Investing with the heart
The name of the company is no coincidence, as pointed out by Heartland’s CEO Lise Kaae: “We do not venture into business opportunities without having our hearts in it, and we only look for long term engagements. In that sense, our investment view is very much affected by the Holch Povlsen family values.
We believe that people create results, and when we look for new opportunities, we look just as much at the people we are partnering with, as we look to the actual investments. The right business plan is nothing without the right person to bring it to life.
At present, Jesper Buch is a seed investor in Miinto as well as one of Denmark´s most successful online entrepreneurs. He launched his first business enterprise in 2000, Just-Eat, that proved to be an instant success and Jesper wasted no time in expanding the company to several countries within Europe. Since then, Just-Eat has become a market leader and boasts an annual turnover that supersedes its nearest rivals by far. Today. Jesper is based in Marbella, Spain, from where he acts as a management consultant to several national and international business ventures in his investment portfolio.
Carsten Mikkelsen is a seed investor in Miinto and acts as an advisor to the management team. Carsten is a multi-talented entrepreneur and innovator that has launched and co-founded a host of successful businesses across the globe, including the Danish nightclub chain Crazy Daisy. In addition, Carsten contributed to the success of Just-Eat.com in a role as a seed investor. Within the business community, Carsten has gained a solid reputation for his management, sales, and marketing prowess and serves on steering committees for several Danish and international companies and projects. Thus, Carsten is a valuable asset to companies all over the world and has a unique ability to inspire the people around him in a way that breeds creativity and success.
Konrad A. Kierklo
Konrad is co-founder and partner in miinto-group.com and possesses a unique business talent that has lead him to remarkable results early in his career – e.g. nominated and won several entrepreneurial awards Latest, in January 2016, when he was proclaimed one of the most influential entrepreneurs by ‘Forbes 30 under 30 Europe 2016’. In addition, Konrad often takes the time to speak at educational institutions and expos all over Denmark and serves as an inspiration to young individuals that are blessed with entrepreneurial aspirations of their own. Prior to launching Miinto.dk, Konrad actively explored a range of business opportunities, including the launch of ex.dk which would eventually lead to the successful launch of Miinto.dk.
As Managing Director of Miinto.no, Jake Petersen leads the Norwegian unit of Miinto and is heading a team of talented and successful individuals. Jake took little time turning Miinto.no into a successful online fashion business that is treasured and respected by designers, retailers and fashion-conscious people all over Norway.