This is Listen

Our mission is to give everyone, everywhere an attractive, affordable and easier access to great hearing

Snorre Vevstad

Snorre Vevstad
CEO & Founder

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

Maren Hjorth

Maren Hjorth
CCO

Maren brings 10 years of experience from strategy, business development and marketing. She has worked with McKinsey & Co and listed companies. She holds a M.Sc in Finance and Accounting from LSE.

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.

Hanne Tryggestad

Hanne Tryggestad
Chief of Staff

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

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.

Helena Kyttari Djupesland
Board Member

Helena is the co-founder and Vice President of OptiNose, and has previously held senior management positions in listed companies.

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.

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 (OPTN, Nasdaq). 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. 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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