Chief Executive Officer and Founder

CEO Jorn LyseggenJorn Lyseggen founded Meltwater News in 2001 with only $15,000.  Meltwater News has since grown into the  Meltwater we know today as a global leader in online intelligence. As CEO, Jorn leads the expansion of Meltwater with new ventures in the Software as a Service (SaaS) market. Jorn also founded the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a non-profit designed to provide training and mentoring to young African entrepreneurs aspiring to launch new, Ghana-based software companies.


An avid reader of ancient history and Viking sagas, Jorn enjoys fishing for salmon in the Norwegian fjords near the town of Grong and the peace and quiet of Trysil, his hometown in Norway. Jorn played clarinet in several orchestras and competed at various levels for more than 15 years, recently reigniting his interest in music with the purchase of a saxophone.


A Norwegian entrepreneur and patent holder with four start-ups, Jorn has two trade sales and one IPO to his credit. The most rewarding aspect of Jorn’s career continues to be helping young people develop into confident and capable managers, which makes him proud of Meltwater and gives him continued motivation.


Jorn has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Bergen Ingeniorhogskole in Norway, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with specialization in digital signal processing and artificial intelligence from Iowa State University, and training in entrepreneurship from Harvard Business School.