Biometric start up Mobai experience growing interest in its solutions to help streamline ID verification, fight online identity fraud and ID theft, and strengthens the team with experienced executives for further commercialization and international growth.

Petter Taugbøl and Ole Christian Olssøn have signed up as VP of Business Development and VP Sales & Marketing respectively. Petter’s experience stretch from successfully launching MobileID start up Encap internationally, to prepare start-ups for commercialization.  Ole Christian brings with him experience from different scale-ups, nationally and internationally. In his previous role, as CEO in Tellu IoT, he merged the company with Telenor eHealth. Prior to his role in Tellu, Ole Christian was head of sales in Signicat, one of the leading companies in Europe in the digital identity and signature market space.

“Mobai experience growing demand for its unique modular biometrics identity and verification solution in Norway and Europe. The Biometric market is developing rapidly as a result of growth in “online services” which again has triggered more and more cases of fraud and identity theft. Biometric will play a major role as an identity mechanism in the future as it simplifies enrolment and address concerns over protection from traditional passwords. Mobai’s ambition is to become a key player globally in the space for biometric solutions with focus on identity verification and onboarding of customers, partners and employees. “We are very pleased to see Petter and Ole Christian joining us on our scale-up journey says” Brage Strand, founder and CEO in Mobai AS

Mobai’s originates from the Norwegian Biometrics Lab at NTNU in Gjøvik, Norway. “The Norwegian cyber defence, police authorities and major industrial companies are heavily invested in the strong academic research environment at NTNU Gjøvik. NTNU Gjøvik has established and is the host of the Center for Cyber and Information Security (CCIS) as well as the Norwegian Cyber Range, a national test and training center for cybersecurity” says Hege Tokerud, NTNU Technology Transfer. NTNU Technology Transfer help commercialize ideas from academic research and manage NTNU intellectual property. “A strong and diverse team is a key to succeed in the market, it is incredibly inspiring to follow Mobai’s journey” continues Hege.

“We look forward to start working at Mobai.  Mobai has world leading competence within biometrics, with a great potential across multiple verticals in a world where “identity” and identity verification is key business enabler” says Ole Christian. “As a highly regulated market, financial services is important, but we also see increased adoption of online services within the health and medical services, retail and public services. In total, this offers Mobai a solid platform for growth” adds Petter.

“Next steps include raising more capital to continue investing in the team and commercialization efforts” says Brage Strand.


About Mobai:

Mobai is a leading biometric company and owner of a SaaS based biometric technology platform. Mobai technology for liveness detection, deep fake detection and morphing is among others used by companies in regulated environments such as financial services where the need for easy to use, user friendly and secure identity verification and authentication methods are crucial. Mobai is actively engaged in R&D, and participates in several international projects including the Horizon 2020, as well as eu-Lisa projects with focus on the next generation of border controls in Schengen. Mobais solutions are tested at recognized institutions like the National Institute of Standards and Technology (US Dept of Commerce) on the Face Recognition Vendor Test and Swiss Center for Biometrics.

Contact information:

Brage Strand, +47 40490411,

Ole Christian Olssøn, +47 90692318,

Peter Taugbøl, +47 90164872,