Meet the team

Tel: 901 46 010

Jan Biti

Managing Partner

Jan has over 20 years experience with developing, financing, and leading technology companies. Jan has been key in the founding of many successful companies coming from high tech environments such as NTNU, SINTEF, Statoil and Telenor.

Morten Frøseth

Tel: 402 26 551

Morten Frøseth


Morten has more than 15 years experience from developing and leading research-heavy startups, most recently Crayonano, which is a spinoff from NTNU’s leading nano technology group.

Tel: 926 48 666

Bjørnar Reitan


Bjørnar was one of the founders of Impello in 2005 and has over 20 years of experience as a project manager in transaction processes (M&A), financing processes, and strategic advisory, as well as extensive experience as CEO and CFO within technology and trade. 


Tel: 472 54 658

Sven J. Kolstø


Sven has founded and led several growth companies, and is especially focused on startups in aquaculture and IT. He is the founder and currently CEO of the aquatech company Optoscale.

Tel: 922 60 166

Cristina Santos

Partner and CFO

Cristina has experience from being CFO for hire in several technology based start-ups og scale-ups. She has also worked at SIVA, and is an active member of the board in several companies.

Rune Bjerke

Tel: 479 00 479

Rune Bjerke

Senior advisor

Rune has over 20 years experience from tech companies. He has been the leader of many successful new ventures, such as Plasus Technologies (venture-backed and sold to DEFA), TelCage (Telenor spinoff sold to Steinsvik-Gruppen).

Sindre Folkvord

Tel: 464 21 598

Sindre Folkvord

Business Developer

Sindre has a Master´s Degree from NTNUs School of Entrepreneurship, and holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has experience from business development and commercialization processes in start-ups and spin-offs.

Tel: 941 42 375

Tuva Okkenhaug

Business developer

Tuva has a Master´s Degree from NTNUs School of Entrepreneurship, including a Bachelors Degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering. She has experience from business development in start-ups from among other NTNU.


We have founded and built companies in cooperation with leading industrial companies, such as Statoil and Telenor, as well as research-heavy organizations such as NTNU, SINTEF, the Kjeller institutes. We are a known player in the startup environment in Norway and we have been around for a while. Others trust us, and that we know what it takes. Therefore, when we invest in a company we normally attract other investors also, who want to be part of the company.


We have «done it before» and know which value-adding activities that need to be done in order to attract pilot customers, partners, and investors. We have been through many company inceptions, and know what issues will arise, and how to solve them in the fastest and best way. We have attracted a significant amount of funding for our companies, most often a combination of public grants and investor capital.

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