We Make Good
Business Great

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

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

We have representation in Malta, Stockholm, London and Marbella


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

Skilling Unveils World-Class Chess Legend Magnus Carlsen as Global Brand Ambassador

Optimizer Invest’s portfolio company Skilling, has announced global superstar Magnus Carlsen, reigning World Chess Champion and the top ranked player in the world, as their official global brand ambassador

Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

Through Henrik Persson Ekdahl´s scholarship and UF Sweden / Kristianstad, Optimizer Invest had the opportunity to meet with three young entrepreneurs through an internship experience at our offices in Marbella, Spain

SeQura Closes a Debt Facility of Up to 200 Million Euros

SeQura, the leading online payment platform in Spain, has reached an agreement with Chenavari, to have a debt facility of up to 50 Mio Euros in the first phase and with the possibility to scale it up to 200 Mio Euros

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