Jan is a Founder and Managing Partner at Round2. Jan and Christian started Round2 in 2015 with the vision of introducing revenue-based financing as the best alternative for European technology scale-up companies looking for growth capital. Jan first got acquainted with revenue-based financing when serving as Trustee on the board of the Eurasia Foundation, Washington DC, and as advisor to a revenue-based finance fund in Central Asia founded by Eurasia Foundation.
Prior to founding Round2, Jan managed the Europe and CIS business for Western Union, a NYSE listed leader in global money transfer. As a member of their global management committee and reporting to the CEO, Jan had regional responsibility for the money transfer business in 58 countries, generating over one fifth of Western Union’s global revenue. His responsibilities also included directorships in several Western Union subsidiaries across the EU as well as the chairmanships of the boards of Western Union International Bank and Société Financière de Paiement, Western Union’s JV with La Banque Postale.
Jan gained extensive experience from corporate lending while working as general manager or at board level in international corporate banking, running bank businesses in various countries across Europe and in Asia before joining Western Union.
Being passionate about product development and the digitization of financial services, Jan has also built businesses in the areas of electronic banking, online banking, online money transfer and mobile financial services.
Born in Sweden, Jan lives with his Swedish wife in Austria and together they have twin daughters, both living and working in the UK. Jan has a BA from Uppsala University, Sweden.