Strise consists of an incredible interdisciplinary team who use their superpowers every day to find new opportunities to make an impact with our AI technology.

Paavo Johannes Räisänen
Maki.VC

Guro Røed
Link Mobility

Tim Oliver Bolte
Maki.VC

Herman Jan Kienhuis
Curiosity VC

Sigve Søråsen
Co-founder & CPO

Sigve likes to build stuff. Before founding Strise, he was part of the founding team of Norway’s largest financial news site, E24, and of the music streaming service, Tidal, later acquired by Square.

Benjamin Brown
Account Executive

Ben has 8 years of experience in B2B tech startups in various industries, including finance, telecommunications and renewable energy. He has held various commercial roles, including business development, customer success, strategy, and investor relations.

Mike Connor
Head of Sales

Mike has an extensive commercial background. He was the first Enterprise Sales hire for Dropbox Europe and part of the UK/I market launch team. He also ran sales teams at Dow Jones as Corporate Sales Manager EMEA and helped commercialise a VR startup that was recently acquired by Varjo.

Fredrik Riiser
Head of Strategy & Business development

Fredrik loves strategy and business. His background includes practical and theoretical disciplines such as engineering, carpentry, bis.dev, sales, and much more (even farming). He holds a masters degree in Industrial Engineering and a master's degree from NTNU School of Entrepreneurship.

Robin Lycka
Sales Executive

Robin has a strong background in eID services and regulated industries. He has gained ample experience with complex solution architecture from a commercial perspective. With the approach of a consultant, he strives to improve KYC processes and leverage technology to fight financial crime.

Synne Marie Sollie
Product Manager

Synne holds a master's degree from NTNUs School of Entrepreneurship, where she co-founded a startup, Coda Forms. Since this, she has held various positions in several startups (Wiral Technologies, Poption) as project and people management and different commercial roles.

Fredrik Behn
Product Manager

Fredrik graduated from UiO with a master's degree in Public Sector IT. He worked on building adoption and long-term strategies for machine learning in the public sector before shifting towards product management. Before joining Strise, he managed the development of a series of products within healthcare financing.

Sigve Søråsen
Co-founder & CPO

Sigve likes to build stuff. Before founding Strise, he was part of the founding team of Norway’s largest financial news site, E24, and of the music streaming service, Tidal, later acquired by Square.

Marit Røkenes
Lead Designer

Marit graduated from Høyskolen Kristiania with a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. She worked as a designer, content creator, and art director in Blueye Robotics, then moved on to learning UX and UI design. Before, during, and after her studies, she also experienced working as a freelance visual designer.

May Helen Lillegård
UX Designer

May graduated from NTNU with a master’s degree in Interaction Design. During her studies, she exchanged to the TU Delft in the Netherlands to expose herself to a totally different culture. She also brings experience from earlier work relations and various interdisciplinary projects.

Iselin Ryen
Visual Designer

Iselin graduated from Høyskolen Kristiania in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. She has experience in marketing and managing roles, from working on several freelance projects, Norwegian festivals, and events.

Nicholas Thon
Social Media Video Specialist

Lars Lunde Birkeland
CMO

Lars is the former CMO at Promon, a global SaaS Security company. He led marketing for JUST EAT and was part of the first management team that scaled the company in Norway. He holds a bachelor's degree (Hons) in Integrated Promotional Media from Southampton Solent University.

Henning Mythe
Video Production Manager

Henning has a background in creating videos for a variety of clients, posting YouTube videos, and editing TV shows at NRK. He started his career in video and entertainment in 2015 and has never looked back. He has experience with podcasting, live-streaming, producing, acting, and filming.

Sander Sandøy
Software Engineer

Sander is a consultant from Techfolk which has a master’s degree in Computer Science from NTNU. He is a full-stack developer who enjoys both frontend- and backend-development. Sander is never shy of learning something new, and he loves sharing and consuming knowledge in a team.

Adrian Trzeciak
Principal Software Engineer

Adrian graduated from NMBU with a master's degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management. He started as an SAP consultant, building complex enterprise solutions. Due to limitations in the SAP world, he decided to transform into a self-grown tech potato in the cloud and has been working as one since 2020.

Carl Erik Westtorp
Quality Assurance & Customer Support

Carl graduated from North Park University with a bachelor’s degree in Business & Economics with a major in Management. He has worked as an analyst on Google Ads as a contractor at Google. He also worked with labelling/annotation and QA on Siri at Apple.

Patrick Skjennum
Co-founder & CTO

In the beginning, Patrick wrote a lot of the code. Now he doesn't do that anymore. He graduated from NTNU with a master's degree in Computer Science, specialising in AI, in 2016 and has been building Strise ever since.

Stein-Erik Bjørnnes
Software Engineer

Stein-Erik holds a master's degree in Computer Science with an AI specialisation from NTNU. He has worked in Strise since early 2018, first as an intern while studying and later full-time after finishing his degree. He works as a backend developer, with ML and DevOps as his areas of interest.

Sigurd Berglann
Software Engineer

Sigurd has a master's degree in Computer Science with an AI specialisation from NTNU. Starting as an intern in Strise during his studies, he has worked as a backend developer.

Martin Brandhaug
Software Engineer

Martin graduated from NTNU with a master's degree in Computer Science. He is a full-stack developer with the main responsibility for the front end.

Eirik Monkan
Quality Assurance Specialist

Marit Rødevand
Co-founder & CEO

Marit has a master's degree from the School of Entrepreneurship at NTNU. During this period, she co-founded Rendra, a SaaS for the construction industry, later acquired by JDM Technology Group.

Sigve Søråsen
Co-founder & CPO

Sigve likes to build stuff. Before founding Strise, he was part of the founding team of Norway’s largest financial news site, E24, and of the music streaming service, Tidal, later acquired by Square.

Patrick Skjennum
Co-founder & CTO

In the beginning, Patrick wrote a lot of the code. Now he doesn't do that anymore. He graduated from NTNU with a master's degree in Computer Science, specialising in AI, in 2016 and has been building Strise ever since.

Daniel Drangsholt
CFO

Daniel is an experienced CFO with more than ten years in fast-growing scale-ups, multinational companies, and M&A advisory. He holds a master's degree in Financial Economics from NHH and a master's degree in accounting and auditing from BI.

Lars Lunde Birkeland
CMO

Lars is the former CMO at Promon, a global SaaS Security company. He led marketing for JUST EAT and was part of the first management team that scaled the company in Norway. He holds a bachelor's degree (Hons) in Integrated Promotional Media from Southampton Solent University.

Mike Connor
Head of Sales

Mike has an extensive commercial background. He was the first Enterprise Sales hire for Dropbox Europe and part of the UK/I market launch team. He also ran sales teams at Dow Jones as Corporate Sales Manager EMEA and helped commercialise a VR startup that was recently acquired by Varjo.

Fredrik Riiser
Head of Strategy & Business development

Fredrik loves strategy and business. His background includes practical and theoretical disciplines such as engineering, carpentry, bis.dev, sales, and much more (even farming). He holds a masters degree in Industrial Engineering and a master's degree from NTNU School of Entrepreneurship.

Kim Kvaase
Lead Recruitment Advisor

Kim has several years of experience in recruitment, management, and HR from both the private and public sector, and holds a Master's Degree in Organisational Behaviour from The London School of Economics. He loves taking part in helping people reach their full potential.

Linh Nguyen
Recruitment Delivery Lead

Linh is passionate about working with people. Her experience ranges from recruitment to strategic talent management, with a strong knowledge of HR and People Ops. She holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Psychology from BI Norwegian Business School.