Thor Egil Five holds a M.Sc. in Marin Technology from NTH 1985. He has 15 years of experience from Kongsberg McDermott, Norwegian Petroleum Consultants and Statoil - R & D, early phase development of oil/gas fields and development projects on the Norwegian continental shelf. In 2000, he established the Statoil cooperate venture company - Statoil Innovation AS. In 2006, he entered as one of three partners and established the seed funds ProVenture Seed I and II. He has participated as an active investor, mostly as chairman and board member, focusing on strategic and organization development, financing and exit processes. He has been involved in the development of several technology startup’s - EMGS, Resman, Marin Cybernetic, Numerical Rocks, Dynamic Rock Support and GasSecure. Today he holds positions as chairman of several start-up/growth companies.