EQT Ventures adds Uber's former UK chief Jo Bertram as executive

- Leadership - Dec 07, 2017

Jo Bertram has joined Swedish tech investors EQT Ventures just over two months after her highly-publicised departure from Uber.

Bertram stepped down from her role as Uber's most senior UK executive in October following the news that the ride-hailing service had been banned from operating in London.

As revealed in a statement on Thursday, Bertram has taken on the position of Executive in Residence with EQT Ventures, the tech investment arm of the private equity group which holds a reported €31bn in raised capital.

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Her new responbilities will be to build small tech firms into multinationals player in a similar fashion to what she oversaw in four years at Uber, which had just three registered drivers at the beginning of her tenure.

"My new role at EQT Ventures allows me to take on a new challenge and focus on what I loved most about my time at Uber — taking a nascent company and helping it scale into a major international organisation," said Bertram.

"EQT Ventures’ supports great entrepreneurs throughout different stages of growth. I’m looking forward to working with the team and the fund’s portfolio companies on the growth stage of their journeys."

Bertram's appointment follows the news that Axel Bard Bringéus, former Global Head of Markets at Spotify, is to take on the role of International Expansion Partner at the VC.

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