Jacob Bratting Pedersen
Jacob combines 13 years of venture capital experience with operational experience from developing technology companies and management teams. Prior to joining VF Venture in June 2017, Jacob was Partner at venture capital firm Northcap and prior to this COO in the security software company Secunia, which was successfully exited to Flexera Software. Jacob is skilled in all phases of investments in private companies, and holds extensive M&A experience, and a strong entrepreneurial drive being the founder of two technology companies. Internationalization has been key to all of Jacob’s positions, and he has lived and worked abroad for 6 years. Jacob holds a M.Sc. BA and Commercial Law from Copenhagen Business School and Nijmegen University, Holland supplemented with financial and entrepreneurial courses from INSEAD, Harvard Business School and MIT.
Role: Investor - Venture Capital (VC)
Product/Technology: ICT; Software; IT Services; Communications; Internet Applications & Portals; Software & IT Services; Webmedia; Wireless Telephone/Mobile Communications; Mobile Applications; Advertising & Search; E-Commerce; Games & Entertainment; Social Media; Consumer Electronics
Market: Sales & Marketing Software; E-commerce; Security & Cyber Security Software; Financial Services Software; HR & Workforce Management Software; Software
Stage: Early stage (seed / start-up); Expansion/Growth
Geography: United States of America; Northern Europe; Denmark
Annually, VF Venture invests in 5-7 young, innovative, Danish companies with significant international growth potential. Investments are made across industries, especially with focus on and competencies within IT, Medtech, Cleantech and Industrial Technology. Typically, investments lie within the range of 5 to 25 MDKK, and the present portfolio contains approximately 40 companies. VF Venture is part of Vækstfonden – a state-backed investment fund. Since 1992, Vækstfonden has financed growth in more than 5,000 Danish companies for a total amount of more than 12 BDKK. Vækstfonden invests equity or provides loans and guarantees in collaboration with private partners, helps nurture and develop Danish companies to create new jobs, expand revenues and increase exports, and carries out comprehensive research to increase knowledge and disseminate information about the Danish market for venture capital innovation finance.
Organisation Type: Investor - Venture Capital (VC)
Markets: Research and experimental development on biotechnology; Healthcare; Healthcare Software; Food & Beverages
Product/Technology: ICT; Life Sciences; Medtech; Energy; Clean Technology; Environment
Health data & analytics (health decision support); Digitally enabled healthcare delivery; remote & telehealth (connecting patients & healthcare); Industrial Products; Materials & nanotech; FoodTech; Digital health; Mobile Applications