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Jonas Kjellberg

Co-Creator of Skype and Co-Founder of Gear up Ventures

Jonas Kjellberg, managing director of Skype (2003-2007), is an entrepreneur, tech start-up investor and author. He has specialised in creating unique user experiences that prompt customers to share their enthusiasm for products and get them to form part of the sales process.

He has lectured on customer experience and entrepreneurship at the prestigious Stanford University and works with the Stockholm School of Economics. His talks focus on the key lessons for improving product sales. He presents them from an innovative point of view, emphasising that how to delight the customer must be a vital concern for everyone throughout the business structure, from designers through to sellers.

Although he is primarily known for his successful work at Skype, Jonas has taken part in numerous entrepreneurial projects: he was the CEO and founder of Campuz Mobile (acquired by Vodafone) and Optimal Telecom, (part of Tele2). He has also been vice president of Bertelsmann for Lycos Europe, CEO and partner of Wyatt Media Group and head of the online business area for Investment AB Kinnevik.

He currently runs Gear Up Ventures, a company that focuses on implementing the innovation and entrepreneurship model set out in his book Gear Up: Best Idea Ever, co-written with Lena Ramfelt and Tom Kosnik, in businesses.

He is also chairman of the platform, an online network for the direct sale of fresh foods.

Jonas Kjellberg is specialised in developing a fundamental understanding of how products, sales and profitability must interact in order to create successful businesses. He supports management teams in developing their overall sales strategy and a winning sales culture. Organisations today face new demands such as customer satisfaction and how it is becoming more and more transparent with users increasingly sharing their experiences.

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Managing Digital Transformations, Disruption, and Innovation

In this talk, Jonas Kjellberg speaks about the disruptors or “game changers” who are remaking the world of business around us. In this engaging and interactive talk, he challenges the game changers in the audience to tell him he’s wrong and to contribute to the discussion.

A Comedy of Errors: VC’s, the Tech World, and the Many Failures that Led to My Success

A comedy-centric program that marries Jonas's humorous stories with the lessons learned from his many startups, failures, and eventual successes that defined his career during the dotcom boom and beyond.

Social and Creative Innovation: New Business Models for the New Generation

In this talk, Jonas Kjellberg speaks about what kind of innovative thinking is needed for success and why some good ideas and companies make it while others do not.

Jonas killed it! I thought he was fascinating. Everyone has confirmed they LOVED him - he is super dynamic, engaging, disruptive, and I would love to work with him at a future event!



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Gear Up: Test Your Business Model Potential and Plan Your Path to Success

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Gear Up: your best business idea ever

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Business creation : based on the gear up framework

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £15k to £30k

  • Europe:

    £15k to £30k

  • US:

    £30k to £50k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £30k to £50k

Travels From

  • Sweden


English, Swedish

* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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