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MAKI TEAM At your service.

When you work with Maki.vc, you get all of us as your champions and challengers.

A connected core team of serial entrepreneurs, seasoned investors and startup executives inspired by the tech we grew up with and fascinated with creative solutions in product, strategy, operations, and branding.

Maki.vc analyst – Caroline Gattner
Caroline Gattner
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Mona Saurén
Mona Saurén
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Ilkka Kivimäki
Ilkka Kivimäki
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Ilkka Kivimäki

FOUNDING PARTNER
ILKKA@MAKI.VC
+358 50 370 0097

Ilkka is a serial entrepreneur turned investor and a stalwart supporter of emerging startups. He was the first investor and former chairman of Wolt, sat on the board of Beddit before it was acquired by Apple, and sold his own company to an industry giant. Ilkka is not just about investment, he’s also passionate about developing the Nordic startup ecosystem. He chaired Slush and Startup Sauna, served on the boards of the student-led VC Wave Ventures and Europe’s biggest hackathon Junction, and acted as Head Coach for Startup Sauna, mentoring a new generation of entrepreneurs. Currently, he sits on the Aalto University Board.

Ilkka Kivimäki
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 Paavo Räisänen
Paavo Räisänen
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Maki.vc Business Controller Irina
Irina Kolesnikova
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Maki.vc Operations Manager Pamela
Pamela Halminen
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Pauliina Martikainen
Pauliina Martikainen
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Pirkka Palomäki
Pirkka Palomäki
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Reetta Heiskanen
Reetta Heiskanen (On parental leave)
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Venla Väänänen
Venla Väänänen
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Ella Eskelinen
Ella Eskelinen
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FOUNDERS Hear us Out.

When we invest, you as a founder get the entire Maki team to work with you, side by side.

And we don’t only support founders, we support the early hires, too. We know that building the early processes at a new venture is hard - and it becomes impossible without the right support network. Our community of entrepreneurs and doers at Maki House work side by side with the new entrants to supercharge their growth.

Do you have the next ground-breaking idea? Let us know about it. Reach out to us at lets@maki.vc