The Team Spacemaker The Team

We are problem solvers. We seek out some of the world's the most difficult problems and find the most value creating solutions. We make the physical world a better place - literally. We are Spacemakers!

Team members

Håvard Haukeland
Founder & CEO

With broad experience from market leading architecture firms, Håvard has in-depth experience and first hand knowledge from developing some of Norways largest, new urban transformations.

Carl Christensen
Founder & CTO

Previously the head of tech project and product delivery at market leading software consultancy BEKK, Carl has led countless large scale project and product developments to successful launch.

Anders Kvåle
Founder & Chairman

Founder, chairman of the board and advisor on business relations and strategy. As Director at Arkwright Consulting, he has broad experience with strategic advisory for companies within various industries, from tech to real estate.

Halvor Aurmo
CFO and Lawyer

CFO and lawyer. Previously Head of Legal of IBM Norway and Lead Counsel for software and cloud services in IBM Nordic. He has also worked at law firms Wiersholm and Schjødt.

Pål Eskild Rasmussen
Data scientist

Holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Economics from NTNU, with exchanges studies at UC San Diego, specializing in AI and Operations Research. Pål has previously worked for FFI and EY.

Simen Braaten
Data scientist

Holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Economics from NTNU specializing in Operations Research. Simen has previously worked for Statoil, Powel and Safetec.

Simon Andersson
Platform engineer

Simon has worked as a software consultant at BEKK and in the R&D department at Huawei. He holds a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and B.Sc. in Computer Science from Chalmers.

Marie Ameln
Data Scientist

Holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Economics from NTNU specializing in Operations Research. Marie has been a consultant with Sprint and Arkwright, as well as founding her own successful startup, Fjong

Håkon Kongelf
Industrial PhD scheme

Holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Economics from NTNU specializing in Operations Research, with exchange studies at UC San Diego. Previously worked for Arkwright.

Mikael Cabot
Platform engineer

Mikael has more than a decade of experience as software developer, working as a consultant (e.g. Blank) as well as founding a number of startups (e.g. Deskr). Holds a B.Sc in Computer Engineering from HiOA.

Hallvard Moian Nydal
Data scientist

Holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from NTNU with exchange studies at Harvard. Hallvard previously worked for Bain & Company, and has worked as research assistant at NTNU and Harvard

Magnhild Gjestvang
Data scientist

Holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Economics from NTNU specializing in Operations Research. Magnhild previously worked with the disruptive technology in the FutureTech team at Accenture

Hans Olaf Borch
Platform engineer

Holds a M.Sc in Computer Science and Engineering from NTNU. Hans Olaf has more than a decade of experience as a software development consultant with BEKK, and has worked with complex projects for some of Norways largest organizations.

Frithjof Nerdrum
Platform engineer

Holds a M.Sc in Control Engineering from the University of Michigan, as well as a B.Sc in Electronics from INSA Tolouse. Frithjof is an experienced developer with both constultant and startup-experience from BEKK, UPPERCASE and Vendu.ai

Jordan Hoffman
Data Scientist

PhD in Applied Mathematics at Harvard (currently in his 4th year, is working part time for us now, will join full time after thesis). While having published within a variety of topics, his current work focuses on how structure/geometry emerges in different biological systems. Before Harvard, Jordan studied physics and mathematics at John Hopkins.

Andreas Svendby
Platform engineer

Holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from UiT. Andreas is a true full-stacker. He is an expericend developer, and has worked as a consultant with BEKK and Eyeye.

Ensi Mofasser
Designer

Highly experienced Digital Designer, with an education from the Art Institute of Seattle. Ensi has a rare combination of strong visual design skill and deep intuition for UX.

Hilde Kristin Njøten
Data Scientist

Hilde holds an M.Sc. in Industrial Economics and Computer Science from NTNU, and a B.Sc. in Economics from NHH. Experience from EY and Orkla and her own startup, Glød.

Klara Vatn
Design & UX Lead

With more than a decade of experience, Klara is a widely recognized UX/concept-development expert and a frequent lecturer at conferences and meetups. Holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Design Engineering from Chalmers.

Espen Philip Haugen
Architect

Architect with experience from large-scale projects and complex building design, from working in A-lab, Nordic and Surbana Jurong. Holds a M.Arch. from NTNU and NUS, with research topics including automatic design optimization and parametric urbanism.

Fredrik V. Mørken
Platform Engineer

M.Sc in Informatics, Computational Science and Numerical methods from UiO. Fredrik is an experienced developer, and has worked on numerous agile development products as a consultant at BEKK, where he's also been the Recruitment Lead for the Technology Division.

Nikolai Bratsberg
Data scientist

Education in Industrial Economics at NTNU, with exchange studies in Computer Science at Harvard, and in Statistics at London School of Economics. Previously worked for McKinsey & Company, Pareto and Korde.

Ruben Schmidt Mällberg
Platform engineer

Education in Engineering and ICT at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) with a specialization in Geomatics. Co-founded Korde and Jobbr.

Pål Moen Møst
Platform engineer

M.Sc in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Pål is an experienced fullstack engineer, with a special focus on microservices and DevOps.

Catharina Lundby
Market Intern

Catharina is pursuing a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)

Extended research

Lukas Bach
Data Researcher

Mathematician PhD. Lukas holds a PhD in Operations Research and has broad experience in applied mathematics and optimization. Lukas is employed at a researcher at SINTEF and joins our team as a consultant.

Stein Krogstad
Data Researcher

Mathematician PhD. Stein is employed as a senior researcher at SINTEF and joins our team as a consultant.

Halvor Møll Nilsen
Data Researcher

Mathematician PhD. Halvor is employed as a senior researcher at SINTEF and joins our team as a consultant.

Minjoo Choi
Data Researcher

Mathematician PhD. Minjoo is employed as a post doc at SINTEF and joins our team as a consultant.

Øyvind Lossius Borthne
Data Research Fellow

Øyvind is working towards a his Phd in Applied Mathematics at Cambridge. He joins our team as a Research Fellow, doing research on our Special Projects

Strategic advisors

Ole Ruch
Advisor

Managing Director, Strategy at WeWork. Former Managing Director of international operations at AirBnb Ole is an investor and advisor on business relations and strategy.

Eugen Miropolski
Advisor

Managing Director at WeWork Europe. Eugen is an investor and advisor on business relations and strategy.

Ståle Løvbukten
Advisor

Investor, board member and advisor on business relations and strategy. Ståle is an accomplished entrepreneur with multiple international B2B software successes (e.g. Questback and AdminControl).

Trond Riiber Knudsen
Advisor

Investor and advisor on business relations and strategy. Trond is a long-term McKinsey Senior Partner with access to a fantastic international connection network. He is also founder and CEO of TRK Group, an Oslo-based investment and advisory firm focused on active ownership and advisory within disruptive technologies.

Thomas Berglund
Advisor

Investor and advisor on business relations and strategy. Thomas is a successful serial entrepreneur (e.g. of Edvantage Group and PagePlanner) and founder of Angel Challenge, a hands-on program to empower private investors to co-invest into startups.

Peder Strand
Advisor

Peder brings 12 years of experience as responsible for IT/Technology at Arctic Securities corporate finance and as head of equities and credit research at SEB Enskilda.

Martin Gjølme
Advisor

Martin is currently Investment Director at Sole Kapital. He brings six years of experience as a Director at international private equity firm 3i Group and five years of experience as Associate Principal at McKinsey.