Morten started and run advertising agencies, technology companies and venture capital firms. He’s one of the most prolific startup investors in Europe and has been to bankruptcy and back in the pursuit of world-changing free enterprise.
Morten sold his first company to Leo Burnett when in his early 20s, ran leading European antivirus company BullGuard in his early 30s and began investing in technology startups. His seed-stage investment in Skype helped the company build a prototype of its revolutionary communications service. Morten took over Danish newspaper Nyhedsavisen and turned it into the largest distribution free paper in Denmark before the financial crisis disrupted the global advertising markets. He’s worked extensively on startups since then, most recently founding onlyXO, an accelerator and partner for people with extraordinary new businesses. onlyXO companies apply digital and social technologies to radically transform large industries such as banking and insurance.
"Morten is the kind of guy that accomplishes more in a month than most of us do in a lifetime. As a self-described Neo-Classical serial entrepreneur, Morten’s impact on the world has left an indelible mark..." by Michael Lee