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Pontus Ottosson CEO Chalmers Ventures

Pontus Ottosson – New CEO of Chalmers Ventures

We are proud to announce Pontus Ottosson as the new CEO of Chalmers Ventures. Pontus Ottosson, currently working as Head of Investments at Chalmers Ventures, will assume the role of CEO on January 1, 2024. Pontus replaces Sara Wallin, who in turn becomes the new CEO of the Chalmers Foundation.

-Chalmers Ventures has had a fantastic development over the past few years, says Johan Inden, Chairman of the Board at Chalmers Ventures. We have developed a strategy that delivers on the goals and positions Chalmers Ventures as a leading tech investor and venture builder in the Nordics. Finding the right next CEO is therefore key. We have had a thorough and in-depth recruitment process with many really good candidates. It’s a complex job where the person must have expertise in investing in research-based companies and knowledge of venture creation in academia and the research environment. Therefore, we are pleased to have concluded a very positive recruitment in Pontus Ottosson. This gives us the right competence and leadership, as well as a secure transition and continued delivery on the strategy and vision for Chalmers.

Pontus Ottosson has a long background in leading and investing in technology companies. Previously, Pontus was CEO of P.U.L.S. (today Aqilion), where under his leadership, 500 million SEK was raised in venture capital and exits were completed for 1.1 billion SEK value. From 2017 until today, Pontus has worked as Head of Investments at Chalmers Ventures. During this time, the portfolio value has increased from 155 million SEK to 488 million SEK.

Chalmers aims to become a world-class university in its new Vision for 2041. One of the pillars to achieve this is through the growth of foundation capital, developed commercial activities, and fundraising. In this, Chalmers Ventures becomes a key player within the group.

-Chalmers Ventures is one of the leading tech investors and venture builders in the Nordics. It is of course an honor and a fantastically exciting challenge to lead the operations forward, says Pontus Ottosson, the incoming CEO of Chalmers Ventures. We will continue to act as a leading player that starts up, invests in, and develops unique deeptech companies.

Chalmers Ventures’ process, which can take research from the lab to the market, enables both positive business and global impact. In 2024, Chalmers Ventures will increase its investment capacity to 90 million kronor.

-Increasing the investment framework to 90 million SEK means that we can accompany the portfolio companies further in their development. This is positive for both the portfolio companies and those who co-invest with us. Everything is done through our evergreen model which ensures competent and patient ownership in the portfolio companies. I am convinced that together with our fantastic team at Chalmers Ventures, we will take tomorrow’s deeptech companies from the lab to the market.

Pontus Ottosson, 0705 35 93 34
Johan Inden, 0739-02 90 13