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poLight announces successful IPO raising 130 MNOK

poLight ASA today announced the successful completion of its initial public offering (IPO). The first day of trading of the company's shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange is expected to be Monday 1 October 2018 [...]

Boost.ai secures 5 MUSD Series A investment from Alliance Venture

Boost.ai, provider of the world’s most robust virtual assistant platform, announced today the closing of a new round of financing from Alliance Venture. Boost.ai has developed the world’s most robust natural language processing (NLP) algorithms. [...]

Aquabyte raises 3.5 MUSD seed funding; aims to transform fish farming through computer vision and machine learning

Aquabyte, a startup applying computer vision and machine learning models to dramatically optimize fish farming efficiency, today announced a 3.5 MUSD Seed Round of funding co-led by Costanoa Ventures and New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with [...]

Arundo Analytics raises 25MUSD Series A funding to bring large-scale machine learning into asset-heavy industries

Arundo Analytics, a software company powering advanced analytics in heavy industry and Alliance Venture portfolio company, announced today an initial closing of 25 MUSD on its Series A financing round. To date, the company has [...]

Swarm64 raises 12.5 MUSD Series B round led by Intel Capital

Alliance Venture portfolio company, Swarm64 - an enabler of real-time analytics for high velocity and big data - has raised 12.5 MUSD Series B round led by Intel Capital. The funding will be used to [...]

Aprila Bank has raised 170 MNOK (20 MUSD) in funding

Alliance Venture invested early alongside FJLabs and was later joined by several reputable Norwegian investors. Aprila delivers a fully automated on-the-spot financing solution for SMEs with an innovative distribution model. The solution will address the [...]

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