William Jilltoft


Will is an Investment Associate based in Stockholm and focuses his time primarily on Northern Europe. Will works closely with PJ Parson and before taking on a broader investment role he worked as PJ’s Chief of Staff. 

Prior to Northzone, he co-founded PWC Sweden’s accelerator program, worked with Natalia Brzezinski and the team at Brilliant Minds. And got a taste of the real world as a fisherman in the Barents Sea. 

He holds an MSc. in Finance and Management from The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.  

I like going off the beaten track.

Whether it’s traveling or working. If I get comfortable, I get restless. I’ve always been excited by new thinking. It’s what motivated me to found my own, non-tech, businesses, Future Of and be part of Brilliant Minds. It’s still what motivates me every day. When not at the office you can typically find me on a surf trip, looking for the perfect right-hand peeler. 

I worked as a fisherman on the Barents Sea.

Before and during my studies I worked as a fisherman on the Barents Sea. Being a commercial fisherman is a tough life, but I learnt a lot. Working with an international crew taught me vital lessons about teamwork and going the extra mile.

People give me energy.

Thinkers, inventors, people I can look up to and learn from. At Northzone, I’m surrounded by inspiring people who give me energy.