We Make Good
Business Great

Supporting entrepreneurs with capital and operational expertise
to help build the next online winners

Investment Strategy

Our expertise lies within creating value in the online consumer industry. We seek out investment opportunities in startup stages with strong business cases, which will thrive with the right methods and tools provided by us

Our investment focus is fintech, iGaming and lead generation but we invest mainly in great teams with the potential to grow global businesses with our financing and operational support

We Are
Optimizer Invest

Optimizer Invest was founded in Malta late 2012 by the Swedes Henrik Persson Ekdahl and Mikael Riese Harstad, and Norwegian André Lavold. Since then, the company and its team, all with extensive experience in entrepreneurship and building business online, has been widely recognised as a leading investment company specialising in helping entrepreneurs and early stage companies to reach their full potential

Optimizer Invest is not only an investor but also a support organisation helping its portfolio companies to achieve operational excellence and growth

Optimizer Invest Background

2012 founded

3 ipos

25 investments

€1 billion+ mergers

1000+ employees

4 divestments

30+ M&A transactions

€150m+ raised


The Optimizer family is represented by a wide variety of companies leveraging tech to build great companies

Latest News
& Press Releases

Trading Update

Trading Update The sale of shares in CTM has nothing to do with our view on the stock or the future for the company. On the contrary, the company has reached yet another stage where we feel comfortable to sell. We have always sold responsibly in the past (previously at 33 and 80 SEK) and […]

Petter Moldenius new CEO at Optimizer Invest

Petter Moldenius new CEO at Optimizer Invest Optimizer Invest has appointed Petter Moldenius as new CEO. He replaces Johan Kinnander, who has been the acting CEO since December 2017. Petter Moldenius (37 years) has an M.Sc. in Engineering Physics as well as many years of experience in leading positions in business development and M&A. Until […]

Optimizer Invest appoints Johan Kinnander as acting CEO

Johan Kinnander, today Investment Manager at Optimizer Invest, has been appointed acting CEO of the company. The reason is that CEO Carla Maree Vella has chosen to move on to her own startup project within the blockchain space.   Johan Kinnander has extensive experience as an investor and business developer. Former positions include MD Nordic […]

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