I work as an independent consultant and provide business and market development services to companies interested in finding new customers and new opportunities for growth.
Here is an alphabetical listing of some of my consulting clients:
Creandum is a partner-owned venture capital firm that invests in Nordic companies in the technology sectors. Creandum’s most recent fund was opened for investments in Q1 2007 and they are actively looking for new companies to invest in. They have recently invested in several interesting companies, including digital music service Spotify, stand-alone online video advertising provider Video Plaza, and telecoms software company Xtract. Creandum is headquartered in Stockholm.
Edgeware provides operators and content owners with the tools to deliver their TV services at huge scale and low cost. Edgeware’s unique technology gives control and insight back to the content provider and delivers TV with an outstanding viewing experience. Edgeware is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with offices worldwide.
Digital Vision provides innovative image restoration, enhancement, color correction and data conforming systems that movie studios, television networks and post-production facilities use to produce and enhance feature films, TV programs and commercials. The company’s Nucoda product line provides a strong suite of products for the burgeoning digital intermediate 2k/4k market. The company’s award-winning products are a standard of the media & entertainment industry and are deployed at top facilities around the world. Clients include Time-Warner, NBC Universal, CBS, Technicolor, Deluxe, and Discovery Communications. Digital Vision is based in Stockholm and has facilities in London, Hong Kong, New York, and Los Angeles.
Investor Growth Capital
Investor Growth Capital is the wholly owned venture capital arm of Investor AB, which is the largest listed industrial holding company in Northern Europe. Investor was founded in 1916 to continue the Wallenberg family’s tradition of financing and building best-in-class companies. Since its formation in the mid-1990s, Investor Growth Capital has continued to invest in high-quality, growth-oriented companies, primarily in the information technology and healthcare industries, in North America, Northern Europe and Asia.
Investor Growth Capital pursues investments where we can partner with talented and motivated management teams that are operating in markets, and offering products or services, likely to produce strong and sustainable growth. They have made investments in a diverse range of companies, including AirPlusTV, Keybroker, Pocket Mobile, and Tobii. The firm is based in Stockholm.
Net Insight delivers the world’s most efficient and scalable optical transport solution for Broadcast and Media, Digital Terrestrial TV, Mobile TV and IPTV/CATV networks. Net Insight products truly deliver 100% Quality of Service with better than 95% bandwidth utilization for high quality video, audio and data services. The company’s Nimbra™ platform is the industry solution for video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50% compared to legacy IP equipment and enhancing competitiveness in delivery of existing and new media services.
Over 4.7 billion viewers watch television programs broadcast with help from Net Insight’s innovative telecoms equipment. Net Insight is headquartered in Stockholm and has facilities in Los Angeles, Singapore and Dubai.
Neverfail provides a variety of secure cloud services, including business continuity, disaster recovery, infrastructure-as-a-service, and workspace-as-a-service to enterprise customers and resellers around the world. Customers include Major League Baseball, Sungard, CBS, Solarwinds, Fox, Honeywell, and ConocoPhillips. Industry publications CRN, Talkin’ Cloud, MSP Mentor, and Red Herring have recognized Neverfail as a fast-growing, leading provider of innovative cloud services. Hugh was first a consultant to Vertiscale, the developer of a Workspace-as-a-Service solution that was acquired by Neverfail in July 2016. Neverfail is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
One Market Data
One Market Data, also known as OneTick, One Market Data offers a comprehensive suite of tick data management, analytics and complex event processing solutions designed to address the needs of financial institutions. It empowers users to build queries and analyze data rapidly, while lowering the total cost of ownership. One Market Data is headquartered in New York.
Open is an advertising, marketing and brand strategy consultant based in Stockholm, Sweden. They specialize in helping companies based in Europe market their products effectively to English-speaking customers. They offer a full range of services, including public relations, brand management, website development, graphic design, copywriting, and strategic business development. Open’s clients include Saab, PacketFront, Absolut Vodka, Skanska, and Handelsbanken.
Panopticon Software (now Datawatch Panopticon)
Panopticon‘s clients use the company’s real-time data visualization software tools to speed up their business processes, reduce operational and investment risks, detect anomalies (including fraud), and identify opportunities to increase profits and sales. They help people see hidden patterns or spot problems in addition to helping them identify useful opportunities in their data. Clients include JP Morgan Chase, Thomson Reuters, Intel, Vodafone, Fidelity Investments, HSBC, and many others. Panopticon was based in Stockholm, Sweden. It was acquired by Datawatch Corporation in 2013 and is now headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The company has been renamed Datawatch Panopticon.
PriceGain is a management consulting firm that focuses on pricing and revenue management. PriceGain’s clients are active in a diverse range of industries, including consumer goods, retail, beverages, professional services, industrial products, electronics, and media. The firm helps its clients strengthen their entire value chains from production to the end customer and improve profitability with innovative pricing strategies. PriceGain helps companies find optimum prices that lead to increased profits and also help defend or increase market share. The firm is headquartered in Stockholm.
Quantalyst is an independent consultant firm that specializes in tools, training and expertise to leverage existing staff and systems and maximize the cash returns of customer and product portfolios. They work with clients in many different industries with a concentration on manufacturing companies. Quantalyst’s mission is to help its clients increase their profitability through leveraging existing cost accounting systems, developing accurate data on their cost-to-serve and cost-to-produce, and analyzing customer and SKU profitability. Quantalyst is based in Los Angeles.
System73 has developed an AI-enabled peering technology that optimizes distribution of high resolution video and other types of data over the public internet. The company’s PolyNet technology leverages WebRTC and WebSocket technology to build a virtual network that can connect to over a billion devices and efficiently stream video to unlimited numbers of concurrent viewers. System73’s development team is located in Spain and corporate headquarters is in Malta.
ThinkTank develops collaborative process software tools designed specifically with the needs of large organizations in mind. Clients include global corporations, government agencies, and NGOs, including the US Navy, IBM, Boeing, Proctor & Gamble, the Centers for Disease Control, and many others. ThinkTank works with its partners, including Deloitte, PwC, and EY, to help them provide new classes of strategic decision-making services to their clients. ThinkTank is headquartered in Denver, Colorado and has branch offices in London and Johannesburg.
Born out of the Star Wars legacy and tied to one of the world’s most acclaimed filmmakers, no other brand resonates with consumers as deeply, and with greater trust than THX. The company certifies cinema facilities, home theatre products and automotive audio systems to ensure the best possible presentation of feature film material, music and television programming. THX sets guidelines for acoustics, reverberation time, background noise, and noise isolation to ensure that every detail of the sonic presentation is accurately delivered the way the producer intended. THX is worldwide organization headquartered in San Francisco, California.
World class media production, post, and distribution companies, including Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Disney, CBS, ABC, and HBO, use Xytech’s MediaPulse platform to simplify complex operations and support highly efficient automated workflows throughout their facilities. Xytech is headquartered in Chatsworth, California.
Feature Film Distributor
Identity confidential. A feature film distributor asked me to help them better understand the economic, market and technical implications of emerging “Over The Top” content distribution models, including subscription, rental and pay-to-own schemes. We examined anticipated changes in delivery and consumer experience technology, consumer preferences and identified potential investors for a new content distribution service.