Viking Venture, the business to business software as a service (B2B SaaS) investor, is increasing its investment in Attensi AS, a leader in gamified 3D simulations and training solutions. Viking Venture joined Attensi one year ago in order to help the company grow internationally.
Attensi was founded by serial entrepreneur Odd Skarheim in 2009 in Oslo, Norway, and has grown to be a leader in the use of gamified solutions for workforce training.
– We think Attensi has developed well over the last year and proved that it has both scalable technology and a scalable business modell. Thus we believe this is a good time to increase our investment and position in Attensi, says Erik Hagen, managing partner of Viking Venture and board member of Attensi.
3D Gamified training
Attensi uses advanced 3D modelling with deep insight of human behavior and psychology to train employees in authentic situations involving human interaction and the operation of business critical software and systems. Since the investment, Attensi has successfully established an office in the UK and signed companies EAT and Itsu as the first UK customers within the fast growing Food-to-go industry. Simultaneously Attensi has continued to attract international customers at high speed and added logos such as Wilhelmsen, Circle K and Posten, Norway to their growing customer list.
Scalable tools and solutions
Viking Venture holds 44% of Attensi after the investment and will continue to help the company grow internationally.
– We were impressed by the team and their products from the first moment. The development has continued at impressing speed and force since our first investment. Attensi’s solutions make training fun and efficient in a way traditional e-learning never has been able to. The company is able to prove remarkable effects from their unique approach. We believe this is a new paradigm within digital learning and training says Eivind Bergsmyr, partner at Viking Venture and board member of Attensi.
Attensi is a leader in 3D gamified simulations and training solutions headquartered in Oslo, Norway. The company has 50 employees and serves more than 60 customers over a wide range of industries. More information on www.attensi.com.
About Viking Venture
Viking Venture is a leading Nordic venture fund focused on B2B software companies with a recurring revenue business model. Viking Venture has invested in more than 40 companies and has more than 1.8 billion NOK under management. The company is located in Trondheim, Norway and London. More information on www.vikingventure.com.
Odd Skarheim, Founder and Chairman Attensi, firstname.lastname@example.org +47 900 11 595
Eivind Bergsmyr, Partner Viking Venture, email@example.com, +47 920 99 010