We are very pleased and honoured that Mr Birger Nergaard has joined Investigate as an investor and Advisory Board member. Birger is also known as ‘Mr VC’ in Scandinavia, after pioneering the venture capital industry by establishing Four Seasons Venture (now Verdane Capital) in 1985. Birger was the CEO until 2006 and now serve as GP and Director. Birger brings vast amount of expertise and knowledge that will benefit both Investigate and its portfolio companies.

“It is exciting to be part of Investigate, both as an investor and Advisory Board member. Investigate has an approach and investment theme adjusted to the new tech start up reality where big data analysis and artificial intelligence are commodities, ‘off-the-shelf’ products, enabling companies to launch products and get profit much earlier than before, and grow at a much higher rate. I am equally excited to be part of this next chapter of venture capital – especially in South East Asia that is booming with interesting startups.” says Mr Birger Nergaard.

“Having such an experienced and successful person like Mr Birger Nergaard joining Investigate as an investor and Advisory Board member is a testament to what we are currently doing is on the right track. Having a person like Birger on board will ensure that this continues to be the case. We are very proud and grateful.” says Mr Mikael Krogh, Founder and Director of Investigate Network Capital.

More about Birger Nergaard

Birger Nergaard is a Director of Clarksons and has been deputy chairman of the board of Clarksons Platou AS (formerly RS Platou ASA) since 2008. He is currently a Director of Verdane Capital’s funds V, VI, VII and VIII, a Director of Clarksons Platou Securities AS, Nergaard Investment Partners AS, and an advisor to the P/E fund Advent International in Norway.

Birger established Four Seasons Venture (today Verdane Capital) in 1985 and was the company’s CEO until 2006, now he serves as GP and Director.

Birger was awarded King Harald’s Gold Medal of Merit in 2006 for pioneering the Norwegian venture capital industry. He holds a law degree from the University of Oslo.

More about Investigate Network Capital

Investing in a business model

Investigate is a Singapore-based investment firm specialising in accelerating growth of startups within the Network Orchestrator business model – corporations facilitating information sharing and transactions in their network and sharing the value created, with the same network.

Investment theme:

  • Focus – a particular business model called Network Orchestrator
  • Geography – SEA with an opening for Scandinavian companies with a strong SEA link
  • Stage – early growth stage (post revenue)
  • Size – up to USD 500k in a single investment

For further enquiries contact Investigate on mail@investigatevc.com

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