10 December 2015
Johan Kinnander new investment manager at Optimizer Invest
With a new investment manager Optimizer Invest strengthens its presence and activity in the Nordic market.
Optimizer Invest has made a name for itself in just a few years, having built up a broad portfolio of interesting startups. Investments have so far been made in some 20 companies, of which nearly half are based in the Nordic region. Among the Swedish companies are Tinitell, Reve, Consector and Frontmen.
To be able to support the companies in the best way possible, Optimizer Invest has chosen to strengthen its organisation with an investment manager. Johan Kinnander will represent the company from January 1, and give strategic input to the entrepreneurs in Optimizer’s portfolio in the Nordics.
Johan Kinnander (50) himself is an entrepreneur and board member of Media Planet. Previously, he held senior positions in the gaming industry, including CEO of Betsson and COO at Betsafe. Former positions also include Country Manager at Google Sweden.
Henrik Persson, partner, Optimizer Invest:
- It is crucial for entrepreneurs in the start-up phase to get the right support and advice on strategic issues. With Johan Kinnander in our team, we are strengthening our presence in the Nordic market. He will be of great benefit to many of our companies.
- I look forward to being united with the team behind Optimizer Invest. Their know-how of running companies and creating profitable business is well known. My experience will complement them well.
About Optimizer Invest
Optimizer Invest is a Scandinavian venture capital company based in Malta. The company helps early stage businesses and entrepreneurs to develop and to reach their full potential with profitable growth. The founders and owners have a successful background in the online gaming industry, and therefore primarily invest in consumer-oriented and online businesses. Since the start in 2012, Optimizer Invest has invested in a dozen companies. The investment phase is still at an intense stage.
Optimizer Invest has part ownership in the following companies:
ANIMAIL/ZOOZOO.COM, BETIT GROUP, CATENA MEDIA, CASINO HEROES, CONSECTOR, CROWNSTUDENT.COM, EASY PAYMENT GATEWAY, IGAMING CLOUD, FRONTMEN, FAST PROMOTION, OKOBAY, POLAR TECH CAPITAL, READLY, REVE, SEQURA, TINITELL