This is Listen

 

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 is developed in cooperation with leading Scandinavian research organization SINTEF, also 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.

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Team


Snorre Vevstad
CEO & Founder

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

Maren Hjorth
CMO

Maren brings 10 years of experience from strategy, business development and marketing. She has worked McKinsey & Co, Wallenius Wilhelmsen and Orkla, and she is an active investor and advisor to several startups. She holds a M.Sc in Finance and Accounting from LSE and a B.Sc in Business Administration from NHH.

Joachim Jacobsen

Joachim Jacobsen
COO

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.

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.

Hanne Tryggestad
Finance Manager

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

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
Research Scientist SINTEF

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

Board


Aage Jostein Thunem
Chairman

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

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
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 a MBA, Helena has experience in fundraising, business development, and internationalization.

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.

Advisory Board


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
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
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.

Ralph Bernstein

Ralph Bernstein
Advisory Board Member & Shareholder

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).

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