I was born in Oulu, Finland 1975, since then I've lived in Turku, Helsinki and for a shorter period in Moscow, Russia. In addition I have close connections to the Silicon Valley.
I got involved with the web around mid -90's when we integrated a traditional BBS system into the web. I believe it was one of the very first full BBS to web integrations. Since then I've been at the very front of networked technology and business innovation. I've founded four companies, involved in hundreds of projects, gathered millions of venture financing and helped numerous startup entrepreneurs.
Outside of the work my main activities relate to big mountain freeriding, ice climbing and mountaineering. I am also a friend of good literature, food and wine.