Founded in late 2014, Huddlestock is based in London and in Oslo. The platform allows everyone to invest in the same strategies that Hedge Funds trade in. Our diverse team consists of entrepreneurs, technologists, developers and finance professionals, who all bring considerable expertise and experience to Huddlestock.
Huddlestock was launched in beta by the Crown Prince of Norway, HRH Haakon, in Spring 2017 and then opened to everyone in summer the same year. We have been acknowledged by CB insights as one of the game-changers in wealth management world-wide. In Fall 2017 we received “Best Fintech of the Year 2017” in Scandinavia by the Nordic Startup Awards.
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Chief Executive Officer
Simen is the CEO of Huddlestock, an innovative Fintech startup with offices in London and Oslo, Norway. He is an experienced high-tech entrepreneur in multiple industries including Videocommunications, Software, Power Electronics and Finance. Prior to Huddlestock, he led the company Zaptec through a turnaround operation resulting in fast growth and commercial success. He was one of the co-founders and CEO of the Videocommunications company Pexip, building it from inception to a world leader in its industry with revenues of USD 10 million. He also serves on the board of several high-tech startups.
Simen has a Master’s degree in Industrial Economics, Telecom and Finance from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and has also previously worked at McKinsey, TANDBERG and Cisco.
Michel van Tol
Chief Investment Officer
Michel is CIO and co-founder of Huddlestock, and is responsible for trading and professional investment advice. He is also in charge of our own published investment strategies on Huddlestock. Michel has a Phd in Financial Econometrics from the University of Maastricht and a dual degree in Business and Economics. He has a decade of experience in the hedge fund industry from Meditor Capital and UBS O’Connor. Michel is a Dutch Citizen and based in our London office.
Chief Product Officer
Kai is CPO and in charge of product strategy, design and user experience. He holds a Business Diploma/MBA from Germany and brings 15 years of software industry experience, of which he spent 6 years in Silicon Valley for FactSet responsible for their financial markets solution. He joined Huddlestock from TIDAL, a multi-million user music streaming service, where he was responsible for global partnerships. He is a German Citizen and based in our Oslo office.
Chief Technology Officer
Nick is CTO and responsible for the overall technical architecture and infrastructure of the Huddlestock platform. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of East Anglia and Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He brings almost 20 years of programming experience to the team having worked in the Music, Games, Newspaper and Interactive TV industries, including seven years working at Abbey Road Studios. Nick is a U.K. Citizen and based in our London office.
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Øyvind is a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in starting and scaling companies in various industries. Notably Cyviz AS – with offices globally, and Vision Io AS, a leading optic camera provider to the Oil and gas industry.
Murshid M. Ali
Murshid is an Executive Director and co-founder of Huddlestock. He is a Phd candidate in Economics, and holds a masters degree from Grenoble Ecolé de Management, and a degree from NTNU. He has more than 7 years of experience as an entrepreneur from various industries, and before that he worked in the Norwegian foreign affairs, oil and gas, and finance. Murshid is a Norwegian Citizen.
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