Chalmers Ventures CEO Sara Wallin will move to the university’s foundation at the end of this year.

Headshot of Sara Wallin

Sara Wallin, chief executive of investment fund and incubator Chalmers Ventures, will become chief executive of the Chalmers University of Technology Foundation later this year.

Wallin has led Chalmers Ventures, operated by Chalmers University of Technology, since 2020 when she joined from Almi Väst. She has overseen Chalmers Ventures growing to record profits.

At the foundation, she will look to double assets to SEK20bn ($1.8bn).

Wallin previously joined GUV’s Beyond the Breakthrough podcast to discuss her career and in June this year led a roundtable on investing in university spinouts together with the University of Pennsylvania’s Michael Poisel at the GCV Symposium.

Wallin, announcing her career move on LinkedIn, wrote: “It feels fantastic and simultaneously challenging to have the trust to lead the work of Chalmers Foundation. Together with president Martin Nilsson Jacobi and all the dedicated individuals within the Chalmers group, we will work tirelessly to bring our bold new vision for Chalmers to life.

“With the support of the community, we’ll make Chalmers a world-leading technical university. It’s a challenging and daring vision, and we won’t achieve it alone. We need all the support we can get from the business community, politics, and individuals alike.”

Thierry Heles

Thierry Heles is the editor of Global University Venturing, host of the Beyond the Breakthrough interview podcast and responsible for the monthly GUV Gazette (sign up here for free).