Sven Lingjaerde
Managing Partner

Sven is Managing Partner of Endeavour Vision and leads digital health investments for the firm. In 1996, he co-founded Vision Capital, a Trans-Atlantic technology venture capital firm with offices in Silicon Valley and Geneva. Before that, he was the Managing Director of Genevest, a Swiss venture capital firm. Through his leadership, Genevest developed an excellent track record of early to late stage investments in high tech and biotech ventures on both sides of the Atlantic.

With three decades of venture capital experience, Sven has developed an extensive network in Europe and Silicon Valley. This network of contacts was consolidated through his founding of the Tech Tour organisation in 1998 ( initiative continues to bring together a community of entrepreneurs, investors and corporate executives sharing the same interest for emerging technology companies in Europe.

Sven has been recognised for his contribution in shaping the European technology ecosystem through a number of awards. His reputation in the industry means he is regularly approached with new investment opportunities by entrepreneurs, investment firms, and corporations

Sven studied business administration at HEC, Lausanne, Switzerland and graduated from the ECADE business school, also in Lausanne.

A keen skier and golfer, Sven is married and has three children. He is a former Norwegian citizen, became Swiss in 1972 and completed his time in the army as a first lieutenant in the armed forces. He is also a member of the Young President Organisation (YPO), a global platform for chief executives to engage, learn and grow, and is the former YPO Alpine chapter’s Chairman.

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