|Stockholm School of Economics, MSc||2007|
|Accounting and Financial Management|
Victor Jacobsson is one of Klarna’s three founders. He started the company in 2005 with his friends Sebastian Siemiatkowski and Niklas Adalberth, whilst they were studying at the Stockholm School of Economics. Victor has together with the two other founders recieved a lot of attention, both nationally and internationally, for his success with Klarna.
The idea for the company was founded during a business idea competition hosted by the Stockholm School of Economics and its partners. Victor and his friends managed to go to the final and pitched their idea in front of Sweden’s greatest investors and businessmen. They were rejected by all the ‘dragons’ and lost the final. But they kept their belief of one day becoming a great company and started Klarna (then Kreditor) anyway. Today, Klarna is one of Europe’s leading providers of payment solutions for e-commerce, with support from Sequioa Capital and Investment AB Ã–resund.
Victor has a masters degree from the Stockholm School of Economics. Victor was together with Niklas and Sebastian awarded “Ã…rets manliga stjÃ¤rnskott” by Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year region Stockholm in 2009. In 2007, they were placed 27th as Sweden’s hottest super-talents by the Swedish business magazine “Veckans AffÃ¤rer”.