Ville V.

Executive with 16+ years in Tech Startup, specializing in Entrepreneurship Skills

Finland
English, Finnish

Shadow Cities was a location based MMORPG on your iPhone with the best community of players any mobile game has ever seen.

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Financial Services, Banking & Insurance
  • Professional Services
  • Digital & Broadcast Media
  • ...

1000

/hr
  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice

Experience

Board Member

Swappie
9 months
Current position
Mar 2022 - Present
Swappie is the no1 online destination for buying and selling refurbished smartphones in Europe. Since launching in 2016, we have grown to 1 200 talents and more than €100M annual revenu...see more

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Housecat
1 year
Current position
Sep 2021 - Present
Democratizing crypto investment strategies for users, empowering individuals to become asset managers.

Atomico Scout

Atomico
3 years
Current position
Jan 2020 - Present
Atomico invests in ambitious tech founders at Series A and beyond with a particular focus on Europe, leveraging deep operational experience to supercharge their growth. Founded in 200...see more

Venture Advisor

Schibsted Media Group
< 1 year
Jan 2018 - Jan 2018
Advised and co-lead Schibsted New Models group to take strategic LP positions in the top Berlin & London VC funds.

Board Member

Maria 01
3 years
Jan 2018 - Jan 2021
* 70 000 m² Campus for tech companies in the heart of Helsinki, Finland. * 650+ companies. * 4000 ambitious professionals.

Board Member

Startup Sauna Foundation
3 years
Jan 2018 - Jan 2021
Startup Foundation owns the events, programs and companies of Slush, Junction, Wave Ventures, The Shortcut and Maria 01.

Founder

Sliced
1 year
Jan 2018 - Jan 2019
Sliced helps you find opportunities that have a direct impact on reversing climate change.

Founding Chairman

Swappie
6 years
Jan 2016 - Mar 2022
Swappie is the no1 online destination for buying and selling refurbished smartphones in Europe. Since launching in 2016, we have grown to 1 200 talents and more than €100M annual revenu...see more

Entrepreneur in Residence

Reaktor Ventures
2 years
Jan 2015 - Jan 2017
Rebranded, restructured and relaunched a seed investment operation with the support of the team and the leadership. I further evaluated and sourced new deals as well as helped the exist...see more

Coach and Mentor

Startup Sauna
6 years
Aug 2011 - Dec 2017
Startup Sauna is a 5-week accelerator program focused on finding the right product-market fit and go-to-market strategy.

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Grey Area
5 years
Jul 2010 - Jan 2015
Co-founded mobile games company backed by Index Ventures, London Venture Partners, Initial Capital and Lifeline Ventures. Together with my co-founders I built and ran the company for 5+...see more

Member of the Investment Council

Finnish Industry Investment LTD
4 years
Jan 2009 - Jan 2013
Was part of an investment council advising the fund management and providing them with a wide variety of perspectives from different stakeholders to make better informed decisions. Finn...see more

Sales and Growth

Nordkapp
1 year
Jan 2008 - Jan 2009
We are Nordkapp, a strategy and design consultancy for the post-normal era.

Co-Founder, Editor

Arcticstartup
2 years
Jan 2008 - Jan 2010
Co-founded ArcticStartup, leading technology blog in the Nordics and Baltics. We created the blog to open a window into the wider world for local startups and champion radically optimis...see more

Co-Founder and Organiser

Slush
1 year
Jan 2008 - Jan 2009
Founded the conference together with a few other startup radicals to promote and champion positive entrepreneurial culture in Finland and in the Nordics. Slush is currently Europe's lea...see more

Digital Concept Designer

Tbwa\helsinki
1 year
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
Our mission is to locate and involve brands into modern culture. We work closely with our clients to create growth platforms for brands through data-driven insights, disruptive brand be...see more

Co-Founder

Stirred Up Publishing
< 1 year
Jan 2006 - Jan 2006
Co-Founder at Stirred Up Publishing.

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Financial Services, Banking & Insurance
  • Professional Services
  • Digital & Broadcast Media
  • Information Technology, Data & Telecom

Role experience

  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship

Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Start Ups
  • Venture Capital
  • Digital Media
  • Marketing
  • Strategy