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Jakob Fuglede Nielsen

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Jakob Fuglede Nielsen

CFO, Partner


Jakob is CFO and Partner. He joined the team in 2006, one year after the company was founded,and is responsible for financial management of the funds and contact with the investors. Jakob’s experience ensures SEED Capital operates with consistency and professionalism at all times - essential in the high-risk world of venture capital. He’s also involved in setting up and developing the financial setup of our many portfolio companies. When captables and waterfall gets too complicated, all investors and founders turn to Jakob. He is a true master.  

Prior to SEED Capital, Jakob worked in finance, project evaluations and M&A at Ørsted, Denmark’s largest energy company. He started his career working with futures and options in the financial sector. 

Jakob holds an MSc in Economics from University of Aarhus

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“Jakob has been a very strong support in building our financial forecast. Having seen a lot of startups and bringing aggregated knowledge to the table, adds confidence to how thing must be done”

Jenifer Clausell-Thormos

CEO and Co-founder, Develop Diverse
Joined SEED

2006 as CFO and became partner in 2010.

When I'm not working

I’m a passionate road cyclist and love biking on my carbon road racer, preferably with good colleagues and friends. In the colder months, I travel south to the Alps to go skiing. 


Having raised three wonderful boys to young men, I am now beginning to spend more time on the simpler joys of life like travelling to European countries (in a sustainable way) or going to music festivals.

Deep dive
  • Financial modelling
  • Fund economics
  • CFO recruitment

Film noir and SciFi movies are probably among the highest ranking. I love movies like Blade Runner, Delicatessen, Fargo, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, The Usual Suspects, Brazil, Zodiac and Se7en.

What I’m reading

I like stories that play with our perception of reality with absurd and impenetrable plots. Franz Kafka, Joseph Heller and Umberto Eco are among my favourite authors.

I’m happiest when…

I’m with my family or among friends enjoying good homemade food and wine on a sunny summer’s day.

What gives me energy

The Greek Philosopher Heraclitus pretty much sums up life in the venture capital business: “Change is the only constant”

Podcast i recommend

Danish satire podcasts and the History of Rome by Mike Duncan talking about the rise, decline and fall of the Roman Empire.

Paying it forward
What’s it like working for SEED Capital?

Meeting new entrepreneurs, seeing how they grow, and sharing my experience with them is so energising

Why did you join SEED Capital / VC?
My greatest achievement

how to prioritise the things that mean the most in your life. - In my case, my family.

My biggest failure
Link to relavant talk/podcast/article/blog with you
Any other pointers like your personal investment thesis/preference/view upon the world of scaleups and VC

Always be fair and open towards the people that you meet. No one is deliberately trying to trick you and I believe that everyone is trying their best in what they do in life. That will ultimately be successful for everyone.

My greatest learning when working with startups and venture capital
Philanthropy and Service