team

Global
at heart

We’re a nimble group of investors in love with our craft and passionate about entrepreneurship. We’re a remote-first team with feet on the ground in Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Lisbon, and Austin.

Partner

Jimmy

Fussing Nielsen

Partner

Jimmy Fussing Nielsen

Partner

Christian

Lindegaard Jepsen

Partner

Christian Lindegaard Jepsen

Partner

Max

Niederhofer

Partner

Max Niederhofer

Partner

Yacine

Ghalim

Partner

Yacine Ghalim

Partner

Levin

Bunz

Partner

Levin Bunz

Partner & COO

Signe

Marie Sveinbjørnsson

COO

Signe Marie Sveinbjørnsson

Principal

Yohan

Pereira

Associate

Yohan Pereira

associate

Paulina

Koschitz

Analyst

Paulina Koschitz

Financial Controller

Peter

Hegermann-Lindencrone

Financial Controller

Peter Hegermann-Lindencrone

Finance Director

Søren

Rask Tange

Finance Director

Søren Rask Tange

Assistant Attorney

Kathrine

Hyldgaard Petersen

Legal Assistant

Kathrine Hyldgaard Petersen

HEAD OF MARKETING

Camilla

Monteiro de Barros

HEAD OF MARKETING

Camilla Monteiro de Barros

ANALYST

Kenza

Zayani

ANALYST

Kenza Zayani

Kenza joined Heartcore Capital in 2022 after graduating from SKEMA Business School from where she holds an MSc in Corporate Financial Management. Throughout her studies, Kenza accumulated experience in Venture Capital at Alven, Global Founders Capital, and HOF Capital in New York. Kenza is based in Paris and focuses on the French ecosystem, with a particular interest on anything Gen Z, gaming, and mobile applications.

ANALYST

Felix

Becker

ANALYST

Felix Becker

Felix joined Heartcore Capital in 2021. Previously, he worked closely with the founders of the unicorn last-mile delivery company Flaschenpost. He focused on setting up the blueprint for the company's grocery segment, as well as supporting M&A activities and funding rounds.

He holds an MSc in Management from London Business School and a BSc in Business Administration from Frankfurt School of Finance. At Heartcore Felix is focusing on founders in the DACH region.

Senior Legal Counsel & Head of Transactions

Mikkel

Louekari Randsborg

Senior Legal Counsel & Head of Transactions

Mikkel Louekari Randsborg

Mikkel joined Heartcore in 2022. He previously worked as a lawyer for the Danish law firm Mazanti, and the Danish listed company GN, where he advised on venture capital and M&A transactions. At Heartcore Mikkel acts as Senior Legal Counsel and heads up transactions for the the investment team. Mikkel was educated at University of Copenhagen and LUISS.

Jimmy Fussing Nielsen

Investment
Copenhagen
Partner

Jimmy co-founded Heartcore Capital in 2007
to challenge the traditional venture landscape.
His passion for technology investing
and entrepreneurship started in asset management where he earned his investment merits
at BankInvest. Before launching Heartcore,
he kickstarted his VC career at Vaekstfonden. Jimmy holds a MSc in Finance from Copenhagen Business School (CBS). At Heartcore, he focuses on entertainment, finance and climate-friendly energy. He also manages Heartcore’s LP relationships.

Christian Lindegaard Jepsen

Investment
Copenhagen
Partner

Christian co-founded Heartcore Capital in 2007 out of a desire to work with talented and courageous founders in order to help them fulfill their visions. He previously founded technology startups in both Europe and the US, and views Heartcore as his third entrepreneurial journey. Christian holds a BSc in electrical engineering from the Danish Engineering Academy and an MBA from Georgetown University. At Heartcore Christian focuses on digital health, productivity software and finance.

Levin Bunz

Investment
Berlin
Partner

Levin joined Heartcore in 2019 from Global Founders Capital (the $BN VC arm of Rocket Internet) where he was responsible for investments in Canva, Heyjobs, Instarem, Anyfin and others. Levin started his career in tech as one of the first employees at Danish unicorn Tradeshift. He holds an MSc in Finance and Entrepreneurship from WHU. At Heartcore, Levin focuses on deep tech, CSS (consumer subscription software) and marketplace models. He’s particularly drawn to founding teams that are looking to build category-defining consumer companies.

Max Niederhofer

Investment
Austin
Partner

Max joined Heartcore Capital from Accel Partners in 2013. He was previously an entrepreneur and angel investor (last.fm, onefinestay). He learned the VC business at Atlas Venture (now Accomplice), working on companies such as Zoopla, Dailymotion, MOO, and others. Max holds a PhD in economics from WHU, Germany’s leading business school, and is a certified professional executive coach. At Heartcore, he focuses on travel, social and DTC retail.

Yacine Ghalim

Investment
Paris
Partner

Yacine joined Heartcore in 2013 from Goldman Sachs where he was investing in publicly listed companies on behalf of the bank. He was also an angel investor in the Ethereum and Polkadot networks. Yacine holds an MSc in Management from HEC Paris and an MSc in Finance from Bocconi University. At Heartcore, Yacine leads our activities in France and focuses on food, housing, and Web3.

Signe Marie
Sveinbjørnsson

Operations
Copenhagen
Partner & COO

Signe joined Heartcore in 2019 from French oil company Total, where she was deputy managing director and commercial lead in Kenya. Before that, she spent almost 6 years as legal counsel to Maersk Oil - supporting operations, international contracts and M&A. Prior to her operational roles, she worked as an M&A lawyer with Kromann Reumert, one of the leading Danish law-firms. At Heartcore, Signe focuses on legal and day-to-day operations. She supports the investment team in the execution of all transactions and drives most of our internal processes.

Yohan Pereira

Investment
Paris
Principal

Yohan joined Heartcore Capital in 2019. He holds an MSc from ESSEC Business School, and was previously working at London-based seed fund firstminute capital. At Heartcore, Yohan focuses on CSS (consumer subscription software), marketplaces and crypto, with a specific view on France.

Paulina Koschitz

Investment
Berlin
Associate

Paulina joined the Heartcore Capital team in 2020. She previously worked in active portfolio management of public equities and later moved on to private equity, gaining relevant equity markets experience. She became a consumer space aficionado after developing the go-to-market strategy for an early-stage telehealth player. Paulina holds a BSc. in International Business Administration & Finance from WHU. At Heartcore, Paulina is looking for fast-growing and category-defining ventures, and is focused on Germany.

Søren Rask Tange

Operations
Copenhagen
Finance Director

Søren joined Heartcore Capital in 2008 and has since then built the back-end of of our company across Finance, Compliance and Administration. Prior to joining the team, Søren spent over 2 years at McDonald’s Denmark where he worked with the internal performance data analysts and reported to Head of Accounting. Søren spent 4 years at evening school and holds a graduate diploma (GDBA) in Management Accounting and Process Management from Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

Peter Hegermann-Lindencrone

Operations
Copenhagen
Financial Controller

Peter joined Heartcore Capital in 2015. Prior to this, he worked for 10 years in the stamp business, valuating and processing stamp collections. He was introduced to Economics at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and from there went on to work in Finance. At Heartcore Capital, Peter is an integral part of the finance department, and ensures a smooth day-to-day running of the business.

Kathrine Hyldgaard Gamst

Operations
Copenhagen
Assistant Attorney

Kathrine joined Heartcore in 2020 as a legal assistant from Danish law-firm Gorrissen Federspiel. Since completing her LLM at Copenhagen University, she has been working as an assistant attorney, supporting Heartcore's COO with all legal affairs, focusing on transactional and regulatory matters. Kathrine holds an LLB from University College London (UCL), and relies upon her educational background in both English and Danish law to advise Heartcore portfolio companies on their legal challenges across several jurisdictions.

Felix Becker

INVESTMENT
COPENHAGEN
ANALYST

Felix joined Heartcore Capital in 2021. Previously, he worked closely with the founders of the unicorn last-mile delivery company Flaschenpost. He focused on setting up the blueprint for the company's grocery segment, as well as supporting M&A activities and funding rounds. He holds an MSc in Management from London Business School and a BSc in Business Administration from Frankfurt School of Finance. At Heartcore Felix is focusing on founders in the DACH region.

Kenza Zayani

INVESTMENT
PARIS
ANALYST

Kenza joined Heartcore Capital in 2022 after graduating from SKEMA Business School from where she holds an MSc in Corporate Financial Management. Throughout her studies, Kenza accumulated experience in Venture Capital at Alven, Global Founders Capital, and HOF Capital in New York. Kenza is based in Paris and focuses on the French ecosystem, with a particular interest on anything Gen Z, gaming, and mobile applications.

Camilla Monteiro de Barros

OPERATIONS
LISBON
HEAD OF MARKETING

Camilla joined the Heartcore Capital team in 2022. She started her career in marketing at Swarovski in New York and then worked at Farfetch in both their New York and London offices for almost three years. She has also consulted for a number of D2C startups, helping them build their brand, ramp-up costumer acquisition and develop go-to market strategies. She holds a BA from Georgetown University, and an MBA from INSEAD. At Heartcore, Camilla is responsible for all internal marketing and communication initiatives and also works directly with our portfolio companies’ founders and CMOs on their marketing efforts. She is based remotely in Lisbon.

Mikkel Louekari Randsborg

OPERATIONS
COPENHAGEN
Senior Legal Counsel & Head of Transactions

Mikkel joined Heartcore in 2022. He previously worked as a lawyer for the Danish law firm Mazanti, and the Danish listed company GN, where he advised on venture capital and M&A transactions. At Heartcore Mikkel acts as Senior Legal Counsel and heads up transactions for the the investment team. Mikkel was educated at University of Copenhagen and LUISS.