William Jilltoft

Vice President, STOCKHOLM

Will is a Vice President based in Stockholm and focuses his time primarily on the Wider web3 movement incl. gaming, fintech, DeFi, and data in 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.