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.”


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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