Christian Bjelland is a Founding Partner of Trident, an investment firm which alongside other family offices invests directly in small cap private equity deals. He also supports his own Oslo-based family office to source and invest in early stage US-based investments, as well as, guide broader investing strategies. Christian is an advisor to several New York-based startups including Hello Alfred which he helped found in 2014 and led all growth initiatives. Prior to this Christian was an investment banker at Lazard and worked at a venture capital firm, BoxGroup, in New York. He has a BA from Harvard College, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.