Grimgold Ventures AB is owned and backed by Patrick Grimlund. He founded the company in 2012 with the purpose of investing seed capital in Swedish tech startups and support them in succeeding.
Tech startups and venture capital
Patrick Grimlund Co-founded his first IT company in 1998, since then he has been part of the startup ecosystem in various roles and positions. He has been active 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 and PhD candidate in entrepreneurship and executive coaching at Uppsala University (2007-2011), Patrick founded Grimgold Consulting AB in 2008. The same year he become Certified Coach by International Coach Federation (ACC, ICF member between 2006-2011). Over the years he has been coaching a large number of entrepreneurs, executives, top athlets and key employees at startups and publicly traded companies.
A well known coach, financial expert and TV-personality
In parallell with his coaching and consulting business, Patrick has been engaged as a TV-host and financial expert in TV-shows like Dragons Den (“Draknästet”) and Luxury Trap (“Lyxfällan”) for several years. He is co-author of personal finance book “Mer Klirr i Kassan” and he has been expert in the monthly magazine Civilekonomen for almost a decade.
Angel investor and family man
Patrick loves supporting and coaching dedicaded entrepreneurs. He invest time and capital in brave and extraordinary people with smart and scalable business ideas. When not meeting with entrepreneurs, Patrick spend most of his time with his family and they are enjoying an active lifestyle in the country side.
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 Patrick in Swedish www.patrickgrimlund.se
With over 20 years of experience from the Swedish startup ecosystem, I invest time and money in people and projects I really feel passionate about.