About us 

Televenture is one of the leading venture capital companies in Norway and currently manages an extensive portfolio of companies focusing on Industry, Energy, Oil&Gas, ITC and Life Science.

Televenture’s management team have both long venture capital and general industryexperience both domestically and internationally, including a number of financial trans-actions such as stock exchange listings and M&As.

The team members hold diversified competence and experience from a broad range of business areas. Special competence areas include oil and gas, energy, IT and telecom. The team includes both entrepreneurs with proven success, previous senior business leaders and persons with significant international operationalexperience, including work in the US, Asia and the Middle-East.

Managers

Rune Rinnan

Managing Partner & Founder

Mr. Rinnan founded Televenture in 1993.  Mr. Rinnan has a top level international and financial experience in telecom, IT, media and the oil & gas sector. From 1993 until 2010, Mr. Rinnan was the CEO and Managing Partner of several Telenor Venture funds. Prior to this, Mr. Rinnan was senior vice president and CFO of ABB Oil & Gas and ABB Signal. Mr. Rinnan holds a Master of Science in Business and Economics (siviløkonom), with a major in finance from the Norwegian School of Management. Mr. Rinnan is a Norwegian citizen with residence in Oslo, Norway.

 

Sverre Slåttsveen

PARTNER & CFO

Mr. Slåttsveen joined Televenture in 2010. Mr. Slåttsveen has a long international senior management background within Oil&Gas and Process industry. Before joining Televenture Capital he was CFO of Wega Mining ASA and SVP/CFO of Aker Solution’s global subsea group located in Houston, USA.  Mr. Slåttsveen holds a BS and a MBA in Finance and Management from California State University, Hayward, USA. Mr. Slåttsveen is a Norwegian citizen with residence in Oslo, Norway.

Rune Sørum

PARTNER

Mr. Sørum joined Televenture in 1998. Before joining Televenture, Mr. Sørum was a private investor and a senior adviser for European companies working in both Asia and the Middle East. Mr. Sørum has held several board positions in a Norwegian investment companies.  Mr. Sørum holds a Master of Science in Business and Economics (siviløkonom) from Copenhagen School of Economics and Business Administration. Mr. Sørum is a Norwegian citizen with residence in Oslo, Norway.

Dag Terje Rian

PARTNER

Mr. Rian joined Televenture Management in 2009. Mr. Rian was the founder of  SPT Group (former Scandpower Petroleum Technology) that was first sold to Altor Private Equity Partners in 2006 and later to Schlumberger Inc in 2012. Mr. Rian has extensive international experience as the CEO of SPT Group up to 2008 and as a board member up to 2012. Key competence within business development including marketing, sales and organizational development, in addition to mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Rian holds a MSc. in Petroleum Technology from The Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim (1982). Mr. Rian is a Norwegian citizen with residence in Oslo, Norway.

Jørgen André Nilsen

PARTNER

Mr. Nilsen joined Televenture in 2009.He was previously Investment Director at Kjeller Innovasjon AS and Technology Advisor for the Norwegian Trade Council in San Francisco. He has also been an affiliated researcher at the Stanford Research Institute Learning on Demand Program in California. Mr. Nilsen has master studies in Political Science and International Economics at the University of Oslo and holds a BA in ComputerScience and Cognitive Science from the same university. Mr. Nilsen is a Norwegian citizen with residence in Oslo, Norway.

Karen Heidel

BUSINESS MANAGER

Mrs. Heidel joined Televenture in 2011. Mrs. Heidel has long experience from various senior financial and business development positions from leading Norwegian and European companies such as Telenor, Tiscali and Møller Gruppen. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Management and Master studies in management from the same school. Mrs. Heidel is a Norwegian citizen with residence in Oslo, Norway.

Pia Pettersen

PA

Mrs. Pettersen joined Televenture in 2013. Mrs. Pettersen has worked for Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS) from 1990 until 2013. During this period she held various positions as cabin crew, and the last 4 years as Air Purser (Chief in cabin). In addition, Mrs. Pettersen worked in the SAS administration focusing on products and procedures. From 2008 to 2012 she recruited new cabin crew for SAS.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oslo. Mrs. Pettersen is a Norwegian citizen with residence in Oslo, Norway.

Board of Directors

Georg J. Espe

Vice President Finance
Toluma AS
Chairman: NIK I, NIK II & NIK III

Anders Haugland

Managing Director
Bergen Teknologioverføring AS
Board member: NIK II & NIK IV

Erik Wold

Head of Venture
NTNU Technology Transfer AS
Board member: NIK III & NIK IV

Ole lund

Advisor
Lawfirm BA*HR
Board member: NIK I, NIK II & NIK III

Yiannis sarantitis

Private investor
Board member: NIK I

Wilhelm Wilhelmsen

Board member: NIK I

Vidar Sannerhaugen

Board member: NIK I

Jørgen lundberg

Managing Director
IFE Invest AS
Board member: NIK III

Bjørn Sjaastad

Private investor
Board member: NIK II

Track Record