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Ericsson Ventures

Ericsson Ventures

Ericsson Ventures invests in leading companies to drive innovation in new areas, accelerate our core business, and generate strong returns. We leverage our global reach and deep customer relationships for the benefit of our portfolio companies.

Investment areas

We invest across all stages and focus on emerging growth areas for Ericsson and our customers, as well as our core businesses.

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Leadership

Albert Kim

Albert Kim, Ph.D.

Head of Ericsson Ventures
Vice President

Albert is a seasoned Venture Capitalist with over a decade and a half of experience. Prior to Ericsson, Albert was a Managing Director at Investor Growth Capital – the late stage VC arm of Investor AB. He is also an applied physicist with over 10 peer reviewed journal publications.

Albert earned his Diploma degree at the RWTH Aachen in Germany, and a Ph.D. in applied physics at Harvard University.

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graham ackerman

Graham Ackerman

Vice President

Previously, Graham oversaw corporate development including venture investing, mergers, and acquisitions, as well as capital markets activities including investor relations for Telcordia Technologies. Graham's previous companies include AT&T Corp and Putnam, Hayes, & Bartlett, an economic and management consulting firm.

Graham earned his BA at the University of Chicago and MBA at Dartmouth.

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Paul McNamara

Paul McNamara

Vice President

Paul is a software industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience. Prior to Ericsson, Paul served as Vice President of the force.com platform at Salesforce.com, SVP of Visual Systems at SGI and was one of the original 3 executive officers at Redhat.

Paul has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University.

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Vik Li

Vik Li

Investment Director

Vik has over a decade of Telecom and IoT experience across sales, commercial, strategy and technical management, with a strong track record of closing deals with new customers in new industries. She previously led Automation & AI innovation projects within Ericsson.

Vik earned her BS in Computer Science from Sun-Yat Sen University in China and an MBA from University of Surrey in the UK.

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Asif Giga

Asif Giga

Investment Director

Asif is the Investment Director at Ericsson Ventures. Previously, Asif helped establish the new venture efforts within Experian Ventures, and invested in the US for Singtel Innov8 Ventures in cybersecurity and enterprise investments. He also spent time with Data Collective Venture Capital focused on disruptive technologies.

Asif earned his BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, MMS from Duke University, and an MBA from The Wharton School.

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Global Reach

Ericsson Ventures’ most important differentiator is our ability to leverage Ericsson’s global reach and relationships with virtually all network operators. We provide access to these customers for our portfolio companies – benefitting our customers, our portfolio companies, and Ericsson.

Investment Strategy

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