Grimgold Ventures AB is run, owned and backed by Patrick Grimlund. I founded the company in 2012 with the purpose of investing seed capital in Swedish tech startups. We invest time and money in people and projects we 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. 

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 passionate 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.

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.