Who We Are
Aidiom is a Norwegian deeptech investor with a special focus on enterprise software powered by applied AI.
We are active owners who provide long-term competent capital and strategic support to our companies. Having both founded and funded great companies, we help entrepreneurs turn their own ideas and visions into successful companies.
We invest in our companies for the long haul and understand that success takes hard work, dedication and sheer perseverance. We support the founders when they meet new challenges, share our experience and network with our companies, and work closely with them from the very first stages until global leadership is achieved.
Aidiom is led and funded by serial entrepreneur Jon Øyvind Eriksen (Internet Aksess, Kantega, Signicat), who combines decades of operational experience as CEO and Chairman of leading tech companies with a strong investment track record from the venture capital industry.
GreenStock is a Norwegian green proptech company that enables real estate developers and construction companies to easily locate and reuse building materials and cut construction waste. This reduces overall building costs and cuts carbon emissions as well.
Aidiom lead the first seed financing round in GreenStock, when the company had started pilot testing its platform with large public customers. We shared the ambitious vision of the founding team to make the building industry more sustainable, and believe that facilitating reuse of building materials represents a major untapped global business opportunity, since the sector is the largest source of industrial waste worldwide.
Levantor Capital is a UK-based fintech company that offers simple, flexible trade financing for wholesale buyers worldwide, allowing them to finance inventory and short term credit offered to their customers.
Aidiom lead the first seed financing round in Levantor Capital. An impressive founding team with senior management experience from the world's leading trade finance bankers, strong traction with major global enterprises and established partnerships with many major global banks were big factors in our investment decision. Levantor is growing rapidly, and has passed 2 bilion USD of working capital financing.
Signicat is a global provider of digital identity and signature services with the highest level of security to enterprise customers in regulated industries.
Being founded in Norway in 2006, Signicat pioneered the European digital identity market with its powerful SaaS platform, providing the most comprehensive multi-eID offering in the industry.
Acquired by Nordic Capital in 2019.
Jon was a founder and chairman of Signicat, who with Aidiom's parent company led the seed round, recruited the first institutional investor in the Series A round, and led two later venture investment rounds before the exit. Signicat became a leader in the European market for digital identity, and was acquired by the PE-firm Nordic Capital for an undisclosed amount in 2019.
ADDING VALUE BY SHARING
We belive in sharing. Therefore we prefer cases where we can be a significant value-add to the team, and be in a position to share our experience and provide our in-depth knowledge about company building and financing. We help founders create sustainable growth strategies and secure funding from tier 1 investors.
Capital alone will only get you so far but coupled with experience and insight it can be the defining factor between success and failure.
We invest in progress. We believe that companies that are pioneering better ways to solve important business challenges and improves the condition of our planet and its people are best positioned to grow. We love to partner with ambitious tech companies which aim to combine strong commercial focus with a desire to make a positive impact.
AI-technologies like Machine Learning, Deep Learning and NLP have reached a level of maturity where they can applied in a wide range of industries. We believe that AI-powered companies has the potential to create tremenddous value for society, businesses and people, and will help our companies to realize this potential.
LONG TERM PARTNERSHIP
Aidiom's value creation strategy is to be the trusted partner for the company and our co-investors. We prefer to be among the first investors in the company, joining the boardearly as an active and competent partner for founders and management.
We believe that an open and democratic discussions, positive relationships and excellent cooperation between all stakeholders foster growth and success.
Aidiom takes a long-term view on our investments. We are committed to support our companies with competence and capital from early-stage through the growth phase.
CEO & Founder
Jon is a serial entrepreneur and former tech CEO, who has founded companies like Kantega and Signicat. Before starting Aidiom he was head of the tech sector investment area at Investinor, Norway's largest VC investor, where he lead several high-profile investment rounds and created strong financial returns for investors and founders.
Jon has been on both sides of the table, and knows how to forge successful partnerships between entrepreneurs and investors. He has hands-on experience with what it takes to grow a startup from zero to international leadership, how to successfully attract new tier one investors, go public in an IPO and sell companies at billion NOK valuations.
Being a serial entrepreneur Øistein has first-hand experience with founding and building early-stage tech startups in Silicon Valley and Europe.
Øistein has also has helped over 100 founders with business development and go-to-market strategies, being CEO of Insj UiO, an accellerator serving student entrepreneurs from three Norwegian universities.
We are always looking for the next big idea. Get in touch with us.
Oslo: StartupLab - Gaustadalleen 21, 0349 Oslo
Trondheim: Bassengbakken 4, 7042 Trondheim