Viking Venture Management
Eivind Bergsmyr is a partner with Viking Venture, a leading Scandinavian technology-oriented venture capital firm based in Trondheim, Norway. He is actively involved in sourcing new deals, leading investment processes, developing companies to their full potential, and running exit processes.
Eivind has a particular interest in companies focused on ICT and energy-related topics. He is Chairman of the Board of GasSecure (Norway), a company that develops wireless gas detectors for use in the oil and gas industry. He is a board member at Nanoradio (Sweden), a suplier of small, energy efficient WIFI chips for mobile devices; poLight (Norway/France), a company that develops next-generation autofocus lenses for mobile phone cameras; MemfoAct (Norway), a company that develops carbon membranes allowing efficient separation of CO2 and methane from biogas; and EcoWat (Norway), a company developing a new water purification technology based on hydrates. He is a board observer at Read Well Services (UK), a company that offers services related to well logging and integrity to oil companies, and is an advisor to Zilift (UK), a company that offers revolutionary artificial lift technology to the oil and gas industry.
Eivind served as the CEO of Nacre from 2002 to 2009, where he grew the company from one employee to a world leader in its field of digital miniature hearing protection and communication headsets for military use. Nacre is one of the most successful Norwegian venture-backed companies and was voted 2007’s Nordic Venture Exit of the Year after being sold to Sperian, now a part of Honeywell (US).
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Eivind holds a Master of Science degree in electronics engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He also has extensive management and business education from Siemens and the Norwegian School of Management.
Eivind is a member of Class 16 and served his fellowship at Viking Venture under the mentorship of Managing Partner Erik Hagen.