Tommi Huovinen joins Coventures
Hi, it's good to be here! My background is in growth, sales, and digital business development. I've driven SaaS growth as an entrepreneur as well as a country head at a VC-backed startup.
Over the past four years, I have hands-on helped numerous startups, and corporate customers build and launch digital products and services at a software development agency.
I obsess over product-led growth, as today, the user acquisition, activation, and retention are all driven (or should be) primarily by the product itself.
Haha, to mention few highlights, I gotta say Smarp and iZettle. Smarp is a leading knowledge sharing SaaS company I co-founded and which has since grown into 60+ employees in Helsinki, London, Stockholm, and Atlanta.
iZettle is a one-stop-shop for small businesses offering card readers, e-commerce, and point-of-sale systems. At iZettle, in addition to our initial launch efforts, my focus was on scaling the business in Finland. I still feel a little pinch of proudness each time I use iZettle to pay for my purchases around Finland.
At Coventures, I will help our customers to grow and scale their business, focusing on clients who are on the brink of reaching product-market fit and are trying to figure out what to do next.
The team definitely had a big impact on my decision to join Coventures. It was also great to jump right into an ongoing project and start working with clients from day one.
I really enjoy doing something concrete, such as renovating apartments. It's such a great break from day-to-day work. I also like to make sure I stay physically active and work out a lot.