I am an entrepreneur, angel investor and growth hacker. I started my first
company while in high school, and sold it as Finland´s leading internet
bookstore fifteen years later. Since then I have been a founder, active
investor and board member in more than 40 companies. I have had several nice
upswings, ten exits and one IPO, but I am still looking for my first billion
As I saw need for more hands on collaboration for angel investments in
Finland, I was one of the Co-founders and chairman of FiBAN (Finnish
Business Angel network). FiBAN has more than 600 investor members, which do
more than 200 investments every year. FiBAN has been awarded by EBAN as
Europe´s best business angel network in 2013 and 2015. Currently I serve as vice-chairman of the EBAN board.
I am proud co-founders of Startup-foundation, behind both phenomenal SLUSH,
Europe´s biggest tech conference and Startup sauna, a leading incubator
program for the region. I have served as Head Coach for Startup Sauna for two years.
We have +200 graduate companies, which have raised more than 200 million euros
of funding since graduation.
I have studied in and graduated from Aalto University School of Business
(M.Sc, Helsinki) and I was nominated as the Alumni of the year 2014.