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This is Völur

Did you know that 24% of total meat production is wasted? On top of that, the meat industry accounts for 14.5% of all CO2 emissions.

At Völur, we are on a mission to change this. By combining industrial knowledge with disruptive AI technology, we create a greener future for the meat industry.

Vision

Our vision is a world with optimal use of all resources in the meat industry, thereby creating a more sustainable industry.

Mission

Our mission is to be the world's best data and AI company for the meat industry, leading to optimal use of all animals.

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Employees
12
38%%
25ktKt
Nationalities
Female ratio
Reduced CO2 footprint

Who we are

At Völur, we are revolutionizing the meat industry with data and AI, making it more optimized and sustainable.

We are a bunch of meat scientists, who care deeply about the industry and want to see it develop and evolve, and young tech enthusiasts who want to build great products and make the meat industry more sustainable.

What we do

By combining deep technical and industry knowledge, we use data and AI to empower meat processors to make optimal decisions, to improve the utilization of animals throughout the whole value chain, making the industry more optimized and sustainable.

With our solution, meat processors can use about 10% less animals to satisfy the exact same market demand. This can lead to a big drop in carbon emissions, similar to what all the commercial planes in the world emit in a year.

How we do it

The meat industry has a very complex value chain: the right and optimal utilization of animals is a complex problem. Today the industry solves this with excel sheets leading to unbalanced supply, overproduction and a push driven industry with low margins and waste in the value chain.

We help meat producers make sense of their data so that it becomes meaningful and actionable.

Our solution takes existing data from the industry, contextualize it, and puts it into our AI model. In the end, the meat processor gets a ready-to-use optimal production plan: both for daily production planning and long-term planning.

Vision and Mission

Our vision is a world with optimal use of all resources in the meat industry, thereby creating a more sustainable industry.

Our mission is to be the world's best data and AI company for the meat industry, leading to optimal use of all animals.

Our team

We are bold thinkers, meat industry experts, and innovators striving to make an impact every day and help our customers become more digitalized and sustainable.

Robert Ekrem

CEO and Co-Founder

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David Moriano

CAIO and Co-Founder

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Adrian Diaz

CTO and Co-Founder

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Rebecca Wiborg Seyfarth

VP Engineering

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Derek Vote

Head of Völur US

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Julia Telford-Brown

Sr. Product Manager

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Engebreth Faerden

Commercial Officer

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Anastasiia
Korsak

Head of Marketing

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Bryan Huber

Head of Sales

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Mariannne Aanesen

Executive Assistant

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Mateusz Grzywa

Lead Software Engineer

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Völur’s milestones

2019

Völur was born

The initial discussions among the founders on opportunities for data-driven optimization solutions for the meat industry began to take shape.
2020

Garnering support for our vision

Secured pre-seed funding, grants, and loans from Innovation Norway, Startup Lab, Simula Innovation, and Fortress Fund.
2021

First recognitions

Secured a Proof of Concept (POC) with Nortura, one of the largest Norwegian meat producers. We also became a finalist for Microsoft Norway's Startup Partner of the Year 2021 award.
2022

Völur's momentum continues to build

Embarked on a Proof of Concept (PoC) with JBS USA, one of the world's largest meat producers.  Successfully secured a seed round from investors, including Silicon Valley based VCs Fusion Fund, Beat Ventures and Scribbles Ventures, and Norwegian Idékapital.
2023

A pivotal year

JBS USA has decided to implement Völur's solution to demonstrate value creation (POV). We are securing more customers joining forces with Cooperl, a leading French pork producer, to maximize pork carcass sorting and cutting with AI technology. We also partner with Microsoft as a global Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and join Azure Marketplace.

Board of Directors

Robert Ekrem

Chairman

Robert is the Co-Founder and CEO of Völur. Throughout his career, he has acquired strong industry knowledge and expertise within the meat and poultry industry.

Robert holds an MSc. in Management and Finance from University College London.

David Gerster

Board Member

David is an Investment Partner at Fusion Fund. Prior to Fusion, he was an investor at the JLL Spark Global Venture Fund, a $100M early stage proptech fund. Prior to JLL, he was the Vice President of Data Science at BigML.

David holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.

Lamar Steiger

Board Member

Lamar serves as Walmart's beef supply chain consultant. In 2014, he helped lead a dramatic and innovative change to the Walmart beef supply by creating a true ranch-to-retail supply chain. He also continues to consult with ranchers throughout the country on profitable ranch management.

Lamar holds a degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Mission

Our mission is to be the world's best data and AI company for the meat industry, leading to optimal use of all animals.

Vision

Our vision is a world with optimal use of all resources in the meat industry, thereby creating a more sustainable industry.

26
Employees
12
38%
25Kt
Nationalities
Female ratio
Reduced CO2 footprint

Völur’s milestones

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Our team

We are bold thinkers, meat industry experts, and innovators striving to make an impact every day and help our customers become more digitalized and sustainable.

Robert Ekrem

CEO and Co-Founder

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Adrian Diaz

CTO and Co-Founder

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David Moriano

CAIO and Co-Founder

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This is Völur

Did you know that 24% of total meat production is wasted, which means that around 1 out of every 4 cows ends up wasted? On top of that, the meat industry accounts for 14.5% of all CO2 emissions.

At Völur, we are on a mission to change this. By combining industrial knowledge with disruptive AI technology, we create a greener future for the meat industry.

This is Völur

We develop a greener future within the meat industry, by combining industrial knowledge with disruptive AI technology

Values

Trust



We act with integrity, accountability, and transparency, fostering a culture of trust that strengthens our team and builds lasting relationships with our customers.

Teamwork



We work together as one team towards a common goal. We all bring different skills and experiences, and by collaborating and supporting each other, we create synergies that empower us to succeed together.

Customer Value



Understanding and exceeding customer expectations are essential for us. We strive to empathize, adapt, and innovate to create meaningful and sustainable solutions that enhance customer value.

Growth Mindset



We seek to learn, be curious, and grow as individuals and as a company. We embrace challenges, interpreting them as incentives to improve.

Sustainability by Impact


We are committed to pursuing ideas and creating lasting solutions to enhance sustainability and development for the industry and the world.

our story

Meet the people behind the technology

After acquiring strong industry knowledge and expertise within the meat & poultry industry, Robert Ekrem started discussing optimization opportunities with Adrian Diaz and David Moriano. To these discussions, Adrian and David brought their experience from developing disruptive technology and applying it to large industries.

By combining deep industry knowledge with disruptive technology, the meat industry got identified as a ripe candidate for true data-driven solutions. Völur was therefore born to make it possible to enable a more optimized and sustainable meat industry.

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