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12.21.2017

Bang & Olufsen joins DenmarkBridge

Bang & Olufsen joins DenmarkBridge

Bang & Olufsen has decided to join the ranks of DenmarkBridge. The network will strengthen innovation capacity in the company. 

DenmarkBridge aims at building bridges between Danish companies and the unique startup- and investor ecosystem in Silicon Valley. The goal is to bring Danish companies closer to innovation and networks in Silicon Valley, to ensure the competitiveness of Danish businesses.

“We look forward to becoming a member of DenmarkBridge. Together with the other members, we will strive to utilise the opportunities within tech, innovation and entrepreneurship as best as possible for Denmark and Danish businesses. At Bang & Olufsen, we have always had a strong focus on innovation and, especially in recent years, technology collaborations, and our membership of DenmarkBridge will without a doubt help support this work, because we get access to a unique network, as well as knowledge and expertise,” says Henrik Clausen, CEO in Bang & Olufsen.

The Chairman of DenmarkBridge, Christian Motzfeldt, is happy to get Bang & Olufsen on board:

“DenmarkBridge has succeeded in creating value for some of the largest and most ambitious companies in Denmark. We create access to an exclusive business network by connecting the right people and companies. Bang & Olufsen is one of the leading audio brands in the world and has proud traditions for developing new and innovative products. I am very pleased that DenmarkBridge can help sustaining the development in Bang & Olufsen,” says Christian Motzfeldt.

During the previous year, DenmarkBridge has arranged more than 20 events and network activities. All of these contribute to strengthening Danish companies’ access to network, knowledge, and capital in Silicon Valley.

About DenmarkBridge:
DenmarkBridge is a non-profit business-to-business network, founded in 2016 by a number of large companies (A.P. Møller – Maersk, Danske Bank, LEGO, Novo Nordisk, Dansk Industri (Confederation of Danish Industry) and Vækstfonden (The Danish Growth Fund). DenmarkBridge is established as a bridge-building initiative between Danish companies and key networks in Silicon Valley within tech, start-ups and Universities.

HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark is the patron of DenmarkBridge.

The founding members appoint the Board of Directors. The Board consists of:

  • Christian Motzfeldt, Director, The Danish Growth Fund, Chairman DenmarkBridge
  • Ole Andersen, Chairman, Danske Bank
  • Jacob Aqraou, Investor and former Sr. Vice President, eBay
  • Scott Bonham, Investor and former Co-Chair of C100
  • Thomas Bustrup, Director, Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Lars Dalgaard, Entrepreneur, former founder and CEO of SuccessFactors
  • Carl Erik Kjærsgaard, Founder and CEO, Blackwood Seven
  • Carl Bilbo, Vice President, Novo Nordisk

Press contacts:

Jens Bjørnkjær Gamborg, Head of Group Communications, Bang & Olufsen / 24 96 93 71 / jgam@bang-olufsen.dk

Marie Lerche Ratzer, Communication Advisor, DenmarkBridge / 22 91 30 38 / mlr@vf.dk

 

 

 

 



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