Espen Grimstad
CEO
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Co-founder and CEO at Payr
espen@payr.no | +4741025100

Entrepreneur and product guy. 5 startups. 3 exits. 500 Startups alumni. Angel Investor.
Past experience includes technical, product, marketing, growth and advisory roles at Transfercar, Itera, Making Waves, BBDO Proximity and Oslo Nettdesign.

My current company Payr is for the first time combining mobile banking with a marketplace that helps our customers switch to better or cheaper providers. Payr makes money when our customers save money and our partner businesses get new clients.
Work
Payr
CEO
2016 - Current
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Experiments
CEO & Chief experimenter
2015 - 2016
Experiments is an inbound marketing and growth agency in Oslo providing conversion & funnel optimization, data analysis, customer insight, user testing and improvement of websites and mobile apps.
Experiments
CEO & Chief experimenter
2015 - 2016
Experiments is an inbound marketing and growth agency in Oslo providing conversion & funnel optimization, data analysis, customer insight, user testing and improvement of websites and mobile apps.
Transfercar
Co-founder and CTO / CPO
2008 - 2015
Transfercar is a marketplace and platform that helps people and rental car companies make and save money on underused rental cars. Transfercar has become the global leader in the rental car relocation market. #500 startups alumni #500STRONG Responsibilities: CTO/CPO, was CEO 2013-14. Head of marketing, technology and product strategy. Managed R&D team, suppliers and advertisers. Results: Designed and built the company's marketplace technology and platform from scratch. Connected with major travel advertising networks. Expanded to new markets AU and US. Became market leader in NZ, AU and US with 100k users and 150 clients including Hertz and Avis. Raised capital in 3 rounds
Education
University of Auckland
Bachelor , Business and Information Management
2004 - 2008
Double major in Marketing and Information Management.
Oslo County Board for Vocational Training
Professional Degree, Craft Certificate, Clerical subjects
1996 - 1998
2 years apprenticeship. First year at Oslo Frimerke og Myntsenter AS, second year at the Royal Ministry of Labor and Government Administration. Passed the craft examination with best grades.
Information

Age

38

Location

Oslo, Norway

Roles

Marketing
Product management
Sales
Backend Developer
Project management
Operation

Tags

product development
e-commerce
entrepreneurship
startups
online marketing
growth engineering
SEO
CRO
UX
Business Strategy
Web analytics
User testing
Usability
Service Design