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About VTT Ventures

We bring science, business and the Finnish entrepreneurial mindset together to create outstanding new businesses.

We constantly scan for scientific research projects from the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland pool, for projects with the potential of becoming outstanding from a business perspective. We invest in the new ventures at the seed phase. By converting technologies into businesses, we expand the global reach of Finnish high-impact research.

WHAT WE DO

We are not scientist or bankers, we are instead specialists of the seed phase. Together with our network, we offer specific insight and ingredients every idea needs in order to grow.

In addition to monetary support, we strengthen new ventures in three ways: we mature the idea and technology together with the researchers, coach the researchers about the investor viewpoint to ease further funding, and scout for additional professionals to join the project.

 

We help develop an idea into
an invention with impact.

 

We are not afraid of unfinished ideas. For us, it all starts from the research, which we evolve passionately with an entrepreneurial mind-set: we share the risk and reward.

People


ANTTI SINISALO
CEO

Who?

Both a Master of Science and Economics, Antti has been developing technologies and businesses with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland for more than 10 years. He is eager to see VTT Ventures as the forerunner in developing technologies with Finnish roots and global impact. The biggest driver for Antti is seeing how startups get a chance to turn their ambitions into realities with the help of VTT Ventures. Antti believes that genuine team work is the only way to achieve great results.

What?

Antti’s background is in the medical equipment business, where he gained an understanding of both business and product development. At VTT, he has worked on the commercialization of over thirty cases. “Success is not a destination, but a continuous journey,” is how Antti views his work. Antti and his team are committed to long-term work, to thus enable sustainable growth and development.

MIKKO KUMPULAINEN
Vice President, Investments

Who?

Mikko is an experienced investment professional intrigued by the possibilities new technologies bring about – future possibilities in developing startups are immeasurable. Mikko likes to collaborate closely with management and see how people take up their new positions at startups. He enjoys working with startups from an early stage and seeing their development step by step. Also Mikko is both a Master of Science (Industrial Management) and Economics (Finance).

What?

Passionate about developing companies, Mikko has gained versatile experience in the field. He spent several years at Boston Consulting Group, coaching and developing large Finnish companies in their strategy work, and helping them internationalize. From there, he continued working with mid-sized companies at Helmet Business Mentor and Vaaka Partners.

Contact us

ANTTI SINISALO
CEO

MIKKO KUMPULAINEN
Vice President, Investments

Board

PETRI KALLIOKOSKI

Executive Vice President, Deputy CEO
VTT Technical Research
Centre of Finland Ltd.

TANJA HUOPONEN

Chief Financial Officer,
VTT Technical Research
Centre of Finland Ltd.

MATTI KARHUNEN

Senior Vice President, General Counsel,
VTT Technical Research
Centre of Finland Ltd.