Urban Smedeby brings over 20 years of investment banking and fund management experience with early-stage companies. He is the co-founder of two boutique investment banking firms, establishing Bentley Richards and Associates in 1991 and Bridgewater Capital in 1994, where he remains President.
During his career in corporate finance, Mr. Smedeby has structured, negotiated, and successfully completed 100+ transactions in various equity and debt structures. He co-managed Triton Private Equities, one of the first PIPE (Private Investment in Public Equity) funds, which set the standard for how small and mid-cap companies access secondary financing. He co-managed Instream Capital LLC, a convertible debt fund that was a component of a $4 billion hedge fund. In connection with Bridgewater Capital, Mr. Smedeby also co-managed the Oceanus Value Fund, which focused on bridging the financing gap between venture-capital funding rounds and the funded firm's initial public offering or other liquidity event.
Mr. Smedeby's ability to access the European capital markets through his long-standing relationships is a key advantage thatÂ MJICÂ provides for its portfolio companies and shareholders.
Mr. Smedeby serves as a corporate director of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and holds FINRA Series 62 & 63 securities licenses.