Co-creator of SKYPE
Managing Digital Transformations, Disruption, and Innovation
Social and Creative Innovation: New Business Models for a New Generation
Business Creation, Growth, and Success
A Comedy of Errors: VC’s, The Tech World, and the many Failures that Lead to My Success
Jonas Kjellberg is a co-creator of SKYPE and was its managing director from 2004-2007.
A serial entrepreneur, he has served as CEO and founder of Campuz Mobile (acquired by Vodafone) and Optimal Telecom (part of Tele2), and been vice president of Bertelsmann for Lycos Europe, CEO and partner of Wyatt Media Group, and head of the online business area for Investment AB Kinnevik. He also founded Player.io, which sold to Yahoo, and was Chairman of the board of iCloud, which sold to Apple.
When not running companies, Jonas lectures at Stanford University and Stockholm School of Economics on the topics of entrepreneurship and how to create a winning sales culture.
He is also an avid investor and coaches entrepreneurs through BCG Digital Ventures, a corporate investment and incubation firm, and his company Gear Up Ventures, which implements the innovation and entrepreneurship model set out in his book Gear Up: Test Your Business Potential and Plan Your Path to Success.
Jonas’s CV marks him out as one of the world’s most exciting tech entrepreneurs and investors. His talks focus particularly on how product, sales, and profitability must interact in order to create a successful business. Organisations today face new demands as customer satisfaction is becoming more and more transparent with users increasingly sharing their experiences.