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. By leveraging on my 20 years of experience from the Swedish startup scene, I invest time and money in people and projects I really feel passionate about.
Tech startups and venture capital
From working on and off with tech startups since 1998, I have been part of both success and failure in various roles and positions. For example, I have been involved in startups as Founder, Co-founder, CEO, Chairman of the Board, Venture Capitalist/Investment Manager, Professional Coach, Brand Ambassador and Private Investor.
Academia and consulting
As a researcher and PhD candidate in entrepreneurship and executive coaching at Uppsala University (2007-2011), I founded my own consulting firm, Grimgold Consulting AB in 2008. The same year I became 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 and key employees at startups and publicly traded companies.
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 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.
Patrick Grimlund holds a Bachelor Degree in International Business from Richmond University in London and a Master Degree in Business Administration from Stockholm University. Former PhD candidate at Uppsala University, department of Business. He has also been studying Finance at The London School of Economics, Strategy at Copenhagen Business School, and Leadership at Chalmers University of Technology.
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.