Mr. Langaker has a background in finance, and a long career as (co-) founder of and cornerstone investor in international technology Companies. Several of them within the Payment, Energy and Shipping related sector, among them, Payex Group, Geoknowledge (recently sold to Schlumberger) , StormGeo AS, OMG as and Resoptima as. Current relevant positions; Chairman of Stormgeo Group (www.stormgeo.com) and Star Information Services (SIS) (www.sismarine.com) and Director of ResOptima AS (www.resoptima.com), Kezzler AS (www.kezzler.com) and Datarespons (listed OSE). Mr Langaker was a seed investor in Hitec Vision (1992-2007), the technology Group specializing in the offshore and energy technology sector.
Sverre Stange is a private investor and business leader from Norway. He holds an MBA in Finance from the US, and has worked in the international banking operations of Scandinavian Bank Ltd., in both London and Hong Kong. Stange has been a senior partner in the Norwegian corporate houses- Eden Finans AS and Oslo Finans AS. Since 1993, Sverre Stange has operated as a private equity investor and Chairman / board member of several small and medium sized companies. He is currently the Chairman of a Norwegian based private equity fund.
Halvor T. Svartdal has been a private investor for the last eight years and a professional member of boards of directors since 1985. He is the co-founder of many companies. Prior to starting his own investment business, he was the Managing Director of Navimar Holding AS, a privately held investment company for 9 years. Mr. Svartdal holds a Masters of Business and Economics (Siviløkonom) degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (Norges Handelshøyskole) in Bergen, Norway. Mr. Svartdal resides in Oslo, Norway.
Benjamin Sommer holds an MBA in Internationalization from the University of Agder and executive education from Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. He is a private investor since 2005 and has co-founded several companies. Sommer also has considerable experience from IT driven business development projects. He has been partner in Axio Consulting for the last 15 years and advises owners, board of directors and senior management on business development. Sommer also holds several board positions.
Halvor Walla holds a Master in Business and Marketing from Norwegian School of Management (BI) and leadership education from AFF/Solstrand. He started his career with 9 years in Agresso as a software developer and served the last three years as global Chief Product and R&D Officer. He founded then Serve, a reseller and consultancy company for Agresso and the public sector. After selling the company to Evry in 2005 he served as Vice President for Public sector ERP in Evry. In 2007/2008 he joined Software Innovation as Chief Product Officer. In 2014 he founded a new cloud software service company Framsikt. He also holds several board positions.