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The role of investment capital when scaling your company

Raising capital is an essential part of developing and scaling your new venture. A variety of factors affect the need for capital and depend on its development phase, the industry, the business model and product and services, among others. What is certain is a startup’s need to attract capabilities and resources, of which capital is essential.

The sources from whom you raise capital can vary from small angel investments and venture capital to public listing, grants and soft money. However, particularly for new ventures is the active role an investor has beyond financial resources to bring other resources to the company – this is of critical importance and value when it comes to accelerating the company’s growth.

BI Norwegian Business School invites you to listen to our panel discussion about “The role of investment capital in scaling your company.”  between Kristian Jul Røsjø, Partner at Antler, Jon Kåre Stene, Co-Founder of Oda and Skyfall Ventures, Alexandra Gunderson, Founder of Identifai, and Per Ingvar Olsen, professor Chair, Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at BI Norwegian Business School.

This webinar will be offered in Hybrid format with physical and digital participation

  • Physical: at the BI Startup Hub. Mingle with food and beverage serving.
  • Digital: a webinar link will be shared via email to the person who is registered

Practical information

  • Time:Thursday, 21 April 2022 17:00 - 18:00
  • Place:BI Campus Oslo and digitally
  • Price:Free
  • Enrolment deadline:20.04.2022 at 14:00
  • Contact:Adriana Moreno-Gavaldon (alumni@bi.no)

Kristian Jul Røsjø, Partner at Antler (BI alumnus)

Kristian co-leads the Norwegian operations at Antler - an early-stage International VC which has invested in 30 companies out of Norway for the past two years. Kristian holds a master’s degree in business economics from BI Norwegian Business School and Plekhanov University in Moscow. He has previously worked at Statoil Energy & Retail in St. Petersburg, Russia and for the Norwegian foreign service where he served at the Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the Consulate General in New York.

About Antler

Founded in Singapore in 2017 by a team of experienced entrepreneurs, investors and company builders, Antler is a global early-stage VC enabling and investing in the world’s most exceptional people. With offices across most major startup hubs globally, Antler is passionate about supporting exceptional people to fundamentally improve the world.

Jon Kåre Stene; Co-founder Oda and Skyfall Ventures (BI Alumnus)

Jon Kåre is an expert on LEAN, LEAN Startup, and digitization. He is also an experienced speaker in topics such as digitization and technological transformation, platforming, LEAN, innovation, performance culture and organizational development. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School and has previously worked at Schibsted ASA and Sprint Consulting. Jon Kåre is passionate about creating cultures that function as competitive advantages and understanding how technology changes the world, we live in.

About Oda

Oda is an online grocery retailer that provides door-to-door delivery services. It offers a vast range of fresh produce groceries to millions of doorsteps in Norway and just launch their services internationally. Oda is one of the fastest-growing startups in the Nordics, working with huge, complex challenges to make the lives of our customers simpler and easier.

About Skyfall Ventures

Skyfall Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Oslo. Their core areas of expertise within blockchain & web3, gaming & the metaverse, green technology enabling software, next generation e-commerce and B2B SaaS. Skyfall invest in Nordic early-stage companies built around a strong software component, started by founding teams consisting of at least one technical founder.

Alexandra Gunderson, Co-founder of Identifai

Alexandra is an engineer turned data scientist with a passion for making processes more efficient and building tools that unlock the potential of their users. She took a master’s degree in computational Methods at Ghent University and a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Worcester Polytechnical Institute. She has previously worked for Aker Solutions as a Mechanical Engineer and Chief Data Scientist at Atea before she founded Identifai. She is also founder and leader of the Oslo chapter of Women in Data Science

About Identifai

Identifai develops software for large industrial operators to help them improve their operations, with solutions for energy management and optimization for metal manufacturers. Prior to founding Identifai, Alexandra worked as a mechanical engineer in the energy sector before transitioning to a career in data science, where she discovered a passion for building tools that empower engineers and operators to make data-driven decisions. 

Per Ingvar Olsen, Professor Chair - Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Per Ingvar is professor at BI Norwegian Business School, Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, where he is teaching entrepreneurship classes and executive programs in business development of technology companies. His teaching includes collaborative programs with leading universities in Silicon Valley, Boston, and Beijing. He is presently the co-director and head of research at “Center for Connected Care,” a center for research and innovation in the area of digital health located at Oslo University Hospital.

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