All value chains are changing. All businesses need to identify potential markets, rethink business models, use their existing position as a platform to reach new heights. NEW brings the startup spirit into established corporations. Sometimes we bring our own ideas to the table, or take leading executive roles in promising startups. Sometimes we help new spinoffs evolve from within an existing organisation. Sometimes we identify potential within an existing larger organisation that, given a team with hands-on expertise, can be turned into gold.
NEW is not a consultancy agency
We do not believe continuous re-negatotiation of terms and sleepwalker incentives. We prefer skin in the game and the freedom to iterate and pivot. Why? Because the landscape is constantly shifting. Trust and transparency are essential values. What we bring to the table is sharp minds, forward leaning project management and improvisational abilities. We define shared high-level objectives together with our selected industrial and financial partners. Then we take on different management roles, and bring the project into the fast lane.
We always find smart paths through a shifting reality
We are wayfinders. But we do not stop by the signpost. We prefer walking the full distance - all the way to running business. Have you identified a promising market? Do you carry an unfulfilled idea? Is your company surrounded by a growth potential you are unable to reach? Can your technology be repurposed or built upon to become an independent business area? Is your startup at a standstill? NEW can provide you with true entrepreneurial spirit. We find the ideas that differentiate and turn them into companies for the future.
Entrepreneurial spirits with experience and creativity.
Co-founder / CEO
Tore is an experienced management consultant and impatient business developer. He has been working with international growth companies for two decades, and served in the role of business development in several sectors, including finance, logistics and waste management.
Norwegian investor and entrepreneur. Known for sharp analytical mind, and deep understanding of the impact of emerging technologies. Built several successful businesses in Norway. Experience from business consulting, complex technology projects, and fintech solutions.
Serial entrepreneur and business developer with strong communication skills. Experience from business development and project management in a wide range of sectors, including media, tourism and web technology. Former digital agency manager in Netlife. Technology columnist in dn.no, the leading business newspaper in Norway.
Innovative technologist and strategic designer with broad expertise within artificial intelligence and other disruptive technologies. Former Futuretech lead at Accenture Nordics. He has been involved in innovative, complex projects within banking, insurance, telecommunication, automative and energy.
Engineer with background from product development, project- and operations management, financial reporting, digital transformation and strategy development. Industrial experience and proven record of business development and continuous improvement.
Experienced Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Investor Relations, Banking, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, and Asset Management. Strong business development professional with a MBA focused in Finance from University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business.
Joel leads NEW’s artificial intelligence initiative, bringing innovative technology and data-driven problem solving to the world. He has a deep financial services expertise, and has worked across most different product areas and parts of the value chain. Joel is fascinated by how creative methods like design thinking can be combined with new technologies to bring cutting-edge innovation into reality.
We search ideas that scale and make an impact. If we press play, things happen fast.
Data platform for urban waste management
State: Early stage
In collaboration with BIR, the regional waste company in Bergen, Norway, we build a cloud based platform to handle urban waste transactions and enable a more circular economy. Integrates seamlessly with several different smartwaste technologies and CRM systems. Supports PAYT (pay-as-you-throw) business models that increases recycling rates with 25-40%.
New standard for parking technology
State: Running business
We believe the future will soon set a new standard and convenience for parking technology. Parking is the first part of many customer’s journey and combining parking with ecommerce will revolutionise the experience. NEW is working with SesamSesam and their already unique technical platform. Together we are aiming to build the new technical standard together with partners.
Gaming platform for fun learning and complex strategic simulations
Company: Turbo Tape Games
State: Running business
Turbo Tape Games is a new breed of companies called EdTech - combining advanced gaming and education. The team consists of expert storytellers that put together love for entertainment and education in a quest to solve important challenges. The company provides solutions to a broad range of clients, including naval, aero defence and science fairs. NEW is part of the company leadership. Our focus is on positioning the company for geographical and economical growth.
NEW works with the car industry, which is going through disruptive changes in every aspect. The innovation is called imove. imove is a mobility concept that eases the life of car owners, users of public transportation and other forms of transportation. It also builds an eco system for the traveller - building value for both the customer and imove’s partners. imove’s first launched service is a car subscription that gives the user full flexibility and no hassle. Benefits for the user includes access to a fleet of attractive electrical cars for everyday use, and the flexibility to change to another car such as a SUV when they want to. imove is a new generation cartech company, filled with tech-savvy people passionate about cars. We focus on simplicity, transparency, flexibility and being environmentally friendly. imove is open to all types of partners, so don’t hesitate to reach out.
The International Payment challenger
Company: ZTL Payment Solution
State: Early stage
ZTL Payment Solution is a disruptive startup using smart technology and a broad global network to make it cheaper and faster to move money across borders. ZTL is levelling the playing field between small enterprises and large financial institutions, and giving their customers a competitive edge when importing and exporting goods. NEW is responsible for the technology, building a global game changer in cross-border payments. ZTL should be on every venture fund’s watch list. More to come!
Innovation lab for AI products and companies
Company: NEW Labs
State: Early stage
The combination of data, hard-core science and innovation offers a huge potential for improving human lives and create unprecedented value across all industries. NEW has therefore launched NEW Labs - a company that will discover, invent and incubate opportunities in artificial intelligence and data-driven technologies and scale them into reality. With an amazing set of partners, this Nordic company is heading straight for a global footprint. Working with some of the largest players and with its experienced data scientists, we are bringing cutting-edge analytics and insights into the world. Want to get in - let us know.
Quantfolio uses artificial intelligence and quantitative techniques to provide robo advisory for customers or super powers for asset managers. The solution uses a vast number of data sources to predict macro-economic trends and asset prices. A robo advisor can based on this give recommendations that can be customized to every customer's risk profile. NEW has invested in the company, helps Quantfolio scale globally and does joint product development.