Together we tackle the Valley of Death and its trials head on.

blq stands for building legacy quota. We build tech that outlive us. But the road to greatness goes through the valley of death. At blq we know how to walk it. 

Our blq box-formula equips you with the know-how to tackle tomorrow’s challenges. With confidence. Without fear. Preparing for the journey to build something lasting.

A team of company builders

Kamjar Hajabdolahi

Founding partner

Kamjar is the founder of blq invest. As a serial entrepreneur Kamjar knows what it is like to walk in a founder’s shoes. Kamjar holds a master of law from Uppsala University. He is enthusiastic about his two kids, padel and falafel (startups from Skåne are always interesting).

Erik Halvord


Originally from Gothenburg, Erik worked with Serendipity’s M&A team prior to joining blq Invest. He holds a MsC in Industrial Management and Engineering from KTH, Stockholm. Outside of work, Erik spends his spare time playing tennis, skiing and travelling (ideally combining the last two options).

Karin Bjerde

Partner & Company Builder

Karin has been in the Swedish start-up world for 5 years prior to blq, scaling Kognity’s commercial operations. Prior to that she worked 4 years at Morgan Stanley, and has an MSc from Stockholm School of Economics. Identified as top 75 global leader by Goldman Sachs. Originally from Sweden’s west coast, so good jokes and affinity for salty water is given.

Mazdak Shiasi

Company Builder

As a Company Builder, Mazdak has a passion and experience from multiple start-ups. Before joining blq, he was the CEO of an international legal tech SaaS company. When he’s not supporting our portfolio companies, he supports his favorite football team in the Swedish league, which according to him, is the best league in the world.

John Engholm

Partner & Company Builder

John is a lawyer turned entrepreneur, who has founded, scaled and sold his own legal tech SaaS company. John was born and raised in Sundsvall, holds an LL.M. from Uppsala University and spends his spare time with his wife, eating good food and traveling.

Gabriel Lundberg

Partner & Company Builder

Gabriel left the west coast of Sweden to join a fledgling start-up called Spotify, where he ran the search product and built a love of the overlap between user experience, business and technology. With cumulative learnings from the early-stage fund SeedPlus and the autonomous logistics startup Einride, he is blq’s Company Builder in product and technology. In his downtime, he enjoys cooking, travel, fiber arts and snowboarding.

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