Inka

Inka Mero

Founder & Managing Partner

My passion is to work with and build world-class teams to grow new companies and businesses to a global scale. I believe that we are now facing a new era, where business opportunities arise from the need to solve big global problems through science, entrepreneurship and capital. Hence, working with deep tech founders and the world’s leading scientists is an extremely impactful and concrete way for me to work for the better future.

Mikko Kumpulainen

Co-founder & Partner

I am driven by the ability to assess and identify the best new business opportunities from a range of world-class technological innovations and scientific breakthroughs. I want to help start-up companies to grow, scale up and reach their fullest potential. My work offers an excellent vantage point on how leading scientists and researchers are tackling the wide range of challenges that our society currently faces. Through Voima Ventures we have the unique opportunity to help profitably link business and innovation – and in this way, for my part, join in building a more sustainable future for us all.

Mikko
Mikko

Mikko Kumpulainen

Co-founder & Partner

I am driven by the ability to assess and identify the best new business opportunities from a range of world-class technological innovations and scientific breakthroughs. I want to help start-up companies to grow, scale up their business and reach their fullest potential. My work offers an excellent vantage point to how leading scientists and researchers are tackling the wide range of challenges that our society currently faces. Through Voima Ventures we have the unique opportunity to help profitably link business and innovation – and in this way, for my part, join in building a more sustainable future for us all.

Jussi Sainiemi

Partner

I’m driven by innovations that change people’s lives for the better. I admire founders and teams who have a mission and are committed to putting their skin in the game in order to achieve the goals. I consider my role as a facilitator and a coach who tries to enable circumstances where the team can focus their energy on building the company and together making sure the direction is right. I’m a great believer in strong company culture which is a quality that is in common for all successful start-ups and growth companies I have worked with. My areas of expertise relate to industrial applications, energy, and new materials.

Harry Santamäki

Venture partner

I am a “product guy” by heart and have been in building deep tech companies from the lab or various research projects to global markets and growth throughout my career. I enjoy working with developer and technology teams from various fields and bring my expertise in strategy, go-to-market and building a big vision for the future. I did my own spin-off from VTT as a young signal processing engineer. Wish a VC like Voima had existed by that time!

Harry
Harry

Harry Santamäki

Venture partner

I am a “product guy” by heart and have been in building deep tech companies from the lab or various research projects to global markets and growth throughout my career. I enjoy working with developer and technology teams from various fields and bring my expertise in strategy, go-to-market and building a big vision for the future. I did my own spin-off from VTT as a young signal processing engineer. Wish a VC like Voima had existed by that time!

Niko Rantala

Investment Analyst

I love to see entrepreneurs take their own destiny in their hands and forge something that will change the world. Most of the time it doesn’t work out, but with my experience from early stage startups and finance I can help entrepreneurs sail a bit smoother. The ambition to change the world is far more prominent in deep tech startups and therefore it is important to get these ventures to the market successfully. Helping these entrepreneurs to change the world is in the core of what we do at Voima Ventures.

Kalle Öhman

Venture partner

My mission is to invest particularly in life sciences, medtech, bio, and new materials. Why? Because I believe that in the future the biggest opportunities and solutions are discovered and built in these areas. Globally. Having worked multiple years as an entrepreneur and a CEO and investor, I know what it takes -think big and work with the focus to solve complex problems with simple solutions that produce high value and positive impact.

Kalle
Kalle

Kalle Öhman

Venture partner

My mission is to invest particularly in life sciences, medtech, bio, and new materials. Why? Because I believe that in the future the biggest opportunities and solutions are discovered and built in these areas. Globally. Having worked multiple years as an entrepreneur and a CEO and investor, I know what it takes -think big and work with the focus to solve complex problems with simple solutions that produce high value and positive impact.

Veera Pietikäinen

VC Trainee

I never pass an opportunity to learn something new, and there’s no better place to learn new things than working in a deep tech VC. My previous experience in working as an accountant and organizing startup accelerators has taught me how important the right resources are for the early-stage companies. It is also my goal at Voima Ventures to identify how we can help the teams to take their next steps and scale their companies.

Pontus Stråhlman

Partner

The passion that drives people to take action into their own hands and solve problems through ventures of their own is what brought me to the startup scene. I’m a serial entrepreneur specializing in sales. Additionally, I am an active angel investor and a startup coach. At Voima Ventures I have a chance to combine my experience with the world class scientists and world class research, and thereby create something completely new and disruptive. In my role, I will be focused on making sure the cutting edge technology has a faster way to make the world a slightly better place.

Pontus Stråhlman

Partner

The passion that drives people to take action into their own hands and solve problems through ventures of their own is what brought me to the startup scene. I’m a serial entrepreneur specializing in sales. Additionally, I am an active angel investor and a startup coach. At Voima Ventures I have a chance to combine my experience with the world class scientists and world class research, and thereby create something completely new and disruptive. In my role, I will be focused on making sure the cutting edge technology has a faster way to make the world a slightly better place.

Julia Ehrnrooth

Marketing Manager

My favourite thing in the world is seeing people around me be passionate about what they do and thriving wholeheartedly. I’m driven with the constant opportunity to grow and learn something new. This might well be the reason why I was hooked right when I got my taste in the startup world. Now, working with deep tech firms serves as a perfect platform to ensure that I always have something to learn. I love trying to make sense of difficult topics and what better place to get to do that than as a Marketing Manager to a deep tech VC.

Tapio Parkkonen

VC Trainee

I consider myself a jack of many trades, whether I am in a professional environment, the world of academics or any hobby that I have. That is why I feel deep tech venture capital suits me very well: your focus is on many things at the same time, you are constantly learning new things, all the while analysing and trying to make sense of a sea of data to support your team and portfolio companies. Working with inspiring technology made by inspiring people gets a smile on my face every time. 

Tapio Parkkonen

VC Trainee

I consider myself a jack of many trades, whether I am in a professional environment, the world of academics or any hobby that I have. That is why I feel deep tech venture capital suits me very well: your focus is on many things at the same time, you are constantly learning new things, all the while analysing and trying to make sense of a sea of data to support your team and portfolio companies. Working with inspiring technology made by inspiring people gets a smile on my face every time.