About Planet 9
A changing world with opportunities to explore new territory triggered us to seek to the epicenter of innovation; Silicon Valley.
Building a network through engagement in angel networks, venture funds as well as supporting direct investments in startups.
The roots of Planet 9 Venture can be traced back to the founding of the JO Group in 1915, initially specializing in timber freight. From the 1950s the company’s focus shifted towards the chemical tanker industry, and JO Tankers ultimately grew to be the world’s third-largest operator of advanced chemical tanker vessels.
In 2016 JO Tankers was sold, which marked the end of a hundred years of industrial shipping and the beginning of a new one hundred years as a diversified investment company under Farvatn.