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Alliance Venture leads 2.5 MUSD investment round in Northern.tech

Northern.tech, a supplier of software for “Securing the World’s Connected Devices”, recently raised a new funding round of 2.5 MUSD, led by Alliance Venture and with Investinor also participating. Northern.tech's product portfolio includes CFEngine, Mender [...]

APEXX closes 4 MUSD in new funding

APEXX, the first single marketplace for global payments, today announced its seed funding round and a grant award, in total 4 MUSD. New investors include Forward Partners, MMC Ventures and Alliance Venture.  See article about [...]

Shoreline secures investment from Blue Bear Capital, Alliance Venture and Investinor

Shoreline AS, a data analytics and simulation software company focused on the energy industry, has secured a new funding from a group of international venture capital funds, including Blue Bear Capital, Alliance Venture and Investinor. [...]

Alliance Venture voted Norwegian Investor of the Year

At the Norwegian National Finale of the Nordic Startup Awards in Tromsø on September 7 Alliance Venture was announced as Investor of the Year based on votes from the public and jury. The Nordic Grand [...]

Alliance Venture leads Megacool’s seed round of 1.5 MUSD

Megacool raises a 1.5 MUSD Seed Round led by Alliance Venture to bring Word-of-Mouth Virality to Mobile Game User Acquisition. Article in Norwegian. Article in English. Press release (English).

Alliance Venture invests in Scrimba

Scrimba, an Oslo, Norway-based startup providing a tool to create and deliver interactive coding screencasts in an instant to make online code learning better, has raised NOK 500k ($60k) from Alliance Venture. Article in Norwegian. [...]

About us

Alliance Venture is a venture capital firm based in Oslo and Palo Alto investing in exceptional early-stage tech companies, providing active support to entrepreneurs with global growth ambitions. Total capital under management is 850 MNOK (approx. 100 MUSD).

Alliance Venture was formed in 2001 by a team of experienced executives with broad business, financial and entrepreneurial backgrounds. The team is supported by a network of strategic alliances and an Executive Investor Network, consisting of more than 25 experienced individuals with a passion for start-ups.

Alliance Venture differentiates itself by its strong operational and international experience and network. This is put to use in deal flow generation, benchmarking, business development and transactions.

Alliance Venture is now investing from its third fund, Alliance Venture Spring, which was established in June 2014 with 510 MNOK in capital. The investors include, among others, Telenor, Opera Software, Kistefos, Umoe, DNB, MP Pensjon, Oslotech and Innovation Norway.

Alliance Venture’s first fund, Alliance Venture IP, is closed and exited. The second fund, Alliance Venture Polaris, was raised late 2006 with 340 MNOK in committed capital and is now in the exit stage.

We invest in tech
companies with a global potential

Our team

Jan-Erik Hareid
Jan-Erik HareidManaging Partner
Email: hareid@allianceventure.com
Cell: (+47) 4150 8782
Johan Gjesdahl
Johan GjesdahlPartner
Email: johan@allianceventure.com
Cell: +47 9028 3040
Bente Loe
Bente LoePartner
Email: bente@allianceventure.com
Cell: +47 9502 3562
Erling Maartmann-Moe
Erling Maartmann-MoePartner
Email: erling@allianceventure.com
Cell: +47 9085 4284
Arne Tonning
Arne TonningPartner
Email: arne@allianceventure.com
Cell: +47 4547 7055
Bjørn Christensen
Bjørn ChristensenPartner
Email: bjorn@allianceventure.com
Cell: +47 9002 4393