Kahoot! Leadership

Meet the savvy and passionate K!rew captains leading us on a mission to make learning awesome.

Executive management

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Åsmund Furuseth

CEO, Co-Founder

Before meeting the Kahoot! co-founders in 2013, Åsmund ran a wind turbine technology company called ChapDrive. Now, Åsmund advises and secures funding for various startups, where he holds Board Director roles. He owns a vintage sailboat and would like to spend more time sailing in the Oslo fjord (that he can see from our office window).

Åsmund has a Master of Science Degree in Physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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Martin Kværnstuen

Chief Financial Officer

Martin met the founders of Kahoot! in March 2014 and and quickly realized that joining Kahoot! was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He has held CFO roles since 1995, primarily in Mamut, a Norwegian company that was acquired by Visma in 2011. Martin currently also acts as an investor and chairman of the board at Filmgrail.

Martin has a Master Degree in Business and Economics from BI Norwegian School of Management and MBA degree from Norges Handelshøyskole.

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Morten Versvik

Chief Technical Officer, Co-Founder

Morten’s Master thesis from 2006 was built around the concept of playing on the big screen in cinemas using mobile phones. This idea, developed further with professor Alf Inge Wang, led to the creation of Kahoot!

Morten lives in Oslo with his family. In his free time, Morten can often be spotted riding his motorcycle and spending time at his cabin.

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James Micklethwait

VP of Products

Before joining Kahoot in 2017, James held product and strategy leadership roles for some of the UK’s best known consumer brands, including Rightmove, ITV and BBC.

James enjoys spending his time with his family and skiing. James is originally from the UK, but recently moved to Norway.

He holds a BA degree from Oxford University.

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Fredrik Zhiyu Luo

Head of Engineering

Fredrik joined Kahoot! late 2017. As Head of Engineering, he oversees a team of highly talented engineers who develop and deliver the product and technology roadmap for Kahoot! Most recently, Fredrik was Vice President of Engineering at Oupeng, a joint venture company owned by Opera Software and its counterpart in China. During his 4 year leadership in Oupeng, he grew the team from 20 to 120 and delivered products enjoyed by millions of users daily.

In his spare time, Fredrik enjoys spending time with his family, diving and sailing in tropical seas with his sailing mates.

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Carla Carsenzuola

HR Director

Before Kahoot!, Carla worked as HR Global Business Partner at Opera Software and as Project Leader for a large coaching and career management consultancy in Italy. Originally from Italy, Carla now lives in Oslo with her family.

She is an avid runner and a big soccer fan (Can you guess which of the Milan teams she supports?)

Carla holds a masters degree in Political Science and a postgraduate degree in European Labor Law from Università Statale in Milan. In addition to that, Carla is a certified Business Coach from the NLP Institute in Italy.

Want to join the K!rew? Reach out to Carla – jobs@kahoot.com.

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Sean D’Arcy

Senior VP of Marketing

Sean got on board in March 2017 to lead the newly formed marketing and communications team at Kahoot! In his previous role, he was leading a big international team as VP of Global Marketing at Opera Software.

Sean lives outside Oslo with his family and dog, brews his own beer and is a proud Land Rover enthusiast.

He has a degree in Marketing and Psychology from Carleton University.

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Craig Narveson

VP of Content Partnerships

Craig joined the K!rew in October 2016. He held senior management roles in Europe, Asia and North America for 13 years within Publicis Groupe, a global communications agency network.

Originally from the U.S., Craig was a competitive springboard diver for 20 years. He currently divides his time between Oslo and New York.

Craig received his BA from Harvard College.

Board of directors

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Eilert Giertsen Hanoa

Eilert Hanoa is the Chairman of the Board at Kahoot!. He was the first (active) investor and has served as chairman since 2014.

Hanoa is the founder and former Chief Executive Officer of ERP software company Mamut (delisted from OSE when acquired by Visma in 2011), and Director SMB ERP in Visma from 2011-2018. He is also a board member of Dagens Næringsliv AS and Gyldendal ASA and investor in several start-ups. He has studied management and finance studies at BI Norwegian Business School.

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Michiel Kotting

Michiel, originally from the Netherlands, is a partner at Northzone, a global early stage venture capital fund.

Michiel spent the early years of his career at BCG before founding Digital Jones, an artificial intelligence company in Silicon Valley that was later acquired by shopping.com with Kotting joining as VP Operations. He then joined Accel London before joining Northzone in 2016.

Michiel has a graduate degree in physics from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Harald Arnet

Harald Arnet currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Partner of Datum AS, a successful investment company based in Oslo, Norway. He has more than 30 years’ national and international experience of corporate finance, industrial transactions and financial investments.

In addition to being on Kahoot!’s board, he currently serves as a member of the board of NRC Group.

Arnet holds an Executive Master from London Business School and a Masters Degree from University of Denver.

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Fredrik Cassel

Fredrik is one Europe’s most experienced investors and one of the most trusted advisors to the Creandum portfolio companies.

At Creandum, Fredrik has led the first institutional rounds of financing in several companies that have grown to dominate their respective markets, such as Cint, Spotify and Videoplaza.

Fredrik has a M.Sc in Engineering Physics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and EPFL.

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Sindre Østgård

Sindre is the CEO of Konsern AS and a parter at PropTech AS. He has diverse experience within the nordic start-up ecosystem and corporate innovation, with a background from the global digital media space as a Product Manager, Head of Digital, CEO, consultant and founder.

Sindre has a Master of Business Administration, Strategy and Leadership from Norwegian School of Economics and Copenhagen Business School.