We are happy to announce that Matias Koskinen, an experienced interim COO, has joined Coventures. Matias has always been brave enough to try and learn something new when an exciting opportunity has presented itself. But there's a clear common thread: he's often the right hand for visionary entrepreneurs. Matias is certified in brain-based coaching, an approved chairman of the board, has an Executive MBA, and is an IT engineer (B.Eng.). Let's give Matias a chance to tell us more about himself!
We’re excited to announce that Ville Riikkala has joined Coventures as an Entrepreneur in Residence. When it comes to building and growing businesses, Ville understands both the technical and business side of things. He has a broad understanding and good sense of the software industry as a whole, how digital companies can scale, and how to develop software products to succeed. He has worked with many public listed companies in such areas as growth management and innovation. Ville has also been closely involved with startups, helping to screen them into accelerators, building teams, coaching and validating them for funding.
Sebastian Aniszewski, a business development, strategy, and innovation professional, has joined Coventures as an Entrepreneur in Residence. Sebastian has more than a decade of valuable experience from the corporate world and has personally experienced the value of an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset.He is now eager to help our clients to solve meaningful problems and execute them to deliver results.
Petri Ahti, a Product and Business Development professional, has joined Coventures as an Entrepreneur in Residence. He has a strong leadership background from various executive-level roles. Petri has built his career around fintech and the payments industry and has many demonstrated success stories to share along his career. At Coventures, Petri will use his extensive experience to help our clients build and manage successful product businesses. Read more about Petri and his background!
We are happy to announce that Pekka Walkama joins Coventures as an Entrepreneur in Residence. Pekka is a highly experienced entrepreneur and CEO and has worked in the tech and digital business industry for over 20 years.Our clients will benefit from Pekka's experience building product businesses, scaling up and transitioning from consulting to a product-led business, and building/running a vast reseller partner ecosystem globally across all time zones.
We are happy to announce that Jesse Heikkilä, an experienced product professional and startup founder, joins Coventures as an Entrepreneur in Residence. Jesse has solid technical experience and a background in computer science and business. He has co-founded the global startup Playven, a SaaS sports facility management and scheduling solution.We asked Jesse about his background and why he decided to join Coventures.
For over two decades, Paula Ylisassi has worked in the field of product leadership; creating and implementing customer-centric strategies, leading global marketing and sales operations, and helping organizations build new digital services. She has a uniquely human perspective on strategy and product development, which has allowed her to successfully develop large-scale products with companies like OP. We are thrilled to have her join Coventures as an Entrepreneur in Residence! Let's hear what she says about Coventures and her role in helping our customers succeed.
Riku Kokkonen is an experienced serial entrepreneur and venture-building professional. From his 10+ years of experience as an entrepreneur, he has gained deep knowledge in building science-and-technology-led businesses from the ground up. He is currently working as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) at Coventures working with companies to build new business and new products, developing with them the best approaches and strategies to succeed.