Jorn Lyseggen

Jorn Lyseggen is the founder of Meltwater, which he started with $15,000 in Norway in 2001 and bootstrapped into a global leader in media intelligence with 60 offices on 6 continents, serving more than 30,000 corporate clients world-wide. Meltwater was Jorn’s 4th startup, and prior to Meltwater he had two trade sales and a public listing under his belt. He started his career as a research scientist in artificial intelligence at the Norwegian Computing Center and has several patents to his credits. In 2016, Jorn launched Shack15, a data science hub and co-working space in London, with an ambition to create a global network of co-working spaces to foster the next generation of data science startups. Jorn is an active philanthropist, and in 2008 he started Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a tertiary school for training and developing African software entrepreneurs, and a pan-African network of tech incubators spanning Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.

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