a few words about who we are

We who founded SALT are ourselves a part of the tech industry. Koshi Hamedi, one of the co-founders, built up the global 3D company Donya Labs, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2017. A success story, absolutely, but at the same time, we have seen how a lack of developers is hampering the growth of companies that want to expand. SALT is our way of doing something about this problem.

  • Koshi Hamedi

    Koshi Hamedi

    Director of strategy at Microsoft, Co-founder at SALT

    Founder of Donya Labs and Director of strategy at Microsoft. Koshi came to Sweden in the 80's as a refugee. Through his entrepreneurial drive and determination, he built one of Sweden's fastest growing technology companies and established the company as the global market leader. Donya Labs was acquired by Microsoft in 2017.

  • Ossian Nörthen

    Ossian Nörthen

    Content Manager, JavaScript

    Ossian graduated from the class of Fall 2020 of the SALT-program. Before SALT he studied human behaviorism at Lund’s University. During his time as a student he took a separate online course in Software Development and found that to be his true calling. Ossian is a motivated, optimistic and future oriented person who loves to learn from other people and experiences.

  • Simon Perstorper

    Simon Perstorper

    Sales & Partnerships at SALT

    Simon is a driven individual with a talent for sales and a passion for skiing. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Communication from Uppsala University and University of Colorado at Boulder. Simon has co-founded two companies prior to joining SALT and is excited about helping companies and organizations grow their tech teams with new talent.

  • Bahare Sjölund

    Bahare Sjölund

    COO & CFO at SALT

    Bahare joined SALT as CFO in 2019 and has herself changed career from Nursing to Business Management. Prior to joining SALT Bahare was CFO for a fast growing Swedish healtcare company. Bahare has studied law at Uppsala University, Nursing at Karolinska Institutet and Economics & Management at Stockholm University, since 2020 she is also COO at SALT.

  • Richard Andemark

    Richard Andemark

    CEO at SALT

    At age 25 Richard launched a global SaaS company's operations in Finland as Managing Director, reaching profitability in just six months. At 29, Richard launched Donya Labs' American operations in San Francisco as GM, achieving exponential revenue growth and the company was acquired by Microsoft.

  • Max Hamedi

    Max Hamedi

    Professor at KTH & Harvard, Co-founder at SALT

    Postdoctorial research fellow at Harvard University & Associate Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Our in-house doctor and professor scanning for future technologies, driving our efforts to provide the best applicable technology training possible.

  • Marcus Hammarberg

    Marcus Hammarberg

    Head of Curriculum & agile coach at SALT

    Marcus has 25+ years of experience of software development on different platforms and domains. He has worked as an agile coach for companies of all sizes and traits; from banks to startups as Spotify and Tradera. Marcus has a passion for code and learning, making his role as Head of curriculum a perfect fit. Marcus has written two books 'Kanban in Action' and 'The Bungsu story' and takes every chance he gets to practice his euphonium.

  • Johan Elmström

    Johan Elmström

    Head Instructor JavaScript FullStack

    Having had almost every role imaginable in software related projects Johan has gained an understanding of many aspects of software development. Lately he has taken those experiences and applied them to not only build software but also help improve the software delivery process and increase automation in more of a dev-ops role. He is a huge proponent of agile methods, mob-programming and having fun at work in general.

  • Oscar Strömsäter

    Oscar Strömsäter

    Instructor JavaScript FullStack

    Oscar is the newest addition to the instructor team. Prior to SALT he worked in construction as a team lead. Having graduated from the Spring 21 class he is now ready and excited to help the next group of inquisitive developers!

  • Erşan Curuklu

    Erşan Curuklu

    UX Instructor at SALT

    Erşan is a highly experienced requirements analyst and UX Designer with over 15 years of experience as a digital designer. Erşan is a teacher and lecturere in the UX area, for e.g. at Bergh's School of Communications in Stockholm. Erşan has won several awards in UX/UI, including Svenska Design Priset 2014 and Resumé 2014.

  • Sara Hjortmar

    Sara Hjortmar

    Sales & Partnerships at SALT

    Sara is an energetic and curious person who loves all kinds of challenges and working in the intersection between tech and business. Sara holds a Bachelor's degree in Business and Economics from Uppsala University, where, in addition to her studies, she was active in entrepreneurial organizations. Since then, she has worked with marketing at Red Bull and most recently at the Saas company Favro.

  • Josephine Hedman

    Josephine Hedman

    Instructor JavaScript Full-Stack

    Josephine graduated from the class of Winter 2021 of the SALT program. After working as a market analyst for some time, I decided it was about time to pursue an old dream of mine, becoming a developer. Three intense, challenging, and, foremost fun months passed by in what felt like seconds.