Watershed Partners

Peter Espersen

Managing Partner US

Most recently, Peter was CEO and Co-Founder of eVote, a next-generation electronic voting and feedback company. He led an international team of over twenty people and saw the company through its initial seed round funding. Previously, Peter was Head of Digital Innovation and Co-Creation for the LEGO Group, where he spearheaded the Digital Innovation team to engage fans of all ages to co-create unique products and experiences including Webbie honored ReBrick LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and the LEGO Ideas site.

Prior to LEGO, Peter was GM for Sulake Corp. in Scandinavia running Habbo Hotel, an MMMOG with almost 250 million users worldwide. He's also worked on business development and media/digital strategy for a variety of clients throughout his career including Sony PlayStation, Disney and McDonalds.

Peter serves as a Board member for Jovoto, an open innovation platform connecting brands with a global community of creatives, and is a Senior Advisor to Urban.Us, a venture fund investing in seed and early stage startups solving city problems. He's a regular speaker at tech, social media and gaming conferences around the world and is a featured lecturer at The University of Copenhagen, the ESCP Masters Program in London and Paris, and Bocconi University in Milan.

Peter currently resides in New York City with his wife, Rachel. When not working, he enjoys visiting his family in Copenhagen, reading books on history and philosophy as well as learning about wine and bourbon.