We’d like to introduce Ole who is Head of Product at Hedgehog. Ole is responsible for building Hedgehog’s investment platform.
I’m originally from Denmark but lived for many years in London. I got into Product Management at Skype back when Skype was the way people communicated over the internet. Since then, I have mostly worked for early-stage startups trying to get a new product to take off. That happened spectacularly with Monzo where I joined before they launched the first product and when I left 4 years later, we had 3.5 million customers.
I got introduced to Rob and Michael by a former colleague of mine and when I heard about their mission to provide easy access to the benefits of investing in the world around us, I thought: this is a very exciting concept and I had to be a part of it! Hedgehog’s goal to give eligible investors like me the opportunity to gain exposure to commercial real estate assets that are historically only available to institutional investors is a game changer.
I was the first employee so I have been involved in everything from scoping the product to hiring our team which has been super exciting. We are building a fully remote company which I find very exciting.
I am not someone who is interested in investing and I am risk averse when it comes to my savings so I always end up having too much money sitting in my bank account. As inflation starts to bite, this is becoming more and more of a concern. Hedgehog’s mission to open up a whole new asset class to eligible investors like me, giving me the opportunity to diversify and gain investment exposure in assets that could arguably provide protection from inflation is a very exciting prospect for me.