You don’t need to be a Starbucks or McDonald’s to run a hyper-efficient business with sophisticated systems and healthy margins. Our mission is to equip local food businesses with the tools you need to thrive.
And less than 20% make it past their 5th birthday. The main culprits? Inefficient operations, a lack of business acumen, and a reluctance to adapt to new technology. But fret not, we’re here to help you avoid all these common pitfalls.
The first time our paths crossed, we immediately bonded over our penchant for flakey 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, mom and pop shops, 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 optimizing 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 working with 25 shops with our dedicated team with 6 different nationalities and we’re growing fast!
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
William is currently studying computer science and digital economics at the University of Oslo. He has a soft spot for numbers, which is why he also studies math besides his main branch of study. When William is not programming, he spends a bit too much time diving into Asian culture. It's not rare to find him fanboying over his favorite K-pop groups or reading anime.
Favorite Pastry: Home-made chocolate chip cookies with sea salt
Ada is a sales guru with 4+ years of experience in tech from working with SMB new sales and larger corporate clients at Klarna. Before that she studied Mathematics at UiO and later International Business at BI. Ada is very passionate about food and her first job when she was fourteen was making croissants at an organic bakery – she is super excited to help local food businesses grow with Savvie! When she’s not closing deals you will find her dabbling in oil painting or reading books about strategy, philosophy or history. Having lived in 5 different countries, Ada is also an avid traveler and her latest exploration was in East Africa, which she highly recommends!
Favorite Pastry: Vanilla chocolate mousse cake with strawberries
Stephanie was born and raised in Mexico. Passionate about traveling, she made a life changing journey when she visited Norway determined to chase the northern lights. Dazzled by the beauty of the country, she decided to stay and create a new life. With more than 10 years’ experience in the Communications and Marketing field, she has worked for the travel industry, advertising agencies, and tech companies including Google. A day in Stephanie’s life cannot miss a series of ‘chaturangas’, journal writing and at least a handful of doses of inspiration!
Favorite pastry: Pistachio macaron
We love meeting purpose-driven people who are passionate about supporting local businesses. If you want to play a leading role in growing an impact-focused start-up - have a peek at our openings!See open positions
Gunnar has over 40 years of experience in the food industry - particularly within the segment of cafes and bakeries. Having owned and worked in numerous bakeries, Gunnar is now leading the conversation with policymakers around waste and operational efficiency as a director of the baker’s union.
Anniken is an expert in leadership and business development, brand strategy and innovation. She’s an experienced leader, entrepreneur and senior consultant with a demonstrated history as CEO for 20+ employees. She also has extensive experience from running large client operations across various sectors for 25 years internationally.
Mathias is a designer at heart. But he has broad experience in helping start-ups launch via design-driven processes. He specializes in strategy issues, brand identity work and service- and product development. He loves helping ambitious teams shape unique ideas into unforgettable companies. He was also named one of Norways top 100 leader talents in 2018.
Jan has launched Google's operation in Denmark and Norway in 2005 and proceeded to lead Google and YouTube in Norway until December 2019 - making him the longest serving country manager in Google globally at the time. Today Jan serves on various boards or advising scale-ups, start-ups and SMEs on how to succeed through digital transformation.
Kris is self-taught programmer and entrepreneur, who leverages digital technology to solve meaningful challenges. He currently heads up Unloc, a Oslo-based startup which is solving the universal problems of keys. He has previously led the development of Norway’s most popular apps, such as Ruter, OBOS, Æ and Posten, making everyday life easier for millions of people.
Trond has been named “Norway’s Most Active Angel Investor” and manages an extensive portfolio of over 60 technology-driven companies. Previously, Trond has spent over 20 years at Mckinsey where he led the European marketing and sales practice and has played crucial roles in launching social impact accelerator Katapult as well as Antler’s global talent incubator.
Anne has experience as a co-founder, angel investor, advisor and member of the Board of Directors for various startups, VCs and LPs. She’s currently an expert jury member of the European Commission SME Instrument, and she was previously the Portfolio Manager at Bakken & Baeck, as well as a founder of the TINC incubator and the Nordic House of Innovation in Silicon Valley