The Promentum Equity Partners team consists of passionate and experienced technology and venture professionals.
Arne Andreasen is Vice President and investment manager for Promentum I K/S and responsible for private equity fund manager selection and for developing new investment solutions at Secure Alternative Investments A/S. Arne has a diploma in Finance and Credit from Copenhagen Business School and has attended executive business school in Switzerland and the U.S. Arne has more than 30 years experience from the financial services sector in London, Stockholm and Copenhagen.
Arne has an investment banking background from Danske Bank and Unibank (Nordea) as Head of Equity Capital Markets and from Robert Fleming and JP Morgan Chase in London as Head of Nordic Equity Capital Markets. Arne has been responsible for a large number of IPOs and secondary offerings.
Arne has been investment partner at ATP Real Estate Partners responsible for establishing the overall investment strategy and selection of investment managers for indirect real estate funds in both Europe and the U.S. Arne has also been on advisory boards at various portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Secure in 2015, Arne worked as Senior Account Manager at Nykredit International Corporate and Institutional Banking, Denmark’s largest mortgage institution.
Arne is a member of the Secure Hedge A/S, Byggefinansiering I K/S (“Property Loan Fund”) and Property Fund investment committees.
Amer Ramzan is Managing Partner at Promentum Equity Partners. Amer has studied Masters of Computer Science at Copenhagen University and Bachelors of Business Administration in International Economics and Management at Copenhagen Business School. Amer has worked at KPMG, Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) and McKinsey & Co. as management consultant, consulting large corporations on Strategy, Technology and Business Development.
After leaving McKinsey & Co., Amer set up his own consultancy serving clients in the technology space. Amer Ramzan has more than 20 years of management consulting experience serving blue chip corporations across the globe and has been engaged in 50+ projects.
Since launching Promentum Capital in 2013, Amer has been focused on building a portfolio of outstanding technology businesses. Amer has been responsible for developing and managing the portfolio focused on Enterprise Software, Technology and Gaming.
Amer is active as mentor for technology companies at Scion DTU (Denmark’s Technical University) and as jury member at various entrepreneurship competitions. He has also served as jury member at Venture Cup Øresund (Venture Cup is a nationwide NGO aimed at finding the entrepreneurs of tomorrow and facilitating the creation of new businesses –founded by McKinsey & Co.).
Amer serves on a number of boards; both at portfolio companies and non-portfolio companies. Amer is a Danish citizen and resident in Holte (Greater Copenhagen).
Janos Flösser is Senior Partner at Promentum Equity Partners. Janos has studied Music Science, Audio Engineering and TV Production. After working at DR (National TV Network) as Music & TV Producer and Chief sub-editor, he was an integral part of establishing the first Interactive Ad Agency for Young & Rubicam, designing the Post Production Facility for Nordisk Film, and founding Denmark’s leading Game Studio Io Interactive. The Studio was acquired by Eidos Plc, and later by Japanese mega-publisher Square Enix.
As Chief Creative Officer for Square Enix’ Western studios, he was responsible for one of the most exciting portfolios in gaming. Games such as Tomb Raider, Hitman, Mini Ninjas, Kane & Lynch, Deus Ex, Sleeping Dogs and Just Cause are some of the most genre-defining games in the entertainment industry. The games in the portfolio received hundreds of award nominations and wins over the years, including 8 BAFTAs (British Academy of Film and Television Arts).
Janos has more than 25 years of experience as serial entrepreneur specialized in gaming, entertainment and digital economies. He has successfully established world leading studios around the globe, and today he is a leading figure in the Danish gaming and technology industry.
Janos has received several awards: IT Name of the Year, Deloitte European Technology Fast 500 Award, EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Copenhagen Region (Ernst & Young). Janos is a member of the Digital Experts Committee of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, advising The Danish Government on Technology, and the Danish Design Council defining the future of design in Denmark. He has been member of two think tanks for the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth and the Danish Ministry of Education. He also serves on a number of boards at Danish companies. Janos is a Danish citizen and resident in Holte(Greater Copenhagen).
Irfan Goandal is Partner at Promentum Equity Partners. With an educational background from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Irfan has a strong technology background and has had a progressive career at well-renowned technology companies such as Ericsson, Nokia and Intel.
After Intel, Irfan was part of launching one of the first 3G mobile operations in Europe, 3-Mobil, heading up the Product Development department. Due to this experience, Irfan was invited to join a Danish management team to establish a new 3G mobile operation in Kuwait.
This lead to a strong international career at Ooredoo Group, a USD 26 bn company with 120 million customers across MENA (Middle-East and North-Africa) and Asia, headquartered in Qatar with responsibility for driving innovations and digital transformation strategies across 18 Markets in MENA and Asia. Irfan has been setting up digital business units across 8 markets, developed strategies and business plans. He has also launched businesses for verticals as financial services, IOT (Internet Of Things), e-Health and digital services in general.
Irfan has been instrumental in setting up start-up/incubation/acceleration centres in 5 countries incubating 55+ technology startups, active mentor and has been part of jury panels in various countries. Irfan is a member of GSMA boards for strategic industry initiatives. Irfan is frequently invited to speak at international conferences related to Telecom/Digital Services and recognized as a successful leader by renowned Danish magazines. Irfan is a Danish citizen and resident in Copenhagen.
Our investment committee combines technological, financial, academic and research expertise. The committee is an integral part of our assessment of companies and best practices in the course of our business.
Henrik Sparup is a Member of the Investment Committee and CIO at Secure Fondsmæglerselskab A/S. Besides, Henrik is a member of the investments committees at Secure Hedge A/S, Direct Lending I A/S and Private Equity I A/S.
Henrik is co-founder of Secure Capital A/S and has the overall responsibility for managing the investments at Secure Fondsmæglerselskab A/S. Henrik has completed the MSc in Finance and Accounting from Copenhagen Business School.
Henrik has worked with investment analysis and portfolio management for more than 16 years.
Henrik was part of building the Svenska Handelsbanken investment banking business in Copenhagen. Subsequently, he worked at Carnegie, where he was a top rated equity research analyst.
Henrik has also been Portfolio Manager at Danske Capital responsible for the global consumer discretionary sector. Prior to co-founding Secure Fondsmæglerselskab A/S, Henrik was the CIO at Proviso Fondsmæglerselskab A/S, where he was responsible for managing discretionary assets worth DKK 3 billion.
Co-Founder – Secure Capital A/S
JØRGEN LINDHOLM LAU
Jørgen Lindholm Lau is a Member of the Investment Committee and formerly Partner at Axcel, the private equity group based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Jørgen has completed the MSc in Corporate Finance and Strategy at Aarhus University and has 15 years experience from the financial services sector in Denmark.
Jørgen spent 10 years of his career at Axcel from 2006-2016, completing a large number of acquisitions. Prior to joining Axcel he worked two years in Corporate Finance at Carnegie Investment Bank, completing a number of M&A transactions with Morten Windfeldt, CEO at Secure Alternative Investments A/S.
Prior to joining Carnegie in 2004 he worked for two years at Arla in the corporate finance department, completing acquisitions globally within the agricultural sector.
Presently, Jørgen is Vice Chairman of Ball Group. Previously, he was a Board Member of EG A/S, Vice Chairman of Silkeborg Data and Board Observer at Esko based in Gent, Belgium.
JØRGEN LINDHOLM LAU
Former partner at Axcel
Bettina Büchel has been Professor of Strategy and Organization at IMD since 2000. Bettina’s areas of expertise include strategy implementation, new business development, strategic alliances and change management. She is also the Director of Orchestrating Winning Performance (IMD’s largest open enrollment program). She obtained her PhD from the University of Geneva and has taught and resided for 10 years in South East Asia, teaching previously at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok.
Bettina works with clients on developing strategic priorities, implementing strategic initiatives and managing change. Previous clients include companies such as Nestlé, Evonik, Maersk, NCC, Ooredoo.
She is an Angel Investor and is also heavily involved in IMD’s efforts to increase gender balance in European boardrooms as part of the European Business Schools Women on Boards Initiative.
Bettina has written numerous case studies on organizations all over the world such as Nestlé, Barclays, SGS, Tetrapakand Best Buy. Winner of the EFMD case award for “Negotiating for a Cellular License in Egypt”, she has published books on strategy execution, facilitating change and organizational learning. She has also developed simulations on the topic of execution and has been published in the likes of the Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business and Sloan Management Review.
David Helgason is a technologist and founder of Unity Technologies, valued at DKK 10.1 billion in recent series C round (July 2016), non-executive director of several technology companies, and a restless entrepreneur with a passion for creating feedback loops between innovation and teams and products, applying new and old business models to changing industries, and pushing people to do the very best they can do.
David’s background is in software, an assortment of university dabbling, creating companies and helping entrepreneurs. David has served as CEO of the platform company Unity Technologies since co-founding it in 2003 and until October 2014, with an unflinching vision to democratize game development, and to develop technology and business models for the next phase of the games industry. Unity is the largest global development platform for creating 2D, 3D, VR and AR games and experiences.
In recent years David has spoken at conferences as diverse as Quo Vadis, Asia America Multitechnology Association Interactive Summit keynote (2016), Slush, Slush Play, Pocket Gamer Helsinki, DICE Europe, Fast Growth Founders, Casual Connect Amsterdam, CPHFTW (2015), Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ Conference, Israeli Games Conference, ARM Partner Conference, DICE (2014), Samsung Developer Conference keynote, GMGC Chengdu keynote, China Joy keynote (2013), Nordic Game keynotes (2010 and 2013), Game Horizon(2012), the Canadian Game Conference keynote (2012), Develop Evolve (2011), Qualcomm’s Uplinq Conference keynote, Giga Om’s Mobilize, GamesBeat(2010), CEDEC (2010 and 2011), more than 15 global Unite conference keynotes since 2007, an Apple WWDC guest keynote (2006), a bunch of industry panels, and a number of TV and radio and podcast appearances.
Morten Windfeldt is Chairman of the Investment Committee and CEO at Secure Alternative Investments A/S. He has the overall responsibility for managing and developing the alternative investments.
Morten has completed the MSc in Economics at University of Copenhagen and has more than 25 years experience from the financial services sector in London and Copenhagen. Furthermore, Morten has leadership experience from roles at CEO and board level within service and industrial companies.
Morten has been M&A advisor on a large number of corporate finance transactions whilst working 9 years at Carnegie Investment Bank. Subsequently, he was responsible for London Stock Exchange listed 3i’s growth capital investments in Denmark.
Prior to co-founding Secure Alternative Investments A/S in 2014, Morten dedicated his time as an independent advisor and professional board member. Presently, Morten is on the board of directors at Freja Transport & Logistics Holding A/S and Morsø Jernstøberi A/S.