Odd Harald Hauge Stavrum & Eikeland tells the story of how Nettavisen came to be.
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Odd Harald Hauge is the man who started Nettavisen on 12 November 1996. Together with Knut Ivar Skeid, he cashed out nearly NOK 60 million a few years later, with today’s money over NOK 100 million. But there could have been more and more.
Goldman Sachs on the team
In Stavrum & Eikeland, Hauge reveals the top billion prices that were in question at the time of the Swedish machine gunner, who owned Nettavisen in 2001 and was going to raise money in London with the help of financial giant Goldman Sachs.
– Employees made options worth 15 to 20 million kroner each, without knowing it, Hauge tells Stavrum & Eikeland.
In this week’s Stavrum & Eikeland, Hauge tells about how Nettavisen came to be and the decisive battles until TV 2 took over one of the world’s first online public newspapers.
– We got a good response at first. I should have had a bust outside the Schibsted Building. This means they have invested a lot in digital content, Hauge says.
Discover Røkke and Brødrene-Penge
Hauge is not only known as the founder of Nettavisen. He also went to the South Pole in 1994 with Kato Saturn Pedersen and Lars Ibsen, and climbed to the top of Mount Everest, not least he was a Kapital editor in the 1980s during the era of wild yapping. To Stavrum & Eikeland, loosen the veil a little.
We are the ones who discovered Kjell Inge Røkke and put the name on Brødene-Penge, says Hauge.
With the latter, he refers to the brothers Torstein and Øystein Tvenge.
Hailee Thorning-Schmidt and Johann H. Andersen
Guests were former Prime Minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Labor leader and current Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoer, Friedrich Solvang of NRK, influencer Lenya Meyer, father of athletics Geert Ingbrigtsen, CFO Knut Brundtland, ship owner Herbjørn Hansson, and investors such as Jens Ulltveit-Moe, Jan Peter Sissener, Kristian Adolfsen, Johan H. Andresen and Reynir Indahl, to name a few.
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