Sway Ventures, a San Francisco, CA-based venture capital firm, has appointed Karl Karlsson to lead its expanded operation in London, as a General Partner and Head of European Investing.
Previously, Karlsson was a venture partner with Insight Venture Partners, where he focused on European and Asian investments.
The appointment of Karlsson as general partner will intensify Sway Ventures’ accelerating reach within UK, Europe and the Middle East. He aims to work with existing Sway Ventures portfolio companies in the EMEA region to advance innovation in Europe. Karlsson brings a deep understanding of European technology and investment communities, and has been instrumental to the success of a large number of global tech companies’ both as a founding entrepreneur and as an investor.
Led by general partners Bill Malloy and Brian Nugent, Sway Ventures invests in early- to mid-stage technology companies with a focus on strategic capitalization, business development support, and engineered exits.