Bjoern E. Christensen
Bjoern joined Nuvve in 2011 as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) with the responsibilty to develop and implement strategies for Nuvve’s expansion into the world market.
He brings more than 30 years of international eperience in Technology, Marketing, Business Development and Venture Capital.
Prior to Nuvve, Bjoern founded the Corporate Venture fund Siemens Mustang Ventures in Silicon Valley in 1998 and was named the President & CEO. He invested in some of the most successful IT/Networking startups of the time and helped them towards successful IPOs (COM21, Efficient Networks, Extreme Networks, Phone.Com, Virata, Sycamore Networks, Cambridge Silicon Radio). Through these investments Siemens gained access to best in class technologies on favorable conditions. Furthermore, he facilitated a number of M&A transactions, where Siemens acquired the portfolio companies.
From 2001 – 2005 Bjoern was named President & CEO of Siemens Venture Capital (SVC), with worldwide responsibility for all Siemens AG venture investments. SVC had over 660M Euro under management in five funds: Energy, Industry, Healthcare , IT/Networking and Fund-in-Funds. Bjoern helped SVC to become one of the worlds most prominent and successful Corporate Venture Groups with 70+ direct investments and 30+ fund investments and with offices in San Jose, Boston, Munich, Beijing and Tel Aviv.
Bjoern holds a Master of Science from the Technical University of Denmark and has lived in Silicon Valley since 1997.