Carl Palmstierna

Venture Capitalist -- Sweden

Two years ago, Carl Palmstierna gave up his job at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in London and moved back to his native Sweden to invest in technology startups. Smart move. Palmstierna, 46, has helped found about a dozen companies, including Altitun, a Swedish optical company that was sold to Minneapolis-based ADC Telecommunications for $960 million.

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