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Our Investors

Leading Norwegian investors have contributed significant capital into our platform – because they too believe it’s the future of finance.

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Trusted by 10 000+ companies

Who are our investors?

Semine is owned by Amesto Holding (6.5%), Skagerak Capital (10.8%), Adolfsen Group (10.9%), our founders and employees (19.1%), and Kistefos Venture Capital (52.7%).

One of Norway’s most esteemed investors, Kistefos Venture Capital, holds the majority of shares in Semine and has been supporting the company side since 2017. Since their initial investment they have continuously grown their engagement and support.

Adolfsen Gruppen, one of Semine’s first customers, saw a huge potential in our company and decided to come onboard as an investor.  The founder together with current and former employees hold a substantial amount of shares.

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Kistefos Venture Capital

Kistefos is a private equity investment firm headquartered in Oslo, Norway. The firm seeks to invest in the offshore, shipping, financial service, real estate, information technology, and telecom sectors.

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Skagerak Capital

Skagerak Capital is an early-stage venture firm that invests and foster growth and development in new technology companies, that make a positive impact, have global ambitions and growth potential.

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The Adolfsen Group
Adolfsen Group is a conglomerate with Kristian and Roger Adolfsen as shareholders. The group invests in multiple sectors, including the hotel industry. The conglomerate currently employs around 24,000 people, making it one of Norway's largest employers.
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Amesto Holding 
Part of the Spabo Group, and owned by the Spandow family. The group includes Amesto TechHouse, Amesto AccountHouse, Amesto Toptemp, and Amesto Global, focusing on intrapreneurs who start, develop, or operate within Amesto for a period.

SEMINE by numbers

The stats behind the software.

3

office locations

50 +

employees

8

nationalities

10 k+

companies using SEMINE

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Leadership team

We’re proud to be led by a multidisciplinary team of visionaries, who all share in our mission to unlock the full potential of finance teams through industry-leading AI, end-to-end accounts payable automation and actionable insights.

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Bjørn Røsten
Chief Executive Officer

Bjørn has broad experience working with software to improve and streamline accounting departments, with a particular focus on accounts payable. He holds a MSc from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and has studied Project Management at Norwegian Business School (BI).

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Arun Deep
Chief Technology Officer

Arun brings over 25 years of experience from the software industry. He has held various technical and leadership roles. Prior to Semine he held the position as Engineering Director at Unit4, and is a skilled leader and manager. Arun has a computer science degree and an Executive MBA.

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Robert Kristiansen
Founder and Chief Innovation Officer

Robert founded Semine in 2016 after seeing the lack of automation in the finance and accounting industry. He has founded several software companies, one of which was sold to Kongsberg Group in 2012 and now forms part of cognif.ai and Kongsberg Digital. Robert has a degree in eBusiness from Lund University.

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Daniel Karlsen
Chief Commercial Officer

Daniel has extensive experience from various positions in marketing, sales and leadership within the software and SaaS industry. He has worked at Software Innovation, Tieto, and Montaag in San Francisco before building the commercial side of Semine. He holds a Bachelor's degree in International Marketing from BI Norwegian Business School and NTU, Singapore, and have studied entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley.

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Geir Wiksén
Chief Operations Officer

Geir has extensive experience in software development and technology management. Previously, he was the CEO of Fontbyte and CTO of Aller Media. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. 

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Hilde Bottolfsen Bøhn
Chief Financial Officer

Hilde has experience from various roles related to transformation of the finance function, from both an in-house and consultancy perspective as a prior consultant in Deloitte. Previously, she was the CFO of the maritime technology company Miros for 5 years. She holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics from NHH, the Norwegian school of Economics.

 

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