Kinnevik’s CEO comments on what makes us unique
How we are building Europe’s most exciting portfolio of private, fast-growth companies
Georgi Ganev, CEO of Kinnevik wrote an article on Medium.com on the strategic transformation that Kinnevik has been pursuing since Kinnevik’s Capital Market’s day in 2019. Below is an excerpt from the article, where Georgi presents the four pillars of Kinnevik’s investment approach. The article is available here in full.
“The team set to work executing upon this bold new course of action. But little did we know that other factors, external factors way beyond our control, would also be at play over the coming year. Shortly thereafter, a devastating pandemic would rip through the world, resulting in dramatic cultural, economic and political shifts. Shifts that transformed our lives, how we work, and how we communicate with others. Seemingly overnight, we saw a significant acceleration of the already rapid digitisation of many services that the team here at Kinnevik had anticipated”
IV. Our Uniqueness as a Public Company Providing Exposure to Private Growth
Finally, I want to draw attention to our uniqueness as a public company, which gives our shareholders access and exposure to a portfolio of the world’s most exciting private businesses. Kinnevik offers a rare opportunity for investors, whether institutional or retail, to gain access and exposure to a portfolio of fast-growing, tech-enabled private companies. These companies have the potential to create superior returns, and Kinnevik can remain a shareholder as they move from private to public markets.
When I think back to that pivotal day at our Capital Markets Day in 2019 when we announced our new strategy, I’m astonished by how much the world has changed and how much progress we have made since. But I'm equally convinced that we’re just at the beginning of a truly transformative era. One where technology will make consumers’ lives better and contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive future. I am thrilled to be at the helm as Kinnevik continues to back transformative digital businesses. I know that the best is yet to come.
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