Martin is one of those rare executives who has transitioned a successful career as CEO/entrepreneur to one of a venture capitalist. Following 15 years of operational experience starting, building and selling companies, he and his three partners developed Creandum, best known for its investments in Vivino, Spotify and iZettle, into one of the most successful VC funds in the Nordic region. At Creandum he led multiple exits including: Jays AB (IPO), IPtronics (acquired by Mellanox), and Nanoradio (acquired by Samsung) and Autobutler (acquired by PSA Group — the carmaker behind the brands Peugeot, Citroën and DS). During Martin’s early entrepreneurial years, he co-founded Creuna, which is today the largest digital agency in the Nordics.
Martin holds the position as chairman of multiple ventures such as The Org and Norwegian Experience. In addition, he remains a Non-Executive Director at Creandum GP.
Martin holds an MSc from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), studied Law at the University of Copenhagen and Business Studies at International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and Stanford University.