Co-Founder and CEO
Bjorn Harvold is the co-founder and CEO of Travelkoin; an intelligent payment solution. He is also the co-founder and CTO of Traveliko; a zero-commission online travel agency.
Bjorn is a serial entrepreneur and a seasoned enterprise software architect with 20 years of experience. Bjorn has previously founded a e-health platform, a gaming company, a mobile conference calling solution, an online stock photography site, two software consultancies and an e-commerce platform powered by an emotional reasoning engine.
Bjorn helped architect the e-learning platform for the state of Texas which 40 million children and teachers use daily. His past clients are banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions, publishing houses, advertising companies and large telecom giants. During that time, he called New York City his home.
For the last 4 years, he’s been keeping himself busy in South-East Asia creating a new type of platform that, he says, will push travel tech into the 21st century by consolidating and democratizing the industry. The travel industry is the most backwards industry he has had the pleasure to work in. It presents some real challenges but also some very real opportunities. Solving common problems that each sector faces is the first step. Building superior technology is the second.
Bjorn loves researching new technologies and coming up with solutions that have a positive effect on “life on planet earth”, as he would say. “Technology is a tool. Let’s wield it for good and have some fun while doing it!”.If you ask him why he’s doing what he’s doing he would answer: “I love to assist in creating memorable solutions to interesting ideas. I am passionate about BEING passionate and following it wherever it leads me. Lately, I have realized that if I align that passion with being in service to humanity, it becomes that much more rewarding; personally and professionally.”