Connect Talks | From Day Zero to Greatness w/ Magnus Grimeland (Founder and CEO of Antler)
Join the first edition of Connect Talks as we dive into the world of entrepreneurship with our distinguished guest, Magnus Grimeland, Founder and CEO of Antler.
Welcome to the First Edition of Connect Talks
Connect Talks is a catalyst for ideas, inspiration, and impact.
🎤 Distinguished Guest: Magnus Grimeland
Magnus is the Founder and CEO of Antler, the world’s most active seed-stage investor.
Antler has received 220,000 applications to date and invested in 900+ companies across six continents.
Magnus leads a team dedicated to developing the next generation of world-changing companies and creating a global pipeline for top talents to pursue a career in entrepreneurship and innovation.
He previously co-founded Zalora, Asia’s largest fashion e-commerce company. It was later acquired by Global Fashion Group (GFG), where Magnus served as COO and Managing Director, rolling out the firm’s marketplace across 26 countries.
Magnus is an alumnus of Harvard University and McKinsey & Company, where he worked for six years. His last role at McKinsey & Co was as a Junior Partner, working across North America, Europe, and Asia in the global telecom, media, and high-tech industries.
💡 What to Expect
- Journey and Learnings: Magnus shares insights into his entrepreneurial journey, the pivotal moments that led to the inception of Antler, and the invaluable lessons learned along the way.
- Antler’s Global Positioning: Explore how Antler is shaping the startup landscape globally, its unique positioning, and the ambition to foster the next generation of world-changing companies.
- Early-Stage Startup Formation: Gain priceless advice from Magnus as he delves into the intricacies of early-stage startup formation, drawing from Antler’s unique perspective.
🎙️ 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.
🗓️ Upcoming Talks
- 29th November: Pär Hedberg, Founder | Sting
- 6th December: Johan Attby and Alex Bakir, General Partners | Norrsken Accelerator
- 13th December: Sofia Breitholtz, CEO | Reach for Change
- 20th December: Thomas Bigagli | Partner Plug and Play Ventures
🌐 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.