Norwegian hungry hack(er), entrepreneur, founder, educator, learner, consultant to F100. Founded Plone CMS, Gauss & more.
Vidar is seasoned Entrepreneur and one of the most frank person I ever met. He knew what sucks in startups, willing to share his experience and have a compulsion to make it suck less. This is priceless.
I have a compulsion to make stuff suck less. When I grow up I want to be able to fund other people's BIG ideas.
2014 invited as startup ambassador to Germany for SxSW & Dublin Web Summit as MC.
2013 named top 5 must-know startup people in Germany. Invited to Stanford to receive the LLP Educators training by Steve Blank.
2012 received GEAP scholarship at the Universidad de Deusto, Spain, Won at Nordic Startup Awards. Did an Instagram for vids 6 mnts before Vine.
2011 founded bootstrapped social discovery startup 'Gauss - The People Magnet', invited to all relevant events, conferences globally, was sort of a big deal at the time.
2010 said fuck you to the salaryman life for good.
2005 moved to Germany from Norway
In between, my company web page had a Google page rank of 10/10 back when metric mattered.
2001 Went dotcom bankrupt, co-founded the Plone CMS.
1999 co-created a web game, got mios of uniques, featured on BBC ClickOnline. Invented, pitched, won, negotiated first seven figure dev contract for Norwegian govt aged 25.
1997 founded my first company.
Tech co-founder for the next run.
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