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Klarna Founder Victor Jacobsson has started a new company with a hedge fund veteran

Written by on May 13, 2016
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Three years ago, co-founder Victor Jacobsson left Klarna. He now has a new project in the works, along with investor Michael Walther who previously worked at hedge fund Cevian.

Victor Jacobsson, who co-founded Klarna in 2005 with Sebastian Siemiatkowski and Niklas Adalberth, has kept a low profile since he left the the payments company.

Now documents from Bolagsverket (Companies Registration Office in Sweden) show that Victor Jacobsson could be preparing for a comeback, this time as an investor and advisor.

The Klarna founder has registered two companies, Dovern Advice and Rosfeldt Holding, together with investor Mikael Walther. Walther previously worked at Swedish hedge fund Cevian. Cevian is one of Northern Europe’s biggest activist investors, with a large in truck company Volvo among other big companies.

Mikael Walther owns Dovern Advice but Victor Jacobsson sits on its board. In Rosfeldt Holding, a company who also has registrered the name “Rosfeldt Funding Partners”, Jacobsson and Walthers has divided the shares 50/50.


Walther also runs investment company Navos Capital, which invests in smaller public companies.
Walther and Jacobsson both declined to comment.

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