MOOR Capital, the Stockholm-based early-stage investment firm backed by Rovio-owner Kaj Hed, said on Wednesday Mikael Ludvigson has joined the team as an investment partner and Kari J. Mäkelä (on picture) as an advisor.
MOOR was launched in December 2012, aiming to help talented teams with globally scalable ideas get off the ground. Since then, the firm has invested in 14 startups, several of which have been named the hottest tech companies in Sweden, including Acast, Universal Avenue, Volumental and Glue.
Ludvigson is joining from SOBRO, an investment company he co-founded in 2008. Since inception, Mikael has been the Managing Director of SOBRO, whose ambition is to support exceptional entrepreneurs of small and medium-sized businesses.
“MOOR is a new thinker in the venture community and attracts great entrepreneurs. To be a strong and helpful partner to our portfolio companies is the most rewarding part of our job and with MOOR I get to leverage my varied set of experiences to be a value-adding resource to the portfolio” Ludvigson said.
Kari J. Mäkelä has raised funds in 10+ international and local investment rounds, managed trade sales processes & IPO projects, and as an investor made 6 successful exits to date.