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.

Olga

Olga Balakina

Marketing & Analyst

I enjoy working with pioneering organizations. Growth entrepreneurship and all the challenges and opportunities what this can bring are the reasons I am working at the epicenter of the startup community. Past 5 years I spent working with more than 70 global communities through Slush and growing brands’ awareness on a daily basis. This gave me an opportunity to see what the world needs in the future. We need solutions that come from science.

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!

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.

Pontus Stråhlman

Investments Director

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

Investments Director

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.