Mads Faurholt-Jorgensen – Keynote Speaker

One of Europe's leading internet entrepeneurs and founder of Nova Founders Capital

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Specialist Subjects

  • Global Nature of Business
  • Disruptive Technology
  • E-Commerce and the Internet
  • Start-ups and Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership in the Digital Era


  • English


Mads Faurholt-Jorgensen is Founder of the investment company, Nova Founders Capital and one of Europe’s leading new entrepreneurs. Prior to founding Nova Founders Capital, he worked as Managing Director at Rocket Internet and Managing Director at Groupon in Asia.

Nova Founders Capital builds and backs sustainable large-scale business models in the financial services sector, combining its execution know-how with the right experts in the respective field. They are a very disciplined company builder and investor with an understanding of how to grow companies efficiently.

Mads Faurholt-Jorgensen believes value can only be created through a rigorous focus on execution, operational excellence and constant innovation. He provides companies with the continuous financial and operational support they need to be successful.
As of July 2015, Nova Founders Capital currently has 16 companies in its porfolio, with other companies as well in its pipeline.

As of today, Mads has started over 30 companies globally in markets as diverse as Hong Kong, Portugal, Philippines, Germany, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, Thailand and Denmark. He believes that launching global companies is no harder than founding them in one’s home market; most of the challenges are the same and as an outsider you can often be more effective than a local.

Mads holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a BSc in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, which he was the fastest ever to finish. He has been named one of the top talents in Denmark and is an Expert Advisor on Web Entrepreneurship to the EU Commission.

Mads Faurholt-Jorgensen delivers keynote speeches to select gatherings all over the world. His message is that business has become truly global and individuals who make companies truly international will flourish.

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