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Viking Venture, the Norwegian B2B software investor, is happy to announce its investment in Attensi AS, a leader in gamified 3D simulations and training solutions. Viking Venture joins Attensi 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.

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. The company has customers such as global pharma company Merck, Norwegian leading retailer NorgesGruppen, car dealer Bertel O Steen and Avinor Oslo Airport Gardermoen among its more than 50 customers.
– At Avinor Oslo Airport we were able to train more than 22,000 employees before the new terminal building was finished, says Attensi CEO Anne Lise Waal.

Scalable tools and solutions

Viking Venture acquires 34% of Attensi and will help the company grow internationally.
– Viking Venture has an extensive track record from working with fast growing Norwegian B2B software companies. We are at an inflection point where international growth is our next focus and believe Viking Venture is the best partner for that journey, commented Odd Skarheim, Chairman and Founder of Attensi.
– We were impressed by the team and their products from the first moment. 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 an ideal fit with our B2B software investment focus and a great addition to the more than 40 investments we have done so far, adds Erik Hagen, Managing Partner of Viking Venture and a fellow board member of Attensi.

About Attensi

Attensi is a leader in 3D gamified simulations and training solutions headquartered in Oslo, Norway. The company has 40 employees and serves more than 50 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 1.5 billion NOK under management. The company is located in Trondheim, Norway and London. More information on www.vikingventure.com. You can also read about the investment in Attensi in the Norwegian business newspaper DN (Norwegian only).

Contacts

Odd Skarheim, Founder and Chairman Attensi, odd.skarheim@attensi.com +47 900 11 595

Eivind Bergsmyr, Partner Viking Venture, eivind@vikingventure.com, +47 920 99 010