Ägare, entreprenörer, genomförare

Vi har byggt företag. Vi har tillsammans rest mer än 200 miljoner EUR samt genomfört försäljningar både av investeringar och av egna företag. Men viktigast av allt – vi arbetar hårt för att få saker gjorda och är fast beslutna att lämna ett positivt avtryck på våra ekosystem.

Bigge Lidgren

Partner, VD

VD för Cleantech Invest sedan första January 2015. Han var tidigare ansvarig för Energimyndighetens cleantechportfölj av närmare 60 företag. Han är medgrundare till och tidigare VD för Nordens ledande investerarnätverk, Cleantech Scandinavia. Han startade även och drev Nordic Cleantech Open, Nordens ledande affärstävling inom miljöteknik med över 100 deltagare årligen. Bland tidigare företag Bigge grundat finns Bokks, ett företag inriktat på bredbandsteknik som såldes till ett börsnoterat företag och Big Bear café, galleri och butik (finns fortfarande, gå dit om du vill ha gott kaffe). Bigge är tidigare sjufaldig svensk mästare och Nordisk mästare i judo. Bigge har M.Sc. (Environmental Management & Policy) och en B.Sc (Business Administration & Marketing).

+46 73 660 1007

Lassi Noponen

Partner, Styrelseordförande

Sedan 2010 ordförande i styrelsen. Lassi var tidigare styrelseledamot och även styrelseordförande i börsnoterade kontraktstillverkaren Incap. Han startade och var VD för Proventia Group, en av de första fonderna inriktade på cleantech, mellan 2000–2006. Han har även varit ansvarig för M&A på Evli Corporate Finance Oy 1999–2000, och haft ett antal managementbefattningar på Neste Corporation. Lassi har en Master of Law från Åbo University och M.Sc. (Mgmt) från London Business School.

+358 40 501 5127

Tarja Teppo

Partner, CFO

Medgrundare till Cleantech Invest och har arbetat med riskkapital sedan 1999. Hon arbetade på avdelningen för Environmental Management vid Helsingfors Tekniska Universitet mellan 2002–2005, och var tidigare vid Nokia Group både inom produktutveckling och som Director för Nokia Ventures,Finland och USA mellan 1997–2002. Tarja har en M.Sc. (Technology) och en Dr.Sc. (Technology).

+358 50 599 6828

Timo Linnainmaa

Partner

Medgrundare till Cleantech Invest och arbetande i cleantech-sektorn sedan 2002, både som rådgivare och investerare. Timo var VD för Cleantech Invest mellan 2005–2010. Tidigare var han avdelningsansvarig vid Helsingfors Tekniska Universitet mellan 2002–2005. Timo har en M.Sc. Technology.

+358 50 581 0583

Joshua B. Kirkman

Communications Director

Joshua Burguete-Kirkman is Loudspring’s Communications Director. Previously, he managed communications for a large recycling and waste management social enterprise in Australia, and has also dabbled in entrepreneurship himself, winning the prestigious Venture Cup (South, Environment Business) award in 2014.

Joshua has been responsible for Loudspring’s aggressive increase in communications over the past year and a half, seeing the company launch its ‘Cleantech and Coffee’ web series on YouTube and also hosting a number of ‘Sexy Truth’ events in Helsinki and Stockholm.

Joshua is originally from Australia, but now resides in Lund, Sweden. He is an ocean-lover, so when he isn’t communicating about Loudspring he is chasing waves and surfing around the Nordics. By education, Joshua has a Graduate Certificate in Commerce and a Bachelors in International Relations and French.

+46709685584

Antonio Gallizio

Loudspring US Director

Antonio Gallizio is Loudspring’s US Director since September 2017. Previously, he was working with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) as a startup advisor, as well as an investment advisor for family offices in Los Angeles. He has an M&A background with GEREJE Corporate Finance in Singapore, and Impact Investing with Heart Capital in Cape Town, South Africa. By education, Antonio is a BSBA from Northeastern University in Boston, and is also a trained chef, having worked in South America for Chef Francis Mallmann.

+13108008891

Ägare, entreprenörer, genomförare

Vi har byggt företag. Vi har tillsammans rest mer än 200 miljoner EUR samt genomfört försäljningar både av investeringar och av egna företag. Men viktigast av allt – vi arbetar hårt för att få saker gjorda och är fast beslutna att lämna ett positivt avtryck på våra ekosystem.

  • Bigge Lidgren

    VD för Cleantech Invest sedan första January 2015. Han var tidigare ansvarig för Energimyndighetens cleantechportfölj av närmare 60 företag. Han är medgrundare till och tidigare VD för Nordens ledande investerarnätverk, Cleantech Scandinavia. Han startade även och drev Nordic Cleantech Open, Nordens ledande affärstävling inom miljöteknik med över 100 deltagare årligen. Bland tidigare företag Bigge grundat finns Bokks, ett företag inriktat på bredbandsteknik som såldes till ett börsnoterat företag och Big Bear café, galleri och butik (finns fortfarande, gå dit om du vill ha gott kaffe). Bigge är tidigare sjufaldig svensk mästare och Nordisk mästare i judo. Bigge har M.Sc. (Environmental Management & Policy) och en B.Sc (Business Administration & Marketing).

    +46 73 660 1007
  • Lassi Noponen

    Sedan 2010 ordförande i styrelsen. Lassi var tidigare styrelseledamot och även styrelseordförande i börsnoterade kontraktstillverkaren Incap. Han startade och var VD för Proventia Group, en av de första fonderna inriktade på cleantech, mellan 2000–2006. Han har även varit ansvarig för M&A på Evli Corporate Finance Oy 1999–2000, och haft ett antal managementbefattningar på Neste Corporation. Lassi har en Master of Law från Åbo University och M.Sc. (Mgmt) från London Business School.

    +358 40 501 5127
  • Tarja Teppo

    Medgrundare till Cleantech Invest och har arbetat med riskkapital sedan 1999. Hon arbetade på avdelningen för Environmental Management vid Helsingfors Tekniska Universitet mellan 2002–2005, och var tidigare vid Nokia Group både inom produktutveckling och som Director för Nokia Ventures,Finland och USA mellan 1997–2002. Tarja har en M.Sc. (Technology) och en Dr.Sc. (Technology).

    +358 50 599 6828
  • Timo Linnainmaa

    Medgrundare till Cleantech Invest och arbetande i cleantech-sektorn sedan 2002, både som rådgivare och investerare. Timo var VD för Cleantech Invest mellan 2005–2010. Tidigare var han avdelningsansvarig vid Helsingfors Tekniska Universitet mellan 2002–2005. Timo har en M.Sc. Technology.

    +358 50 581 0583
  • Joshua B. Kirkman

    Joshua Burguete-Kirkman is Loudspring’s Communications Director. Previously, he managed communications for a large recycling and waste management social enterprise in Australia, and has also dabbled in entrepreneurship himself, winning the prestigious Venture Cup (South, Environment Business) award in 2014.

    Joshua has been responsible for Loudspring’s aggressive increase in communications over the past year and a half, seeing the company launch its ‘Cleantech and Coffee’ web series on YouTube and also hosting a number of ‘Sexy Truth’ events in Helsinki and Stockholm.

    Joshua is originally from Australia, but now resides in Lund, Sweden. He is an ocean-lover, so when he isn’t communicating about Loudspring he is chasing waves and surfing around the Nordics. By education, Joshua has a Graduate Certificate in Commerce and a Bachelors in International Relations and French.

    +46709685584
  • Antonio Gallizio

    Antonio Gallizio is Loudspring’s US Director since September 2017. Previously, he was working with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) as a startup advisor, as well as an investment advisor for family offices in Los Angeles. He has an M&A background with GEREJE Corporate Finance in Singapore, and Impact Investing with Heart Capital in Cape Town, South Africa. By education, Antonio is a BSBA from Northeastern University in Boston, and is also a trained chef, having worked in South America for Chef Francis Mallmann.

    +13108008891

Board of directors

Lassi Noponen

Partner, Styrelseordförande

Sedan 2010 ordförande i styrelsen. Lassi var tidigare styrelseledamot och även styrelseordförande i börsnoterade kontraktstillverkaren Incap. Han startade och var VD för Proventia Group, en av de första fonderna inriktade på cleantech, mellan 2000–2006. Han har även varit ansvarig för M&A på Evli Corporate Finance Oy 1999–2000, och haft ett antal managementbefattningar på Neste Corporation. Lassi har en Master of Law från Åbo University och M.Sc. (Mgmt) från London Business School.

Matti Vuoria

Board Member

After a decade of service as the CEO of VARMA Mutual Pension Insurance Company Matti Vuoria retired in 2014. He is currently Chairman of the Board at YIT Oyj. His previous board positions include Stora Enso Oyj, Wartsilä Oyj, Sampo Oyj, Orion Oyj and Danisco (Denmark) as well as Nordic Investment Bank. He was the full-time Chairman of Fortum Oyj for five years during 1998-2003. Matti Vuoria is a member of the Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

James Penney

Board Member

James Penney is the Chairman of London based Darwin Property Investment Management Limited and chairs the Investment Committee. In 2015 Darwin Property Investment Management Limited was named ‘Alternative Investment Manager of the Year’ at European Pension Awards and ‘Alternatives Manager of the Year’ by LAPF Investment Awards. James Penney is also the owner and MD of Darwin Consulting. Prior to founding Darwin Consulting, James Penney had an academic career including undergraduate and doctoral studies at Trinity College, Cambridge, as Principal Lecturer at Westminster College, Oxford and as a Sloan Fellow at London Business School from which he has a M.Sc. in Management Studies.

Peter Carlsson

Board Member

Peter Carlsson is an angel investor, advisor and entrepreneur. He was the Vice President, Supply Chain of the world-renowned Electric Vehicle company Tesla Motors during 2011–2015. Before Tesla he worked as the Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer of NXP Semiconductors in Singapore and as the Chief Procurement Officer of Sony-Ericsson. Peter Carlsson has a M.Sc. (Economics, Production & Quality Control) from Luleå Technical University.

Thomas Bengtsson

Board Member

Thomas Bengtsson has been a member of the board since 2015. Thomas has a strong belief in the transition to a low carbon and more sustainable economy through technological development. His own company AB Pelarsalen produces electricity from wind-power. Thomas has a broad venture-capital knowledge and has as a senior advisor to the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise established several investment-companies and programmes to support early stage investments. Thomas was until 2015, for four years, the vice chairman of the board of Industrifonden and has also served as a member of the board of Almi and been chairman of the board of Inlandsinnovation AB. Previously Thomas has worked internationally as an expert for the European Commission in Brussels. M.Sc Economics from University of Lund, executive education in Corporate finance from IFL, Stockholm School of Economics.

Gudrun Giddings

Gudrun Giddings (Beverly Hills, California) has more than 20 years of experience in different capacities within entertainment industry in Hollywood. She is the CEO and producer at G4C Innovation and is a Co-founder of Entertainment Capital Network as well as the U.S. Ambassador for Scandinavian Film Locations. Gudrun serves on the Board of Directors for Mentor Foundation USA, founded by H.M. Queen Silva of Sweden and the World Health Organization. She is also a Board Member of Swedish American Chamber of Commerce USA and is the President and Chair of The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce-Los Angeles. Gudrun previously served as a Producer and Vice President of Production at Paradox Entertainment. Before joining Paradox, Gudrun was the Director of Production for Davis Films, under the distribution company Metropolitan Filmexport.

Board of directors

Lassi Noponen

Partner, Styrelseordförande

Sedan 2010 ordförande i styrelsen. Lassi var tidigare styrelseledamot och även styrelseordförande i börsnoterade kontraktstillverkaren Incap. Han startade och var VD för Proventia Group, en av de första fonderna inriktade på cleantech, mellan 2000–2006. Han har även varit ansvarig för M&A på Evli Corporate Finance Oy 1999–2000, och haft ett antal managementbefattningar på Neste Corporation. Lassi har en Master of Law från Åbo University och M.Sc. (Mgmt) från London Business School.

Matti Vuoria

Board Member

After a decade of service as the CEO of VARMA Mutual Pension Insurance Company Matti Vuoria retired in 2014. He is currently Chairman of the Board at YIT Oyj. His previous board positions include Stora Enso Oyj, Wartsilä Oyj, Sampo Oyj, Orion Oyj and Danisco (Denmark) as well as Nordic Investment Bank. He was the full-time Chairman of Fortum Oyj for five years during 1998-2003. Matti Vuoria is a member of the Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

James Penney

Board Member

James Penney is the Chairman of London based Darwin Property Investment Management Limited and chairs the Investment Committee. In 2015 Darwin Property Investment Management Limited was named ‘Alternative Investment Manager of the Year’ at European Pension Awards and ‘Alternatives Manager of the Year’ by LAPF Investment Awards. James Penney is also the owner and MD of Darwin Consulting. Prior to founding Darwin Consulting, James Penney had an academic career including undergraduate and doctoral studies at Trinity College, Cambridge, as Principal Lecturer at Westminster College, Oxford and as a Sloan Fellow at London Business School from which he has a M.Sc. in Management Studies.

Peter Carlsson

Board Member

Peter Carlsson is an angel investor, advisor and entrepreneur. He was the Vice President, Supply Chain of the world-renowned Electric Vehicle company Tesla Motors during 2011–2015. Before Tesla he worked as the Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer of NXP Semiconductors in Singapore and as the Chief Procurement Officer of Sony-Ericsson. Peter Carlsson has a M.Sc. (Economics, Production & Quality Control) from Luleå Technical University.

Thomas Bengtsson

Board Member

Thomas Bengtsson has been a member of the board since 2015. Thomas has a strong belief in the transition to a low carbon and more sustainable economy through technological development. His own company AB Pelarsalen produces electricity from wind-power. Thomas has a broad venture-capital knowledge and has as a senior advisor to the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise established several investment-companies and programmes to support early stage investments. Thomas was until 2015, for four years, the vice chairman of the board of Industrifonden and has also served as a member of the board of Almi and been chairman of the board of Inlandsinnovation AB. Previously Thomas has worked internationally as an expert for the European Commission in Brussels. M.Sc Economics from University of Lund, executive education in Corporate finance from IFL, Stockholm School of Economics.

Gudrun Giddings

Gudrun Giddings (Beverly Hills, California) has more than 20 years of experience in different capacities within entertainment industry in Hollywood. She is the CEO and producer at G4C Innovation and is a Co-founder of Entertainment Capital Network as well as the U.S. Ambassador for Scandinavian Film Locations. Gudrun serves on the Board of Directors for Mentor Foundation USA, founded by H.M. Queen Silva of Sweden and the World Health Organization. She is also a Board Member of Swedish American Chamber of Commerce USA and is the President and Chair of The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce-Los Angeles. Gudrun previously served as a Producer and Vice President of Production at Paradox Entertainment. Before joining Paradox, Gudrun was the Director of Production for Davis Films, under the distribution company Metropolitan Filmexport.