A playful visionary and serial entrepreneur, Sointu Karjalainen excels at execution and getting things done. As Head of Platform at FOV Ventures and Founder of The Good Cartel, she empowers female entrepreneurs and drives innovation in the thrilling world of Web3 and the Metaverse.
Sointu’s foresight led her to found a VR startup in 2016, a bit too early given today’s Metaverse frenzy. Lightheartedly calling herself “chronologically challenged,” she’s undoubtedly a futurist at heart.
Her diverse passions include organizing NASA and Bridg3 hackathons, accelerators, personal development, and biohacking. As an early crypto investor, she has a keen eye for opportunities in the evolving digital landscape. She’s also helping numerous brands transition from digital-first to metaverse-first strategies.
Driving free Web3 education in Finland, Sointu’s Good Cartel offers an online course, co-created by top industry experts, that has helped thousands of students learn Web3 basics. Through hackathons and mentoring, she’s dedicated to fostering a robust ecosystem of Web3 and Metaverse startups in Finland.
Sointu also serves as the official representative of Polygon in Finland and holds various other roles too numerous to mention here.
Although she’s experienced San Francisco living, Sointu proudly calls Tampere home, convinced it outshines the Bay Area. Guided by fear as her compass and joy as her success metric, she brings a refreshingly spirited approach to tech and innovation. Her “pay it forward” mentality, combined with her relentless drive for results, makes her an inspiring force in the world of technology and entrepreneurship.