Lars Odin Mellemseter

Investment Director

Lars Odin Mellemseter is a Managing Director in the Oslo office of Statkraft Ventures. He was formerly the Managing Partner at Constructive Capital, a sustainability-focused active ownership investment firm. Previously he invested in global industrial and renewables companies as a portfolio manager at Ascend Capital, a USD 3bn investment firm in California. Prior to that he advised global private equity funds as a consultant in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company. 

Lars Odin has a strong entrepreneurial background, having co-founded and served as CEO of GNR, a London-based internet infrastructure firm that was funded by the Carlyle Group and Northzone, and later acquired by Verisign. He has also served as chairman of several Nordic start-ups. 

He received his PhD from Oxford University, studied graduate economics at Cambridge University, and received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.