Mikko currently resides in Helsinki and is a venture partner with Draper Esprit. Mikko has over 30 years of experience in building businesses of which 20 of those years were as a venture capitalist in the US and Europe and 10 years of operations (CEO, strategy, finance, sales, R&D ). He has personally led investments into Carbonite (CARB), Iobox (TEF), Pedestal Software (ATRS / SYMC), Sample Rate Systems (FLEX) SiGe Semiconductor (SWKS) and Tedasys (TLSYN) amongst others.
In 2016 Mikko was a board director of startups that raised ca. 20 % of all VC funding in Finland. YTD March, 2017 one exit and four completed financing rounds
Personally led investments / board positions for VC funds in 14 startups, which raised > $ 300 M, now valued at > $ 1 Billion, including 2 which filed for a Nasdaq (US) IPO