About

We are Dexplora

The team

Alfred Gunnarsson

Alfred drives design at Dexplora. Prior to founding Dexplora Alfred co-founded e-receipt company Kvittar, and before that he was a freelance web developer and designer. Alfred has a Bachelor in Graphic Design from Malmö University.

Andreas Pålsson

Andreas oversees development at Dexplora. Prior to founding Dexplora Andreas worked at Axis and Tactel as an embedded developer. Andreas has a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Lund University.

Hampus Jakobsson

Hampus handles all customer interactions at Dexplora. Prior to founding Dexplora Hampus co-founded and led business development for TAT The Astonishing Tribe, which was acquired by Blackberry in 2010 for $150m. Hampus has a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Lund University and is a prolific angel investor.

Mikael Tellhed

Mikael oversees the product definition at Dexplora. Prior to founding Dexplora Mikael co-founded and led product definition for TAT The Astonishing Tribe, which was acquired by Blackberry in 2010 for $150m. Mikael has a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Lund University.

Investors

Staffan Helgesson

Staffan is the founder and a General Partner at Creandum. He has 15 years of investment and company building experience as well as extensive international management experience from McKinsey & Company, Procter & Gamble and IKEA, in Europe, US and Asia.

Staffan holds a B.Sc. in Managerial Economics from Lund University and is also Kauffman Fellow.

Tom Bradley

Tom Bradley is a Partner at DN Capital and has been active in the venture capital market for over twelve years. Previously he was a Partner with DFJ Esprit and part of the team that led the spin out from JPMorgan Cazenove.

Tom brings extensive experience of helping to build some of Europe’s leading enterprise and consumer technology companies.

He is a graduate of Oxford University with an MA in Modern History from Brasenose College.

Angels & Advisors

Henrik Torstensson

CEO of ShapeUp Club and seed-stage investor in Videoplaza, Tieday Group and Dexplora. A background with Swedish Internet startups Spotify, Stardoll, TradeDoubler and Spray over the last 15 years.

Adrian McDermott

Adrian leads Zendesk’s Product Management, Engineering and Operations teams. A long time Silicon Valley transplant he has previous CTO/VP Engineering experience with Attributor, BEA and Plumtree Software.

Lars Buch

20+ years experience with hardware development and 12 years with mobiles at Nokia, as Head of Smartphones Copenhagen. Built the “Nokia Bridge Program Incubator” in Copenhagen. During 2011-2012, he helped more than 60 new spinoff startups to life. Now the Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Copenhagen.

Chris Perret

Chris Perret was the founder and CEO of Nukona, the company that led the way in enterprise mobile app management. Nukona was acquired by Symantec in 2012. Mr. Perret is actively investing in and advising companies that bridge mobile and traditional enterprise infrastructure

Charles Grimsdale

Charles is a co-founder of Eden Ventures. Charles is an active investor in the digital media sector and loves early stage businesses. Charles was formerly a software engineer turned entrepreneur, who founded, built and subsequently sold two companies (DIVISION Group plc, and OD2), before founding Eden Ventures.

Richard Muirhead

“Boris bike” & Boeing-based entrepreneur, executive and investor with a LSE IPO for a carrier-class software company, and a trade sale to BMC for an enterprise software company. Fascinated by crazily disruptive mobile and internet models in their own right but also for their applicability to the enterprise.

Carl Silbersky

Founder and CEO of SettleBox and active angel investor.

Previously Carl was CEO and investor at Polar Rose, acquired by Apple. In 2008 Carl joined the founding team of Tactel, mobile software engineering, lead the business development and the sale of the company to a major Nordic PE firm.

Johan Lenander

Johan Lenander works as an active private investor and Board Director within the IT, Telecom and Health industries. His professional resumé includes positions as Chairman and CEO in a company listed at Nasdaq OMX and he holds an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics as well as a Master of Science in production engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology.

Frank Meehan

Founded and led INQ Mobile. Entrepreneur In Residence at Horizons Ventures VC. Based in London, HK and SF. Currently on the boards of Summly, Affectiva, Fixmo, DoubleTwist, Desti, Ginger Software and TOM.com. Previously on the board of Spotify, and on the board of Siri prior to the acquisition by Apple. Listed in the top 100 Wired UK list for 2012.

Now founder and CEO, Kuato Studios

Chrysanthos Chrysanthou

Chrysanthos currently leads Business Development with the Startup Ecosystem across EMEA for Amazon Web Services. Previously he was the COO at Living PlanIT and worked at Cisco for 10 years, where amongst other roles he led Services-related investments and acquisitions. Chrysanthos is a sleepless, globetrotting active advisor and investor to startup companies.

Henrik Béen

Henrik has more than 15 years of experience from the software industry and held various executive product roles at QlikTech (QlikView), a leader in Business Intelligence. He was part of the team who took the company public on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 2010. Today Henrik is an independent consultant and advisor in the IT industry. Henrik holds a Masters degree in Political Science and Information Systems from Lund University.

John Taysom

John founded the Reuters Greenhouse Fund, (RVC), in 1995, in Palo Alto, making 82 investments for Reuters. To date, 17 of those companies have achieved an IPO. In 2003 John and partners acquired the fund in an MBO. Investments included Yahoo!, Verisign, Phone.com. Since 2003 John has focussed on seed investments. To date two have achieved IPOs, one on Nasdaq and one on AIM, and several have been acquired, including sales to LinkedIn, Experian, BMC, and Tesco.

Lars Nordwall

Lars has twenty years of software and consulting experience in the CRM, BI, and Big Data domain. Currently COO at graph database provider Neo Technology. Previous roles include SVP Sales at Pentaho and founding-VP Sales at SugarCRM. Lars has a M.Sc. Degree in MechE from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, a B.B.A. from the Stockholm University School of Business, and he has completed an Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.

Anil Hansjee

Anil is a corporate development strategist/M&A; executive. He is currently an advisor to PE fund EQT and merchant bank LEPE Partners. He founded/chairs the Entrepreneurs Group of the British Computer Society. From 2006 to end 2011, Anil was head of Corporate Development EMEA for Google. Anil is also a seed investor with 20+ investments. Anil was awarded Hon. Doctorate from Kingston in 2011 in Computing for promoting IT entrepreneurship. He has a BSc.(Hons.) from Edinburgh in AI/CS and a MSc. from LBS in Finance.