Paradial was founded in 2001 by a group of former Ericsson employees and Kistefos first invested in the company in 2006.

Paradial’s technology addresses one of the most significant barriers to the widespread adoption of Internet-based video communication: challenges encountered when calling across protected networks. Traversing any firewall while maintaining a high level of security, the Paradial technology enables seamless video calling between people inside the walls of an enterprise and those inside other enterprises, in remote offices or telecommuting.

Paradial was acquired by Logitech in 2010 which will integrate Paradial’s technology into its product portfolio. Kistefos was the main shareholder and the central player for the development of the company from the first investment in 2006 until the Logitech takeover.