Lars Seier Christensen is a Danish businessman, entrepreneur and investor, born in Copenhagen in 1963. He has lived in the St Gallen Canton in Switzerland since 2010. Mr Christensen is married and has five daughters with his wife, Yvonne.

Mr Christensen has a very wide range of interests and activities, ranging from philosophy and politics over a gourmet, fine wine and art to sports and charity and is an avid commentator on political, society and business affairs.

Mr Christensen is a member of The Mont Pelerin Society and supports a various classic liberal and libertarian organisations and causes.

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After high school, at the age of 18, Mr Christensen moved to Spain to open his first business, a restaurant. This early venture into the startup world led to a lifelong passion for the restaurant business, both as a discerning guest and as the owner of several gourmet restaurants, most notably Denmark’s first three Michelin star restaurant, Geranium, and hi-tech restaurant Alchemist, opening in 2019. In 2020, he added the iconic Cafe Dan Turell in Copenhagen to the portfolio, as it was his favourite hang-out in his youth.

After Spain, and a brief return to Copenhagen, Mr Christensen embarked on a financial services career in London in 1988 with a particular focus on foreign exchange and derivatives trading.

In 1992, he co-founded what was to become Saxo Bank, a financial multi-asset trading and investment platform, that is both offered directly to sophisticated private investors and smaller institutions, as well as to other financial institutions as a white label infrastructure.

In 2016, after 20 years as co-CEO of Saxo Bank, Mr Christensen stepped down to focus on other investments through his private family office, Seier Capital. Seier Capital is 100% owned by Mr Christensen and does not manage capital for other investors.

In 2018, Mr Christensen sold his remaining stake in Saxo Bank to the Chinese automotive conglomerate Geely Holdings and the Finnish finance company Sampo.

Mr Christensen and Seier Capital, with combined assets of approximately one billion dollars, has invested in a broad range of companies, including most notably the foundational blockchain protocol, Concordium.

Mr Christensen was a very early adopter of the internet and is now focused on the transformative potential of blockchain in its various forms. After being a Bitcoin enthusiast and early supporter since 2012, Mr Christensen became increasingly concerned about the early generations of blockchain projects, plagued by anonymity, lack of compliance and simply bad tech.

Based on long term experience of developments in the regulation of traditional financial markets, he has become convinced that a similar process will unfold in the blockchain space.

As a result, the focus on building a compliant layer one blockchain and regulatable use cases has become paramount. Having invested in different companies in many industries, today Mr Christensen’s focus is very much on the blockchain, although he will occasionally invest also in other exciting areas.

You should consider this in your application, as the probability of investments outside the blockchain space is fairly low.

Our current investments can be seen in the Portfolio section of this website.

Seier Capital is actively seeking investment opportunities - particularly in the blockchain space - both in early-stage and more mature businesses.

If you wish to present an opportunity to Mr Christensen and his team at Seier Capital, please submit more information through the Seek Investment section of this website.