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ANSSI LEHIKOINEN
Partner, Investments

Board professional and entrepreneur with a strong track record and experience in M&A, deep technology and fund raising. Chairman and founder of Rocsole. Various board positions, e.g. Osuuskunta KPY, Enfo, Nostetta and VRT Finland. Previously CEO and founder of Numcore and Rocsole, part-time Professor of Practice in UEF and board member in various SMEs. An extensive international network, with the strongest contacts in the Nordics, USA and Europe.

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JUHA YRJÄNHEIKKI
Chairman / Partner, Investments

Serial entrepreneur and business architect with extensive experience in growing medtech startups globally. Sharp business analyst with proven track record in raising funds and building successful teams. CEO and co-founder of Aurealis Pharma, previously CEO and co-founder of Cerebricon, which was sold to NYSE listed Charles River Laboratories in 2009. Board member at Aurealis Pharma and Fennogate Finland.

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PASI LAAKKONEN
Partner, Investments

Serial technology entrepreneur and technology sales visionary. Has successfully set up and led international business in many technology startups, including Nanocomp, Numcore and Rocsole, where Pasi currently works as CEO and co-founder. Has key expertise in tomography, lithography, diffractive- and micro-optics, IP, measurement devices.  Masters venture capital fund raising, governmental fund raising, solution sales and IPR strategy.

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ANTTI PULKKANEN
Partner, Investments

Business finance and M&A expert with years of experience in working with growth companies. Previously as business consultant, currently as Business Manager at Danske Bank. Strong analytical skills, great with numbers. Board member at VRT Finland.

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MIKKO JALKANEN
Partner, Corporate Law

Corporate law professional with strong startup experience. Specializes in M&A, due diligence investigations, contract law and limited company administration. Partner at Lukander Ruohola HTO, advisory board member at Rocsole.

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JUHA KOUKKA
Partner, Process Industry Investments

Experienced process industry influencer. Managing Director of Mondi Powerflute Oy. Chairman of the board in a wood procurement company Harvestia Oy and in a stock listed energy company Savon Voima Oyj. Board member of Finnish Forest Industries Federation.

MIKKO LAINE
Partner, Investments

Investment banker and investor, with over 10 years of entrepreneurial advisory experience. Co-owner in Broadius Partners, an investment bank offering financial advisory in international corporate acquisitions, divestments, fundraising, and other related transactions. Active owner and board member in various mid and medium-sized companies. Multiple Ironman Hawaii finisher. 

TIMO AARVALA
Partner, Investments

Business management professional with background from multiple industries IT, telco and real-estate. Experienced leader with a strong growth and customer driven mindset. Work experience in multiple continents and countries in Europe and in the US in large organizations as well as in start-ups. Currently working as Business Area Director in Delete Group Oyj. Various positions as board member, for example in VRT Finland Oy.

KYÖSTI KARHUNEN
Partner, Investments

Experienced business leader and management expert. Long experience as CEO in a retail company specialized in consumer goods. Has extensive experience building and renewing organizations. Strong knowledge in construction and property business. Board member in several SME companies. 

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ANTTI HAAPAKORVA
Partner, Business Development

Business strategist and experienced growth advisor. CEO and founder of strategic consulting and technology company Talentree. Also experienced board member. Has extensive experience in business development of growth companies within several industries. Masters in strategy planning, HRD and process development.

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JUHA REUNANEN
Partner, Software

Highly analytical software development professional with a strong background in startup business development. Years of experience in industrial and machine vision software architecture development. Owner of software consulting company Tomaattinen, previously Technology Manager and co-founder at Numcore.

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NOORA RÄSÄNEN
CEO / Partner, Marketing

Marketing enthusiast with wide experience in setting up and developing marketing of international tech startups, including Rocsole, Numcore, and VRT Finland, where she currently works as CMO. Specializes in result-based marketing concepts and marketing message clarification – from strategy to execution.

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MARKO VAUHKONEN
Partner, Technology Advisor

Professor at the University of Eastern Finland with years of experience in developing tomographic technologies. Co-founder of Rocsole, co-founder and former CTO of Numcore.

JARI KAIPIO
Partner, Technology Advisor

Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Auckland with over 20 years of research experience in mathematics, physics and inversion problems. Co-founder of Rocsole and Numcore.




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Savroc has developed hard trivalent chromium coating technology that exceeds the mechanical performance of existing hard chrome coatings. Savroc’s coatings do not contain toxic chromic acid used in existing hard chrome coating process and are therefore safer to the environment and people working in the coating process.

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VRT is the market leader in underwater structural inspections and measurements. VRT’s solutions ensure that even hidden changes or damage do not cause unpleasant surprises. Cost effective measurement techniques together with the best equipment on the market result in the most accurate and highest quality results.

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OwnSurround brings personally tailored 3D surround sound to the user’s own headphones.

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Aurealis Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company based in Kuopio, Finland and Basel, Switzerland, has developed an effective, safe and economical treatment method that greatly improves the quality of life for chronic inflammation and cancer sufferers.

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RPS Brewing is an innovative, award-winning indie brewery based in Kuopio, Finland. The brewery describes its beer as balanced, fresh and pure to the palette. beers have been awarded for their taste for example in various categories of “the best beer in Finland” -competition in 2018.

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Nostetta portfolio grows with RPS Brewing, an award-winning indie brewery from northern periferia

Nostetta has invested in an innovative indie brewery RPS Brewing based in Kuopio, Finland. RPS Brewing completed a directed share issue in the end of 2018 to strengthen its team and competence in business development and to accelerate its growth in international markets. Along with Nostetta Oy, a Finnish business person of the year 2017 Mika Sutinen, the CEO of Kotipizza Group Tommi Tervanen and a group of private investors and employees joined the company as investors.

RPS Brewing’s beers have been awarded for their taste for example in various categories of “the best beer in Finland” -competition in 2018. RPS Brewing’s brewmaster Aki wishes to produce tasteful but drinkable beer. The brewery describes its beer as balanced, fresh and pure to the palette. And as we need a game in everything in life, the beer also can beat each other in different forms. In strength, freshness, body type, or else. Eventually the strength meets softness and cuddliness and is melted. You know the drill.

Besides the tasteful beer, the company is also known for its innovative marketing efforts. One of the most famous examples is release of the “Let’s Settle This Like Adults” beer for Trump-Putin summit 2018 in Helsinki.

Read more about the RPS beers here: https://www.rockpaperscissors.fi/beer/

More information about the directed share issue in RPS Brewing’s Facebook (in Finnish): https://www.facebook.com/rpsbrewing/

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Savroc’s TripleHard chrome coating benefits proven in a variety of industrial applications

Since its establishment in 2012, Nostetta portfolio company Savroc has developed TripleHard chrome coating to offer the chrome plating industry a more durable and more sustainable alternative to conventional hard chrome.

TripleHard’s performance, such as hardness, wear resistance and lower friction, exceeds the performance of conventional hard chrome, enabling a variety of opportunities to save costs in terms of extended maintenance cycles and decreased energy costs, for example. Unlike the plating process of traditional hard chrome, TripleHard plating process does not contain chromic acids harmful to the environment and people working in the process.

Savroc has “Good laboratory results are not enough, the performance has to be industrially proven as well”, says Osmo Jahkola, the CEO of Savroc in an article (in Finnish) published by the leading technology publication of Finland, Tekniikka&Talous.

Today, TripleHard coating’s benefits have been industrially proven in a variety of applications for over 2,5 years. The current customers include for example a Finnish hydraulic cylinder manufacturer Hydroline and a French agricultural machinery manufacturer Egretier, in addition to an automation manufacturer and some weapon manufacturers. In July 2018, Europe’s biggest cylinder manufacturer ASO Group agreed to take TripleHard coating method into use.

Finnish speaking readers: check the whole story of Savroc and TripleHard in Tekniikka&Talous.

Got a great business idea and ambition to take it further?
Let us know about it and we’ll see what we can do. We specialize in turning high-tech innovations into global business. With a successful track record and hands-on attitude.

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