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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: http://bit.ly/2vNk2D5 Article in English: http://bit.ly/2tGWezi Press release (English): http://bit.ly/2vOY7vi

The Orchard acquires finetunes GmbH and Phonofile AS

finetunes GmbH and Phonofile AS, the operating companies of Alliance Venture portfolio company SendR SE, have been acquired by The Orchard, forming a even stronger global platform for music distribution. See also http://bit.ly/2pPj4FA and http://bit.ly/2piJKLW [...]

Alliance Venture makes new investment in MemoScale

Alliance Venture has made a new portfolio investment in MemoScale, a NTNU spin-off and data storage software company. MemoScale has developed the Next Generation Erasure Coding software providing extreme capacity utilization and performance for data [...]

Shipping Container Pricing Index Xeneta Raises 12 MUSD in Series B

Xeneta, the leading ocean freight benchmarking and market intelligence software platform, has raised 12 MUSD in a Series B round led by London-based Smedvig Capital. Existing investors including Creandum and Alliance Venture also participated in [...]

Fusetools raises USD 12 million

Alliance Venture participated alongside Northzone and Ojada in the largest funding round in Fusetools to date. Fuse has shown initial customer traction, and the capital will go towards scaling sales, marketing, support and product development. [...]

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