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Niklas KiviluotoLinkedin ProfileCEO & Co-founder
Business, internationalization, and service design all-rounder. Former startup researcher turned practitioner. Niklas has spent the last ten years building new tech business in Finland and abroad (Vienna, Boston, and New York). Co-founder of The Planet Company. A Swedish-speaking Finn who likes skiing and boating, what else. M.Sc. International Marketing & Ph.D. Entrepreneurship, Åbo Akademi University.
Terje KoskinenLinkedin ProfileCTO & Co-founder
Housebuilder turned coder turned digital house builder. Terje has spent the last 20 years developing 3D environments, 8+ years of this at Supercell, one of the world’s most successful gaming companies. An overall technical wizard with a focus on 3D engine, tool, and asset pipeline development.
Lasse LaineLinkedin ProfileCCO & Co-founder
Designer turned design serial entrepreneur. After graduating from the Lahti Institute of Design, Lasse has spent the last 15+ years founding successful companies in the design, furniture, and interior design industries. Most recently, Protos Demos and Made by Choice, which furniture has received wide international recognition and won several awards.
Kalle TiihonenLinkedin ProfileCPO & Co-founder
A technology swiss knife. Kalle founded his first startup at the age of 14 in, at the time, the hottest industry around: mobile logos and ring-tones. After graduating from Aalto University (M.Sc. Tech) he worked three years at IBM, before joining Smartly.io as one of the early employees. During his seven years at the company, of which four in New York, he held an array of positions, from leading teams in marketing, accounts, and technical solutions.
Peetu NuottajärviLinkedin ProfileSoftware Developer (via Buutti)
Software developer with love for all things frontend, 3D graphics and tech startups. Cofounder of Buutti, one of the fastest growing companies in Finland. For 10 years Peetu has developed web applications for work and 3D engines as a hobby and is now excited to combine both of his passions. B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Oulu.
Kalmer RautamLinkedin ProfileUI/UX designer
Web designer from Estonia (yes, the country where Skype was born) who values excellent user experiences and tasteful architecture. 15+ years of work experience from a large software house, a health-tech startup, and as a full-time freelancer working with clients in banking, telecom, logistics, and e-commerce. A small-scale hobby builder currently working on a sandpit, a playhouse and a chicken coop for his kids. Next something more ambitious – a backyard sauna.
Niclas AhlströmLinkedin ProfileAdvisor & Investor
Strategic partnerships at Aino.ar. Serial entrepreneur. Co-founder of Made by Choice. Investor in Protos Demos, Aino.ar, Space of Mind. Experience includes board seats at start ups such as Weecos. Previous work includes FundedByMe, Harrods and Fazer among others. Advisor to APPRL and BoCap. M.Sc. International Management Hanken School of Economics Helsinki.