Founder, CEO & Co Founder
2013 - Present (about 7 years)
Next generation marketing tools for a more democratic web. Developed two B2B products in the programmatic ad space. Launched new self service ad tool in 9 months. Managed...more team of 8 and hired over 25. Led product design and sales. Raised venture capital and grants from Google, Axel Springer, Innovation Norway and 500Startups.
Began in 2013 as a social curation and display tech company for brands, publishers and events. Enterprise customers in 5 continents. Pivoted in 2016 to become Socius AS.
The first ever social hub curated all the action from New York Fashion Week into a real-time premium web experience. Won website of the day on Awwwards.com and promoted by...more fashion icons including Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss and Victoria Beckham.
April 19. Awarded €50,000 from European Commission’s Horizon 2020
Dec 18. Awarded €115,000 from Google’s Digital News Initiative
Sep 16. Won 1 of 5 places in TAPAD’s 9 month “US Exploration” program in NYC.
Jun 16. Raised €360,000 in equity financing from 500startups in Silicon Valley and RAA Invest.
Apr 16. Best Bootstrapped Startup in Norway - Nordic Startup Awards.
Oct 13. Raised €25,000 from Axel Springer and a place in their 3 month accelerator program