Haakon has extensive investing, operational and venture capital experience across Europe.
Haakon co-founded Self Trade S.A (France), an online broker, and acted as the CEO for the highly successful British part of the business and was a member of their European Executive Board. Self Trade S.A was floated in April 2000 and then sold in October 2000 to DAB (a subsidiary of HVB of Germany) for â‚¬911M.
Prior to founding Dawn, Haakon has been helping early stage companies with their first commercial efforts through to managing accelerated growth, often by serving as an interim manager or board member. As an investor, Haakon was a founder investor of Self Trade S.A and in G-Cluster OY at an early stage (sold to Softbank Broadmedia (Japan) in July 2003 for an undisclosed amount) and in Lateral Logic Ltd (sold to Mathengine Ltd in 1998 for an undisclosed amount).
Haakon is an advisor to the SaÃ¯d Oxford Business School on the topic of management of high growth technology companies.
Mr. Overli studied Mathematics at the University of Oslo and holds a B.A. (Hons) in Economics from University of Durham.
In his investment banking career, Haakon was a Director of the investment banking start-up MC Securities Ltd, part of which was sold to the ING Group, where he subsequently became a Director and Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking at ING Barings. Prior to that, Haakon worked for JP Morgan Investment Banking in the M&A departments of New York and London.