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.
+47 90 93 28 72
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.
Ph.D in microbiology
Partner, Investment Advisor
+47 90 06 23 03
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.
+47 95 27 28 39
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
Siv. Ing., MBA, CEFA
Partner, Energy and Technology
+47 95 23 76 49
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.
Partner, Life Science Investments
+47 90 59 72 90
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.
MSc Physical Oceanography
Partner, Energy, Technology and Sustainability
+47 40 20 39 05
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.
Dr.Ing. Applied Physics
Partner, Technology, IT and Sustainability
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.