CUPP Computing / Cybersecurity
CUPP Computing / Cybersecurity
ERIK CHRISTOFFERSEN - Chairman
Erik Christoffersen has 25+ years of experience in strategy, fund raising, sales and business development with several start-up technology companies and has done operations and management consulting work with companies in the health and fitness industry.
Since 2011, he has been providing consulting services focused on innovating top line initiatives - sales, marketing and business development - as well as advising on fundraising and corporate strategy, while also making angel investments in real estate, healthcare, clean tech, and technology (software and service) start-ups.
He serves on the board of, or has investments in companies working in, wealth management, 3D printing, real estate development, electric cars, medical devices, and health and wellness, as well as on the boards of several non-profit organizations
Christoffersen has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA degree in International Relations and French from the University of Virginia.
ART SWIFT - Board advisor
Art Swift has more than 20 years of executive-level experience in the tech industry, including CEO at low power chip-maker Transmeta (Nasdaq, TMTA), CEO of nanotech innovator Unidym, and vice president of marketing and business development at MIPS, a leading provider of microprocessor IP. Earlier in his career, Swift was a divisional GM at chipmaker Cirrus Logic, responsible for revenues in excess of $250M. Over the course of his career, Swift has raised more than $100M through public and private equity offerings.
Swift holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is co-inventor of multiple U.S. patents.
CHRISTIAN BRYN - Director
Christian Bryn is a founder and Managing Partner of Positron Capital AS, Co-Chairman of Globus Equity SICAV SIF, Luxembourg, and Director of Hektor AS and Vindeggen AS, among other companies, in Norway and Sweden, Luxembourg and the UK. With previous positions including Clariden Bank (part of Credit Suisse) and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Zurich, Bryn has 15+ years of experience in private equity, specializing in international private equity, management consulting, project management, team leadership, finance, investment valuation, and active ownership.
Bryn has a Master’s Degree in Business from the University of St. Gallen.
CARL-FREDRIK JOYS - Director
Carl-Fredrik Joys is the CEO and founder of Bergen Venture AS, focusing on investing and advising clients in corporate finance. He has held executive positions in banking, shipping and private Equity. Previously he was the CEO of Bergen Industriutvikling AS, before which he was the CEO of Inventor Shipping.
Joys has a Bachelor’s Degree from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, and a Master’s in Economics from Harvard Business School.
HANS OLAV TORSEN - Director
Hans Olav Torsen was Senior Partner and co-founder of ProVenture Management, started in 2006. Previously, he founded Seatex AS, later Navia Group – a supplier of advanced instrumentation for aviation, maritime, and the offshore oil & gas industry. Navia was later sold to the Kongsberg Group and Torsen held various executive positions there.
Torsen has headed numerous successful M & A transactions during his career, has served as Director on numerous corporate boards, and has held leading executive positions in Scali, Kongsberg Group, Leiv Eriksson and SINTEF.
He holds an MSc in Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.