Vagn Knudsen

Venture Partner, Alta Ventures Fund II


Latin America




Vagn Knudsen has diverse experience in finance, technology start-ups, and entrepreneurial management in Colombia.

Since 2015 Mr. Knudsen has worked as manager of the flexible packaging division of Agraf Industrial, a Colombian family-owned business. In this operational role, Mr. Knudsen has led initiatives in sales, procurement, production, and financial planning in a turn-around environment. In the past three years, the division has doubled sales and increased EBITDA five-fold.

In 2012 Mr. Knudsen was part of the founding team of In 2013, while holding his post as manager of Linio, Mr. Knudsen was involved in the largest private placement of a technology startup in Colombia, when Linio secured 25 Million Euro from a Colombian publicly-traded private equity firm and a New York based family office.

As Venture Partner in Alta Ventures Fund II, Mr. Knudsen actively seeks investment opportunities in Latin America for companies in seed funding and growth stages.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020