Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner
We all work with web browsers every day. At and& you have the opportunity to get to know a man behind their development.
Jon von Tetzchner is co-founder and CEO of Vivaldi Technologies, the company behind the Vivaldi web browser and other services for the web’s most demanding and savviest users.
He is no stranger to the browser world, having co-founded Opera Software where he served as CEO for 15 years. He steered Opera from a small basement nook shared with co-founder Geir Ivarsoy into a global company with more than 900 employees in 13 countries. Under his leadership, Opera was an early pioneer in mobile web browsing, used by more than 350 million people.
After Opera, von Tetzchner decided to give back by helping other entrepreneurs realize their dreams. He invests in promising start-ups in Norway, the U.S. and in his native Iceland. To provide further support for these growing companies, he established Innovation House, unique co-working spaces located in Reykjavik, Iceland and Boston.
Watching other entrepreneurs grow their businesses inspired von Tetzchner to return to his original desire: helping people get more from the web through a better and smarter web browser. With some of his original team from Opera, he has returned to the industry that launched his career and is now steering Vivaldi into the future.
Catch up with von Tetzchner at and& to discover the latest innovative thinking on web browsers.