Spinverse Board

Pekka Koponen

Chairman, Founder

+358 40 545 0008

MBA from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland

MSc in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland

Founder and former CEO of Spinverse

Chairman, Working Group on Innovation, Technology Industries of Finland (2018- )

Managing Director, Sunshine Kaidi (Finland) New Energy Co. Ltd. (2016)

Various positions from R&D to Marketing, Sales, Venturing and Strategy, Nokia (1990-2004)

Tuomas Airisto

MSc in Business, University of Turku, Finland

Chief Commercial Officer (B2B), Sanoma Media Finland (2019-)

CEO, Avidly Suomi (2012-2018)

Managing Director, Talentum Events Oy (2010)

Chairman of the Board, Zeeland Media Group (2015-2018)

Member of the Board, Sugar Helsinki Oy (2015-2018)

Member of the Board, Multiprint Oy, (2008-2015)

Laura Koponen

Chief Executive Officer, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 350 0898

DSc in Technology, Aalto University, Finland

Chief Executive Officer, (2021-

Managing Director of Spinverse, (2015-2020)

Member of the Board, 3DBear (2016-)

Various positions at Spinverse (2008-2015)

Tomas Hedenborg

MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Helsinki Technical University (now Aalto), Finland

Group CEO, Fastems Oy Ab (2013-now)

President and CEO, Finn-Power Oy (2005-2011)

President and CEO, HBPO Group (2000-2005)

President, Orgalim (2015-)

Chairman, DIMECC Ltd (2013-2016)

Member of the Board, Kemppi Oy (2018-)

Member of the Board, Meconet Oy (2019-)

Jorma Turunen

MBA from Helsinki School of Economics, Finland

MSc in Chemical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland

CEO, Technology Industries in Finland (2010-2018)

President and CEO, Finpro (2006-2010)

President and CEO, Stonesoft (2002-2004)

Markko Vaarnas

MSc in International Business, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Takeoff Partners (2015-)

Various Chairman positions (Huone Events Hotels 2017-, Futures Platform 2016-, Meetingpackage.com 2015-, Boardman Grow 2018)

Co-Founder and CEO, Global Intelligence Alliance (1995-2014)

Various Board positions (Spinverse 2016-, Finnish Business Angel Network 2019-, LATO Strategy Tool 2015-2018, Deep Lead Inc. 2015-2018, etc.)

Niklas Weckström

Vice President, New Business, M.Sc.

+358 45 268 36 22

MSc in Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

Professional Designation in International Business Management, UCLA, US

Vice President New Business, Spinverse Oy (2017-

Managing Partner, Spinverse Management Consulting Oy (2015-2017)

Senior Principal, Head of Management Consulting Middle East, Pöyry (2012-2015)

Director of Operations/Board member, RiffGO (2009-2011)

Managing Director, Wave Consulting FZE (2008-2009)