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joakim Hernström

Joakim is a partner and Head of business development at Bergenstråhle & Partners Stockholm.

Prior to joining Bergenstråhle in 2013, Joakim worked for 15 years in business development, management consulting and venture capital. At Bergenstråhle Joakim focuses on creating and implementing IP strategies and processes for our clients, linking IP and business strategies, commercial structuring of intellectual assets as well as IP and business valuations. He has considerable experience from establishing and leading commercialization processes and from providing hands-on business development services to knowledge-based NewCos, innovative SME and multinational industries. 

Joakim is a former CEO of a startup biotech and has an immense interest in all types of technology, from life science to digital technologies. Joakim is a member of several networks, such as Biotech Builders and Stockholms Affärsänglar.


Areas of expertise

Innovation strategy, commercial strategy, value strategy.


Joakim is Head of Business Development at Bergenstråhle & Partners. Prior to joining Bergenstråhle in 2013, he worked as CEO of a biotech in CNS. Before that he worked in management consulting focusing on innovation strategy working mostly in Germany and the Nordic countries. Joakim also has a background in venture capital with a focus on early stage and growth companies.


2005 – 2006 Basic and Intermediary Courses in Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
2000 – 2002 International Business, Financing and Economics, Basel University, Switzerland
1997 – 2002 M.Sc. in International Business Management and Administration, Linköping University, Sweden


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