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Øyvind Isaksen appointed CEO of poLight AS

2016-08-22T22:48:39+00:00

Øyvind Isaksen (51) has been appointed new CEO of poLight AS and the current CEO, Christian Dupont, will become CMO in charge of Sales & Marketing. Isaksen has previously held several CEO positions, most recently in the publicly listed company Q-Free ASA, which he left earlier this year after 7 years as CEO.

poLight offers the fastest autofocus (AF) actuator for use in future camera phones. poLight® has a patented Tunable Optical Lens with many performance benefits compared to today’s VCM (Voice Coil Motor) lens, and it scores far better in terms of instant focus and low power consumption.

Øyvind Isaksen appointed CEO of poLight AS 2016-08-22T22:48:39+00:00

Alliance Venture raises new 510 MNOK fund for early stage investmets

2017-01-06T09:29:40+00:00

Alliance Venture Spring attracts a number of high profile investors. The new early-stage fund will invest in new, promising IT start-ups – primarily in Norway. Alliance Venture Spring is now formally established, after seeing large interest from investors.

The fund was oversubscribed at first closing, and attracted a number of strategic investors, among them Telenor and Opera Software. Capital under management is NOK 510 million.

– We are proud and happy that the fund was oversubscribed so soon after the subscription offer went out. We are also very satisfied that so many competent investors are participating as LPs. We have established a […]

Alliance Venture raises new 510 MNOK fund for early stage investmets 2017-01-06T09:29:40+00:00

Alliance Venture invests in Outracks

2016-08-22T22:50:25+00:00

Alliance Venture – together with Northzone – has invested $3.5 million in Outracks Technologies AS. Outracks develops a creative tool suite, Realtime Studio, used by programmers and designers to create stunning, multi-platform apps and visual experiences. Realtime Studio exports blazing fast, native applications for all major mobile and desktop operating systems, as well as WebGL and HTML5 for all browsers.

Incorporated in 2011 by a team of highly skilled engineers with backgrounds in GPU hardware, games and compiler development, Outracks is a company with a deep passion for beautiful pixels. Outracks’ goal is to enable anyone to create amazing user experiences […]

Alliance Venture invests in Outracks 2016-08-22T22:50:25+00:00

PAN Media Group acquires Pageplanner Solutions

2015-03-17T04:07:52+00:00

Pan Media Group (PMG) has acquired Pageplanner Solutions AS.

PMG is a leading player in the content marketing business, delivering a full set of services with publishing in all channels: print, video, web and animation. PMG also aquired TV8, a company specializing in video publishing. Pan Media Group offers traditional media companies to share essential but non-core technology and production capacities. Pan Media Group offers both outsourcing of non-core media operations as well as complete outsourcing solutions including editorial and commercial operations.

Press release (in Norwegian)

PAN Media Group acquires Pageplanner Solutions 2015-03-17T04:07:52+00:00

poLight chosen as Cool Vendor for Consumer Devices, 2014 by Gartner

2015-03-17T04:03:13+00:00

Alliance Venture portfolio company, poLight, has been chosen as one of six companies named “Cool Vendor for Consumer Devices, 2014” by Gartner, Inc. poLight was chosed for the use technology to enable differentiation in imaging features for mobile devices based on the high-performance Tunable Lens (TLens). The TLens scores far better in terms of instant focus and low power consumption than the current technology in the market. Check out the Gartner Cool Vendor report for more information.

poLight chosen as Cool Vendor for Consumer Devices, 2014 by Gartner 2015-03-17T04:03:13+00:00

Frost & Sullivan Award Acknowledges Novelda’s Cutting-Edge Product Innovation

2015-03-17T04:14:21+00:00

Novelda has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan – 2011 Europe New Product Innovation Award in Radar Sensors. The New Product Innovation Award is presented to the company that has excelled in the following criteria: innovative element of the product, leverage leading edge technologies in product, value added features/benefits, increased customer ROI and customer acquisition/penetration potential. Frost & Sullivan concluded: “The Novelda NVA6000 Impulse Radar transceiver, an extremely advanced electromagnetic high precision sensor integrated on a single chip, offers unique penetration capabilities while bringing down the cost of ownership for its customers. It incorporates advanced design and technology that successfully […]

Frost & Sullivan Award Acknowledges Novelda’s Cutting-Edge Product Innovation 2015-03-17T04:14:21+00:00

Phonofile expands in Sweden – opens up office in Gothenburg

2015-03-17T04:08:39+00:00

Phonofile, the leading provider of independent music in the Nordics, expands its operations in Sweden, opens office in Gothenburg led by Torny Gottberg, previously with Border. (Link in Swedish)

Phonofile expands in Sweden – opens up office in Gothenburg 2015-03-17T04:08:39+00:00

Visit never.no at NAB in Las Vegas Booth SL8027

2017-01-06T09:29:40+00:00

never.no, a leader in Social TV solutions, will debut their brand new Social TV platform, Story, during NAB 2014. Other highlights include new formats with their ‘Sync’ technology for creating interactive ad campaigns, a touchscreen social desk featuring geolocation data, Facebook Keyword Insights tools and new video integrations with Instagram.

The never.no booth has tripled in size this year with increased demo capabilities for helping visitors achieve their social and interactive television goals. Visit never.no at booth SL8027.

Visit never.no at NAB in Las Vegas Booth SL8027 2017-01-06T09:29:40+00:00

Confirmit announces acquisition of Integrasco

2015-03-17T04:10:25+00:00

Confirmit (www.confirmit.com), the world’s leading SaaS vendor for multichannel Voice of the Customer, Employee Feedback, and Market Research applications, today announced the acquisition of Integrasco, a leader in social intelligence and text analytics and an Alliance Venture Polaris portfolio company. For full details see Confirmit’s press release.

Confirmit announces acquisition of Integrasco 2015-03-17T04:10:25+00:00

Alliance Venture selected to manage new early stage venture fund

2016-08-22T22:50:43+00:00

Innovation Norway today announced that Alliance Venture, joining forces with Springfondet, has been selected to manage one of two early stage venture funds backed by up to 250 MNOK (≈41 MUSD) of public funds in a 50/50 partnership with private investors. The new 500 MNOK (≈82 MUSD) fund will focus on investments within ICT and is expected to be in operation in the early part of 2014. See press release from Innovation Norway (in Norwegian).

Alliance Venture selected to manage new early stage venture fund 2016-08-22T22:50:43+00:00