The Sarsia Seed Management team comes from a wide variety of backgrounds with a collective expertise which is extensive not only with respect to the various investment areas on which the fund focuses, but also with respect to best practice/effective fund administration. The team, through its association with the Fund board and the commercialization/investment cluster, has access to an extensive network of contacts including technical, industrial, academic and financial associates both nationally and internationally.

Erlend Skagseth

Erlend Skagseth

MBA

Managing Partner
+47 90 93 28 72
erlend@sarsia.com

Erlend brings 20 years of experience from R&D based IPR, project- and business development from Christian Michelsen Research, Forinnova and Sarsia Innovation. Has managed several turnaround processes and negotiated a large number of international contracts, licenses and trade exits. Broad board experience.

Øivind Enger

Øivind Enger

Ph.D in microbiology

Partner, Investment Advisor
+47 90 06 23 03
oivind@sarsia.com

Øivind has over 13 years of research experience in molecular biology and fish disease, and 5 years in commercialising research based projects in biology, aqua culture, medicine and biotechnology. He has several years of managerial and board experience from position with Sarsia Innovation AS.

Marit Wick

Marit Wick


Partner, CFO

+47 95 27 28 39
marit.wick@sarsia.com

Marit Wick has 20 years experience from financial and administrative management, as well as strategic-, organizational- and M&A management experience from private and publicly traded industrial companies within the off-shore industry, food industry, real estate and life science sector

Jon Trygve Berg

Jon Trygve Berg

Siv. Ing., MBA, CEFA

Partner, Energy and Technology
+47 95 23 76 49
jon@sarsia.com

Jon bring 14 years of VC experience in technology companies.  Jon sits on the board of Heimdall Power, WindSim, ISN-GreenPowerHub, Trisense, Xsens and SeaSmart.  Jon is a mechanical engineer and authorised financial analyst (CEFA). He has experience as CEO from early stage start ups like GexCon and PE&C and CTO from VC backed AI/Speech technology start up NST.

Farzad Abdi-Dezfuli

Farzad Abdi-Dezfuli

PhD (Pharmacology)

Partner, Life Science Investments
+47 90 59 72 90
farzad@sarsia.com

Farzad’s background is in preclinical and clinical research with drug development experience from US based global pharma in the US and Norway. He has 17 years of experience in commercializing medical/biotech projects from the Sarsia investment system. Farzad received his doctorate in pharmacology from the University of Edinburgh Medical School, UK and postdoctoral training from  Haukeland University Hospital Bergen, Norway.

Hilde Holdhus

Hilde Holdhus

MSc Physical Oceanography

Partner, Energy, Technology and Sustainability
+47 40 20 39 05
Hilde.holdhus@sarsiaseed.com

Hilde has extensive experience working in the interface between research, innovation and business development in industries ranging from energy to media, including big data, real-time measurements, numerical modelling and SaaS. Hilde is passionate about sustainability, and har in recent years worked with renewable energy solutions, among others as CEO and co-founder of the hydrogen consulting company Greensight. Hilde is chair of Western Norway’s largest networking organisation First Tuesday Bergen.

Jon-Kåre Hansen

Jon-Kåre Hansen

Dr.Ing. Applied Physics

Partner, Technology, IT and Sustainability
Jon.kaare.hansen@sarsiaseed.com

Jon-Kåre has 20 years of experience within research and development from the industry, including instrumentation, telecom, banking and education software. Always an engineer at heart, but with substantial management experience from SaaS and scale-ups, in international markets. Research background in theoretical and applied physics, and holds a Dr.Ing. from NTNU, Trondheim.