Global Management Team

Bent Grøver, Group CEO

Before joining the company as the Group CEO, Bent was Chairman of Skitude Holding and led the efforts in listing the company on the Euronext Oslo Exchange. Bent is an experienced investment professional, and holds a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a MSc in industrial mathematics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Ivar Blekastad, CFO

Experienced Chief Financial Officer and Investment Professional with valuable experience from working in several industries. Skilled in M&A, Business Analytics, International Business, Management, and Software as a Service (SaaS). Strong finance professional with a MBA in Finance.

Board of Directors

Anne Worsøe, Director

Managing Partner and co-founder at Farmhouse Capital, and Venture Partner at Antler. Anne is chair of the board at Kron and First Seed Foundation and board member of Photocure ASA, Formuesforvaltning and OwnersRoom, and an expert jury member at European Commission’s Horizon Europe. Previously, Anne was Director of Innovation Norway in San Francisco, where she initiated and co-founded Nordic Innovation House in Palo Alto.

Chris Logan, Director

Investment Director at Canica, one of Norway’s largest privately owned investment companies. Many years experience in finance with Goldman Sachs, Liberum Capital, and Deloitte.

Haavard Nord, Chair

Serial entrepreneur and software innovator with 25 years of experience from the software business. Haavard co-founded several companies, and was CEO of a public company, Trolltech ASA. He is now back in the startup world as CEO of Conclude, a company creating the next generation collaboration tools. Education: MSc Computer Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Kristin Skau Åbyholm, Director

Kristin Skau Åbyholm holds an MA/Civil Engineering in Computer Science from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and University of New South Wales (UNSW). Kristin has worked close to 15 years within the IT sector. In Confirmit AS she worked with global 500 brands, working out of the Oslo, London and San Francisco office. In Cicero Consulting she worked with creating platforms and solutions for the Norwegian financial industry.

Thomas S. Wrede-Holm, Director

Thomas S. Wrede-Holm is an Investment Director at Investinor AS. Prior to joining Investinor AS in 2019, Thomas spent close to 20 years as an investment banking professional both in Norway and internationally. He currently serves as board member of Cyviz AS, Shoreline AS, Topro Industri AS and Curida Holding AS. Thomas holds a Master of Science degree in finance from the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen (NHH).