Meet the team
We are a team of experienced venture capitalists, operators and founders, passionate about world-changing ideas. The team is supported by a network of venture investors consisting of more than 25 individuals with a passion for start-ups. If you are seeking investment please use this form.
Johan has invested in start-ups for more than a decade. Prior to that, he was responsible for M&A and business development at TANDBERG ASA, acquired by Cisco for USD 3 bn. During the dot com heydays, Johan formed part of the management team of a London-based tech start-up focusing on the pulp and paper industry.
Bente has 20 years of investment and business development experience from venture capital and private equity, including board of directors’ experience from several listed tech companies. Bente is Chairman of the Board of the Norwegian Venture Capital Association. She is passionate about women in tech and enjoys working with great founders.
Arne has been with Alliance Venture since 2008, and spent the last five years as Alliance partner in Silicon Valley. Pre-VC, Arne was a management consultant and research scientist. He is most excited about partnering with ambitious SaaS and deep tech founders.
Jan-Erik founded Alliance Venture in 2001, after working in Silicon Valley for 5 years in the early days of the Internet. He has held executive roles in both start-ups and large companies - always with a strong interest in emerging technologies, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Erling har been part of Alliance Venture since the start, after being CEO of New Media Science. He is a computer scientist with a research background and is particularly interested in deep tech, SaaS and consumer tech. He has periodically lived and worked in Silicon Valley.