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Founders Grunt

Our Story

Welcome to Grunt, the epicenter of data-driven storytelling located in Oslo, Norway. Since our inception in 2015, we've been on a mission to revolutionize the way professionals across sectors visualize data and transform complex figures into compelling narratives that inform and inspire decision-making.

Our journey began with a simple question: How can we make data presentation both effortless and impactful? Founded by Mads Gedde, a former BCG consultant tired of the endless Excel and PowerPoint grind, Grunt emerged as the answer. We provide innovative, automated solutions that make data not just accessible but engaging and deeply meaningful.

Grunt stands today as a leader for those seeking to leverage data effectively. Backed by a team of experts in consulting, finance, and tech, we're driving the future of presentation creation, one impactful story at a time. Join us in shaping the future of data-driven narratives.

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Charting new paths

At Grunt, our origins are deeply rooted in the real-world challenges faced by professionals in leading strategy consultancies and financial institutions. We were once in your shoes, wrestling with the tedious intricacies of PowerPoint and Excel, seeking a modern tool that streamlines workflows, cuts down on mundane tasks, and instills confidence in every presentation. But the market offered no solution that met our high standards for efficiency and design.

 

So, fueled by our passion for technology and craftsmanship, we set out to create the solution ourselves.  Our journey began with the groundbreaking development of the Visual Grid, an innovative approach to crafting advanced, data-rich visualizations in a user-friendly and maintainable manner. This tool marked not just a milestone for us but an opportunity for the industry, laying the foundation for further innovations. 

The spirit of innovation is still essential at Grunt. Our mission is to make your work less about the grind and more about delivering value and clarity through impeccable data communication. We're product people and have barely started, and the road ahead is filled with excitement and opportunities.

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Grunt values and culture

We’re building a product, a service offering and a great company. It’s hard work and really rewarding!

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We are quirky, celebrate the small wins, and we’re nerds to the core. We created a workplace to which we want to come to every day, where there’s a sense of humor and play, but we’re also working hard to solve real problems for real people.

Quality matters

We believe great ideas can come from anyone, whether it's a client or a team member. We prioritize hiring high quality talent, because they not only contribute to a great product and service but also foster a great work environment.

Norwegian Integrity

It’s in our blood to be honest, under promise and over deliver, and do the right thing always. We’re transparent with our clients about what we can do for them and what we should expect of each other. ​

Agility​

Our clients and the market are constantly changing and facing new challenges. We want to be right there, shoulder to shoulder with our clients and colleagues, and be a challenger that drives progress forward.

The market offered no solution that met our high standards for efficiency and design, so we had to solve this ourselves.
Mads Gedde
CEO & Founder
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Leadership

Grunt leadership are a forward-thinking visionaries, emphasizing open communication and adaptability.
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Years in industry
15
Hours in PowerPoint
12.5k+
Mads Gedde
Founder &CEO
Management consulting experience from Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Company. Educated in strategy, international business, and economics at NTNU. Specialize in strategy and international business development, computer science, software, and development processes. Working on streamlining the workday for professional knowledge workers worldwide.
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Years in industry
10
Projects created
250+
Einar Bjering
COO & VP of Product
Einar comes with 5 years of experience in Strategy and Business Development as a Management Consultant at Capgemini Invent. He holds an MSc in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from NTNU, specializing in Computer Science and Business Strategy. In addition, Einar has attended the Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship (Gründerskolen), a joint program between The University of Oslo and the University of California Berkeley.
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Years in industry
19
Hours spent coding
20k+
Jan Kristian Bjerke
Co-Founder & CTO
Dynamic Chief Technology Officer with a comprehensive background in software development and leadership. From the inception of Grunt, his key contribution has been the development of the namesake productivity tool, where he spearheaded both its technical architecture and overall execution. Jan's expertise lies in a deep understanding of software architecture and a broad skill set across various platforms and technologies. His focus as a CTO & Head of Development is not only on driving technical innovation but also on integrating business strategies to streamline the workday for knowledge professionals globally.
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Years in industry
13
Hours scaling
10k+
Kristina Roland-Glimsholt
VP Of Sales & Customer Success
Kristine is an ambitious professional with extensive experience in software and solution sales, sales management, and customer success. Her expertise also extends to people management, business development, and strategic planning. With a specialization in enterprise solution sales and strategic account management, Kristine excels in fostering client satisfaction and driving business growth.
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Our team

Our team is made up of motivated individuals who support one another and continuously strive to improve through training and knowledge sharing.
Mads Gedde

Mads Gedde

CEO & Founder
Einar Bjering

Einar Bjering

VP of Product
Jan Kristian Bjerke

Jan Kristian Bjerke

Co-Founder
Kristine Roland

Kristine Roland

VP of Sales
Martin Bjerke

Martin Bjerke

Senior Software Developer
Gustav Wind

Gustav Wind

Director of Strategic Accounts
Drew McColley Barbo

Drew McColley Barbo

Senior Account Executive
Henrik Løvgren

Henrik Løvgren

Senior Software Developer
Bjørn Eilertsen

Bjørn Eilertsen

Senior Software Developer
Marin Malnar

Marin Malnar

Senior Software Developer
Isabella Terlizzi

Isabella Terlizzi

Sales Development Manager
Birgitte Lie

Birgitte Lie

Senior Account Executive
Bashir Neyazi

Bashir Neyazi

Accountant
Matt Lindsey

Matt Lindsey

Account Executive
Adam Gregg

Adam Gregg

Sales Development
Sigurd Stapnes

Sigurd Stapnes

Senior Software Developer
Petter Fragell

Petter Fragell

Account Executive
Terese Hansen

Terese Hansen

Customer Success Manager
Jonas Bernhard Tuft

Jonas Bernhard Tuft

Support specialist
Benedikte Pettersen

Benedikte Pettersen

Account Executive
Vanessa Li

Vanessa Li

Account Executive
UniOwl

UniOwl

Extraordinary achiever
Team of Tech

Team of Tech

Freelancers
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Building slides of change

At Grunt, we believe that impact is not just a measure of success; it's our driving force. We are committed to empowering individuals, organizations, and society with technology that goes beyond convenience. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are important to us as we work to facilitate their targets.
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Open positions

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OPEN APPLICATION

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Grunt · Oslo, Norway On-site Full-time

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