1308, 2016

poLight – new funding round of 160 MNOK

poLight AS has raised an equity round of NOK 160 million from new investors and existing shareholders. The private placement, which was oversubscribed, attracted several established leading Norwegian and international institutional investors.

3006, 2016

Encap Security acquired by AllClear ID

Encap Security, provider of uncompromising authentication for financial institutions and Alliance Venture Polaris portfolio company, has been acquired by AllClear ID, the world leader in protecting organisations, their employees, and their customers from the fallout […]

1808, 2015

Alliance Venture invests in Wake

Wake is a tool to share design within teams and with customers. The company is based in San Francisco and Oslo. Alliance Venture co-invests with First Round Capital and Slow Ventures

1805, 2015

Alliance Venture invests in Kolonial.no

Kolonial.no has raised MNOK 12 in a seed round led by Alliance Venture. Kolonial.no is experiencing rapid growth in an underserved segment of the Norwegian e-commerce market. The total market for groceries in Norway is […]

502, 2015

Xeneta raises $5.3 million

Xeneta, the leading data platform for ocean freight market intelligence, has raised a $5.3 million Series A investment round to fuel its continued growth and product development. Prior investors, Creandum, Point 9 Capital, and Alden, […]

302, 2015

poLight® secures financing for commercialisation and strengthens shareholder base

poLight® AS has raised NOK 146m in a private placement of shares directed towards new and existing investors. The funds provide financing for the next steps towards commercialization of poLight®’s leading autofocus actuators for mobile phone […]

About us

Alliance Venture is a Norwegian venture capital firm investing in early stage technology companies. Total capital under management is 850 MNOK (about € 100 million).

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 focus on 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