Currently the Sales & Marketing Director at Rigaku Raman Technologies, Mr. Arve Lukander has 8 years of experience in seed/early stage technology investment business with Inventure and Sitra. Mr. Lukander also has 8 years of experience as and international sales professional with successful hightech and medtech companies Metorex and Planmeca. He has a strong background in board activities and is strong in strategic thinking and implementation as well as in funding. Mr. Lukander holds both M.Sc and MBA degrees.
Dr. Jyrki Saarinen is the co-founder of Heptagon, currently a Singapore-based company. As the CEO and later as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Member of the Board he was the driving force behind Heptagon’s growth from a one-man company to a world-leading developer and manufacturer of advanced micro-optics solutions with one thousand employees. He lived in the Silicon Valley for seven years, establishing Heptagon’s US business. He identified major breakthrough products and market segments as well as acquired high-profile customers.
Dr. Saarinen holds an MBA and a PhD degree in diffractive optics and micro-optics and has acted as a professor and guest fellow in multiple countries including Finland, Canada, Japan, China and France. Currently Dr. Saarinen works as a Professor at the University of Eastern Finland, where his main responsibilities are improving photonics business as well as increasing international knowledge on photonics business opportunities.
Antti Sinisalo has 15 years of experience in business development, sales and partnering in venture capital and medical businesses.
Currently the CEO of Investment at VTT Ventures, Mr. Sinisalo leads the Venture Capital activities of the corporate venturing unit of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland with a focus on technology investments. Mr. Sinisalo’s passion is in creating new businesses from radical innovations.
Timo is a Co-Founder & Partner of Inventure. His areas of interest lie within enterprise software, future connectivity, cybersecurity and gaming. At Inventure, Timo focuses on the investment strategy and portfolio value creation. Timo is actively involved in crafting product and partnership strategies of our portfolio companies. He is managing the investments in Rightware, Detectify, Now Interact, Merus Power, and Spectral Engines. Previously, Timo acted as a private investor with Innocap Oy. Having started his career in the telecom sector with Nokia and Sonera, Timo has over 19 years of experience in coaching, managing and internationalizing early-stage companies.