Convexa is a leading Norwegian venture capital company investing in technology companies in various areas. Convexa was founded in 2000 by dr. Bjørge Gretland after he had established and developed two other venture capital companies.
We invest in early-stage/growth technology companies that promise to deliver high growth and exceptional returns. We seek companies which have developed breakthrough technologies.
Convexa focuses on accelerating these technology companies to international markets. We bring first-class competence and high energy level to talented entrepreneurs in combining broad strategic and deep operational insights including business development skills, know-how to go international, operational efficiency, network expansion and strategic planning. In addition we provide strong private and public financing and exit capabilities (take companies public, strategic sales, Mergers & Acquisitions, etc). We strive to be a superior partner to build leading companies.
Convexa is an active investor from early stage all the way to IPO or trade sale and has demonstrated value creation from direct investments in a large number of technology companies. Convexa has over the years invested in a large number of portfolio companies and has led several investment syndicates in the US and Europe.
Dr. Bjørge Gretland is the founder and managing partner of Convexa. He holds a Master of Economics and a Dr. Oecon (PhD) within strategy and finance from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH). He was a Research Scholar at Stanford University 1989-1991 and has broad experience from venture capital, Mergers & Acquisitions and capital markets. Mr. Gretland is board director of several Norwegian and International growth companies.
Mr. Gretland has worked as a venture capitalist/active investor over the past 15 years and has been assisting entrepreneurs and their teams during the development of their young companies.