The brave new world of investments

We live in a brave new world as political turmoil is fragmenting the global economy and digitization is disrupting traditional business models in a fashion never before seen in history. Amid all this upheaval, there are risks but also rewards, threats but also opportunities. At Brave New World Investments we are embracing these changes. There are great rewards to reap for those who can manage the risks as they tap into the opportunities. For some investment prospects this is more true than for others, in particular those prospects that on the surface might appear unattractive due to political uncertainty or other uncertainty. Such a prospect is for us a typical Brave New World investment. We say, let’s take part in the opportunities and manage the risks by thinking differently and outside the constraints of conventional thinking.



Brave New World Investments AB is a Swedish investment company which generates shareholder value by making equity investments using its shareholders’ funds. Brave New World Investments operates at the intersection of traditional finance and digital finance – traditional in that it invests in equities and digital in that it keeps all of it’s liquid assets in cryptocurrency.

The company was founded in early 2017 in Linköping, Sweden. Brave New World Investments’ inception was an interesting one as we believe it was the first limited liability company in the banked part of the world to be supplied initial funding entirely in digital cryptocurrency instead of fiat currency due to not being able to start a bank account. Bank account acquisition was prevented by the Swedish banks due to fears surrounding the way their US operations would be affected by the US Iran financial sanctions if the bank allowed Swedish-Iranian business. Except for a few asset freezes, there were no relevant sanctions in Sweden or in the European Union obstructing Swedish-Iranian business in that manner.

However, by April 2018 the Central Bank of Iran issued a domestic ban on cryptocurrency dealings whereby Brave New World Investments suspended all activities in relation to Iran.

Currently the company operates as an investment vehicle for cryptocurrencies.


BNW Investments suspends Iran ambitions after cryptocurrency ban

The Central Bank of Iran has decided to ban cryptocurrency dealings after a long period of uncertainty regarding the legality of the asset class inside the Islamic republic. Brave New World Investments are therefore suspending their plans in relation to Iran, effective immediately. The company had conducted some analysis into the feasibility of operating in Iran, but …

New parallel move into remittance

We have decided to make a move into the remittance market, since functioning remittance transfers is a prerequisite for cross-border investment and is also a business opportunity in its own right. More details coming soon.


Mikael Johansson
Co-Founder & Executive Board Member

Mikael has consulted in capital markets and technology his entire professional career. Geographical focus has been Europe and Middle East. He has previously founded several companies. Mikael is a graduate of Linköping Institute of Technology.


Mairtin O’Duinnin
Co-Founder / Investor

Mairtin has managed projects in capital markets and technology the last 13 years of his career. Geographical focus has been Europe and Middle East. Mairtin is a dual graduate of City University of London and University College of Dublin.


To learn more about Brave New World Investments, please contact us by address below or by e-mail at the bottom of the page:

Brave New World Investments AB
Company Number 559105-8762
Bygdegatan 341, 58331
Linköping, Sweden