Kerstin Cooley

Kerstin Cooley

Managing Partner, Brightly Ventures
United Kingdom

Kerstin Cooley is Managing Partner of Brightly Ventures, an early stage investor primarily focused on Nordic technology companies. Before launching Brightly, she co-founded and led the Nordic early stage investment firm MOOR, one of the first female-founded venture firms in Europe and sponsored by the family behind Rovio, the creators of the Angry Birds brand. Prior to her VC career, Kerstin worked on SEB investment teams in Sweden and the U.S., investing in start-up hedge funds and developing and selling alternative investment products for institutional clients. With 20 years of experience in the financial and IT industries, she started her career at Silicon Valley based Echelon, which was listed at Nasdaq in 1998. In the late 1990's, Kerstin co-founded global communications agency Cognito. She also spent eight years in leading positions at financial software group, Trema, from managing the company’s M&A transactions to heading the US operations. Kerstin holds a Msc in International Business Administration from USBE, Sweden.



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