Agera Venture is addressing scale-ups with a product or service launched in the market, with a skilled and dedicated team in need of expertise and capital to achieve growth.
The companies we invest in reside in the Agera offices for 12-18 months. Each scale-up receives a tailored growth program and a dedicated advisory team that will work closely with them throughout the accelerator program. In addition, the scale-ups can leverage deep specialist experience from Agera Consulting and access Ageras network.
We are industry independent and we gladly invest in companies beyond the tech domain.
The Agera Group was founded in 2016 with a dual mission to accelerate scale-ups on their growth journey (Agera Venture) and to accelerate established businesses through innovation consulting (Agera Consulting). This hybrid design builds a bridge and actively explores synergies between innovative scale-ups and established corporations.
We believe in a holistic approach and that the best solutions come from an interdisciplinarity team with a mixed toolbox. Therefore, the Agera team is comprised of people with different skills within finance, strategy, innovation, communication, technology, management and organizational development. Most of us are experienced entrepreneurs who have founded several companies.
Agera primarily seeks to invest between MNOK 1 – MNOK 3 in early and growth phase scale-ups. Follow up investments are assessed according to the business potential of each company.
Agera Venture offers a growth team with knowledge and experience most scale-ups need, but can´t afford.
We offer value added by:
A hands-on growth team supporting founders and their team day to day
Welcoming you to our top-quality working environment
Leveraging deep specialist experience from Agera Consulting
Opening our strong network of partners when needed
Adding a seed capital injection
As founders and entrepreneurs, we love working with game-changing technology or a disruptive business model, and know from experience how existing markets and businesses can be innovated and made more profitable by people with the guts to make change happen. We believe that through active ownership and direct involvement in our portfolio companies we increase their chance of success. Our goal is to cover a gap in investments between seed capital and private equity funds.
Make sure to emphasize how you have achieved your product market fit and who your customers are. Underline your business concept’s growth potential, and explain why your founding team can make it happen.
Tom Holmen – Managing Partner
Tom has extensive experience both as an entrepreneur and as CEO, primarily within asset management and private equity through the companies NEF Kapitalforvaltning and Euro Export Invest. Tom also has experience as chairman and board member from a variety of companies, including Norges Energi and KSD Software, both experiencing rapid growth.
Jan Erik Sørgaard – Partner
Jan Erik has founded several companies and has long experience as board member and chairman. Before joining Agera Venture he spent seven years as CEO of Opplysningen 1881. Jan Erik was also the Marketing Director of Mobil Oil Norway, CEO of TV1000 Norway, Product and Marketing Director at Telenor Privat, Director of Value Adding Services in Telenor Mobil and Partner in D'Arcy, and several leading positions in Cellus/Aspiro.
Kremena Tosheva – Business Developer
Kremena has experience from Storebrand and Oslotech - the managing company of Oslo Science Park. She is a true technology enthusiast and managed one of Norway's largest science and technology events - the Cutting Edge festival giving her a strong hold in the high-tech ecosystem of entrepreneurs, academia, investors and businesses from the health, IT, space and energy sectors. Kremena is currently on the board of Alliance Venture Spring.
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