Sami has more than 10 years of experience with growth companies as advisor, trainer and problem solver. Sami has seen it all, e.g. how to sink in the swamp, and how to get out of there. Sami can contribute in finding a new direction for your business, building up business, revenue, and ownership models, and especially finding new innovative solutions in complex problems.
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Ossi has more than 15 years of experience as an angel and VC investor, and raising a VC fund. He has acted as lead investor in many investment cases, and in chairman and board member roles in many venture backed companies. He also acts as FiBAN area angel in Tampere.
Ossi is an experienced entrepreneur in international e-commerce and software. He also shares his experience as an advisor to growth companies, and has been a coach e.g. in Tampere startup community, Startup Sauna and KasvuOpen.
As an investor, Ossi has seen it all, from investee bankcruptcy to several exits. This hands on experience now benefits FiilGood’s investment practice.
Ossi has special domain expertise in e-commerce, SaaS, b2b software, and devices combined with electronics, manufacturing and software. His core competence is in developing investees in a structured manner, especially in the role of chairman, backed by strong experience in sales, marketing, product and business development, and leadership.
Ossi has an analytical mind, and early in his carrier he has also worked as a researcher and acting associater professor of computer science, and Chief Information Officer in a 14.000 employee organization.
Feodor has 20+ years of experince in business development in private and listed companies, in M&A and in board work. Feodor was CEO for more than 3 years in Cleantech Invest, which is listed ever green venture capital / private equity investment company. He has been the lead investor in many investment cases, acted in tens of boards, and executed a number of M&As both in seller and buyer sides.
Feodor has also acted in operative roals in his investees. Feodor has acted in lead role in two IPOs, and is FiBAN co-founder. Feodor has been an entrepreneur himself, and sold his company 2009. Earlier leadership positions in industrial companies have resulted in understanding and experience in all business functions from R&D to production to sales and to marketing and support functions.
Timo has worked outside the Academia too from programming to IT management. In addition administered own investment portfolio he has ran family office.
Vesa has had a long career in industrial development and leadership roles, as well as in the media industry as the CEO of KPK Companies (currently known as Hilla Group).
He is one of the founding shareholders of Botnia Hightech, operating currently under the name Sasken Finland.
Matti has the Finnish honorary title of teollisuusneuvos. The first 30+ years of his carrier he acted in demanding leadership positions in Finnish and international companies like Nokia and Partek, in which he acted as a CEO in a number of groub subsidiaries in Finland, Germany, Schwitzerland, and the USA. He also acted as a CEO in a Swiss global companies Rieter and Sarna.
He has expanded his knowledge and experience in growing local and national companies to be the leading businesses of their industries. His subject matter expertise consists of several technology and business areas, covering topics from process automation to industrial machines and processes, mobile technology, car industry, consumer electronics, and retail trade.
While making his international carrier, Matti has invested in startups, being in executive roles in them in Finland and in South Africa, and made a succesful exit. After leaving operational roles, Matti has shared his experince for more than 10 years in investing and leading investees as a chairman in Private Equity companies in Germany and Schwitzerland. Based on his experience, Matti was appointed to set up and lead an Industrial Advisory Board in London for a major European PE company.
Matti’s expertise include setting up strategic vision, strategy processes, leading multinational teams, and M&As both in seller and buyer side.
Matti lives in Schwitzerland, and has lived abroad 30+ years with his family.
Katri Koli is a Certified Business Coach, human centered engineer, and customer focused B2B sales professional, who has 20+ years of versatile experience ICT. From 2010 to 2017 Katri was a member of the core team, leadership team and board of Leadin Ltd, which was a fastly growing servide design company. Leadin grew to headcount of 100, to revenue of 9 M and to an international success story in just eight years. Katri was also involved in company’s exit process in 2017.
Today Katri shares her experience and helps SME companies to be succesfull, through her company Via Nova Partners. She is also in a number of SME boards.
Katri’s specialities include utilizing customer experience in product development, leading customer experince and customer value, and developing sales skills of experts.
Juha is business development professional with a working experince in car industry. Juha was young when he started to invest, and he has 15+ years opf experience in investing in different instruments. During the last years he has been especially interested in growth businesses.
Juha is interested in technology, but his also understands psychology, wellbeing, and different cultures. Therefore he is interested in impact investment, and the possibility it brings in building sustainable future.
Juha is an experienced growth and serial entrepreneur, business angel and board pro. He has 25 years of experience in business life and 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur. Juha set up his first business in 1989, and has since then been involved in setting up a number of businesses. His biggest success story is servise design company leadin Ltd, which he founded together with his brother year 2009, and sold year 2017. The company had grown 50x.
Today Juha shares his experiences and helps other SME businesses through his company Via Nova Partners.
Pertti is Master of Engineering Science in Technology, and has PhD in Economics. He has made a working carriers in international building material industry, being CEO, financial and business development director. Today he acts as an investor and board pro.
Pertti has invested along the lines of impact investing especially in Finnish startups. He has also been involved in setting up Vuokko Nature Preserving Foundation, which advanses preserving the versatility of Finnish nature by awardig grants.
Heidi is a business management consultant who advices business leaders on business efficiencies, team leadership effectiveness, and financing options. She has a strong foundation as a researcher and uses research to benefit the management needs of organizations. Companies from start-ups to SMEs and large companies as well as the public sector have benefited from her advice in management, entrepreneurship, team leadership and innovation projects. As a successful serial entrepreneur, Heidi has deep experience in sales, finance and HR, and she has developed an extensive international partnership network. In her capacity as the chairman of the board she has overseen a sales company grow its revenue from a start up to over 14 million euros in 7 years.
As a partner at Vaikuttavuusijoitus Oy, Heidi is interested in investing in entrepreneurs, and sharing her expertise to support ventures which will make the world a better place for all. She holds a PhD in economics and business strategy and a master’s degree in administrative sciences. She is also an adjunct professor (docent) of management, innovation and qualitative research methods at the University of Tampere.
Kari has 30 years of experience in leading international robotic business. He is chairman or board member to a number of technology companies. He is also FiBAN area ingel in Pori.
For the last 10 years, Niko has worked in construction industry in different positions, and has an extensive construction business network, especially in the capital area.
For the time being, he acts as a Construction Project Manager in Senaatti-kiinteistöt, being responsible for a number of building and development projects.
Niko is Master of Construction Engineering Science.
Jari is a sport and business advocate. He has 25 years of CEO and board experience in a software company which has offices in Boston and Tokyo, and 10.000+ users in 32 countries.
As an angel investor and business mentor, Jari shares his experience in new businesses. Jari is a passionate orienteer, and known as a curling player, he is the chairman of Curling Federartion since 2020.
Jari has a long and versatile experience in going to global markets as a CEO of Normet, and in leadership positions in Valtra in Finland, Brasil, and Germany. Today he creates new growth stories through board work.
Jari’s core competences are strategy and board work in international business. He also shares his experiences in industry, distribution, subcontracting networks, and developing leadership systems. He also acts as FiBAN area angel in Kuopio.
Heikki has more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and management of digital businesses. Heikki has a wide network and knows “the New Nordic” business area well, having operated almost his entire working life up to this point from Stockholm, where he has worked e.g. in 2 American companies, as a CEO, responsible for the Nordic region. Heikki currently works as a “business angel” and Headhunter. Heikki is economist from Stockholm University.
Samuli is an entrepreneur, CEO, and board pro with 20+ years of experience in various executive and board positions, both commercial and non-profit. Samuli has strong experience in global business and technology startups with firsthand knowledge of building a startup from founding to a successful international exit.
Besides working on commercial projects, Samuli has long experience in board positions in cultural non-profit organizations. Most notably, Samuli was the first chairman of Pro Kaustinen ry, the organization behind the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival.
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