Stockholm-based startup hub SUP46 announced today that Daniel Sonesson takes over SUP46’s new CEO position after Jessica Stark. Daniel has a long experience of tech companies and digital services. He is currently working for Schibsted as their business development manager for Blocket Jobs and Stepstone. Sonesson starts his work at SUP46 after summer.
Before his position at Blocket, Daniel worked at LinkedIn as their Nordic Manager for premium products. He has also worked as a digital strategy consultant and head of the business area “Business growth” at Cybercom. He learnt to code as a kid and has been an entrepreneur developing a product within digital recruitment, and has been employed by Universum.
“In the future, small businesses will be the engine for job growth and the digital transformation has only just begun. Therefore SUP46 fills an extremely important position that we all have an interest in. I’m passionate about entrepreneurship, community development and digital business and cannot think of a better place to work at,” commments Daniel Sonesson on his upcoming position.
Startup hub SUP46 helps startups by introducing them to world-class investors, advisors and partners. SUP46’s community consists of more than 100 Sweden’s most promising startups. During 2017 SUP46 will focus on further expanding its member base of startups outside of Stockholm, helping promising startups from other parts of Sweden to accelerate their growth. And they have a pretty good track record to do that – 93% of all startups that have been accepted to SUP46 since the start are still active.
“There has been a huge interest in the position as CEO of SUP46. I am very pleased that we have now recruited Daniel Sonesson. It will be very interesting to see how Daniel, with his exciting new perspective, plans to drive the development of SUP46 forward together with the team,” says Mikael Ahlström, Chairman of the Board of SUP46.
Jessica Stark, who earlier this year announced her resignation as CEO, but will continue as a board member and co-owner of SUP46, is also very pleased with the recruitment.
“Daniel absolutely has the right profile for SUP46. He has a passion for entrepreneurship and has extensive experience in running and developing technology focused and digital companies. He also a strong background in business development. He is the right person to lead SUP46’s further development,” says Jessica Stark.