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Having hands-on experience in starting and running companies, Hadar Cars definitely knows what a typical workday is like for an entrepreneur. He started his career at the global communications technology company Ericsson, where he held various positions, including five years in Japan as head of a business unit. He has since co-founded a mobile operator together with France Telecom, who subsequently acquired his stake in the company, worked as president for positioning technology company Cellpoint, and co-founded and acted as chairman for a real-estate development company.
Hadar joined Industrifonden in 2011, after gaining investment experience at venture capital firms Eqvitec and Teknoinvest. At Industrifonden, Hadar focuses primarily on SaaS companies.
“Working with entrepreneurs on the cutting-edge of technology is the most exciting job I can think of,” explains Hadar. “The main lesson I’ve learned over my years within the VC world is that the entrepreneur and team are crucial to how an investment develops. Also, things almost always take longer than planned.
“I know what a typical workday is like for an entrepreneur – it’s all-in all the time! What I love most about my job is being able to meet talented people who want to build something completely new.”
Hadar holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm) and an MBA from INSEAD.