Inge André SandvikCDO at Wilhelmsen Group
Inge has for the last 20 years been working in global tech, internet and consultancy companies and co-founded 3 VC backed companies. His focus has been mobile first and on building platforms. He co-founded Soundrop in 2011 with three other co-founders and led the process of teaming up with Spotify building a real-time web platform that enabled shared listening and collaboration in Spotify. Soundrop quickly became one of the most popular apps on the Spotify platform and the company brought in USD 5,6 million in VC funding led by Northzone. The company later sold its popular playlist business in Spotify to X5 Music, a Warner Music company.
Inge was prior to Soundrop in the internet browser company Opera Software as Head of Opera Mobile Store. He co-founded and was CEO in Numo. A company with an ambitious vision of building a global platform for phone directories. The company won the Mobile Innovation Award at MWC and successfully launched services in 5 international markets in partnership with large telcos and OEMs such as Nokia.
Inge started his entrepreneurial path in 2004 as co-founder and CEO in Mobile CTI. A company that was a pioneer in smart phone apps and that created Norway’s most popular mobile app, 1881 Mobile. The company was the first to launch “see who is calling” on unknown incoming callers and won several awards for its innovation. The company was acquired by Opplysningen 1881, a Telenor company. Inge have 10 years in international tech and software companies such as Telenor, Oracle, Compaq/HP, PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Inge has two children and is an advisor to entrepreneurs and startups in Norway. He is also co-founder and organizer for Product Tank Oslo.