Jens Kristian Damsgaard


Jens is our Danish partner. He has been driving technology commercialization his entire career. From leading technology transfer in global reaching research organizations, over successful entrepreneur ventures to corporate venture and now a partner in Open Circle Capital. He holds an M Sc. and MPM from University of Southern Denmark, Executive Certificate from MIT and a Executive management certificate from INSEAD.

He has outlicensed 75+ technologies from different areas to global players like Toyota (JP), GSK (UK), Honeywell (US) and Siemens (DE). He has managed 25+ investments in early-stage technology companies and done syndication with partners like Aker Capital, Novo, and Epidarex Capital / Ely Lilly. Noticeable engagements are Universal Robots acquired by Terradyne (US) for €400M, Krill A/S acquired by Aker Biomarine (N) and Ribotask which core technology was acquired by Santaris Pharma (DK) and subsequently Roche (CH).

Besides his work in the business space he is doing consulting work for public organizations like European Commission, government administrations and universities. He has been speaking at a large number of international conferences on technology commercialization and investments organized by eg. OECD, European Commission, AUTM and Reuters.

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