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#12 Bjarke Klinge Staun, Super Angel Investor

#12 Bjarke Klinge Staun, Super Angel Investor

New episode of The Super Angel Podcast is out 🥳

Today, we're happy to welcome you to Bjarke Klinge Staun, a founder turned VC turned angel. Bjarke co-founded an algorithmic trading company before startups were cool, then worked at Creandum where he invested in Pleo, Bolt and Trade Republic. For the past 3 years he has been an active angel investor with a portfolio of 30 companies in fintech and SaaS across Europe.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Bjarke's reflections and learnings from going from founder to VC to angel

  • The story behind Trade Republic, why Bjarke's investment was so contrarian and how a non-hot, non-typical deal turned out to be one of Europe's big hallmark VC successes

  • Reflections on deciding between being geo-focused vs more broad

  • How Bjarke thinks about managing and growing his angel portfolio beyond 30 companies

  • The importance of relationship & expectation management in venture investing

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