More than dozen awards and prizes received serial entrepreneur and start-up investor. Honours include such recognitions as Entrepreneur of the Year, ICT Company of the Year by Computerworld Finland, Internationalization Awards of the President of the Republic of Finland (twice) and Finnish Business Angel of the Year.
Regular appearances in media and podcasts and well-recognized columnist for several publications in Finland. Written two non-fiction business books about being successful entpreneur and doing export sales for Alma Media, the largest non-fiction publisher in Finland.
As a start-up investor 20+ investments so far in various industries. Open mind for new investment cases in most areas besides: AI, VR, AR, B2C, games, consumer goods. I DO NOT invest these.
Brief business career summary:
Board member and chairman for half an dozen companies in several industries. The biggest success so far being chairman of the board for Framery for about four years. During those years company grew to from one million to tens of million euros and was successfully sold to buyout fund.
CEO and Co-Founder of Blancco Ltd. Blancco became the market leader of data erasure products in its focused market areas in Europe, USA and Japan. 15+ years successful security software business in multicultural environment and successful exit to London Stock Exchange listed company.
Founder, CEO and President, OK-Teline Ltd. Construction company that employed up to 50 construction outsourcing employees for scaffolding assembly/disassembly tasks and other such. Company was highly profitable ever since its foundation. Company was sold with successful MBO –arrangement in March 2008.
Specialties: Blancco received several awards and prizes from public and private business development organizations.