Meet the team behind Kairos - Control Room Assistant

Meet the Board


Chairman of the board

Frederik Hvistendahl - Chairman of the Board

Frederik Hvistendahl

Chairman of the Board

Frederik holds an MSc. from NTNU in Trondheim and has 30+ years’ experience from the Oil & Gas industry. He started his career with 15 years in the global service company Schlumberger and has since held the position of CEO in five different service companies catering to the O&G industry: Hitec, Scandpower, Quickflange, Apply Sørco and Acona. Frederik enjoys creating value combining clever people and capital, and for the last three years he has been investing in start-up companies full-time through his position as Senior Partner in ProVenture. Frederik also hold several board positions in companies within the O&G industry.


Board of Directors


Peter Tving Jensen

Board Member

Peter has more than 20 years’ experience in software development. Early on, Peter started out as a software developer and went on to being head of development at Mofibo and Head of Expansion IT in Storytel, as well as Product Owner. He has experience from software consultancies, online marketing, advertisement, and start-up product development. Currently working on product and software development at Minuba ApS based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Terje Berg-Utby

Terje Berg-Utby

Board Member

Terje Berg-Utby is Partner in Skagerak Maturo AS. He holds a PhD from Industrial Economics at NTNU within in Venture Capital Governance. Terje has worked with venture capital investments since 2006 with focus on SaaS and IOT companies. Terje's current portfolio includes Tunable, Effera, Intelecy, Kairos, Vixel, Vilmer and Inline. Prior engagements are among others Zisson, Penetrace, Integrasco, Nordic Ceramics and Wtek.

Børge Richard Kolstad

Børge Richard Kolstad

Board Member

Børge is currently working as a partner in Wellwork Innovation AS. He has over 40 years of experience from the Oil & Gas industry, with 30 years in leadership positions. For the past 20 years, Børge has been working as an entrepreneur within different projects, such as: Sense EDM/Sense Intellifield, OTG, Norwegian Seals, 2TD Drilling, Meta Ltd, Read Cased Hole Ltd and Target Intervention. Børge was the president/CEO of Maritime Well Service(now Altus) for 10 years. Børge is a petroleum engineer graduate, with additional leadership education from BI.


Bernt Eldor

Board Member

Bernt is an entrepreneur who founded Eldor AS in 2006. Innovation and business development are some of his passions. He started programming control and safety systems in 1988 and has been a project manager in several ICSS and telecommunication projects. Bernt is a co-founder and the sales and marketing director for Kairos Technology. Bernt has extensive experience with international project management, specifically within the oil and gas industry. He is an offshore engineer graduate from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Sylvi Saure Finsrud

Board Member

Sylvi joined ProVenture in September 2018. She has a varied background from management positions within oil and gas service companies. Her experience includes developing and leading a consultancy company and managing the marketing and communications departement for another service company. Furthermore, Sylvi has personal experience from being an entrepeneur and co-founder of a start-up.

Erik E. Tønnesen

Erik E. Tønnesen

Board Member

Erik co-founded Skagerak in 2006. His primary focus areas are industrial IT and cleantech. Erik is the managing partner of Skagerak Maturo and coordinates the activities across the locations in Kristiansand, Skien and Oslo. He is actively involved in existing and new investments, in addition to being in charge of investor relations. Erik has a long and diverse background from leadership in banking, insurance, and finance. He has been the general manager of Sparebanken Sør in Kristiansand, partner and in charge of establishing Acta in Southern Norway and VP of Gjensidige Nor, where he was responsible for business development in Southern Norway.


Our investors

Skagerak MaturoSkagerak Maturo is among the larges and most experienced early-stage technology investors in Norway. The company is present in Kristiansand, Skien, Oslo, and Hamar, and is positioned in close proximity to world leading technology clusters within digitalization, automation and industrial ICT. 

ProVenture is a nationwide leading seed- and early-stage investor fund, based in Trondheim and Stavanger. ProVenture focuses on investing in Norwegian technology companies with international potential, and provides capital and competence to accelerate growth for the companies in their portfolio.


Eldor is a Norwegian registered company that has been in operation since 2006. Eldor started with engineers characterized by their extensive knowledge and experience within system engineering. Eldor are leading specialists within Lifetime Extension, Digitalisation, and Alarm Management.


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