The team

SMOC.AI builds a set of rewarded marketing conversational products for businesses

We are a team of happy Smocers who are on a mission to change the course of digital advertising! We want advertising to benefit EVERYONE involved – especially the people we expect to consume our ads. And we have found a unique way of making that happen. By connecting advertisers with partners and respecting and rewarding users, we ensure that everyone gets happy customers – and ultimately excellent RESULTS!

Meet the SMOC team

Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, we also have team members working from Spain and Ukraine.
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Krisstoffer Kvam

Kristoffer Kvam

Founder & CEO, Chairman

Coded the initial Wizer AI engine core of SMOC. Loves to help out with whatever is needed to make the team succeed and customers extremely happy.  Previous Telco, Digital and AI Executive. MEng, MBA. Never at peace, but comes close when skiing or kayaking.

Steinar Svalesen

Nils Olav Nilsen

Director of Sales

A veteran in the field of sales, as well as getting startups off the ground. Beyond work he is also a competitive ex tennis player, who brings this energy to all processes he is involved with. After work you will find him running after his two young boys. Master in management & business.

Christian Kvalheim

Christian Kvalheim

Advisor & VP Engineering

Director & Tech lead data and backend in multiple international companies. Strong exit from tech IPO. Loves innovation, tech and remote work and makes sure we create a scalable platform. MEng. Simplicity is key to happiness!

Steinar Svalesen

Jógvan Brimheim Gunnarsson

Inbound Marketing Manager

Jógvan is our Faroese marketing viking. He has bachelors degree in International Marketing, and over five years of experience within the fields of inbound and customer journeys. If he isn't busy at work, you will find him running about Oslo or at a fun karaoke bar.

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Kine Aarum

customer success manager

Kine is our joy spreading globetrotter and head of our customer's success. She has a bachelor's degree in Creativity, Innovation and Business Development. Beyond this she's a certified tour guide and saxophone player. Fun fact of the day: she also has an elephant certificate.

Rolv-Erik Spilling

Rolv-Erik Spilling

Board Member, Investor

Entrepreneur, Investor and Tech CEO with many years of digital and telecom experience. Pushes  SMOC’s potential by connecting who matters into our ecosystem and challenging on our priorities. Is a Moto Guzzi Freak - look it up!

Raman Bhatnagar

Raman Bhatnagar

Board Member, Investor

Raman is a seasoned international executive with strong digital experience within digital marketing, health services, finance and industrial analytics. He helps us sharpen our focus on digital marketing, business development and commercial mindset. Raman is a petrol head with a love for Italy.

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Janna Goncharova

Board Advisor

Janna is currently working as Incubator Manager at Startup Norway in Oslo. Prior to this, Janna has worked with venture at at INKEF Capital, Zelig & Rocket Internet.

Steinar Svalesen

Steinar Svalesen

Advisor, Investor

Management, investment and consulting experience in the IT/media/telecom industries with special focus on strategic business development and transactions. Focuses on  making SMOC a financial success. Tech optimist and cat lover.

Winner Angel Challenge
2020

Our supporters

Gvalueinvest

A special shout-out to our investor Gvalueinvest for believing in us and joining us on this journey!

Gvalueinvest
Simula Garage

And thank you to the Simula Garage for giving us the office space and resources to realise our vision!

Simula Garage

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