WE CO-CREATE COMPANIES IN HEALTH, WEB, GAMES AND TECH.

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Latest Strong News

  • Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

    @PHT_ePRO bought by @ERTglobal, making @CRFHealth the only independent #ePRO provider in #eclinical industry - http://t.co/3p08TDWSbW

  • Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

    RT @PopSci: For the first time, researchers in China are editing the genes of a human embryo http://t.co/229n3dtpSn http://t.co/9V3nSvclZY

  • Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

    Player interviews after #smliiga finals show: #hockey players respect opponents, despite superhot games and bitter loss by #tappara - kudos!

Investments

  • Jalmari Raippalinna, Jussi Laakkonen (CEO), Matti Savolainen, Pekka Aakko
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    Acquired by Unity

  • Ari Tulla (CEO) Tapio Tolvanen
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  • Mika Raento, Pekka Uronen, Teemu Kurppa (CEO)
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  • Joerg Ott, Marcin Nagy, Varun Singh (CEO)
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  • Anselm Levskaya, Austen Heinz (CEO), George Church, John Mulligan, Lukman Winoto, Reese Jones, Sagar Indurkhya
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  • Heather Anne Halpert, Linda Avey (CEO), Mitsuharu Hadeishi
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  • Jyri Engeström (CEO), Ulf Schwekendiek
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    Acquired by Groupon

  • Ari Ketola (CEO), Veikko Latvala
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  • Fredrik Kekäläinen (CEO), Johan Engström
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  • Aki Järvilehto (CEO), Markus Tuppurainen, Mika Tammenkoski
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  • Celine Pasula, Harri Granholm, Harri Hätinen, Jarno Wuolijoki, Markus Pasula (CEO), Mikko Lindstedt, Mikko Wilkman, Roope Kangas
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  • Andreas Karlsson, Mikko Hämäläinen, Teemu Tuulari, Ville Vesterinen (CEO)
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  • Janne Haverinen (CEO)
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  • Antti Laakso, Heini Varjonen, Jari Jaanto, Ville Mujunen (CEO)
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  • Sakke Järvenpää
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  • Olli Kallioniemi, Sami Kilpinen, Tommi Pisto (CEO)
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  • Aleksi Soini (CEO), Janne Koskinen
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  • Jukka Planman, Kristian Ranta (CEO), Tuomas Planman
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  • Antti Laitinen, Ilona Lindholm, Juha Leinonen, Olli Sinerma, Ville Kivistö (CEO)
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  • Aapo Kyrölä, Aleksi Aaltonen, Sampo Karjalainen (CEO)
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    Acquired by Facebook

  • Henric Suuronen, Henrik Karlström, Juha Paananen (CEO), Teemu Ikonen
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    Acquired by King.com

  • Jarkko Väinämö, Tuomas Riski (CEO)
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  • Akseli Hemminki, Pekka Simula, Franz Wuite (CEO)
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  • Jaakko Suoknuuti, Janita Leinonen, Noora Keskievari (CEO
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  • Ami Rubinstein (CEO), Levon Gasparyan
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  • Kari Kivelä, Petteri Lahtela (CEO)
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  • Gerald Goldstein, Itamar Lesuisse (CEO), Sagi Shorrer, Xavier Louis
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  • Rami Korhonen (CEO), Timo Kari
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  • Antti Virolainen, Juho Makkonen (CEO)
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  • Kristo Ovaska (CEO), Tuomo Riekki
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  • Sami Kuusela, Toni Laturi (CEO)
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  • Jani Virtanen, Tuomas Neuvonen (CEO)
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  • Ilkka Rämö, Jutta Haaramo (CEO)
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  • Ilkka Paananen (CEO), Lassi Leppinen, Mikko Kodisoja, Niko Derome, Petri Styrman, Visa Forsten
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  • Antti Ritvanen, Harri Hallila (CEO), Juha Haaja
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  • Ulla Engeström (CEO)
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  • Akseli Hemminki (CEO)
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  • Kai Bäckman (CEO), Mikko Mononen
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  • Anna Ronkainen, Heikki Vesalainen, Matti Kokkola, Mikael Kolehmainen (CEO)
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  • Jessica Richman (CEO), Zachary Apte
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  • Heikki Aura, Veli-Pekka Marin (CEO)
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  • Antti Aunio, Juuso Nissilä, Aki Backman (CEO)
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  • Elias Pietilä, Juhani Mykkänen, Lauri Andler, Mika Matikainen, Miki Kuusi (CEO), Oskari Pétas
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  • Harri Valpola, Juho Malmberg (CEO), Jussi Peltomaa, Rainer Rehn, Tuomas Lukka
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Startup Life

Supercell deal team in Tokyo

Ville posing with virtual Ben

Ilkka and Timur relaxing in SF

Some nice R&R in Italy

Jorma and Timo at Slush 2014

Fredrik Kekäläinen, entrepreneur

John, Jussi and David after a handshake deal

Brainstorming at Lifeline's

Nikolaj knows how to do conf calls

John having a island dinner with gaming entrepreneurs

Guillaume pitches hard, but Anil stays cool

Markus, Celine and Mikko at sea

Kristian interviews Ilkka and the creators of Game of Thrones in Barcelona

A chef explains Noma's philosophy

Our co-investors David and Ken during Supercell's board meeting

Mark, Jussi and SF flower power

Mikael Kolehmainen, entrepreneur

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Team

We are entrepreneurs who became investors almost by accident. We made a few angel investments together and, over time, realised that the Nordic market badly needed early-stage investors with entrepreneurial backgrounds. We also noticed that working with entrepreneurs is tremendously fun. In addition, we seemed to be able to help many of them realise their vision. We therefore became full-time investors and have never looked back.

We invest in early-stage companies that we are passionate about and that we believe we can help, often based on our experience as founders and CxOs of various companies.

  • Petteri Koponen, Partner

    Petteri has founded five companies, including Jaiku and First Hop. In addition to the various startup CxO roles and board memberships, he has been the chairman of Supercell, Grand Cru and Everywear Games. Petteri has experienced public companies as a board member of Elisa, Finland’s largest telco, in addition to working for Google in Mountain View and London after its acquisition of Jaiku. In his free time, Petteri hangs out with his family, pumps iron, plays games, writes (toy) code, and enjoys books and movies.

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  • Timo Ahopelto, Partner

    Timo has worked in several industries, ranging from biotech to apps, digital media and process technology. He earned his entrepreneur MBA from CRF Health, a software and services company that he co-founded, developed into a global market leader and successfully exited in 2015. Timo’s free time flies with family, ice hockey, iron and in Lapland skiing-hikes.

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  • Ilkka Paananen, Advisor

    Ilkka, the CEO of Lifeline’s portfolio company Supercell, is a games entrepreneur with 10+ years of experience in growing organizations from the founding team to a size of few hundreds. Before Supercell, Ilkka was a President at Digital Chocolate, running its Studios in Helsinki, Barcelona and Silicon Valley. In his free time, Ilkka enjoys time with his family and tries to find time for sports, music and books.

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Latest News

Follow us at Twitter: @hoopeekoo, @ipaananen and @timomj

  • @PHT_ePRO bought by @ERTglobal, making @CRFHealth the only independent #ePRO provider in #eclinical industry - http://t.co/3p08TDWSbW

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • RT @PopSci: For the first time, researchers in China are editing the genes of a human embryo http://t.co/229n3dtpSn http://t.co/9V3nSvclZY

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • Player interviews after #smliiga finals show: #hockey players respect opponents, despite superhot games and bitter loss by #tappara - kudos!

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • RT @Neuro_Skeptic: "Smartphones making children borderline autistic, warns expert" http://t.co/ZtrO1cJqPa On the basis of anecdotes. That's…

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • @GSK work to bring bioelectronics into medicine http://t.co/5Qvh751tf0 #Lifeline cc @HumanCharger

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • @TaizoSon : 'Suomessa yksi mielenkiintoinen startup, @enevo jätelogistiikkajärjestelmä' #Lifeline @SlushHQ

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • RT @ElinaLappalaine: Talouselämän toimittaja Mirva Heiskanen on #SlushAsia-tapahtumassa Tokiossa ja haastatteli Taizo Sonia @talouselama ht…

    Petteri Koponen
    @hoopeekoo

  • RT @aiwfciy: Last speaker Linda Liukas @lindaliukas #SlushAsia #KEYNOTE http://t.co/7563zPT4Lx

    Petteri Koponen
    @hoopeekoo

  • RT @akijarvilehto: Runeblade Trailer (Launch Edit) - First Apple Watch Exclusive Role Playing Game: http://t.co/bGJO6rvgs4 via @YouTube

    Petteri Koponen
    @hoopeekoo

  • RT @akijarvilehto: Woohoo! Runeblade, our Apple Watch exclusive game, launches in App Store with major feature! http://t.co/jXxQwvKLoS

    Petteri Koponen
    @hoopeekoo

  • RT @everyweargames: Runeblade, our Apple Watch exclusive fantasy adventure game launches in App Store with major feature! http://t.co/5K0gn

    Petteri Koponen
    @hoopeekoo

  • RT @vellumarin: Näin otat selfien Leijonien kanssa http://t.co/DARqVfBDSW #Markkinointi @KauppalehtiFi

    Ilkka Paananen
    @ipaananen

  • RT @akisaarinen: Holy F*CK the #SlushAsia venue looks AMAZING! BOOOOM!!! See you all on Friday @SlushAsia

    Ilkka Paananen
    @ipaananen

  • RT @akisaarinen: Slush is here, big time! No stopping now #SlushAsia #comingtoslush #HelsinkiOfAsia http://t.co/WfkmyPOlww

    Ilkka Paananen
    @ipaananen

  • RT @davemcclure: Bloomberg: World's 20 Largest Economies (in 2030) http://t.co/v7C7rjhfiO via @nuzzel thx @marvinliao cc @500Startups http:…

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

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