Göran Carlson gives CapSek a presence in Piteå
In connection with the investments in fossil-free steel, investments of just over SEK 1,100 billion are now being made in Norrbotten and Västerbotten. Investments that involve a lot of innovation and many tech companies with interesting business ideas.
The region receives very large sums through investments in companies such as SSAB, LKAB, and H2 Green Steel. Investments that created a ”Klondyke” potential in the area.
In the region, there is a network of business promotion actors and incubators that help companies in the early startup phase. However, a pure scale-up investor is missing.
CapSek, which has been collaborating with Piteå-based Tailorbird for some time now, is now taking the next step through an establishment in Piteå in collaboration with the entrepreneur and Piteå profile Göran Carlson.
By being on-site, CapSek sees great opportunities to be able to help the small and medium-sized tech companies that operate in what has become Sweden’s northern growth cluster.
– We believe that with our platform for sourcing and value creation, together with Göran Carlson’s local anchoring and established network, we are laying the foundation for good investments in the region. The investment is completely in line with CapSek’s strategy to identify growth companies in growth regions mainly outside Stockholm through local anchoring, says CapSek’s CEO Henrik Jerner.
For over 20 years, Göran Carlson has successfully run the angel investment company Carlson Invest, which has invested in Sweden, Hong Kong, Spain, the Czech Republic, and the USA, mainly in tech.
– As a Norrbottninger, I have all my life run a company with an international outlook, while at the same time, I wanted to see regional growth. CapSek and I quickly realized that we share values. Together, we can help many tech companies in the north that have nice, scalable business models to take the next step in their development. We have already identified about ten companies in everything from the mining industry to the space industry and look forward to becoming the first purely investment company with a focus on tech companies in the scale-up phase up here in the north, says Göran Carlson.
For more information contact:
Henrik Jerner, CEO Northern CapSek Ventures AB, telephone +46 761 08 65 44