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

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Latest Strong News

  • Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

    RT @MITSloan: How Apple's #ResearchKit signals a golden age for health care. MIT Sloan's @accelmed in Fortune: http://t.co/YqJDUZcKVk

  • Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

    I am not surprised that #eclinical industry has not understood #ResearchKit - sadly - as it will just be eventually disrupted.

  • Petteri Koponen
    @hoopeekoo

    #Lifeline's investment philosophy distilled into a short video: https://t.co/fQ9dE3XzwJ

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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  • 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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  • 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 @MITSloan: How Apple's #ResearchKit signals a golden age for health care. MIT Sloan's @accelmed in Fortune: http://t.co/YqJDUZcKVk

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • I am not surprised that #eclinical industry has not understood #ResearchKit - sadly - as it will just be eventually disrupted.

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • #Lifeline's investment philosophy distilled into a short video: https://t.co/fQ9dE3XzwJ

    Petteri Koponen
    @hoopeekoo

  • @zenrobotics #AI robotic waste sorting line layout! Waiting for this week's BoD meeting... #Lifeline http://t.co/nkgVV9ykJd

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • RT @HCTPS: Viime viikon muistelu lämmittää mieltä vielä 2080-luvullakin. Kiitos @TPSkannattajat, kiitos #TURKU! #HCTPS #asmliiga http://t.c

    Ilkka Paananen
    @ipaananen

  • RT @hoopeekoo: @timomj and I have made four health investments in the Valley: @uBiome , Cambrian Genomics, @WeAreCurious and @BetterDoctor …

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • @timomj and I have made four health investments in the Valley: @uBiome , Cambrian Genomics, @WeAreCurious and @BetterDoctor #Lifeline

    Petteri Koponen
    @hoopeekoo

  • @everyweargames, the world's first wearable games studio, is recruiting! Check out http://t.co/YzPQMh74NA #Lifeline

    Petteri Koponen
    @hoopeekoo

  • RT @gregkharper: @supercellgames is looking for a new Brand Marketing Lead. Awesome brand marketers, please apply. http://t.co/w66O0OPd8G

    Ilkka Paananen
    @ipaananen

  • http://t.co/kaR46bHKRg board meeting ongoing. AI-powered trademark search online. Perfect example of #AI "semi-automating" tasks. #lifeline

    Timo Ahopelto
    @timomj

  • RT @MikaEskola: TPS A Suomen mestari. Kiitos joukkue, kiitos yleisö ja ISO kiitos huikealle Grassmark tiimille ottelutapahtumasta. http://t…

    Ilkka Paananen
    @ipaananen

  • RT @TPSkannattajat: SUOMEN MESTARIT! TPS teki myös A-nuorten yleisöennätyksen. Aivan mahtava tunnelma, kiitos kannattajat! #HCTPS http://t.…

    Ilkka Paananen
    @ipaananen

  • Tästä mallia! TPS marssi nuorten SM-kultaan ennätysyleisön edessä http://t.co/DRv3ePJ0lx

    Ilkka Paananen
    @ipaananen

  • RT @SlushAsia: Countdown for Slush Asia has started! 31days left!!! #SlushAsia http://t.co/IQINQ0eAzJ

    Ilkka Paananen
    @ipaananen

  • RT @JoniOrtio: Onnittelut @HCTPS A-junnut Suomen Mestaruudesta!! Huikee suoritus! #kylmätväreet #HCTPS #voitollayöhön

    Ilkka Paananen
    @ipaananen

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