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FPGA inventor Xilinx invests in Swarm64

Swarm64, the leader in FPGA-accelerated database management solutions, today announced that Xilinx, the FPGA inventor, has invested in Swarm64. The two companies will work together to deliver high-performance analytic databases that are easy to deploy [...]

Megacool acquired by Medal.tv

Medal.tv, the largest short-form video clip sharing platform in gaming, has today announced the acquisition of Megacool.co, the mobile game clipping and sharing startup (an Alliance Venture portfolio company). See article and blog post.

New investment in Superside

Superside, provider of hassle-free design services for enterprise teams, just raised a 3.5 MUSD funding round. Alliance Venture participated in the round with Freestyle Capital, High Alpha Ventures, and Y Combinator. See TechCrunch article.

Alliance Venture co-leads seed round in Sanity.io

Sanity.io has raised a 2.4 MUSD seed round led by Heavybit and Alliance Venture joined by  a group of angel investors from the developer community. Sanity delivers a Structured Content Platform for modern developers. See announcement [...]

Alliance Venture invests in Altua

Altua, the developer of Grunt - the tool that gives PowerPoint users superpowers, announced a new funding round of 16 MNOK (1.9 MUSD) to take Grunt to market. Alliance Venture, a new investor, joined the [...]

Xeneta raises 70 MNOK (8.2 MUSD) in new funding

Xeneta, the leading freight price benchmarking and market intelligence platform, has raised a new funding round of 70 MNOK (8.2 MUSD) led my Investinor. Existing shareholders Smedvig Capital, Creandum, Alliance Ventures, and Alden participated in [...]

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