Maxine Rior

Principal, STOCKHOLM

Based in Stockholm, Maxine is part of the investment team at Northzone. She covers the Nordic and French-speaking markets across a wide range of sectors, although with a special interest in the consumer and B2B2C spaces, where social, commerce, and food play a large role in her day-to-day.

Prior to Northzone, Maxine was with Swedish investment company Kinnevik. She started her career in the investment banking division of Carnegie Investment Bank, where she advised clients in the financial services and tech sectors.

Maxine grew up in Sweden and in France and holds a Masters in Engineering from Lund University. 

Getting to know you.

This is an obvious truth, but as an early-stage investor, a team is the single most important thing for me when I invest. I want to get to know you and your team, perhaps more than what you think is reasonable for an investor. Let’s talk about your weekend, then we’ll get to business.

I’m a huge people person.

I’m by nature very curious, so learning about people and their super powers will always be the #1 motivation for me. Coming in a close second place for motivation is disrupting inefficient incumbents and a huge glass of Piemontese red.