Martin Ericsson
Martin joined Eight Roads from Lazard where he worked as an Associate in the TMT M&A team.

What motivates you?

Challenges, and learning from them.

What’s been the steepest learning curve on your career journey so far?

I spent a summer selling study guides door-to-door from dawn to dusk in Alexandria, a city near Washington DC. It was a completely different experience compared to my usual number crunching, and very rewarding for all kinds of reasons!

Which technology trend are you most excited about at the moment and why?

E-sports - I don't think it will be long before these become as ubiquitous as other traditional mainstream sports, especially among non-gamers.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Never take anything for granted, and be sceptical of everything.

What is the company you wish you’d backed and why?

Klarna – smart, clean and convenient, it has become a trendsetter for the rest of the FinTech scene.