InSpire AS (Ventures)

InSpire AS (Ventures) is a private equity company created as a co-investment vehicle for seed projects such as Optinose and Move About.

About InSpire Ventures

InSpire AS (Ventures) is a “double-dividend” private equity company set up by Prof. Willums in 2000 as a co-investment vehicle for a group of friends that had participated with him earlier in launching successful technology ventures. This included founding, jointly with DNV, the first artificial intelligence IT company in Scandinavia (Computas, today a leading entity in the field in Europe), creation of Avenir that became the largest Norwegian-owned software house (now part of Ementor), and founding of Solenergy, a Photovoltaic company that merged with other sister companies to become REC, the solar company that had the most successful IPO in the history of the Oslo stock exchange in 2006.

Electric Mobility


InSpire was the seed financier of Move About, a car sharing concept that spun out of Think,producer at the time of the first fully EU approved electric vehicles .

Move About is today active with over 100 vehicles in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany, specialized in Corporate Mobility on demand..


nasal doser

inSpire was the seed capital investor in OptiNose, a research and development company founded in 2000 with the purpose of developing innovative devices for nasal delivery of vaccines and drugs (liquid and powder). This is what the medical profession calls topical or systemic action. The uniqueness of the concept has made OptiNose a pioneer as the technology has opened up a new dimension into how drugs can be delivered. Nasal delivery provides a fast, cost-effective and user-friendly alternative to injections, and offers additional local immune protection for many vaccines.

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