Tellef was the fourth to join Northzone as a co-founder in 1996, and he has been instrumental in the fund raising and building of Northzone Ventures to a leading Nordic venture capital firm.
Tellef co-ordinates the activities in Northzone’s offices, as well as being active with Northzone’s new investments and portfolio companies. Tellef was instrumental in the foundation of the Norwegian Venture Capital Association and acted as its first Chairman. He has also served as Director of both EVCA and the Swedish Venture Capital Associations. Prior to Northzone, Tellef took part in the founding of Western Bulk Shipping AS, which he stock listed as a CFO. A company that he remembers for being truly global. Before this, he held the
position as company secretary of another shipping and investment company - I.M. Skaugen.
He has also worked as a political advisor, a background that might come in very handy in the task of coordinating his strong-willed and inventive colleagues within Northzone.
Outside Northzone, Tellef is your everyday Norwegian open airs man, enjoying skiing, trekking and sailing. He is also a great singer. Tellef holds a M.Sc. in Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and a M.Sc. (Econ) from London School of Economics (1988).
Tellef serves as Chairman of the board of Mamut ASA, Revolt Technology AS and Chapdrive AS. Tellef is also a Director at the University of Osloï¿½s Technology Transfer Office (Birkeland Innovasjon AS), The Voxtra Foundation, and a member of EVCAï¿½s Investor Relations committee.