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Connect Talks: Investing in Unlisted Companies w/ Jesper Strandberg, Founder & CEO Kaptena

Jesper Strandberg, Founder & CEO Kaptena and Naimul Abd, CEO Connect East deep dive into investing in unlisted companies.

Welcome to our fireside chat with Jesper Strandberg

Join our Connect Talks episode focusing on investment in unlisted companies.

This fireside chat will bring you the latest insights and trends from Jesper Strandberg, Founder & CEO of Kaptena,

 Talk Itinerary

  • What sparked the idea to start Kaptena, and what was the biggest challenge in the early days?
  • What are unlisted companies and how does one typically invest in them?
  • How does Kaptena work with investing in unlisted companies?
  • What does the journey look like for an investor?
  • How are you building / evolving products and services in your portfolio (Kapsure, Kapclear, Kapnet)?
  • How do you balance the technical complexities of your services with user-friendliness?
  • What’s the most valuable feedback you’ve received from a user, and how did it influence your service?
  • What measures does Kaptena take to ensure security and trust in its digital tools?
  • How do you see the future of investment in unlisted companies evolving, and what role will Kaptena play in it?
  • With digital transformation accelerating, how does Kaptena plan to stay ahead in the finance tech industry?
  • What advice would you give to someone looking to start investing in unlisted companies?
  • Looking ahead, what new features or services can we expect from Kaptena?

About Jesper

Jesper founded Kaptena in 2014. His career began when he studied a BS degree in finance and economics at Lund University. Jesper has worked in the financial industry since 1994. In 1998, he co-founded Fondex, Sweden’s first internet-based marketplace for mutual funds.

About Kaptena

Kaptena is passionate about developing the Swedish ecosystem for unlisted securities. Their vision is to make it easy to run, develop, own and invest in unlisted companies. Kaptena develops value-creating services for entrepreneurs, investors and other stakeholders. With Kapsure (”ISK” för onoterat), unlisted shares and securities can be held in a Swedish capital insurance. Instead of 30% capital gains tax, a low annual tax is paid. Kapclear – the smart share book – allows individual companies to manage all issued securities. Kapnet is the investor network that connects investors and companies.

🎙️ Moderated by Naimul Abd

Naimul Abd is the CEO of Connect Öst. He is on a mission to connect Entrepreneurs with Capital, Competence, and Connections. He is a serial ecosystem builder and the Nordics lead for global ecosystems including Founder Institute, Nutty Ventures, Startup Grind, and Founders Live.

🌐 About Connect Talks

Connect Talks is a catalyst for ideas, inspiration, and impact. Hosted by Connect Öst, we bring top investors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders to facilitate a dynamic exchange of experiences and perspectives with the Connect universe and the broader startup and tech community worldwide.

This is a digital event. Zoom link will be sent to those who register for the event.

For questions, speaking opportunities, partnerships, or learning more about Connect Öst, reach out to Naimul Abd.


15 may


10:00 - 11:00




Online (via Zoom)





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