“Nothing is really impossible if one really tries”, Gregers says, then adds jokingly “And being Danish in a company of several Norwegians and Swedes, you have to try twice as hard all the time, just to make yourself understood”.
Gregers joined Northzone in 2003 at the request of Arve and after conducting a serious due diligence upon his future colleagues. At that time, in the aftermath of the Information Tech Bubble, Danish Venture Capitalism has just imploded, he recalls. The critical mass of Venture Capital firms simply wasn’t there, and then Northzone stepped in.
Prior to joining Northzone, Gregers was an active and hands-on business angel and member of the formal Danish business angel network. Gregers co-founded the Danish broadband start-up COCOM in the mid-90’s.
COCOM was acquired by Cisco in 1999 and Gregers served as general manager of Cisco Cable Products and Solutions in Denmark. Prior to co-founding COCOM, Gregers was management consultant and partner in Bisballe Planlï¿½gning serving Danish and international clients, and he served as expert and evaluator to the European Commission R&D programs.
When not investing time and money with Northzone, Gregers actually finds joy in Real Estate projects, having initiated a sizeable rental apartment project outside Copenhagen in Denmark, a venture that already delivers attractive cash flow.
Gregers holds a M.Sc. in Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School. Gregers serves as Chairman of the Board of Asetek and Proxilliant and as a Director of Napatech, NanoFreeze and the Danish Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.