Co-founder and Managing Partner
Walerud worked as a Sales Manager at Erlang Systems in 1997. She left in 1998 to co-found Bluetail, a company which developed all of its products in Erlang. It was then sold for $152 million to Alteon Networks.
She left in 1998 to co-found Bluetail, a company which developed all of its products in Erlang. It was then sold for $152 million to Alteon Networks. In 2004, she met Sebastian Siemiatkowski, founder of Klarna and invested 60,000 € for 10% of the company. She also introduced the founders to a team of programmers who helped them build their platform in exchange for 37% shares.
Walerud started Teclo Networks with a new team in 2010. They developed a technology to increase the speed of mobile broadband. After six years, she and her other co-founders sold Teclo Networks to Sandvine.
In 2016, Walerud invested in a real time digital coach for runners and cross-country skiers called Racefox. She invested 6 million SEK in the company and became one of the board members. In 2018, she invested in a functionalized graphene company named Graphmatech.
She also formed her own venture company called Walerud Ventures together with her husband, Bengt, and their daughter, Caroline. They join pre-seed and seed companies focusing on high technology such as artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, and durability.