August 26, 2018

What's more you can hope from introduction of a new country than being able to follow one of your CEO's to destination unknown. This time the CEO of Fuzu Jussi Hinkkanen toured me aroung Uganda and Kenya. He is a veteran of Africa since the days of Nokia and could give...

July 14, 2018

Looking at the my portfolio CEO's faces after summer, I had only one question in mind: Did they have any time to relax and take distance to their startup? Sadly many replied not enough. Before summer I wished to see everyone having at least two weeks off. For me summer...

March 30, 2018

It was good to be back in Tokyo. In addition to perfect timing for cherry tree blossom and meeting Stuart I was able to get a glimpse of how Japan resonates with entrepreneurship mindset. I was hoping to see a lot of local startups but again I was a bit disappointed. E...

March 14, 2018

Naturally in Austin everything is related to music. We were trying to reflect the topics through SongHi. As music industry is struggling to discover it's future role (3 players in the world) other runnerups are entering the market.

It get's quite philosophical to s...

March 9, 2018

SXSW did not let us down. Again combination of inspiring speakers, challenging workshops and valuable takeaways got us excited. To me two themes fired the discussions in almost all sessions

- INEQUALITY: Many countries struggle with huge inequality i...

March 6, 2018

Never thought that we ever get this far, Fenix bird has risen from the ashes, said Simo when The SongHi Boys met in Finnish Lapland. After 10 years and a bankruptcy the SongHi 4.2 version will see the day of light in a week. The dream team has worked around it now for...

February 28, 2018

I was honoured to be asked to talk to Unicef area representatives at Geneva today. Startup approach matched quite well with the challenges they face. You need constantly build trust with your network / key players and develop personal relationships. As I write this CNN...

February 11, 2018

Do you have the following properties:

- Relevant experience, network and ability

- Honesty and integrity

- Courage to speak up

- Time and energy to commit

If YES you are qualified to apply as a Board member. I sit in many startup boards in my portfolio companies. I joined...

February 11, 2018

It's time to take a break with music this spring. Music is your Minimal Viable Connector. The vital reasons for humans to exist are built around stories, music and dance.

When you have no connection with someone try singing! When you are down try humming. What does...

January 30, 2018

I started building Polkuni educational portfolio around Kokoa after summer 2015. Later in the autumn I added Fun Academy and Xedu to the portfolio. It was clear that I want to make a massive impact trough my investments. 

I understood that you need strong path find...

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