Part two

- Make the investment -

Part one

- Understand the investment -

13:30 - Welcome to Minc

  • In the mind of a business angel – what is important?

    • Magnus Kenneby, co-founder of Sequent
  • Successful fundraising – keys to success

    • Jan Erik Solem, CEO and co-founder of Mapillary
  • Q&A and discussion

14:30 - Coffee break, mingle, end of part one

15:00 - Welcome and introduction

15:10 - 5 Startups Pitch

16:00 - Networking break

16:20 - 5 startups Pitch

17:10 - Wrap-up

17:20 - Networking and Refreshments


Join the conversation: #MincCD17

About the speakers


Magnus Kenneby - Sequent, BioLamina, et al

Magnus is the co-founder of Sequent, Biolamina and Funera and early investor in some twenty businesses ranging from Finnish healthcare to Polish wind power and some even weirder stuff in between. 

Sequent – the antithesis of angel investing. Acquire profitable, growing small businesses at cash flow valuations. Their first investment group (Sequent I) was sold to Verdane Capital and had a turnover of 900 MSEK and some 100 MSEK EBITDA. They are now building Sequent II.

Biolamina – the markets leading stem cell cultivation tools and a stunning portfolio of research projects. Current top three: Regenerating human hearts after cardiac arrest, long term treatment of diabetes type 1, long term treatment of Parkinson.

Funera – Disrupting a very conservative market (funeral services) by digitization. Exit in 2016.

Notable early investments: Mionix, Minut, Stravito, Planeto, Mediverkko, FIM Group.


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jan erik solem - mapillary

Jan Erik is passionate about all things computer vision. His first startup Polar Rose was acquired by Apple in 2010 and gave him a job as a computer vision team leader and researcher at their headquarters in Cupertino, CA. He's also a two-time Technology Pioneer in World Economic Forums and author of the bestselling book "Programming Computer Vision With Python". 

Startups Pitching


To be announced - watch this space!