Grimgold Ventures AB is run, owned and backed by me, Patrick Grimlund. I founded the company in 2012 with the purpose of investing seed capital in Swedish tech startups. I invest time and money in people and projects I really feel passionate about, and thereby leveraging on my 20+ years of experience from the Swedish startup scene.
My backgrund: Tech startups and venture capital
I Co-founded my first IT company in 1998, since then I have been part of the startup ecosystem in various roles and positions. I have been involved in startups as Founder, Co-founder, CEO, Chairman of the Board, Venture Capitalist/Investment Manager, Professional Coach, Brand Ambassador, Private Investor as well as a researcher in entrepreneurship.
Academia and consulting
As a researcher/PhD candidate in entrepreneurship and executive coaching at Uppsala University (2007-2011), I founded my own consulting firm in 2008, Grimgold Consulting AB. The same year I become Associate Certified Coach by International Coach Federation (ICF member between 2006-2011). Over the years I have been coaching a large number of entrepreneurs, executives, athlets and key employees at startups and publicly traded companies. I still do.
A well known coach, financial expert and TV-personality.
In parallell with my coaching and consulting business, I have been engaged as a TV-host and financial expert in TV-shows like Dragons Den (“Draknästet”) and Luxury Trap (“Lyxfällan”) for several years. I am co-author of the personal finance book “Mer Klirr i Kassan” and I have been expert in the monthly magazine Civilekonomen for almost a decade.
Private Investor and a family man
I love entrepreneurship and dedicaded entrepreneurs! I invest time and money in brave and dedicated people with smart and scalable ideas. However, my main priority is my family. Most of all I am a proud father of four loved ones and my hero is my wife.
More about me and my background here www.patrickgrimlund.se
With 20 years of experience from the Swedish startup scene, I invest time and money in people and projects I really feel passionate about.