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Oxidane means water
71% of the Earth's surface.
100% of our investments.

We invest in the intersection between water and high technology. Together we build pioneering companies of tomorrow.

Creating a more sustainable way of life is at the top of our agenda.

As well as the profit potential of each business we invest in, we also evaluate their social and ecological impact.

We are a proud member of Norsif, an association committed to responsible and sustainable developments, and have added our signature to the Principles for Responsible Investment in commitment to acting on human rights.

Guided by the United Nation's sustainable development goals, we ensure our portfolio companies are working towards at least one of the following:

Life below water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Clean Water and Sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Decent Work and Economic Growth
Create conditions that will allow people to have quality jobs

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Create conditions that will allow people to have quality jobs

Creating a more sustainable way of life is at the top of our agenda.

As well as the profit potential of each business we invest in, we also evaluate their social and ecological impact.

We are a proud member of Norsif, an association committed to responsible and sustainable developments, and have added our signature to the Principles for Responsible Investment in commitment to acting on human rights.

Guided by the United Nation's sustainable development goals, we ensure our portfolio companies are working towards at least one of the following:

Investment criteria

While we look for the most exciting water related technologies, everything we do is about people. We invest in teams that are the best at what they do, who are solving an issue that has environmental as well as financial rewards. In return, we give more than just capital. We offer brains, passion and active ownership.
Excellent Team
We look for exceptional founders who are best experienced to solve the challenge their business addresses and make a positive impact on the world. Each team needs to be capable of building a unicorn.
Blue Shift
We are driven by the passion to create measureable and tangible impact on oceans and water.
Scalable
We invest in companies with disruptive business models with the potential to become unicorns.
Technology
Nordic
For us, Nordic relates more to values than geography. It’s about democracy, social welfare and equality. It’s about simplicity, design and innovation.

Portfolio

We back driven, experienced entrepreneurs addressing the biggest ocean megatrends with high technology. Below are a selection of the game-changing companies we are working with.

Team

Our team and board offer decades of experience in finance, asset and risk management, entrepreneurship, seafood, tech, strategic marketing, branding and other nautical industries. We have created a vast, interconnected network of innovators and investors in ocean related technologies.
Steffen Pauschert

Steffen Pauschert

Investment partner

Steffen holds an MBA. He studied business in Norway, England, Spain & Australia. He has a background from consulting, and spent the last 15 years in the leading Nordic Financial Institutions Danske Capital, Danske Bank and DNB Markets. He specializes in asset and risk management.

If he's not available, he's most likely fly fishing somewhere in Norway.

+47 90 73 66 30
steffen@oxidane.vc
Even Ovnerud

Even Ovnerud

Investment partner

Even holds an executive MBA from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). He studied business in Norway, Spain and Australia. He has previously worked at DNB and DNB Markets.

He is a serial entrepreneur with an international network, and highly technology oriented. On his spare time he enjoys running and kayaking.
+47 90 51 22 08
even@oxidane.vc
Tor Oskar Wilhelmsen

Tor Oskar Wilhelmsen

CTO

Tor Oskar holds an M.Sc.(Sivilingeniør), and has a broad experience as  architect , programmer, and project manager within severeal domains. He as previously worked with Norwegian Armed Forces, Bouvet, Gard and Knowit.

When he is not working he is likely to be at sea with his boat.
+47 94 52 96 62
toroskar@oxidane.vc

Additional board members

Didrik Fjeldstad

Didrik Fjeldstad

Board Member

Didrik has a broad global background within a wide range of commercial and marketing leader roles. He was previously Global Marketing Director of Carlsberg Group before becoming Vice President Brand Marketing at SAS. He is currently CEO of Sport One Danmark, and lives in Copenhagen.

Didrik enjoys all sorts of sports, especially cross country skiing and running.
Miia Bovellan

Miia Bovellan

Board Member

Miia holds a PhD in life sciences from UCL, London, UK. A researcher turned investor and strategist, she has for the past eight years worked closely with startups after co-founding Proxy, a brand agency and family office investing into start ups across the Nordics, Europe, UK, and the US. She specialises in research and strategy and has a passion for helping startups raise funding by structuring and advising on their pitch decks.

Kristine Loland Gumpen

Board Member

Kristine holds a Master of Science in Business (Siviløkonom) from Handelshøyskolen BI. For the last 10 years she has worked in the car industry with business operation, finance, valuation and investments. Her passion is developing business operation through digitalization.
When she is not working, she can befound in her greenhouse or at her cabin in the Norwegian mountains.
Steffen Pauschert
Steffen Pauschert
Steffen Pauschert
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Steffen Pauschert Managing Partner & Co-founder
+47 90 73 66 30steffen@oxidane.vc

Steffen holds an MBA. He studied business in Norway, England, Spain & Australia. He has a background from consulting, and spent the last 15 years in the leading Nordic Financial Institutions Danske Capital, Danske Bank and DNB Markets. He specializes in asset and risk management.

If he's not available, he's most likely fly fishing somewhere in Norway.

Even Ovnerud
Even Ovnerud
Even Ovnerud
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Even Ovnerud Chairman of the Board & Co-founder
+47 90 73 66 30even@oxidane.vc

Even holds an executive MBA from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). He studied business in Norway, Spain and Australia. He has previously worked at DNB and DNB Markets.

He is a serial entrepreneur with an international network, and highly technology oriented. On his spare time he enjoys running and kayaking.

Didrik Fjeldstad
Didrik Fjeldstad
Didrik Fjeldstad
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Didrik Fjeldstad Investor & Board member

Didrik has a broad global background within a wide range of commercial and marketing leader roles. He was previously Global Marketing Director of Carlsberg Group before becoming Vice President Brand Marketing at SAS. He is currently CEO of Sport One Danmark, and lives in Copenhagen.

Didrik enjoys all sorts of sports, especially cross country skiing and running.

Miia Bovellan
Miia Bovellan
Miia Bovellan
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Miia Bovellan Investor & Board member

Miia holds a PhD in life sciences from UCL, London, UK. A researcher turned investor and strategist, she has for the past eight years worked closely with startups after co-founding Proxy, a brand agency and family office investing into start ups across the Nordics, Europe, UK, and the US. She specialises in research and strategy and has a passion for helping startups raise funding by structuring and advising on their pitch decks.

If she’s not available, she’s most likely scuba diving somewhere in the world to inspect the condition and abundance of sea life.

Tor Oskar Wilhelmsen
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Tor Oskar Wilhelmsen CTO

Tor Oskar holds an Master of Technology (Sivilingeniør), and has a broad experience as a programmer, system architect and project leader. He started his career in the military before he became an system architect at Gard. The last 15 years he has been a consultant within all industries.

When he is not working he is likely to be at sea with his boat.

Oxidane Venture - Headquarter

Oxidane Venture is located in the sustainability house in the CBD of Kristiansand. Our home dates back to 1639, and has a rich heritage within the maritime sector and global trade. The house has newly been restored.Oxidane Venture is also present in Copenhagen and London.
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Get in touch

We are always searching for new investments that match the investment criteria listed above. Please email us with information on who you are and what you do, preferably with a presentation about the firm. We aim to get back to all relevant proposals.

E-mail: steffen@oxidane.vc

Headquarter:
Dronningensgate 2,
4611 Kristiansand
Investing in Oxidane:
We are currently open for investments in Oxidane Venture,
please contact Steffen or Even.
Job Opportunities:
We are always looking for talent. If interested send your CV and resume to hello@oxidane.vc.
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