Caroline Walerud

Partner, Walerud Ventures

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Paris

Stream: Climate

Caroline is a natural scientist turned deep tech entrepreneur and investor. An entrepreneur since age 14, she itches to solve problems and build planet positive companies.

Caroline co-founded Volumental in 2012 with the mission to make retail more personalized and efficient through 3D scanning and AI. They have already helped over 6 million people find perfect fitting footwear, with customers like New Balance, Fleet Feet and Bauer. After building the company from scratch as CEO for the first three years she is now Executive Chairman.

She helps early stage startups as Partner at Walerud Ventures, a family office that joins green and deep tech pre-seed startups. Portfolio companies include Swedish Algae Factory, Graphmatech, Ekkono and fintech unicorn Klarna.

She has advised the Swedish government on startup policy and promotes entrepreneurship through Sting.co incubator’s advisory board and Prince Daniel’s Fellowship. Caroline was awarded Forbes 30 under 30 Europe Leaderboard 2016 and #1 Swedish Supertalent of the Year 2013. She studied natural sciences with a focus on zoology and neuroscience at Cambridge University.