Eivind Bergsmyr is a partner with Viking Venture, the leading Nordic Software Investor headquartered 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 is Chairman of the Board of the current investments Tamigo (Workforce management from Denmark), Flowbox (User Generated Content Tool from Sweden), Humly (EdTech market place from Sweden), Xait (Document Authoring Tool from Norway) and PoLight (Tuneable auto focus lens from Norway, listed on Oslo Stock Exchange). He is a board member at Attensi (Gamified Training Software from Norway).
Eivind served as the CEO of the Norwegian startup 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 Nordic Venture Exit of the Year after being sold to Sperian, now a part of Honeywell (US). He was also the Chairman of GasSecure which was successfully sold to Dräger in 2015. Eivind has served on the board of numerous previous investments. He startet his career at Siemens.
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.