For nearly three decades Stian has been a visionary and accomplished serial entrepreneur and angel investor, in more than 40 companies.
His portfolio is an impressive and diverse range of successful startups and investments.
Stian is a native Norwegian innovator with an interdisciplinary graduation in engineering and finance. His impatient nature, creative urge and great capacity made him finish his studies with almost double speed. At the age of 24, he founded 24SevenOffice, now known as the world’s first cloud-based ERP system. Today 24SevenOffice is a public traded company and trusted by 55K companies globally.
Stian is a noteworthy entrepreneur, leader and authority in the cloud software space, but has also been credited with contributions to a range of other high-tech industries, such as consulting, electronics- and military/ defense industry.
As an experienced innovator and Saas-pioneer, Stian moved to NYC to build up the US operations in 2017. The business proved itself successful after a few years, and are now experiencing massive growth allover the US. Stian and his family moved back to Oslo in 2020, and are now waiting for the pandemic to pass so they can move on to enter a new market and get the business rolling.
Stian has been honoured with numerous awards and acknowledgements. In 2019 he received the prize «Entrepreneur Of The Year» by Seed Forum Global, and the «Scale Up Award 2019» at the International Entrepreneur Conference by NIEC. He is often featured in news, magazines, podcasts and books.
With his unique future optimistic approach, Stian is currently a sought-after speaker at his field, with his captivating, visionary and inspirational speeches.