Blazar's executive team consists of experienced industry and functional experts
Founding And Central Team
Blazar Capital’s founding and central team is composed of finance, consumer and retail experts with experience from McKinsey & Company, The Hut Group (THG), Goldman Sachs and Axcel.
Co-Founder & CEO
Founding Partner, former Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company and co-leader of McKinsey Online Retail Service Line. Forbes 30 Under 30 list maker in the 2018 Finance category and Berlingske's Talent 100 list maker in the 2017 Consulting category. Co-Founder of Nordgreen
Co-Founder & CMO
Former Head of Growth at The Hut Group (THG), the leading global E-Commerce incubator. Forbes 30 Under 30 list maker in the 2019 Retail and E-Commerce category and Berlingske's Talent 100 list maker in the 2016 Business Development category. Co-Founder of Nordgreen
Co-Founder & COO
Ex-McKinsey & Company Project Manager with an engineering background from Stanford University and HEC Paris. Forbes 30 Under 30 list maker in the 2019 Retail and E-Commerce category. Co-Founder of Nordgreen
Private Equity profile with 10+ years of experience from Axcel, McKinsey & Company and Goldman Sachs
CEO of Blazar Elite
Former Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Christopher Cloos. Responsible for Blazar's US division Blazar Elite.
Kasper Kim Smidt
Director of Blazar Labs
Former General Manager at Founders House and Commercial Director at Mesh Community. Participated in three exits. Responsible for the finance, operation, and administration of all Blazar Labs ventures and third party investments.
Senior Financial Controller
Experienced financial controller with a background from Tryg and Danmarks Radio prior to joining Blazar. She's also an active external lecturer in accounting at Copenhagen Business School.
Executives In Blazar’s Portfolio Brands
Blazar’s executives in it’s internally incubated brands and investments are composed of consumer and retail experts with expertise in marketing & sales, online consumer behaviour, operations as well as senior successful entrepreneurs and senior leaders from top-tier professional services firms, the financial industry and global online ventures.
CEO of Chamberlain Coffee
Experienced General Manager and Strategist with 15+ years launching, growing, and leading premium food, beverage, and consumer brands. Experience in both entrepreneurial and corporate environments, and a proven track record of results.
CMO at Chamberlain Coffee
Senior marketeer with +10 years of marketing and branding experience from companies such as Red Bull and Carvana. MBA graduate from Harvard Business School.
Director of Ecommerce at Chamberlain Coffee
Ecommerce leader with 25+ years' experience leading complex software development teams, eCommerce operations and digital marketing programs.
Co-Founder & CEO of Scandinavian Biolabs
Anders is an execution-oriented leader with deep expertise within FMCG, strategy and operational excellence. In addition, he is a former Management Consultant from A. T. Kearney who has strong experience in leading high-performing teams and complex projects.
Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer of Scandinavian Biolabs
Experienced Digital Growth Manager with extensive experience building, maintaining, and running successfully online e-commerce brands. Bringing forth broad e-commerce knowledge, coupled with focused online marketing and conversion rate optimization experience.
Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer of Scandinavian Biolabs
Leading strategic commercial development through a deep understanding of user needs and financial performance. Double-Degree from CBS/Bocconi in economics and innovation. Experience includes high-end fashion sales and 4 years consulting pharma clients with Rambøll.
Founder & CEO of Moonboon
Marie is an experienced entrepreneur who prior to Moonboon founded CPH Casting where she's spent more than 10 years in the casting and marketing sector.
Co-Founder & CEO of MessyWeekend Copenhagen
Branding and marketing expert with more than 10 years of experience from various multi-national consumer brands. Co-Founder of MessyWeekend.
Mads Koch Petersen
Co-founder & COO of MessyWeekend Copenhagen
Operations-focused leader with expertise within retail, production management and consumer goods, with previous experience from building his own start-up and working in venture capital
CEO of Dreaminfluencers
Is an accomplished software as a service (SaaS) CEO with 8 years of C-level track record from high growth environments. Leading strategic development and expansion through deep understanding on how to scale tech companies and with a people and culture first mindset.
Founder & CCO of Dreaminfluencers
Is the Chief Commercial Officer and the founder of Dreaminfluencers. He has a deep knowledge of the Creator Economy, strong commercial skills to Go-to-market strategies, and has a strong entrepreneurial DNA.
Chief Marketing Officer of Nordgreen
Execution-oriented leader with vast experience in developing and executing strategic initiatives within digital marketing, web development, conceptualization, messaging, and positioning. Previous General Manager at The Hut Group and Unilever.
Louise Mygind Andersen
Founder & CEO of IX Studios
Leader with years of experience in the fashion industry at Bestseller. Co-founder and CEO of IX STUDIOS.
Founder & CEO of O'Tay
Talented entrepreneur with experience in sales and store management. Co-founder and Owner of O’TAY.
Founder & CEO of Bold Drinks
Execution-oriented and passionate leader. CEO and Founder of BOLD Drinks.
Carolina Cia Bruun
Founder & CEO of Green Goddess
Passionate leader with years of experience in marketing and communication at Stibo and Formuepleje A/S. Partner at Green Goddess.
Melissa Hartelius Berntsen:
Co-Founder & CEO of Klub Venus
Innovative entrepreneur with a clear vision. Founder and CEO of Klub Venus.
Co-Founder & CEO of BAREEN
Creative and innovative entrepreneur with experience in operations in marketing. CEO and Co-founder of BAREEN.
Co-Founder & CEO of Muscle House
Passionate entrepreneur, specializing in creating e-commerce stores in the fitness branch. CEO and Co-founder of Muscle House.
Christian Fuglsang Pedersen
Co-Founder & CEO of Errant
Entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in managing start-ups with various successful exists. CEO of Errant.
Anne Karina Asbjørn
Co-Founder & CEO of Copenhagen Cartel
Operation-oriented entrepreneur. Advisory Board Member at DI & Iværksætterdanmark. Co-founder & CEO of Copenhagen Cartel.
Co-Founder & CEO of Urban Hald
Has an extensive background in carpentry as well as 20 years of experience as a paramedic. Co-founder of Urban-Hald.
Blazar Capital is advised by the expert panel that includes top ex-CEOs from global international businesses, managing partners of major PE/VC houses, and leading entrepreneurs who founded renowned startups. The Advisory Board supports Blazar Capital in launching and scaling of its ventures as well as key strategic activities.
Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen
Carlsberg, former CEO
Jørgen is a former CEO of Carlsberg, one of the largest brewing conglomerates globally. Currently he is a Chairman of the Board of Novozymes and holds board positions at a number of other companies.
Maj Invest, Founder and CEO
Jeppe is the founder and CEO of Maj invest, a leading Nordic Asset Management and Private Equity Firm. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Haldor Topsøe, Deputy Chairman of the board of Novo Nordisk and holds board positions at Kirkbi and Novo Holdings
Serial entrepreneur, Founder of Endomondo and Simple Feast
Jakob co-founded Endomondo and was the top management leader of MyFitnessPal - both exited to Under Armour at a combined 500 EURm - and most recently has founded Simple Feast where he is currently the CEO.
Serial entrepreneur, Founder of CloudMade, Star & Symbian
Juha is a leading Danish entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley. He founded Star, CloudMade, Symbian, and several other successful companies. Juha is Vice Chairman of both Bang & Olufsen and Netcompany. Previously, Juha led Macromedia and ran one of Microsoft’s seven divisions.
SEED Capital, Founder and Managing Partner
Ulla has established the leading VC fund in Denmark, which has made 20+ successful exits and attracted 1+ EURbn in funding to its portfolio companies. Ulla led such prominent investments as Endomondo, Vivino, Trustpilot, and others; she holds board positions at a number of companies and foundations.
Vækstfonden, Head of Fund of funds
Mikkel is currently Head of Fund of funds at the Danish Government growth Fund (Vækstfonden). Mikkel has a background as corporate and M&A lawyer from a Gorrissen Federspiel, a leading Danish law firm, and from Maersk
Managing Director, Chr. Augustinus Fabrikker
Mark Johnston is currently Managing Director at Christian Augustinus Fabrikker, a Long-Term investment company holding stakes in companies like Tivoli, Royal Unibrew and Scandinavian Tobacco Group. Mark has experience from companies like Morgan Stanley, KPMG, and is a previous Director at Nordic Capital.