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).
Together we tackle the Valley of Death and its trials head on.
A team of company builders
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 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.
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 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 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.