Executive Board Member
Arne is a former naval submariner and shipping industry executive turned serial tech entrepreneur with several successful exits, particularly within the SaaS fintech space. Proven international executive with multi-industrial and multi-cultural experience.
Arne has the ability to quickly understand and navigate complex technologies, products and industries, focusing on bridging the growing communication disconnect between Tech, Business and Finance.
As CEO, Arne bootstrapped Accurate Equity, a FinTech SaaS and professional services company within equity-based incentives design, accounting, valuation and disclosure. Arne led the sale of Accurate Equity to a major PE in 2015, producing a 56x return for the early investors. The business was sold again to Computershare for 419 MUSD in 2018.
In 2014-2016 Arne started helping many businesses start or enter a new phase -as part of establishing a private investment portfolio.
As lead invest and Chair, Arne led the restructuring and sale of MeaWallet, a FinTech SaaS mobile payment infrastructure company (tokenization of Visa, Mastercard and Amex) to INVUO (Nasdaq). MewWallet is thriving and is today back on Norwegian hands (founders + the Norwegian VC Idékapital).
As CEO 2014-2020, Arne was instrumental in developing Friend Software Corp, an open source hyperconverged virtual mainframe - virtual computer. www.friendos.com
As a result, Arne has gained leading edge understanding of digital transformation/digitalisation and blockchain/decentralized ledger technologies.
Navy, Intl ship-transportation tech, legal and lobby, commercial trader/broker within PetChem industry, shipping IT and Finance, IT, media and technology in general (TMT sector).