Northzone appoints Michiel Kotting as general partner

Northzone, the technology fund specialist, has appointed Michiel Kotting as general partner focused on fintech, security, infrastructure and marketplace businesses.

Kotting joins from Accel in London, where he was on the board of Accel’s investments in Catawiki, Fiverr, Vinted, Packlink and KNC, as well as being involved in investments in Spotify, Avito, Funding Circly, Calastone and Aorato.

Hans Otterling, general partner at Northzone said: “We have a long and close working relationship with Accel, co-investing in companies such as Spotify, Avito, Space Ape Games and Wallapop. We are delighted to have Michiel join Northzone. He has a fantastic track record, and will help us strengthen our position in our key hubs in the Nordics, London and Berlin.”

Since 1996, Northzone has raised seven funds investing in some 115 technology companies. It has offices in London, Stockholm, Oslo and New York.

Harry Nelis, general partner at Accel added: “Michiel has been a valued member of the Accel team since he joined as EIR in 2010, and we wish him great success in his new role as a general partner at Northzone, where the distributed partnership structure will give him greater geographic flexibility. He is joining a terrific team, one with which we have a strong co-investment history. We look forward to collaborating with Michiel and Northzone in the future.”

 

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