Jacob de Geer is a serial entrepreneur. Recognised as one of the most influential leaders in fintech, De Geer is co-founder and CEO of iZettle, a business headquartered in Sweden and named by The Financial Times as one of Europe’s most innovative and fastest growing companies.
Prior to launching iZettle, De Geer co-founded movie sharing firm Ameibo, and Tre Kronor Media, an award-winning communications agency. De Geer was the first employee and helped to grow the advertising network to become one of the largest in Europe before its listing on the Swedish stock exchange in 2005.
De Geer started his entrepreneurial path as the first employee of Tradedoubler, learning from Spotify’s Daniel Ek himself. After meeting Nilsson, the two co-founders launched iZettle’s first mobile app in 2011 to much acclaim. Soon after launching, the company was listed as one of Stockholm’s top startups by Tech Europe.
Just before the company was going to go public, Izettle was bought out by Paypal for the equivalent of $19.2billion. De Geer remains in post, with the larger company promising that little had changed in the management of the company.