Vivaldi Technologies

Vivaldi Technologies AS is a software development company, most known for its creation of the Vivaldi browser. It was founded in 2014 by Jón von Tetzchner and Tatsuki Tomita. Tetzchner was one of the founders,[1] and formerly the CEO, of Opera Software, a software company which developed the web browser Opera.[2] About 20 former Opera employees joined him at Vivaldi Technologies.[2] In January 2017, the company had 35 employees.[3] As of September 2021, the company has listed 54 employees.[4]

Vivaldi Technologies AS
IndustrySoftware Development
HeadquartersMølleparken 6, ,
Key people
Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner (CEO and Co-Founder) and Tatsuki Tomita (COO and Co-Founder)
ProductsVivaldi (web browser), M3 Mail Client
Number of employees
54 (2021)

Vivaldi BrowserEdit

Vivaldi Technologies released the Vivaldi browser as a Tech Preview on January 27, 2015. The Vivaldi browser is aimed at empowering users who want to do more with their browser rather than using extensions.[5][6]

On October 28, 2015, the Vivaldi Browser YouTube channel posted two videos: "Choices" and "Why Are We Making a Browser?", the latter of which was allegedly filmed inside the Innovation House in Gloucester, Massachusetts.[6] On April 6, 2016, Vivaldi Technologies released Vivaldi 1.0, the first stable release of its browser.[7]


The company hopes to integrate the email client M3 into a future version of Vivaldi.[8] However, the company does have an online email service, Vivaldi Mail, at[9]


The company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, has the Innovation House in Reykjavík, Iceland,[10] and a workspace in the Innovation House in Gloucester, Massachusetts, US.[11] They also have developers in Helsinki, Finland; Saint Petersburg, Russia; Prague, Czech Republic, and other locations.[12]

Vivaldi.netEdit is a community-based platform which includes social networking elements, forum, developers blog and the out Iceland based email service Vivaldi Mail.[2][1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Sharma, Rajat (April 7, 2014). " Free Email Service Based Out of Iceland From Founders of Opera". Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Lardinois, Frederic (January 23, 2014). "Opera's Former CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Community Site And Email Service". Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  3. ^ "Vivaldi is building 'Opera as it should've been'". Ars Technica. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  4. ^ "Our team | Vivaldi Browser". Vivaldi. 2018-05-02. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  5. ^ "Our Story – Vivaldi". Vivaldi Technologies. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  6. ^ a b "Vivaldi - Why Are We Making a New Browser?". Vivaldi Browser. 2015-10-28. Retrieved 2016-03-24 – via YouTube.
  7. ^ "Vivaldi Web Browser Community - Welcome". Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  8. ^ Moore, Charles (May 29, 2015). "Hands-on with new Vivaldi browser from creators of Opera". Technology Tell. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  9. ^ "Vivaldi Mail".
  10. ^ "Innovation House | Iceland - Products". Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  11. ^ Convey, Eric (July 1, 2015). "Opera browser creator Jon von Tetzchner on innovation in Gloucester". Boston Business Journal. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  12. ^ "Team – Vivaldi". Vivaldi Technologies. Retrieved 2016-03-25.