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Venture Factory

Venture Factory was founded in the fall of 2012 in Oslo, Norway with a straightforward goal: turning ideas into business. Our core competence is e-commerce, technology and performance-marketing. We use our skills to start new companies together with strategic partners, other entrepreneurs or within our own organization.

Since then we’ve involved ourselves in a range of ideas. Some have blossomed and turned into prosperous businesses, while others have been challenging and ultimately put to rest. We believe our understanding of technology and online marketing combined with a unique domain insight is the recipe for success and therefore we partner up with entrepreneurs or larger corporations to pursue new business opportunities.

Our portfolio consists of a mix of businesses. Some are consultancies where external clients benefit from our competence and others are tech or e-commerce ventures that we have started alone or together with partners. Do you have a great idea you want to discuss with us? Please email us at contact@venturefactory.no

Venture Factory offices are located centrally in Oslo and our development team is located in Odessa, Ukraine. We are always on the look out for great talent both in Odessa and Oslo, so email us at contact@venturefactory.no if you think you are a good match.

OUR MANAGEMENT

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Even Aas-Eng
Founder and CEO
Even started his career in New Delhi, India where he worked as an Operations Manager for ebookers. He later worked for Norwegian.no as e-commerce Manager and Google before joining McCann Worldgroup in Norway as VP, Director Digital Media in 2006. In 2010 he started a company for Berner Gruppen and served as CEO until march of 2012.
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Tore Malme
Founder and Chairman
Tore started his career at The Boston Consulting Group where he worked as a Management Consultant. Later he co-founded the investment company MG Equity Partners and bought Vesterålen Naturprodukter that was later sold to Altor for 325 MNOK. In 2008 Tore bought the wealth management company Forvaltningshuset where he today serves as Chairman.
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Lars Eide
Founder/Publisher Filter and Founder/Chairman NewsLab
Lars started his career in Dagbladet where he worked as a journalist, critic and editor. In 2010 he joined Telenor as department manager in New Business Areas and later Telenor Comoyo before he co-founded NewsLab and Filter Media Norge.

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Mats Lyngstad
Founder and CEO Inzpire.me
Formerly at Facebook, advising top tier agencies and brands on how to increase sales through the Facebook platform. Public speaker on Social Media and Performance Marketing. BSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics.
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Gunnar Stensaker
Managing Director T/A Opt
Gunnar had his first encounter with the startup-world in San Francisco, where he worked for Dolphin Browser. He was later one of the first to join the performance marketing team at Venture Factory. Gunnar is now heading up T/A Opt, a joint venture between Try and Venture Factory. He holds a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics.
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Sondre Husby Rostad
Managing Director VF Tech
Formerly at Dagbladet and Aller Media, Sondre has a decade long experience with web development, project management and digital strategy within the media industry.
He holds a MSc in Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
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Tale Gjøvik
Managing Director Filter Media
Formerly at FINN.no and OMD Norway. Tale has over ten years experience with digital marketing, media planning, strategy and digital media. She holds a bachelor of journalism and cultural studies from Queensland University of Technology.
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Kristine Bakk
Managing Director MyMuse
Kristine started her career at Accenture as a strategy analyst working mainly with clients in the consumer goods industry. She has been actively involved in the startup community, working for technology startups in both London and Boston. She holds a MSc in Management from London School of Economics.
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Kristiane Roe Hammer
Managing Director NewsLab
Kristiane has 6 years experience from media and is former leader of Amedia Native. Former president of ANSA (Assosiation of Norwegian Students abroad) and current board member at BUA. Holds an MA in International Security and nuclear weapons from King’s College London.
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Nina Kormilitzine
Managing Director Inviso Media
Nina has worked with sales and real estate for 13 years and graduated from BI Financial Institute Oslo with a bachelor in realestate, economy and marketing. Over the last years her focus has been social media and content marketing
as a nisje within strategic digital marketing of real estate and agents. Inviso and Nina also shear ownership of the company Estate Connection who she founded in 2014.