Christen Eugen Ager-Hanssen (born July 29, 1962) is a Norwegian Internet Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist and since late 90s based in London according to the press.
He is a highly controversial Venture Capital & Private Equity professional.
Ager-Hanssen has been involved in several high-profile M&A deals and has a special taste for public hostile takeovers.
In a cover story in Canadian Business, Canada's leading Business Magazine, Ager-Hanssen was described as Gordon Gekko and a modern-day Viking.
«In an age of 37, Ager-Hanssen rose from obscurity to become Norway's richest son, worth more than $2.5 billion in early 2000».
Ager-Hanssen is also known for his insight on the Internet Industry and pioneering work in the movement to commercialize the Internet in the first and second part of the 1990s, including early experiments with search engines for the internet, Internet Infrastructure such as early experiments on Satellite Internet access, legal music distribution on Internet¢¢, Internet as the new desktop, Banking and financial services offered on the Internet, e-mail advertising, contributions to the development of the banner ad, practical applications of pay-per-click advertising.
Ager-Hanssen is a Venture Capitalist investing in potential unicorns and media companies through his investment vehicle Custos.
He is the owner of the biggest newspaper in Sweden, Metro