We are a curious bunch of people with experience from a wide range of industries

Meet the team
Terje Berg-Utby joined Skagerak in 2006. His primary areas of focus are sensor technology, AI and B2B SaaS . His portfolio includes Tunable, OptoScale, Vixel, Semine, Fonn, Vilmer, Kairos, InlineX and Effera. Terje holds a PhD in Venture Capital Governance from Ind.øk. NTNU and an MSc in Engineering from NTNU/ETH Zürich
Tone is an investment analyst in Skagerak Capital, which she joined in 2020. Tone Kvåle is located at the office in Kristiansand. Prior to joining the team of Skagerak Capital, Tone was working at PwC, within management consulting. She has experience in sustainability strageties and reporting, digitalizaton and test management.
Andreas joined Skagerak Capital in 2016. He focuses on B2B SaaS companies, across multiple sectors. Andreas' current portfolio includes Decisions, Vixel, OptoScale, Checkin, ShiftX, VesselMan and Sharebox. Prior to joining Skagerak Maturo, Andreas worked as a management consultant at EY. He also has hands-on experience from the startup environment in Norway as well as Silicon Valley working in several tech-startups.
Espen joined the VC business and Maturo Kapital in 2005. His focus has been with industrial and technological companies. Espen’s prior investments are among others 3D Perception, Abletec, Camp Supply International, Norsk Kjededrift and Tango - whereas 13 years of BOD experience and 7 years as COB. Espen is a partner located in Skien and he will be actively involved in new investments, business development and follow up new portfolio companies.
Erik is the managing partner of Skagerak Capital and coordinates the activities across the locations in Kristiansand, Porsgrunn, Hamar and Oslo. He is actively involved in existing and new investments, in addition to being in charge of investor relations. His primary focus areas are industrial IT and cleantech. Erik's current portfolio includes Skandia Green Power and Effera, and holds several active board seats within Skagerak’s portfolio.
Erik Edvard Tønnesen
Managing Partner
erik@skagerakcapital.com+47 908 81 948LinkedIn
Benedicte is responsible for digital marketing at Skagerak Capital. She joined the team in Feburary 2021 and is located at our Kristiansand office. She brings experience to the team having spent most of her professional career working with early stage tech companies through various positions in Norselab, Norse Digital, and at Nordic Innovation House in Silicon Valley.
André joined Skagerak in 2007 and has extensive transaction experience within venture. He is hands-on in the active ownership of the portefolio currently with seven active board seats within Skagerak’s SaaS portefolio. André has experience as a CFO in scaleup/growth within education and has also worked as a Financial Analyst in the shipping industry. As Partner/CFO at Skagerak he has the overall responsibility of internal activities including legal and corporate governance.
André Berg Edvardsen
Partner/CFO
andre@skagerakcapital.com+47 971 77 779LinkedIn
Endre joined the Skagerak Capital team in 2019. His primary areas of experience and expertise is within renewable energy technology and IT software solutions in digitalization and business development. His prior investments are among others Solibro/Q-cells, WindSim, 1881, Hydra Tidal, LingIT and SiPro. Endre is investment manager for the First:Seed fund and located in Hamar.
Endre Krogsrud
Investment Manager First Seed
endre@skagerakcapital.com+47 959 81 383LinkedIn
Trym co-founded Skagerak Capital in 2006. His primary focus areas are enabling technologies within the energy value chain as well as the digitalization process in different industries. Trym’s current portfolio includes Tunable, Stimline and Vissim. His prior investments are among others Presens, Ufis Airport Solutions, Wellquip and Numo Mobile Solutions. Trym is the only partner that is located in Oslo. His focus is to follow up new investments within his skills domain.
Terje Berg-Utby
Partner
terje@skagerakcapital.com
+47 938 00 476
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Terje Berg-Utby joined Skagerak in 2006. His primary areas of focus are sensor technology, AI and B2B SaaS . His portfolio includes Tunable, OptoScale, Vixel, Semine, Fonn, Vilmer, Kairos, InlineX and Effera. Terje holds a PhD in Venture Capital Governance from Ind.øk. NTNU and an MSc in Engineering from NTNU/ETH Zürich
Tone Kvåle
Investment Analyst
tone@skagerakcapital.com
+47 918 69 171
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Tone is an investment analyst in Skagerak Capital, which she joined in 2020. Tone Kvåle is located at the office in Kristiansand. Prior to joining the team of Skagerak Capital, Tone was working at PwC, within management consulting. She has experience in sustainability strageties and reporting, digitalizaton and test management.
Andreas Eskeland
Partner
andreas@skagerakcapital.com
+47 916 12 695
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Andreas joined Skagerak Capital in 2016. He focuses on B2B SaaS companies, across multiple sectors. Andreas' current portfolio includes Decisions, Vixel, OptoScale, Checkin, ShiftX, VesselMan and Sharebox. Prior to joining Skagerak Maturo, Andreas worked as a management consultant at EY. He also has hands-on experience from the startup environment in Norway as well as Silicon Valley working in several tech-startups.
Espen Kjeldsen
Partner
espen@skagerakcapital.com
+47 415 21 654
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Espen joined the VC business and Maturo Kapital in 2005. His focus has been with industrial and technological companies. Espen’s prior investments are among others 3D Perception, Abletec, Camp Supply International, Norsk Kjededrift and Tango - whereas 13 years of BOD experience and 7 years as COB. Espen is a partner located in Skien and he will be actively involved in new investments, business development and follow up new portfolio companies.
Erik Edvard Tønnesen
Managing Partner
erik@skagerakcapital.com
+47 908 81 948
LinkedIn
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Erik is the managing partner of Skagerak Capital and coordinates the activities across the locations in Kristiansand, Porsgrunn, Hamar and Oslo. He is actively involved in existing and new investments, in addition to being in charge of investor relations. His primary focus areas are industrial IT and cleantech. Erik's current portfolio includes Skandia Green Power and Effera, and holds several active board seats within Skagerak’s portfolio.
Benedicte Brøvig
Digital Marketer
benedicte@skagerakcapital.com
+47 950 76 074
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Benedicte is responsible for digital marketing at Skagerak Capital. She joined the team in Feburary 2021 and is located at our Kristiansand office. She brings experience to the team having spent most of her professional career working with early stage tech companies through various positions in Norselab, Norse Digital, and at Nordic Innovation House in Silicon Valley.
André Berg Edvardsen
Partner/CFO
andre@skagerakcapital.com
+47 971 77 779
LinkedIn
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André joined Skagerak in 2007 and has extensive transaction experience within venture. He is hands-on in the active ownership of the portefolio currently with seven active board seats within Skagerak’s SaaS portefolio. André has experience as a CFO in scaleup/growth within education and has also worked as a Financial Analyst in the shipping industry. As Partner/CFO at Skagerak he has the overall responsibility of internal activities including legal and corporate governance.
Endre Krogsrud
Investment Manager First Seed
endre@skagerakcapital.com
+47 959 81 383
LinkedIn
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Endre joined the Skagerak Capital team in 2019. His primary areas of experience and expertise is within renewable energy technology and IT software solutions in digitalization and business development. His prior investments are among others Solibro/Q-cells, WindSim, 1881, Hydra Tidal, LingIT and SiPro. Endre is investment manager for the First:Seed fund and located in Hamar.
Trym Skeie
Partner
trym@skagerakcapital.com
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Trym co-founded Skagerak Capital in 2006. His primary focus areas are enabling technologies within the energy value chain as well as the digitalization process in different industries. Trym’s current portfolio includes Tunable, Stimline and Vissim. His prior investments are among others Presens, Ufis Airport Solutions, Wellquip and Numo Mobile Solutions. Trym is the only partner that is located in Oslo. His focus is to follow up new investments within his skills domain.