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Uffe Bundgaard-Jørgensen

CEO and Founder of the Company

He holds a PhD in Economics and Operations Research (1974) from University of Copenhagen and Danish Technical University; and an MA in Economics (cand.polit., 1970) from University of Copenhagen. He has a career as international consultant and research director. He has a combined 20-year experience as managing director of a Danish natural gas company and a large Danish Venture Capital Fund (DVF). From 2000 onward he is CEO of InvestorNet-Gate2Growth Aps (formerly known as Mermaid Venture).

He lectured in Economics for many years at the University of Copenhagen, and worked as a consultant for the World Bank and DANIDA (Danish International Development Agency) in South America, Asia and Africa. He was member of the Board of Directors of EVCA (European Venture Capital Organization) for several years. He has been advisor to the Danish International Investment Funds and has since 2004 served as Chairman of the Danish Energy Regulatory Authority appointed by the Minister of Climate and Energy of Denmark. He has been Chairman or member of the Board of several SMEs.

Since 2016 he is Vice-Chairman of the EU Commission H2020 Risk Financing Advisory Group, and member of the H2020 Advisory Group for International Cooperation. He is member of the Scientific Committee of the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU) funded by EU and European Industries. Between 2014-2015 he was Chairman of the EU Commission H2020 SME Innovation Advisory. He is member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences.

He is the author of the book: How to Attract Investors, a personal guide to understanding their mindset and requirements, and has conducted more than 175 How to Attract Investors and Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Master Classes throughout Europe. He is registered as Business Coach by the European Commission's Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME).

Rasmus Egvad

Partner

He holds an MSc in International Business (2008) from Copenhagen Business School, combined with MBA courses (2006) from Brandeis International Business School in Boston. Strong academic focus on strategy, international competition, business development, alliance strategies and innovation. Finished his studies with a Master Thesis about corporate governance in small companies. He joined InvestorNet-Gate2Growth in 2012, is currently Partner and registered as Business Coach by the European Commission's Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME).

Rasmus works with screening, selecting and developing business cases for the numerous EU-supported projects where InvestorNet-Gate2Growth is the business exploitation partner. He has worked with early stage companies from a variety of business sectors including agriculture, transport, energy, ICT, eco-innovation and manufacturing industries.

Before joining, Rasmus worked as Business Analyst/Project Manager at the IT start-up Nextvet A/S (2009-2010) where he had a key role in a successful sale and exit for the company's founders. He also has experience as a freelance analyst performing market, competitor and business analyses for a range of different small Danish companies. He was senior consultant at Keystones ApS (2011-2014) where he worked with business development of small growth companies, mainly with the focus on attracting private investors.

He is co-author of the book: How to Attract Investors, a personal guide to understanding their mindset and requirements, and has conducted several How to Attract Investors and Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Master Classes. He is registered as Business Coach by the European Commission's Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME).

Louise Pierrel Mikkelsen

Senior Consultant

She holds an MSc in Accounting, Strategy and Control (2011) from Copenhagen Business School, combined with MBA courses (2009) of PGP & PGPX at IIM Ahmedabad, India. She has a strong academic focus on performance management, microeconomics, business development, strategic due diligence and innovation. She finished her studies with a Master Thesis about business plan writing for entrepreneurs without business education.

She joined InvestorNet-Gate2Growth in 2012 and is also registered as Business Coach by the European Commission's Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME).

Louise works with screening, selecting and developing business cases for the numerous EU-supported projects where InvestorNet-Gate2Growth is the business exploitation partner. She has worked with early stage companies from a variety of business sectors including bio-technology, photonics, social services including elder care, transport, energy, ICT and eco-innovation.

Before joining, she was involved in several start-ups, among which: Business Developer, Asia (2009-2012) for the financial education specialist GCMS; Business Developer (2012) for the computer game start-up Tryhart Aps; Social Media Advisor (2005-2012); Freelance AI, SEO, Analytics, optimization and strategic Social Media solutions for a range of different Danish companies; Webeditor and Social Network Developer (2004-2007) at VELUX A/S.

She is co-author of the book: How to Attract Investors, a personal guide to understanding their mindset and requirements, and has conducted more than 10 How to Attract Investors and Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Master Classes throughout Europe and Africa in English & French.

Carmen Bianca Socaciu

Senior Consultant

She holds an MSc in International Marketing and Management (2011) from Copenhagen Business School, combined with MBA courses (2010) of PGP & PGPX at IIM Ahmedabad, India. She has a strong academic focus on international market research, strategy, management, marketing and business development. Finished her studies with a Master Thesis about a 3-year Nordic Growth Strategy for the market research company YouGov.

Carmen joined InvestorNet-Gate2Growth in 2014. She is currently on maternity leave.

She works with screening, selecting and developing business cases for the numerous EU-supported projects where InvestorNet-Gate2Growth is the business exploitation partner. She has worked with early stage companies from a variety of business sectors including agriculture, bio-technology, energy, ICT, eco-innovation and manufacturing industries.

She is co-author of the book: How to Attract Investors, a personal guide to understanding their mindset and requirements, and has experience with conducting How to Attract Investors and Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Master Classes, also in Romania.

Marius-Febi Matei

Consultant

Marius holds a PhD in Chemistry (2016) and an MSc in Nanomolecular Science (2010) from Jacobs University Bremen (Germany). He has a strong academic focus on interdisciplinary training: laboratory research, food chemistry, nanomolecular science, organic and analytical chemistry, biophysics and supramolecular chemistry. Finished his studies with a PhD thesis about synthesizing and analyzing beneficial chemical compounds resulted from food processing.

Marius joined InvestorNet-Gate2Growth in 2016 as a Technical Consultant, offering support on the scientific matters of the pan-European projects and business cases the company is handling. He has an understanding of the business issues through his bachelor in Economics and International Business (2013) from University of Craiova (Romania). Marius works with screening, selecting and developing business cases for the numerous EU-supported projects where InvestorNet-Gate2Growth is the business exploitation partner.

Before joining, he performed experimental laboratory work (polyphenols research), was involved in teaching undergraduate classes (chemistry and physics) and managed MSc laboratory rotation projects and experimental BSc thesis projects.

He is co-author of 2 book chapters, over 15 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and 2 research grant proposals, relating mainly to the areas of polyphenols and synthetic macrocycles.

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