ENABLING VISIONS

We help the most visionary entrepreneurs build and scale successful tech companies.

We have the passion and tech experience to make a difference.

About

Futurum Ventures is the successor fund of Wiski Capital. Together with a small group of co-investors, Wiski has for several years invested in some of the strongest tech entrepreneurs in Norway. As our next stage vision arised, the investor group decided to join forces and establish a brand new tech fund together. Mid 2023 we invited investors in our near network to invest in Futurum Ventures Fund I, and we capped our final close at MNOK 500 late 2023.
Our history

Wiski Capital was founded in 2017 by Øystein R. Skiri and Gustav Magnar Witzøe. Since 2019 Wiski Capital has been majority owned by Salvesen&Thams (S&T), an investment fund based in Trondheim. S&T is led by Bjørn Wiggen and Per Olav Monseth, with Wiggen and the Witzøe family office Kverva as the two biggest shareholders.

Since its inception Wiski has backed stellar founders enabling their visions, being their partner through ups and downs along the journey. Wiski was among the first investors in companies like Tibber, Easee, Choose and Optio. Wiski did its first part-exit in one of the portfolio companies in 2022, which was a fund returner.

Wiski Capital completed its investment period at the end of 2021, and is now solely focusing on supporting portfolio companies with  follow up investments.

Alongside Wiski Capital a group of tech investors based in Trondheim that shared the same vision, co-invested. In addition to the partners at Wiski, this group consisted of Petter Fornæss, Ivar Arnesen and Magnus Svendsen. Fornæss and Arnesen co-founded Sportradar, a global leader in live sports information. They were part of growing the company from 3 to 2000 employees. Sportradar went public at Nasdaq in 2021 valued at USD 8 billion.  Svendsen is heading the family office Byggteknikk, one of the leading and most successful early stage tech investors in Trondheim over the past 20 years.

The success of Wiski begged the question “whats next?” The fruitful collaboration with Petter, Magnus, and Ivar, based on complementary skill sets and backgrounds, motivated us to join forces to provide a truly beneficial launchpad for tech companies.Monika Inde Zsak and Lars Lydersen, compelled by the same vision, joined the group to top up our competence through their strong tech background and experience from early stage tech investments.

This became the inception of Futurum Ventures, where Øystein R. Skiri, Salvesen&Thams, Fornæss, Arnesen, Svendsen, Zsak and Lydersen are the seven co-founders.

Our vision is to help  the most visionary entrepreneurs build and scale successful tech companies. We believe that through our passion and tech experience we have the opportunity to make a proper difference.

Investment Areas

We are looking for tech companies that are:
• Founded by exceptional people.
• Spanning from Seed to Series A.
• Have global potential and ambition.
• B2B or B2C.
• SaaS business model alone or in combination with hardware.
We invest cross industry but get especially excited about technologies that benefit the environment and the society. Our main investment areas are:

Efficient future

Software addressing high value, cumbersome and digital underserved processes.

Digital and connected future

Smart Hardware sensing and connecting.

Aggregating  and structuring data.


Machine learning and optimization of decisions

Clean and sustainable future

Driving transition from fossil fuels to renewables.

Decarbonizing value chains.

Transitioning into circular economy.

Contributing to biodiversity.
If you fit into the above or think we should be investing into your business please get in touch with us.

Portfolio Futurum Ventures

EvyonOptioSpoorGlint SolarSkiwoLoopfrontWavedDremCompaxCutting RoomAibaFairsightZividSondo

Wiski Capital

ChoooseeaseeTibberOptioNoFenceSkiwoAdminkitDisruptive TechnologiesModeHusleie.noFavritLudensoHappybytesCubitTriangulaCelerway

Extended team

Some of the best entrepreneurs and tech operators have decided to join our fund as investors! They also serve as sparring partners and motivators to our portfolio companies.

We believe that connecting extraordinary people and allowing them to share their experience often provides the shortest way to the best answers. Many of our investors and advisors have founded high growth companies; they have had ups and downs - made mistakes, worked hard and felt success.

Most importantly; they know what great looks like!

Our Extended team helps management and our portfolio companies with sparring on strategic and operational topics.

Andreas Slettvoll

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Bent Skisaker

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Christoffer Herheim

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Edgeir Aksnes

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Erik Færevaag

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Gustav Magnar Witzøe

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Ivar Arnesen

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Jørgen Tegdan

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Kjetil J. Olsen

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Linn Hege Bergheim

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Magnus Bang Svendsen

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Marius Plejdrup Rønningen

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Per Olav Monseth

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Petter Fornæss

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Silje Landevåg

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Øyvind Reed

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Andreas Slettvoll

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Bent Skisaker

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Christoffer Herheim

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Edgeir Aksnes

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Erik Færevaag

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Jørgen Tegdan

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Kjetil J. Olsen

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Linn Hege Bergheim

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Marius Plejdrup Rønningen

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Silje Landevåg

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Øyvind Reed

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Magnus Bang Svendsen

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Ivar Arnesen

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Per Olav Monseth (Chair.)

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Petter Fornæss

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Øystein R. Skiri

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Øystein Skiri

Øystein R. Skiri

Founding Partner

Øystein has 17 years of experience as founder and CEO of Boost Communications (now Placewise Group), with operational experience across Europe, Middle East, Africa and the US. Solid track record from growing and managing multiple areas of business, including product management and deep knowledge in B2B software sales.


Øystein also Co-founded Wiski Capital together with Gustav Magnar Witzøe and serves as the managing partner for the fund.


Over the last 15 years Øystein has done Private seed investments and has had various board positions in fast growing startups.


Øystein holds a Siv.ing in Mechanical engineering from NTNU and UCSD.

Lars Lydersen

Lars Lydersen

Partner & Co-founder

Lars has 8 years in microelectronics industry - from startup, through exit and scale-up.

He has broad international experience leading world wide product and technology teams.

Lars has been the CEO for a deeptec medtech startup, and has been an Angel investor in fast scaling tech companies over last 8 years. He holds a BsC in Economics from UiO and MsC in Electronics from NTNU.

Furter, Lars was awarded PhD of the year 2011 at NTNU for breaking the worlds most secure cryptography.

Monika Inde Zsak

Monika Inde Zsak

Partner & Co-founder

Monika has worked within sustainability and the renewable energy business for the past 15 years.

She's had various leadership and board positions within the energy sector, as well as founded and led the corporate venture business for one of Norway’s Largest renewable energy companies.

She has 8 yrs of consulting background from Accenture Strategy and was part of the founding team for the nordic sustainability practice.

Monika has over the last years had board positions and advisory roles for national seed funds and Global Venture Funds.

Monika holds a MsC in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from NTNU and studied Entrepreneural finance at University of New South Wales.