Highlights from 2021

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Factiverse is growing! Over the last year:

– we expanded our team from 2 to 6 full-time employees and 3 part-time interns

– secured 1 million euro in funding from incredible investors, Innovation Norway and NFR

– developed our prototypes in the fight against misinformation and landed meetings with major media players in the US, UK, and Norway

– finished two accelerators that resulted in funding – Valide ITSA and Startuplab

Together with researchers, journalists, and the media, we are now making it easier and faster to access credible sources online.

 

These were our main highlights for the past fall:

 

Sparebank 1 SR-bank’s Innovation Award 2020

Our Co-Founder and CTO, Vinay Setty, is the winner of Sparebank 1 SR-bank’s innovation award for 2020 for Factiverse’s software. Read more

 

Top Design-Driven Innovation Program (DIP) 2021

Our “Double Check” project to help Norwegian school students become
critical media users has been granted NOK 420,000 from Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA) through the DIP. Read more

 

Startup Battle winners at Fremtidens Investor

We won the Startup Battle and 50.000 investment option from Herfo at Fremtidens Investor event from KÅKÅ|nomics. Read more

 
Update to the board – new chairman!

Espen Egil Hansen, 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. Read more

 

Micro-facts at the JournalismAI Collab Challenges 2021

We joined the 2021 JournalismAI Collab Challenges and developed micro-facts alongside Media City Bergen, Dagens Næringsliv, Fædrelandsvennen and Stavanger Aftenblad. Read more

 

Web Summit 2021

We attended the Web Summit in Lisbon to meet journalists, investors, and other interesting people. We pitched at a Startup Showcase to industry leaders in media. Read more

 

Thank you for supporting us and being part of our journey. In early 2022 we will be raising a new round of funding!

– The Factiverse Team