Our mission is to unlock private capital

When we started OwnersRoom, we set out to solve a challenging, but important, problem. Our mission is to unlock the capital market for private companies, helping facilitate the value creation of the future by making capital more accessible through increased information transparency and share liquidity.

Our story

OwnersRoom was founded in 2017 by the serial entrepreneurs behind successful companies such as Admincontrol, Questback and Trolltech. Having previously been through several funding-rounds, they discovered a need for changes in the way private companies raise capital. This sparked the idea about OwnersRoom; a company set to bring new solutions to increase the efficiency of private capital markets.

Today, we use the knowledge gained through years of experience to help facilitate the value creation of the future. By making private companies more attractive, our aim is to help build a future where investing in private companies is as common as investing in public companies. Our mission is to unlock the private capital markets and make capital more accessible.

Our team

A healthy combination of youthful exuberance and entrepreneurial experience.

Alexander has been with the firm since its beginning and is now the captain of the ship. He is a high achiever who ensures that all employees, customers and investors are happy campers at all times.

Jason is the tech wizard, magically converting coffee into code. Having previously worked at Trolltech, Nokia and Schibsted, he usually enjoys the weekends at his cabin with the rest of his family.

Benedikte Holm

Benedikte Holm

VP of Product

Benedikte has a passion for building beautiful, smart products that users love, and has previously worked for Trolltech, Nokia and Telenor. Second to her family she is in love with all things Italian.

Mattias Ødegaard

Mattias Ødegaard

Head of Commercial

Mattias joined OwnersRoom during the early days and is now the go-to-guy for everything excel. With his background in finance, he is usually crunching numbers or considering future ventures.

Even Hovda

Even Hovda

Head of Customer Success

Even is a business developer with a background in behavioral sciences and has been a crucial resource in taking the firm to where it is now. In his spare time he enjoys kiting, sailing and traveling to far-away places.

Matjaz Debelak

Matjaz Debelak

Software Engineer

Matjaz is a backend developer with an entrepreneurial background. When in the zone, he can be observed writing code faster than the speed of light.He is also a sound technician in his spare time.

Christian Jacobsen

Christian Jacobsen

Software Engineer

Christian is a software developer who first joined OwnersRoom as a summer intern. He quickly became part of the family with his curious and friendly attitude, and the wünderkid is now back where he belongs.

Our board

An experienced bunch of entrepreneurs, guiding the team towards its lofty ambitions

Ståle Løvbukten

Chairman

Ståle is a co-founder and the chairman of OwnersRoom. He has previously co-founded companies such as Questback and Admincontrol, and is currently an active angel investor with a passion for boating.

Haavard Nord

Board member

Haavard is a co-founder and board member of OwnersRoom. Prior to this, he co-founded and took Trolltech (Qt) through its IPO and exit. In his spare time, he and his kite can often be found where the wind blows.

Andreas Gulliksen

Board member

Andreas is a board member of OwnersRoom and the CEO and co-founder of Contitude. He is also experienced in leading and scaling B2B sales operations in Questback and from biking Oslo-Trondheim faster than any of his competitors.

Anne Worsøe

Board member

Anne is a board member of Owners Room and an angel investor and partner at Farmhouse Capital. Previously, she was a partner at Bakken & Bæck, co-founder of Nordic Innovation House in Silicon Valley and the first CEO at NVCA. She is a keen sailor in her spare time.

Interested in working with us? Get in touch to grab a coffe.