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, and formerly the CEO, of Opera Software, a software company which developed the web browser Opera. About 20 former Opera employees joined him at Vivaldi Technologies. In January 2017, the company had 35 employees. As of September 2021, the company has listed 54 employees.
|Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner (CEO and Co-Founder) and Tatsuki Tomita (COO and Co-Founder)|
|Products||Vivaldi (web browser), M3 Mail Client|
Number of employees
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.
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. On April 6, 2016, Vivaldi Technologies released Vivaldi 1.0, the first stable release of its browser.
The company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, has the Innovation House in Reykjavík, Iceland, and a workspace in the Innovation House in Gloucester, Massachusetts, US. They also have developers in Helsinki, Finland; Saint Petersburg, Russia; Prague, Czech Republic, and other locations.
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