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  • Petteri Koponen
    @hoopeekoo

    RT @timomj: This is (one) reason for us w @hoopeekoo to be interested in #braintech - two investments done - http://t.co/vzg8WCapUJ #ehealt…

  • Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

    MP Heikkinen kirjoittaa kirjassaan 'Terveisiä Kutturasta' kuin Lehväslaiho konsanaan. #kirjat #wsoy #johnnykniga http://t.co/UaVxRsNOIG

  • Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

    This is (one) reason for us w @hoopeekoo to be interested in #braintech - two investments done - http://t.co/vzg8WCapUJ #ehealth #tdcs

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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    Exited to SoftBank

  • 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

  • RT @timomj: This is (one) reason for us w @hoopeekoo to be interested in #braintech - two investments done - http://t.co/vzg8WCapUJ #ehealt…

    Petteri Koponen
    @hoopeekoo

  • MP Heikkinen kirjoittaa kirjassaan 'Terveisiä Kutturasta' kuin Lehväslaiho konsanaan. #kirjat #wsoy #johnnykniga http://t.co/UaVxRsNOIG

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • This is (one) reason for us w @hoopeekoo to be interested in #braintech - two investments done - http://t.co/vzg8WCapUJ #ehealth #tdcs

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • As many are asking: Despite the budget cuts, @Tekesfi funding for new ambitious globally-oriented companies continues.

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • @23andme pushes to develop own drugs (rare diseases, I expect) and sequencing with $80M -- http://t.co/CxuBwzNR8Z #genome

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • RT @rasmusroiha: Analysis of the 2015 Finnish Software Industry Survey: Who grew? http://t.co/Tx7XPHp1lS #softwaresurvey2015 @TechFinland…

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • RT @deantak: Clash of Clans maker Supercell shuts down Smash Land mobile game http://t.co/qo4w7OsmbH via @VentureBeat

    Ilkka Paananen
    @ipaananen

  • @ouraring proceeds as I expected when we first invested, the unique concept gathers attention. #Lifeline #wearables https://t.co/TJHwd97e3T

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • RT @ClashofClans: The update finally here!!! Maintenance will start soon! Read all that's new: http://t.co/t6QFSI0bfi http://t.co/N1VJYtg8fV

    Ilkka Paananen
    @ipaananen

  • RT @hoopeekoo: An awesome article on Valkee HumanCharger by the biohacker legend Ben Greenfield: http://t.co/Zf1xHd7A5J #biohacking #jetlag

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • RT @SlushHQ: Enevo has announced to raise the fourth biggest B round in the Nordics over the past four years: $15.8M! @enevo http://t.co/1m

    Petteri Koponen
    @hoopeekoo

  • RT @TesiFII: .@enevo receives $ 15.8 million funding http://t.co/454itZLDKd http://t.co/t7OdYTkDR6

    Petteri Koponen
    @hoopeekoo

  • RT @SlushHQ: Enevo has announced to raise the fourth biggest B round in the Nordics over the past four years: $15.8M! @enevo http://t.co/1m

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • RT @reinouttebrake: Did you know that Enevo's investment is the fourth biggest B round in the Nordics over the past four years? Only Superc…

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • RT @enevo: Enevo receives $ 15.8 million funding led by Foxconn, Ginko Ventures and Mistletoe from Japan http://t.co/4gLin5U6XD

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

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