About David Sonnek

David has worked more than 20 years in deep tech investment, having previously been the CEO at Industrifonden as well as heading SEB Venture Capital, the venture capital arm of the SEB Group. Before joining the Venture Capital Industry, he was the VP strategy and new products at Ericsson Telecom.
Parallel to his venture capital career, David has been involved in research and policy development in the field of innovations, start-ups and tech transfer. He has held a research position (adjunct professor) in Innovation Financing at KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology) and is a board member of the Swedish Innovations agency Vinnova. David has a research background in experimental atomic physics. He holds a Ph.D. from the KTH and an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.


March 22, 17:10

Fireside chat - Investors as enablers - Possibilities and challenges in 2023

Enablers of innovation create a platform for others to be able to innovate. Navigare Ventures, based in Stockholm, is a fully owned subsidiary of Wallenberg Investments AB. As one of Europe's biggest investors within innovation, they invest in transformational early-stage companies at the frontier of science and technology. Meet the CEO David Sonnek as he shares the importance in investing in deeptech and the challenges related to this.