Johan Brenner Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 4

  • Portfolio
  • 2

  • Exits
  • 1


Johan Brenner General Information


Mr. Johan Brenner serves as General Partner at Creandum. He is also an Angel Investor. He served as Chairman at Planday. He also serves as Board Member at Vivino and as Board Observer at Linas Matkasse. He served as Board Member at Syft. He is one of Europe's most experienced venture capital investors to have worked across a broad set of industries globally and built a number of successful businesses as an entrepreneur and as a Partner in leading venture capital firms. He also served as a Board Member at Instabridge. He serves as Board Member at the Trade Republic. He has worked in large and small companies. Before becoming an entrepreneur, he spent close to 10 years with ABB and Kinnevik. At ABB, He was part of the team building up ABB Financial Services globally and ran ABB's Power Generation business expansion in Eastern Europe just after the Berlin wall fell in the early 90s. At Kinnevik, he first oversaw the IPO of MTG as their COO, followed by being President of Kinnevik's investments. He co-founded eTrade in the Nordics before selling it to E*Trade and then running E*Trade's European business. He was an angel investor and COB of Jobline, which became Europe's largest Online Recruiter, went public and sold to Monster Inc. He co-founded Tradera which was bought by eBay. He was an angel investor and COB of DIBS until it went public and co-founded Payson which was sold to Svea Ekonomi. He also co-founded Livebookings, Europe's largest restaurant reservation management system. He has been an early investor in several other companies like the online insurance broker Insplanet, and the dental chain Smile Group, the largest Nordic private dental chain. Before Creandum, he spent more than 4 years as a General Partner at Balderton Capital (previously Benchmark Capital Europe) with investments in companies like MySQL, Rebtel, Zopa, Habbo Hotel and Wonga.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Stockholm
  • Sweden

Johan Brenner Investments (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Vivino 12-Jan-2016 Later Stage VC 000.00 Beverages Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Seedcamp 15-Jul-2014 00000 00000 000.00 Private Equity Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Vivino 17-Jul-2013 Early Stage VC 000.00 Beverages Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Linas Matkasse 28-Apr-2013 Early Stage VC Other Services (B2C Non-Financial) Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 00000 0000000

Johan Brenner Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Linas Matkasse 29-Mar-2021 000 000.00

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Johan Brenner Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Johan Brenner Angel Investor 00 0 0 Stockholm, Sweden

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