Cleantech Invest appoints Alexander Lidgren new Managing Director while speeding up Nordic expansion

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Cleantech Invest Plc
Company Release   16 January 2015 at 8.30 am (EET)

Alexander ”Bigge” Lidgren has been appointed Managing Director of Cleantech Invest as from 16 January 2015. Lidgren has an entrepreneurial background having started and managed several growth companies. His latest venture, Cleantech Scandinavia, became the leading investor network in the Nordics and grew profitably for five consecutive years. Lidgren brings to Cleantech Invest a unique network of European investor, industrial and start-up connections and complements the current networks well. He is also 12-time national Swedish judo champion and holds M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Policy and BA in Business and Marketing.

Lidgren has during the last two years managing a portfolio of close to 60 high-growth cases at The Swedish Energy Agency, the largest funder of cleantech companies in the Nordics. He has, among other things, set up internationalisation programs in Germany, UK and USA. 

”Cleantech Invest has been able to build a strong portfolio in the very fields where growth is currently the strongest, namely Cleanweb, Internet of Things and Energy efficiency. They work very hands-on as owners and are really more of an accelerator with funds than a traditional investor. I believe that this is the way to go if you want to have success in early stage investing”, says Lidgren.

Chairman of the Board, Lassi Noponen comments: ”With Bigge’s leadership we will now focus on the entire Nordics as our home market and establish presence on the most significant strategic markets. Sweden is also an important location for IPOs and Mergers & Acquisitions and it is essential to have a foothold there.”

Feodor Aminoff, former Managing Director of Cleantech Invest, will continue in the company focusing on portfolio value creation, exits and IPOs.

CLEANTECH INVEST PLC

Further information:
Lassi Noponen, Chairman of the Board of Cleantech Invest Plc, tel. +358 40 501 5127, lassi.noponen@cleantechinvest.com
Alexander Lidgren, tel. +46 73 660 1007, bigge@cleantechinvest.com

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