Oslo Tech Excursion

The Oslo Tech Excursion is a yearly event bringing together the best early stage tech companies Norway has to offer with key stakeholders from across the European venture ecosystem

Our aim is to provide global investors exposure to new innovative Norwegian tech companies with the ability to gain insight and dive deep into what influences the Norwegian technology and growth scene.

Next Tech Excursion will be the 23rd of April 2020


Previous companies presenting (2016-2019)

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Here’s a look at some of our past Oslo Tech Excursion events:



Rikke Eckhoff Høvding / CEO - NVCA and Daniel Korski / Co-founder, CEO - PUBLIC
Mikkel Hesselgren / Head of Fund of Funds, Vækstfonden and Joachim Høegh-Krohn / CEO - Argentum

Reynir Indahl / Managing Partner - Summa Equity and Mathias Mikkelsen / Founder and CEO - Memory / Timely

Companies presented



Fireside chat with Michael Rogers

The continuing development of the entrepreneurship culture in Norway

Venture Capital and Founders

Areas of the technology sector Norway (should) specialise in

Companies presented


Henrik Nygård Sjølie / Co-founder and CEO / Tribe

Andreas Flåt Aglen / COO / Exabel

Per Magnus Veierland / CEO / Sevendof

Simen Svale Skogsrud / Co-founder and CTO / Sanity.io

Andreas Slettvoll / Co-Founder and CEO / Chooose

Kate Murphy / CEO / Play Magnus

Mathias Mikkelsen / Founder and CEO / Memory (Timely)

Arnaud Le Breton / Founder and CEO / Visualiz

Håvard Haukeland / Founder and CEO / Spacemaker

Marie Mostad / Co-founder and COO / Inzpire.me


Companies presented



Companies presented


18th-19th May

SNÖ and Concentric teamed up with Bloomberg to explore some exciting technology themes of 2016 including the topic, ‘Technology and Innovation in Norway’. With this in mind we visited Oslo with a compact group of ~25 international technology investors

Keynote by Tellef Thorleifsson, Northzone, discussing Nordic market growth.


Panel 1

How can Norway and Norwegian technology innovations compete in the global market?

Panel 2

Select debate topics:

  • “Norway” — Has the wealth stopped innovators from innovating and has Norway forgotten to facilitate for next generation entrepreneurs?

  • Resting on its laurels or actively developing an entrepreneurial culture

  • How can the oil riches both be a friend and foe for Norway?

  • Oil price developments — less income for Norway — will this cause more or less capital for tech entrepreneurs?

  • Denmark and Sweden have had some tech success-stories — When will the wave of Norwegian tech success stories happen?

  • Framework in place for entrepreneurs

  • How to stimulate hunger among Norwegian entrepreneurs

  • What is missing for next generation tech companies to succeed internationally?

  • Role models for Norway — who are the entrepreneurs looking up to?

Prior speakers

  • Anita Traaseth  /  Head, Innovation Norway

  • Rolv Erik Ryssdal  /  CEO, Schibsted

  • Johan H. Andresen  /  Owner, Ferd

  • Rikke Eckhoff Høvding / CEO, NVCA

  • Tellef Thorleifsson / Northzone

  • Thomas Falck / Chairman, Investinor

  • Jon Hindar / Chairman, Argentum

  • Karim Jalbout / Partner, Egon Zehnder

  • Natasha Ratanshi Stein / Principal, Piton Capital

  • Eeswaran Navaratnam / Co-founder and Partner, 01Ventures

  • Johan Brand / Founder, Kahoot!, Partner, We Are Human

  • Sophia Bendz / Partner, Atomico

  • Michael Rogers / CEO, VirtuGO, 4 x Olympian

  • Tom O. Collett / Collett & Co

Previous firms attending