Company founder of businesses in emerging markets, technology and tourism. Present focus on a couple of skunkworks projects.

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Seed and early stage deep tech investor with focus on nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, quantum computing and new media art.

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Speaker, writer and advisor on the future of technology, society and business. Curious optimist, tired of everything “disruptive”.

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I’ve spent the last 25 years working as an entrepreneur and technology investor, mostly focusing on investments and business development in emerging markets, IT, instrumentation, nanotechnology, computing, new materials and new media art, currently through close to 15 direct and indirect investments.

I've made lots of mistakes, been responsible for epic failures and lucky enough to be part of some successes along the way. Over the years I've said no to investments that turned into unicorns and spent way too much time in endless meetings.

A couple of years ago I cleared my schedule and embarked on a journey to understand where technology is taking us and if we are ready for the upcoming techstorm. Today I’m dividing my time between existing and new technology investments, a couple of my own skunkworks projects and speaking, writing and advising on the future of technology, business and society.


In action

Oracle OpenWorld - Singapore, March 2019

gateB – Zurich, August 2018

Swiss Re - Stockholm, August 2017



Speaking of Technological Waves

April 4, 2019. Each week Maria Franzoni, Speaker Bureau Director, invites one of her speakers to talk about their life, work, passions and leisure so that you can get to know the person who is the speaker behind the mic. This episode: Nicklas on Technological Waves.

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How can Europe keep its entrepreneurs?

February 25, 2019. Europe’s position on privacy, regulation and competition could be a key way to attract entrepreneurs who share those values but there is still some work to do in encouraging ambition. What are the main challenges faced by European entrepreneurs today?

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Tech Startups, Is It A (Bubble) Wrap?

February 25, 2019. “A couple of years ago, I stated that I was 100% convinced that we would see a sharp downward correction in the technology market in the not-so-distant future. I am aware of the fact that the more often I say it, the higher the chance that I will eventually be right. The question is not if, but when it will happen and of course also what to name it.”

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Navigating the tech storm a smart list of startups, links, books, technologies, and ideas

January 14, 2019. We spoke to author and the futurist, Nicklas Bergman, who is preoccupied with the question of how technology is changing our society. He shared with us two pieces of predictive analysis for 2019, and how he got to some of his conclusions.

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How Millennials and Generation Z Push the Boundaries of the Customer Experience As We Know It

January, 2019. As a futurist, Nicklas Bergman is preoccupied with the question of how technology is changing our society. In the following conversation, we ask him which phase of digital transformation we find ourselves in and whether we will still be using smartphones in 2025.

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Teknikens roll i framtiden: Så ser världen ut 2050

December 4, 2018. På framtidsmässan i Göteborg var innovation och klimatomställning i fokus. Tekniken blir en allt större del av det moderna samhället, men samtidigt blir forskarnas larm om klimatkrisen allt värre.

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I'll Let You In on a Secret About New Technology: Everyone Has an Agenda

September 1, 2018. It's easy to get caught up in the benefits of new tech, but be cognizant of "techlash" and try to foresee the negatives. If you can, you'll be much more prepared to take on technology and wield it for good.

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Cross-Pollinating Technologies Is the Way of the Future

August 13, 2018. As technological waves grow and mature, smart entrepreneurs seek how to incorporate the tech into their own solutions.

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Technological waves, what they mean and where they come from

February 19, 2018. Throughout the history of mankind, significant changes in how society, business and culture function has followed key developments in our technology.

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