This is Defigo

Defigo is a modern and user friendly access control solution, that makes life easier for both those who manage a building and those who live in it.

Why we started Defigo

There has barely been any innovation in access control since we started using keys approximately 6000 years ago. Traditional, key-based access control systems have not evolved in line with modern society. Frustrated with the fact that digital keys and secure, sustainable access and security solutions were not easily accessible for us as tenants in multi-family buildings, nor at our office, we set out to disrupt a very traditional industry. Defigo is our way to address this frustration.

Our Mission

We are on a mission to set a new global standard for digital access control and offer a service-based solution that is simpler, safer, smarter, and more environmentally sustainable than any other alternative in the market.

Our Values


Having better access control increases the security of everyone managing a building and, more importantly, those who live in it.

By reducing physical keys and access cards, we help building managers and owners have a better overview of who comes into and goes out of the building where their tenants live, and who has access to what.


We believe in using technology as a tool to make work and life more efficient. That’s why our video intercom and our software ecosystem work seamlessly with any existing infrastructure.

We strive to make any building smarter by simply installing Defigo.

User friendly

Entering a building and letting someone in are two of the most common actions that billions of people take every single day. Our job has the potential to make a very tangible impact on the life of billions of people, and we aim to serve even those who don’t know anything about access control, but care about getting things done


We are good citizens of the world and we want to contribute to our path towards a more sustainable future.

Each building saves 5 tonns in CO2 emissions every year for every Defigo unit installed. We want to do even more, because there is just so much more to do. Reducing carbon emissions is our North Star, and something we align our product development and commercial practices with.


The Team

To achieve our mission, we’ve brought together a diverse team of individuals (seven different nationalities across four continents). We are engineers, travelers, MBA graduates, optimists, startup veterans: mostly, we are builders. Today, we’re growing faster than ever across offices in Oslo (Norway 🇳🇴 ) and Boston (USA 🇺🇸 ).

Defigo Team - hard at work

Defigo Team - happy faces

Defigo Team - collaboration is key

Defigo Team - focus


Hildur Smaradottir, CEO

Responsible for managing the team, business development and strategy. Hildur has more than 15 years of experience from commercial leadership in the technology space. She holds an MBA from Copenhagen Business School, B.A. Psychology & Journalism.

Joachim Stray, CPO & Co-Founder

Responsible for the product development team, business development and pre-sales. Joachim has 20 years of experience in management and business development from tech, defence and aviation. He holds an MBA, and an ALM from Harvard.

Kristoffer Kirkevold, CTO & Co-Founder

Kris manages the internal and external development teams from idea to finished product and service. He has developed hardware and software for more than 10 years B.S. in Software Engineering.

Charlotte Jørgensen, Customer Success Manager

Responsible for Customer success, onboarding, installation, service & support. Charlotte has built up Defigo’s service and 24/7 support team. She holds a BSc in Marketing, and a BSc in Economics & Management.

Simone Marchili, CMO

Responsible for Marketing & Growth. Simone built and exited 1 startup, and scaled 2 startups from 0 to millions of USD in revenue. He holds a MA in International Management in London and a BSc in Engineering in Rome, Italy.

Herman Sannerholt, CFO

Responsible for financials and accounting as well as sharing the workload of activities with the CEO. Herman is an experienced politician and consultant. He holds a BSc in Economics & Management.

Bob Moore, US Country Manager

He is responsible for our US market. Bob is a sales veteran, with 20 years of experience in commercial roles within the security and video surveillance industry.

Our Investors

Defigo started out initially as a privately funded company. The company raised its first round of financing in 2018,  when Norwegian venture capital firm Idekapital joined as investor. Defigo has since also been backed by valuable strategic partners from the Norwegian real estate industry such as property developer, Stor-Oslo Eiendom and tech investment fund, Nunchi.


Logobanner med Idekapital, Stor-Oslo Eiendom og Nunchi


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