The Scandinavian capital of Norway is one to watch when it comes to tech startup innovation—not only are local groundbreaking ventures making waves globally, but the Norwegian government is shifting into overdrive when it comes to providing both financial support, training, and business connectivity.
From the world’s first music video streaming platform to woman-only ridesharing apps, the following are 15 tech startups from Oslo you need to know about in 2017.
Looking for a sustainable way to finance your next holiday? LOTEL helps you to rent out your home while you are away. The service takes care of everything, from creating your rental advertisement to key exchange and cleaning.
Payr’s payment platform allows users to pay invoices using a variety of methods—including debit/credit and the leading digital wallets. The solution is completely free and works independent of any banking or financial institution affiliation.
Vidflow is the world’s first music video streaming service with the world’s largest selection of official music videos. The startup has already secure licensing deals with Universal, Sony and Warner Music, among others.
Routes is an app that allows you to explore and share travel guides—users can discover new places to see, share their own favourite spots by linking them together, and more.
Meshcrafts’ slogan “Zero Emission, No Hassle” sums up the company’s mission: to make electric vehicles simpler and hassle free. The company’s Smart Charge platform allows users to find charging stations in their area, book/pay for usage, and plan for more efficient journeys.
Socius is a social-powered storytelling platform for publishers. By using the solution, publishers can capture the latest trends and increase their ad capacity, among other things.
Despite an array of digital tools, the filmmaking/entertainment industry is still very much paper-oriented. Drylab aims to change that with its app for helping script supervisors manage their productions. The solution replaces paper and routine tasks with streamlined digital counterparts—for example, users can set data to be automatically recorded or tagged, as well as organize production clips individually to make segments easier to find.
Preplay’s platform combines the most effective tools in online marketing to help organizations improve conversion rates. The solution features real-time video commerce, advanced analytics, integrated chat capabilities, and more.
The Future Group has developed a social entertainment platform that enables players to enter a fully-rendered 3D environment that merges the real and imagined worlds. The solution works for TV, mobile devices, and desktops.
KAMA’s grandmother-friendly app and interactive haptic memory book enables younger and older generations to connect and share memories/conversations and other mementos for posterity. The company is focused on using technology to remediate illnesses caused by loneliness and social isolation in older people.
Volmundo’s mission statement is simple: they want to help people help the world. The company’s volunteering platform connects passionate individuals with community-based projects and organisations from around the world.
Safety—especially for women—is an ongoing concern for users of popular services like Uber and Lyft. To address this, FIMBER has created a ridesharing app exclusive to women, featuring an all-woman driver and user base.
Timely’s time tracking app aims to take the pain out of employee/worker time tracking—the solution automatically tracks details like what people were emailed, places gone or driven, what documents were worked, and more.
Xeneta enables companies to benchmark their freight container rates against current market prices to find out if they’re paying the right price. The platform provides users with ocean freight market intelligence sourced from a database of over 12 million contracted rates from the world’s largest industry stakeholders
Imerso’s 3D scanning software for mobile devices digitises real world spaces into 1:1 3D models within seconds. The solution is targeted for users in the construction, architecture, and property development industries, among others.
As you can see, Oslo has no shortage of groundbreaking innovators—many of which are poised to go head-to-head with the best and brightest from Silicon Valley. Be sure to keep these 15 Norwegian tech startups on your radar in 2017 and beyond.