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Tellef Thorleifsson

Board Member and Chair of Investment Committee, Voxtra

Biography

Tellef Thorleifsson is co-founder of Voxtra and a General Partner and co-founder of Northzone.

Voxtra was established in 2008 with the mission to empower disadvantaged people to lift themselves out of poverty. During the first years the Foundation engaged in several grant-funded programs in Kenya, India and Cambodia, focusing on social enterprises that had collected solid evidence on the effectiveness of their approach. In 2011, the Foundation initiated the Voxtra East Africa Agribusiness Fund, and shifted its focus from grant-funded philanthropy to impact investments.The Voxtra East Africa Agribusiness Fund invests in capital-constrained agribusinesses that play pivotal roles in improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. Tellef Thorleifsson is a Voxtra Board Member and Chairman of the Investment Committee. (www.voxtra.org)

Northzone was established in 1996 and is a leading European venture firm with offices in Oslo, Stockholm, London and New York. Northzone has raised 7 funds since inception, it has invested in more than 110 companies and manages approx. EUR 600 million. (www.northzone.com)