From startup to growth company

MTI Vekst is an investment company with a focus on companies that have customers and a proven business model, but need capital and assistance for faster growth.

We have offices in the center of Oslo, and at the Research Park of the University of Southeast Norway (USN). We work closely with other investment companies, businesses, academia and other players who can assist with the commercialization and capitalization of businesses. Our partners can also offer advice as a paid service, including "management for hire". We can therefore help many entrepreneurs and companies in our portfolio right from the idea phase through start-up and growth to exit.

We are not a managed fund. All our experienced investors have an active role in the selection and follow-up of the individual company. Our combined expertise and experience includes many different industries and segments. See our investment criteria below. Of course, these are not without exception, but give a clue as to how we think and what we focus on. Feel free to contact us if you are a potential co-investor with the same mindset / criteria as us.

Get in touch if you want to know more!

Jan Wessel Bratterud 916 48 411

Investment criteria

  • We are looking for dedicated people with significant experience and ambition to bring the company forward
  • Clear leadership, but receptive to input and guidance
  • Commercial, not for product-oriented
  • We have no special requirements for segment or industry
  • The company must have a business idea with significant growth potential
  • Certainly towards international markets, but no prerequisite. We also find it very exciting with companies that have a significant market share in local markets, and are potential acquisition candidates in the long run.
  • Preferably B2B and B2G. B2C in special cases where we see the company already has a significant market position
  • The company will show technological solutions with identified advantages in its markets
  • We must understand the product, and be able to communicate what it is
  • We are looking for companies with a clear value base for customers and the environment
  • All software regardless of industry is interesting. Especially SAAS.
  • But we also like to look at electronics development and production; for example. sensors, circuit boards, network components etc.
  • Preferably solutions within IoT (Internet and things) and IIot (Industrial Internet of things), artificial intelligence and smart systems
  • All of micro- and nanotechnology, which can utilize resources at USN; water purification, energy, material technology etc.
  • But in general we are opportunistic as long as other criteria are correct
  • The business model must be clear and scalable
  • Preferably subscription models (recurring)
  • We are also looking at the company's ability to build barriers both in relation to. existing and future competition. Certainly a patent, but no prerequisite. IP can be built in several ways
  • Milestone investment is desirable. Normally 0.5 - 3 MNOK in the first investment
  • Clear path for further growth and capitalization
  • Focus on companies priced lower than 25 MNOK, but are opportunistic
  • Co-investor is most often desired
  • Board participation and role case-by-case, but usually not a prerequisite


Kobben Vekst is an investment company. All investors participate in the selection and assessment of investment opportunities. Decisions are made by a 2/3 majority of investors.

  • Edvin Austbø Alden AS
    Investor with portfolio in technology, real estate, retail and much more. Invests in listed and unlisted companies.
  • Sigge Ollendorf Lucienne AS
    Investor with significant experience and investments in real estate and technology companies, both nationally and internationally.
  • Bjørnar Olsen BO-BO Invest AS
    Authorized financial analyst with 30+ years of experience. Managed investments on behalf of a bunch of investors and themselves since 1999.
  • John Helge Fjellheim Rabakken Invest AS
    Investor with very long experience from the electronics industry in Norway. Background from Airthings, Disruptive TEchnologies, Energy Micro, Chipcon and others.
  • Richard Urbanski TTC Invest AS
    Investment company with interests in import, real estate, transport and technology. Invests in listed and unlisted companies.
  • Christian Storm Bleke Invest AS
    Investor with long management experience from Norwegian business in finance, finance and telecom, nationally and internationally (especially Asia).
  • Truls Tvete Private Investor
    Man.dir. Polaris Industries. Broad experience and specialist expertise in chain operations and flow of goods from the Norwegian and international retail sector.
  • Johan Lindqvist Windchange AS
    Active leader and investor in various businesses within e-health. Extensive experience from Scandinavian and international IT companies.
  • Roy Gausaker RG Holding AS
    General manager Envo AS. Has taken several IT companies in retail and communication from the entrepreneurial phase to commercialization.
  • Andreas Hojem Olsen AHO Invest AS
    General manager and co-owner of Format Eiendom, a consulting engineering company that develops residential and commercial buildings.
  • Roar Aasvang Finova AS
    Extensive experience from financing, start-up, operation, further development, management and sale of technology companies. Chairman of the Board of Kobben.
  • Jan Wessel Bratterud Ontogeny Group AS
    Background from sales and marketing of IT products and services, as well as 15 years of experience from acquisitions, sales and capitalization of companies.

Selected investments


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