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About

Listen develops new solutions to support our hearing: for everyone, everywhere

Our hearing aid solutions help people share moments. Valuable experiences can be missed without proper hearing. Our mission is to enable quality hearing under any environment, for everyone.

Our technology was initially developed by SINTEF, a research organization and one of our early investors. Our hearing assistant helps people hear better, in normal conversations and when listening to music, watching TV, and at concerts, conferences and in other environments where quality listening is challenging.

Our solution includes software for speech and sound frequency amplification, noise filtering and removal, and selective, directional listening. We have integrated an advanced hearing test that can automatically adjust individual sound processing. Our software runs on smartphones and dedicated wearables.

Meet Our Team

Snorre Vevstad

Snorre Vevstad

CEO & Founder

Snorre has extensive business development experience in the high tech sector and in asset management.

Ralph W. Bernstein

Ralph W. Bernstein

CTO

Holding a Ph.D. in physical electronics and semiconductor physics, Ralph has 15 years of experience as a senior scientist and research director within microsystems and nanotechnology. From 2006 to 2013 Ralph served as CTO and CEO of IDEX ASA (listed in Oslo).

Hanne Tryggestad

Hanne Tryggestad

COO

Hanne holds a M.Sc. in Chemistry from NTNU and has experience from industry as well as a consultancy with McKinsey & Company.

Arjun Bhatt

Arjun Bhatt

VP Sales & Marketing

Arjun brings 14 years of global business development and digital marketing experience from browser giant Opera Software and advertising agencies such as JWT & Ogilvy.

Joachim Jacobsen

Joachim Jacobsen

Business Development

Joachim has experience in financial analysis, operational and financial optimization, and international expansion within the oil & gas and financial industries in Norway and the U.S. He holds an MSc in Investment and Finance from London.

Ingri Ørsal Skogsrød

Ingri Ørsal Skogsrød

Industrial Designer

Ingri holds an M.Sc. in Industrial design from NTNU and specializes in enhancing the user experience for both digital and physical products.

Olav Kvaløy

Olav Kvaløy

Research Scientist

Olav holds an M.Sc. in electronics and acoustics from NTH, and specializes in electroacoustics and audiology.

Aage Jostein Thunem

Aage Jostein Thunem

Chairman

Aage Jostein Thunem is Executive Vice President at SINTEF and heads its Information and Communication Technology Business Area.

Espen Wiik

Espen Wiik

Board Member

Espen is an SVP in Orkla Investments responsible for Orkla Venture and Real Estate. He holds a MSc form ETH Zurich and has broad financial and operational experience from several roles in Orkla. Previously, Espen was a senior associate at AT Kearney based in Germany.

Helena Kyttari Djupesland

Helena Kyttari Djupesland

Board Member

Helena is the co-founder and Vice President of OptiNose, and has previously held senior management positions in Storebrand International and Kværner Energy/GE Norway. Holding a law degree and an MBA, Helena has experience in fundraising, business development, organizational development, and internationalization.

Bjørn Ingier

Bjørn Ingier

Board Member

Bjørn is an experienced software executive having spent most of his professional life in building up Visma to a leading European Software company. His interest is in the tech area and how to commercialise on various business models.

Jan Einar Vaage

Jan Einar Vaage

Advisory Board Member & Shareholder

Jan Einar is a medical doctor and has founded various medical clinics. He is currently CEO and founder of Helsetelefonen, the leading medical call center in Norway.

Per Djupesland

Per Djupesland

Advisory Board Member & Shareholder

Per is the inventor of a novel nasal drug delivery technology and is the co-founder and CSO of OptiNose. An ENT specialist with a PhD from the University of Oslo, Per manages a private ENT clinic for patients with hearing problems.

Vidar Pedersen

Vidar Pedersen

Advisory Board Member & Shareholder

Vidar is an industrial designer and the CEO of Snø Design Studio in Norway.

Trond Riiber Knudsen

Trond Riiber Knudsen

Advisory Board Member & Shareholder

Trond is the CEO of TRK Group, where he supports attractive disruptive technology ventures with global leadership potential. So far, TRK Group has a portfolio of 30 companies. Previously, Trond was a senior partner with McKinsey and Company.

WITH FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM
Innovation Norway
Regionale-forskningsfond-trans

Contact

How to Reach Us

Snorre Vevstad (CEO) / Ralph Bernstein (CTO)
Gaustadalléen 21, 0349 Oslo, Norway
+47 913 50 477