data and Episerver, President of Pointsec Mobile Technologies and Chairman of the board of IAR Systems, Pricer, Qmatic, Lime Technologies and Episerver.

He is currently Chairman of the Board of Outpost24, Lumera, Viedoc, MaintMaster and a board member of Bliksund, Trapets, NEXT One Technology and Lime Technologies. Co-founder of Monterro.

Leif Bohlin

Senior Operations Manager
leif.bohlin@monterro.com

M.Sc. Economics, School of Economics, Gothenburg University

Leif has over 20 years of experience from managing and growing SaaS companies. Previous positions include member of funding team IBX, CEO of IBX, President of eBuilder and CEO of Unifaun.

At Monterro, Leif is focused on conducting operational due diligence and providing operational support to Monterro’s portfolio companies.

He is currently a board member of Hypergene.

Erik Syrén

Managing Director, Operations Lead
erik.syren@monterro.com

B.B.A. Economics, School of Economics, Lunds University

Erik has over 20 years of experience in the software industry as CEO, entrepreneur and investor. Previous positions include CEO of Lime Technologies, board member of Formpipe and Wiraya.

At Monterro, Erik is focused on providing operational support to Monterro’s portfolio companies.

He is currently a board member of Maintmaster and Next.

Per Ivansson

CTO and Tech Lead
per.ivansson@monterro.com

M.Sc. Computer Science, Stockholm University

Per has over 20 years of experience in the software industry as a senior executive. Previous positions includes SVP, Global CTO and Managing Director EMEA at Episerver.

He is currently a board member of Bliksund, Hypergene, Specops, Trapets, MaintMaster, TimeEdit and Viedoc.

Fabian Folcker

Operations Director
fabian.folcker@monterro.com

M.Sc. Industrial Engineering and Management, KTH

Fabian has six years of management consulting experience from Bain & Company and BearingPoint, where his primary focus areas were operations and private equity.

Fabian is responsible for operational excellence programs across the portfolio and commercial due diligence. He is currently a board member of Axiomatics.

Pauline Daremark

Operations Manager
pauline.daremark@monterro.com

M.Sc. Industrial Engineering and Management, Chalmers University of Technology

Pauline has three years of experience from management consulting at Boston Consulting Group and business analytics at Cabonline. Her responsibilities at Cabonline included analytics, business intelligence, product management and business development.

At Monterro, Pauline supports the portfolio companies in operational excellence programs and works with business intelligence and data analysis.

 

Niklas Carling

Operations Manager
niklas.carling@monterro.com

Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki

Niklas has an extensive experience in developing growth and M&A strategies as well as performing due diligence assessments. He has previously worked at Strategy&, part of PwC, with a focus on Software and Technology industries.

At Monterro, Niklas supports the portfolio companies in operational excellence programs, commercial due diligences and data analysis.

Charlotte Banning

Chief Marketing Officer
charlotte.banning@monterro.com

Charlotte has an extensive experience in B2B Marketing and PR from both scale ups and larger companies such as Salesforce, Wiraya, Telia and Ericsson.

At Monterro, Charlotte is responsible for marketing and supports the portfolio companies in marketing strategy and operation.

Amanda Ekhlasi

Marketing and Event Manager
amanda.ekhlasi@monterro.com

Amanda has previous experience in marketing and event from both scale ups and larger companies such as Stockholm Live, Techarenan and AniCura

Johan Redtzer

Talent Management Lead
johan.redtzer@monterro.com

Johan has 20 years of experience in executive search across Europe, primarily for the technology sector and Fortune 100 companies as well as high-growth technology start-ups. He is the former founder and MD of Head Executive Search (acquired by Penna Plc), Penna Spain and Cross Executive Search.

At Monterro Johan focuses on Talent and assists the portfolio companies with senior recruitments and Talent Management matters.

Hieu Doan

Distributed teams Lead
hieu.doan@monterro.com

Hieu has more than 20 years of experience in setting up, managing and operating business and software development teams. Previous positions includes VP and Managing Director at EPiServer.

At Monterro, Hieu is responsible for operations and business development at Scandinavian Software Park, and managing establishment and growth of our portfolio companies’ engineering teams in Vietnam.

Huong Le

Manager, Distributed teams
huong.le@monterro.com

Huong has more than 10 years of experience in operating, leading and coaching software development teams and being a local business partner. Previous positions includes Deputy Managing Director at EPiServer, Vietnam.

At Monterro, Huong manages the Vietnam office operations and Scandinavian Software Park.

Chung Nguyen

Manager, Distributed teams
chung.nguyen@monterro.com

Chung has more than 8 years of experience in building, operating, and coaching software development teams. Previous positions includes Senior Director, Software Engineering at EPiServer, Vietnam, working with global partners in Sweden, US, UK, and Germany.

At Monterro, Chung is responsible for hiring, boarding and mentoring development teams at Scandinavian Software Park.

Giang Tran

HR and Admin assistant
giang.tran@monterro.com

10+ years of experience from HR and office management. Previously came from Episerver Vietnam.

At Monterro, Giang is a team assistant in Hr & administration at Scandinavian Software Park in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Transactions

Lars Sveder

Managing Director, Co-founder and Transactions Lead
lars.sveder@monterro.com

M.Sc. Mathematics Economics, University of Karlstad

Lars was a first-ranked tech analyst for six years at Skandia, Nordea and SEB Enskilda and has worked with corporate finance at HDR Partners. Co-founder of Monterro.

David Kuritzén

Transactions Director
david.kuritzen@monterro.com

M.Sc. Economics and Business, SSE

David has worked with corporate finance for seven years at HDR Partners, where he focused on private M&A, primarily working with fast growing entrepreneurial companies.

At Monterro, David’s responsibilities cover sourcing new platform investments and assisting portfolio companies with add-on acquisitions.

Adam Prinselaar

Transactions Manager
adam.prinselaar@monterro.com

Adam has 2 years of experience from leveraged finance at Danske Bank, where he worked with debt financing of private equity transactions.

At Monterro, Adam assists in the sourcing process of new platform investments and add-on acquisitions to portfolio companies.

Roald Hunvik

Country Manager Norway
roald.hunvik@monterro.com

Roald has worked with corporate finance for twelve years at Alpha Corporate Finance, and has an extensive experience from investments in software companies.

At Monterro, Roald is Country Manager for Norway and sources new platform investments and assist portfolio companies with add-on acquisitions.

 

He is currently a board member of Bliksund.

Stefan Lehotkay

Country Manager DACH
stefan.lehotkay@monterro.com

Stefan has an extensive experience from the investment industry and working with entrepreneurs across Europe. He has held several positions as analyst, advisor and partner from companies such as Almeida Capital, Clearsight Investments and Opera Investment Partners.

At Monterro, Stefan is Country Manager for Germany and assists portfolio companies with add-on acquisitions.

Henrik Sundström

Transactions Manager
henrik.sundstrom@monterro.com

M.Sc. Finance and Strategic management, CBS.

Henrik brings 2 years of experience from several institutes such as KPMG, Nordea, and FSN. Before joining Monterro, Henrik worked at GRO Capital with identifying and evaluating investment opportunities within the technology domain.

At Monterro, Henrik assists in the sourcing process of new platform investments and add-on acquisitions to portfolio companies.

Legal, finance and administration

Peter Bergson

General Counsel and CCO
peter.bergson@monterro.com

Degree of Master of Laws LL.M., University of Uppsala
Peter has served in private practice but mainly held senior positions in private and public IT companies including Legal Director in Sun Microsystems and General Counsel in Orc Software, Bisnode and Fingerprint Cards.

Peter is currently the General Counsel and CCO of Monterro.

Madelene Magnusson

Administration Manager
madelene.magnusson@monterro.com

Madelene has worked with corporate relations at SEB Enskilda and Handelsbanken Capital Markets and as a team assistant at Asia Growth Investors and East Capital.

Malin Welander

Chief Financial Officer
malin.welander@monterro.com

Malin has 15+ years of experience from auditing, accounting and controlling.

Malin is Chief Financial Officer at Monterro with responsibility for internal reporting, accounting and fund finance.