Kenneth is a Norwegian serial parallel entrepreneur with exits on three continents and a leading innovation and entrepreneurship authority.
His family champions a new way to develop, finance and grow startups as the most efficacious way to solve the big challenges of our time.
For 15 years, Kenneth developed and managed the next growth ventures portfolios for big corporates, advised politicians on innovation strategy, and built R&D and Entrepreneur programs for the Norwegian Government. He was repeat government appointed Strategy Review Auditor for Statkraft and Statoil and earned professional awards across technology, advertising, media, oil & gas, and professional services with several national TV and news appearances. He is named the ‘most innovative person in Norway’ by Google.
Kenneth pioneered Scandinavian innovation and entrepreneurship in learning partnerships with global brands like Ferrari, Credit-Suisse, Banco Santander, and Real Madrid, training 1,500 Scandinavian executives and managers on innovation for growth.
Kenneth now disrupts the approach of innovation, entrepreneurship and venture with his award-winning and university endorsed system for innovation and entrepreneurship: Moonwalk Impact Ventures builder. Moonwalk turns big challenges into growth companies to impact 1 billion lives. ’Norway beyond oil’ was its first challenge program. Pawa free mobile solar energy for 600 million Sub-Saharans is one of its portfolio companies, now on a Pre-IPO track. A proprietary deal-flow of 5 companies and 13 seed stage startups grow on three continents.
Kenneth now leads a Moonwalk GP and Directors team and select Moonwalk ventures from a new Moonwalk HQ in London.
ACCLAIM & ACCOLADES
2016 MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award Nominee.
2011 Management Consulting Excellence Honorary Award from the International Council of Management Consulting Institute.
2010 Business of the Year Award.
2010 Named ‘Most innovative Person in Norway’ by Google.
2009 IBM Global Innovation Award.
2009 National Consultancy Award first runner up.
2006 National Competency Award HR Norway.
2001 National Competency Award.
1997 Best Internet Service Award.
1989 Student of The Year Award, Bus Adm, CA.
Winther family + The Varan family: As Moonwalk turned independent with its own venture builder programmes, The Winther family onboarded The Varan family (Norway). The families provided GP capital and in kind contributions. They partnered with Norwegian University of Science & Technology and raised $5m for Moonwalk Fund I. It developed 18 venture projects and secured IPO deal with UBS Investment Bank for one of its assets.
Based on Fund I equity development success, Moonwalk broadens its base for the Moonwalk Fund II raise in 2020. It offers a limited number of free equity share GP investments in Moonwalk.
The Sing/Kaur family with investments across the Nordics and Northern India have joined as GP from 2020.
Moonwalk now invites Limited Partnership in Moonwalk Fund II. The fund has secured up to 1/3 of equity across the 18 Moonwalk ventures develoiped via Fund I and new dealflow of Moonwalk companies until all funds are deployed.
LP investment is a shared economics parntership through equity and free from management fees and carried interest.
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University Tech Transfer Office pioneer. Silicon Valley exit professor. Global tech developer. Global talent searcher and developer. Industry design manager. Impact fund manager. Serial entrepreneur. Corporate venture builder.
Team directs venture development and investment to ship the right entrepreneurs in the right ventures for impact and returns.
3 women, 5 men.
From 41 to 55.
Norwegian, Brazilian, Indian.
UK, Scandinavia, India, Brazil, US, Africa, Europe, Asia.
Directors are aligned with investors and founders by potentially life-changing rewards from successful execution of Moonwalk business model: Multiple Moonwalk Ventures exits.
Moonwalk is a Scandinavian award-winning and university endorsed impact companies builder. It is driven by challenges. And backed by its own fund. Moonwalk now grows operations and deal flow from London.