The first time our paths crossed, we immediately bonded over our penchant for flaky pastries, milky bubble teas, and people-watching at cafes. Our shared love of food and sustainability eventually led us to start a company together.
Savvie was born out of our passion to support local businesses. We’re here to be champions for local chains, family businesses, and holes in the walls - because we believe that, with the right support, every hole in the wall has the potential to eventually become a dominating market presence.
That’s why we make sophisticated technology affordable, accessible, and easy-to-use for independent players. Our dream is to help food businesses everywhere grow by optimising operations through our AI-based digital assistant.
We met for the first time over bubble tea
Secured initial VC backing from Antler
The company was incorporated
Signed our first commercial customer (who is still with us today!)
Launched our first MVP to 6 stores
Closed our pre-seed round, securing $1M USD in funding
Featured in Forbes as one of the Top 25 ML startups of 2021
We’re now part of MAPAL OS suite of hospitality management solutions and taking Savvie to the world.
Puteri is an expert in lean methodology and operational efficiency having worked numerous years with process improvement and loss prevention in multinational companies and international agencies. She has degrees from Bandung Institute of Technology and Imperial College London. You can spot Puteri amongst second hand racks, she's a big supporter of the circular economy (and also loves a good bargain).
Favorite Pastry: White chocolate chip macadamia nut soft-baked cookie
Jessica is a specialist in strategy, business innovation, and digital transformation, she was previously a management consultant at Deloitte and has degrees from the University of Michigan and the Norwegian School of Economics. When she's not busy tending to her 65 plants and being a tea snob, Jessica can be found either cooking up a storm in the kitchen or catching the latest foreign films at the movies!
Favorite Pastry: Matcha chiffon cake
Agnieszka is a data scientist and mathematical modeller passionate about providing innovative solutions to challenging problems. She leaped from studying natural sciences to investigating the wicked nature of social systems across various domains, from epidemiology to cybersecurity. When not working, she likes to explore the world, from ocean depths to mountain tops, and spoil her three cats.
Favorite Pastry: French Fruit Tart
Mikaela, a graphic design graduate from Kristiania University College, has previously interned at Høien AS. Mikaela is passionate about translating user needs into an intuitive product and really enjoys developing and sharpening her design skills. She loves picking up new things and ensuring that everything is organized and well-structured. When not in the office Mikaela loves collecting hand-made ceramics, doing yoga, and enjoying a good meal with friends.
Favorite Pastry: Swedish kladdkaka
Erlend is a data science specialist with a passion for creative use of data. He is head of the simula@BI research center and holds associate professorships at BI and NTNU. In his previous roles, he has been a leader of data science efforts in Exabel and Amedia. He is a passionate amateur cook, and likes dancing and doing yoga.
Favorite Pastry: Pain au chocolat
Duy is a digital designer that has been solving creative problems for 10+ years in cities such as New York, Beijing, Shanghai and Oslo. He’s an alum from the renowned digital creative business school; Hyper Island. Duy can switch between pixel perfection and understanding user and business needs on the fly. Duy enjoys a good meal, and definitely won’t let it go to waste. He is also an emerging visual artist & photographer, and has a people-loving-pup named Mint. Favorite Pastry: Anything matcha
Favorite pastry: Anything Matcha
Jørgen joins us from his studies at BI Norwegian Business School. He’s currently studying towards a Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, and is a part of the BI Startup program. Jørgen also has sales experience from Telenor where he works with direct sales. Jørgen brings along with him some good industry experience and knowledge: he used to work at Baker Hansen, a big Norwegian bakery chain. In Jørgen’s spare time, he loves to play chess, go golfing, and generally live his best life.
A classic croissant
Yun is joining us with 10 years of experience as a Software Development Engineer, with a Master’s in Information and Communication Technology from the University of Agder. Before moving to Norway, he did his Bachelor’s in Electronics Science and Technology at HUST (Huazhong University of Science and Technology) in China. Living by the Norwegian coastline, Yun enjoys tending to his garden, hiking, fishing, and playing board games. Yun prides himself on not only being very good at reading board game rules but also being able to explain them very well.
Favorite Pastry: a Maple Pecan Plait, or a scone if it's made by his wife