Trendsonline reports that the startup environment has lost a unique personality last Monday in France. Simon Schock has, sadly and unexpected, passed away. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

A message went out from his family:

Simon Schock, our beloved son and brother, died on the 23rd of June 2014. On the 30th of September he would have turned 30. Simon was on a climbing trip in France with his friend Michael Clausen and died despite resuscitation attempts from heart failure.
Simon will always be in our hearts and with us – He has been and will continue to be an inspiration to many.

The service will take place in Grundtvigs Kirke in Copenhagen on Wednesday the 2nd of July at 13.30.

Sabine, Sebastian, Steen and Susanne

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With his ambition and positive attitude he has been one of the key players behind both Founders House and the venture company Sortedam Ventures, as well as the Danish startup environment as a whole. Michael Clausen, Simon’s partner in Sortedam Ventures, has spoken to Trendsonline and informed them that Sortedam Ventures and all portfolio companies will continue as planned.