Founded in 2000, Venturelab is an experienced team of successful entrepreneurs, business developers and investors focused on building and backing emerging companies to solve challenges in a wide range of areas including clean energy, offshore, technology and healthcare.
Venturelab has helped hundreds of companies increase their business through thorough market research, business planning and development, networking, match making events, investment forums and funding processes.
We invest our time in what we believe matters; to help skilled entrepreneurs take the steps to build and grow companies that can change the world, while offering potentially extraordinary investment returns.
It`s your vision!
Our active support is balanced and tempered by our understanding that entrepreneurs and their management team are the ones that drive the company towards vision through strategy.
Meet the Team
Chairman and Managing Partner
Thomas has over 20 years of innovation and venture capital fund raising experience in Norway. He has managed Venturelab for more than 12 years. Thomas has spent most of his adult life working where finance meets entrepreneurs and is passionately involved in entrepreneurship, funding processes and company building. He is also a seasoned serial entrepreneur with multiple start ups to his name.
Thomas co-founded Venturelab, Alycore, Dextera, Multi Media Communications, DuB Media, XLR8FUND, Hydrakraft, Skingram and Innovation Event, and has screened an impressive amount of companies throughout his career. He has helped fund several Norwegian start ups and early venture companies. He has both led and participated in a number of key deals. He has served as an advisor, strategist, placement manager and private investor and board member in several companies.
Thomas is also a passionate skier, and former curling player, and hold 6 Norwegian Championship Gold Medals a well as few medals from the World and European Championships.
Jens Andreas Moe
Jens is a key member of our team, focusing primarily on strategic business development and consultancy. He expertly oversees the day-to-day operations of our hub and skillfully manages our significant incoming deal flow.
With over 20 years of experience in finance and business development, Jens has developed a broad expertise across various industries, including software, security, sales, and finance. His areas of specialty are diverse, covering product development, branding and identity, business growth strategies, and maximizing gross profit.
Jens is known for his creativity and ability to think outside the box. Approachable and always ready to help, he is an invaluable asset to anyone needing guidance or a fresh perspective in complex situations.
Steinar brings with him a unique set of experience. The first fifteen years of his career was spent working in fast moving consumer goods companies (Freia, Jordan and Coca-Cola). He started within brand management and moved on to international sales and management roles. He then spent the next ten years as a managing director for two Norwegian trading companies. This experience includes succesfully buiding up a whole-sale chain with 30 outlets.
He has also spent three years as a management consultant where he created significant top-line growth across several industries for satisfied clients.
Steinar has experience as a serial entrepeneur. In addition to his profound understanding of sales and marketing strategies, he knows every bit of the hardship that is included in starting a company. With an intuitive mindset, he will quickly see if the suggested business proposal creates sufficient value for potential investors as well as for potensial customers. On a private level, he is a passionate biker and cross country skier.
The value we deliver
Experienced Venture Managers
A solid track record
A large national and International network
A large investor network
More than 40 years of collective experience
Assisted more than 500 companies with their growth strategies, company development and fund raising
Solid screening process