Jane Walerud

Persuaded Ericsson's management to release Erlang Open Source (​Walerud Ventures​)

​Jane builds companies, often around technical ideas. She's done well since persuading Ericsson to release Erlang open source, with Klarna, Tobii, Lensway, and eleven other companies on her lipstick case since selling Bluetail in 2000. Her returns are more than 60% annual ROI since 2002 on average.​ She is the Co-founder & CEO of Bluetail. She invested in Klarna before incorporation and is on the Executive Chair of Lensway.

Jane is also a member of the Swedish government's Innovation Council, a member and gold medalist of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a member of SUP46 Hall of Fame and holds an Honorary doctorate, KTH.

Jane Walerud's talk:

Choosing which company to start


One person in the audience decides to test their startup idea, and another decides not to.


​Aspiring entrepreneurs