What is the most important thing you do at your work?
I empower my team and try to get Norwegians to be a bit more ambitious, the latter being more difficult.
What are the central concepts in your tech?
We make it easy to connect to anyone, anywhere through a browser.
Why is it exciting? What drives you here?
I’m excited by our scale and where it can go. Everyone needs to connect with people, and we make that possible.
What do you think are the relevant controversies?
In such a well-run country like Norway you have very little drama. I enjoy that versus America, where there’s new drama daily.
Your own favourite projects?
I’ve written some books and do a lot of mentoring to startup accelerators. My favourite project is whatever today’s founders are building.
Your other favourite examples, internationally and nationally?
I’m not afraid to say I play a lot of Fortnite. It’s a monster global success, and they did so many things right when rolling it out.
Who are your customers?
Freelancers, consultants and small to medium teams. We do really well with distributed teams.
What do we do particularly well in Norway or in your country?
Norway is a country based on trust, which creates a much less stressful work environment. We are great at seeing the bigger picture here in Norway, even though it’s a small country.
A favourite future quote?
If you’re not horribly embarrassed by the first version of your product, you waited too long to ship it.
If people are to remember only one thing from our conversation?
The future is already here, and it’s just evenly distributed.