Johan Brand is a creative technology entrepreneur based in Oslo, Norway. He co-founded Kahoot!, one of the world’s fastest growing learning brands, used by millions each day in over 200 countries. He was CEO of Kahoot! until fall 2016 and left day to day operations in the spring of 2017. Under his leadership Kahoot! grew from a research project to company that capture 1/3rd of US classrooms each month and millions of business users.
His is the Captain and Founder of EntrepreneurShipOne, a pay it forward platform for the nordic startup community.
As a Founding Partner at We Are Human he creates purpose driven organizations striving for sustainable social and commercial impact. Helping global brands build long term value through behavioural design, storytelling and inclusive technology. The company also partnered with startups and invested in its own IP, including what later became Kahoot!.
In 2008, Johan was part of the founding management team of Playgroup, an award-winning creative company working with the likes of Mercedes, BBC, HP and Unilever. He has over a decade’s experience merging creativity and technology, including the innovative MagCom smartphone, backed by Insight Capital Partners and Telenor Venture.
In 2012, he launched The Nordic Connection, an entrepreneurial initiative based out of London's TechCity, with a mission to enable global opportunities and connections for Nordic startups. The initiative resulted in such impact events as the annual OsloXHackney event in London, and helped facilitate the Austin, Hackney, Oslo Creative Cities Alliance.
He is currently an advisor to a number of startups and Oslo Business Region, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and speaks regularly .
Johan has been awarded Founder of the Year at the Norwegian Nordic Startup Awards, Digital Leader of the Year by Financial News E24.no and awarded as one of the 100 most influential leaders in EdTech globally.