Associated CompaniesiZettle, Supponor, Sqore, Boomlagoon, PlayRaven, BehavioSec, BraveNewTalent, P1, TracID
Bjørn Stray co-founded Northzone in 1996. His primary areas of focus are ecommerce, consumer internet, infrastructure, and SaaS, and he spearheads the firm’s efforts in e-recruitment, gaming, and telecom services. His portfolio includes Behaviosec, Supponor, iZettle, Brave New Talent, Boomlagoon, TracID, Sqore, Soundrop, and PlayRaven. Bjørn has over the years also invested in Stepstone, Nextgentel, MCP.
“I’m a firm believer in working together with managements, and making things happen in the early stages of a company’s lifecycle”, says Bjørn Stray.
The third man to come onboard, Bjørn joined Northzone in 1996, and has been instrumental in both fund raising and building up the company.
Described by many as “the ultimate analyst”, Bjørn earned his laurels with ABG Sundal Collier & Co – one of the leading independent Nordic Investment Banks – and as a consultant with McKinsey & Co, as well as Accenture.
Bjørn picked up tennis as a favourite sport a few years ago, and is also an eager cyclist and skier. He believes himself to be in better physical shape now than 20 years ago.
Bjørn holds a M.Sc. in Business Adm./M.Sc. Economics from NHH in Bergen, Norway (1989).