Filip Tysander

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Filip Tysander
John Filip Tysander[1]

(1985-01-25) 25 January 1985 (age 34)
Alma materUppsala University
  • Businessman
  • Entrepreneur
Years active2011–present
Known forFounder of Daniel Wellington
Net worthSEK 1 billion Increase (2017)[3]

John Filip Tysander (born 25 January 1985) is a Swedish businessman and entrepreneur. In 2011, he founded watch brand Daniel Wellington.[4]

Background and career[edit]

After graduating from high school, Tysander ran an online retail business with a necktie and plastic watch web shop. In 2006, when Tysander was backpacking in Australia, he met a traveler by the name of Daniel Wellington who was wearing a Rolex Submariner with a classic Nato watch band.[4] The simplicity of the watch inspired Tysander to create his own watch brand, named after the Englishman he met.[5]

He studied business at Uppsala University.[6]

Tysander launched the Daniel Wellington brand after he had graduated from university and also spent five years working in the watch industry via his old online business, Neptune Design.[7] Daniel Wellington grew due to its online advertising strategy and campaigns through social media.[5]

The watches Tysander designs for his business are simple and minimalist. They have an interchangeable nylon Nato strap and that can also be replaced by a leather strap.

Tysander invested $15,000 to start the Daniel Wellington brand. In 2011, he sold the first Daniel Wellington Watch. By 2014, Daniel Wellington had sold over one million watches and made $70 million in revenue.[4] In 2016, Daniel Wellington made US$230 million in revenue and $111.5 million in profit.[8] Tysander owns 100% of the company.[8]

According to Veckans Affärer, Tysander planned to make a major SEK50 million investment in Klarna in 2017.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Filip Tysander is from Järfälla, Sweden. In 2016, he acquired the most expensive penthouse in Stockholm; purchasing it for $12.8 million.[11]

Tysander prefers to keep a low profile and avoids most media appearances.[12]


  1. ^ Filip Tysander at Access date 3 August 2017
  2. ^ "Grown up in Järfälla Access date 3 August 2017
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  4. ^ a b c BroBible. "How A 31-Year-Old Bro Built A$180 Million Watch Empire in Less Than 5 Years". BroBible. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  5. ^ a b "This 31-year-old who couldn't afford a Rolex has built a $180 million watch empire in less than 5 years". Business Insider. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  6. ^ "How Filip Tysander Built a Watch Empire Now Worth $180 Million". Retrieved 3 July 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  7. ^ "Dezeen Watch Store interview Daniel Wellington founder Filip Tysander". Dezeen Watch Store. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Daniel Wellington just posted 1 billion in pure profit – and this guy gets all of it". Business Insider. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Daniel Wellington-miljardärens nya satsning: Investerar 50 miljoner i Sveriges hetaste fintech-bolag". Veckans affärer. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  10. ^ "The self-made millionaire behind the Daniel Wellington watch empire just invested a fortune in Klarna". Business Insider. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Filip Tysander: From backpacking in Australia to owning Stockholm's most expensive apartment – Umgås". Umgås. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Filip Tysander – Vägen till klockrikedom – Fokus". Fokus (in Swedish). 26 September 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2018.