Factiverse would not be what it is without it’s diverse field of investors. Recently, the company had the pleasure of welcoming Espen Egil Hansen as the new chairman of it’s board. Hansen comes from a background in some of Norway’s leading media companies. Early investors in the company include entrepreneur Murshid Ali, founder of Huddlestock and the Oslo Stock Exchange-listed company Norsk Solar. Joining him
May 25 saw a digital conference on disinformation and fake news be hosted by NCE Media, the innovation engine of the Norwegian Media Cluster, and Media City Bergen. Factiverse CEO Maria Amelie was among several high-profile media figures, including representatives of NRK, Faktisk.no and the Norwegian Media Authority, in holding a presentation on how false information spread, and how Artificial Intelligence can be used to
Espen Egil Hansen is set to bring an extensive amount of experience to the board. The former Director of New Media Concepts at Schibsted also has a background as an Editor-in-Chief of Norway’s largest newspaper Aftenposten and Verdens Gang. In addition to joining the Factiverse board as it’s new chairman, Hansen also currently serves as Second Vice President of the International Board of Directors of
At it’s closing event for the 2nd support cycle, Media Motor Europe hosted a pitching and networking event. The event, Mediatech on stage #2, witnessed 21 Mediatech startups graduate from a 6-month mentoring programme, with European expert coaching support. Among those startups pitching for a continent-wide audience was Factiverse. “More than half of the planet today is online”, explained Factiverse CEO Maria Amelie in her
On April 6, 2021, the online newspaper Shifter posted an article about Factiverse. Journalist Magnus Peter Harnes interviewed company founder and CTO Vinay Setty and cofounder and CEO Maria Amelie. The article tells the story of how it all started for Factiverse and what the goal of the company is. Factiverse, which started as a science project at the University of Stavanger in 2016, is
Earlier this summer Maria Amelie, CEO of Factiverse, participated in a panel at the News Summit impact 2021 (which is powered by European Journalism Centre and Google News Initiative). The panel discussed Ai, Deepfakes, and how journalists can take on the challenges presented by both Ai and Deepfakes. The main question asked was: How can journalists know what’s real? Joining her in the panel was
Maria Amelie (CEO of Factiverse) spoke with the host Anélique Culvin-Riccot at the last episode of Better Together`s spring edition (2021). They spoke about Factiverse in general, the state of journalism today and AI technology. “A lot of content unintentionally has mistakes, which can easily spread and effect society, people and the economy in unexpected and negative ways, So, there is a lot to do
ITSA Connect Growth is the name for Valide’s growth programme. The 2021 edition of this initiative consisted of 15 promising startups taking part of a 20 week programme with the ultimate goal of lifting mature companies to the next level. This is a stage attractive to several investors. Out of these startups, 14 took part in a demonstration event presenting their work and receiving feedback.
Four Media City Bergen startups have been selected for a Media Motor Europe partnership, MME announced. Benefits granted as part of this partnership are set to include expert coaching, and an array of potential clients, investors and experts within the network. “We think it’s fantastic to have been selected for Media Motor Europe. We hope that this program will open doors to the European market,
This spring Factiverse joined forces with the University of Stavanger and TekLab (by University of Bergen) for a project studying and developing a possible Factiverse off-shoot product for students. This project was undertaken by a team made up of Lizette Stølsvik Bertelsen, Astrid Rødland, Sebastian Eielsen and Benjamin Laate, all University of Stavanger alumni. Mentoring them were TekLab’s Lars Nyre and Factiverse CEO Maria Amelie.