Innovators: Inge Andre Sandvik, CEO of Soundrop

Inge Andre Sandvik

Innovators. They come in many forms. They dream big but they aren’t just dreamers. They form raw ideas into cool products with disruptive business models. They shatter entire industries and leave established leviathans running scared with their tails between their legs. The Innovators interview series connects you with the most driven people on the planet. What makes them tick? What advice do they have for tech founders? What tools do they use to get the job done? Read on to find out.

Inge Andre Sandvik is the CEO and co-founder of Soundrop. A serial entrepreneur, Inge creates award-winning products that people love to use. One of his first creations, 1881 Mobilsøk, became one of the most popular mobile services in Norway and was subsequently bought by Telenor. His SMS Preview app was named a top app in the Nokia Ovi Store and received more than four million downloads. More recently, Numo Finder, a mobile directory service, won the GSMA mobile innovation award and was named by Red Herring as one of their 100 promising technology companies.

Inge’s most recent 9-to-5 job was at Opera Software for whom he built the Opera Mobile Store which generates 30 million app downloads every month. When not busy making new things, Inge has worked in a variety of positions for Compaq, Oracle, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Telenor.

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