Board of Directors

Tom Preststulen

Chairman & Co-Founder

Tom Preststulen is Managing Partner at Elkem AS, one of the world’s leading producers of industrial materials such as silicon, alloys, carbon and microsilica. He has more than 30 years’ experience as an investor and executive across the natural resources, clean technology, agriculture and logistics sectors around the world. Tom has extensive knowledge of working in Europe and Asia, and holds a number of directorships.

Angus MacDonald

Board Member

Proven senior executive with 20+ years of experience establishing new companies, introducing products, and leading revenue generation. Experienced building early-stage and pre-revenue companies and led high performing sales teams. Raised funding for multiple companies.

Ph.D. in Microelectronics & BSc Hons in Electronics & Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.

Jan Nilsson

Board Member

Jan brings 20 years of extensive Silicon Valley start-up, business scaling, growth and marketing experience to the board. He was a founding member of Analogic Technology’s executive team who built the company from start-up to NASDAQ listing with a $500M+ valuation. Jan went on to found Kinetic Technologies which is now in a strong growth phase through his leadership as Chairman.

Bent Rye

CEO & Board Member

Bent held leadership positions with Cisco (1993-2011) from start-up in Northern Europe to HQ in Silicon Valley – built and ran organizations with global operations. Worked extensively in all theaters – US, Europe, Asia and Middle East. He has broad experience in direct and partner sales, scaling of business operations and large deal management.