Johannes Tervo

A Helsinki-based believer in entrepreneurship focused on investments in Finland and Baltics. Energetic founder of Talk The Talk and a triathlonist.


Johannes focuses on Inventure’s investments in Finland and Baltics. He joined Inventure after years as a core member of Slush, the world’s leading startup event and community. At Slush, Johannes headed sales and partnerships and came to understand entrepreneurship as a means to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. As an Energy and Environment engineering major, he’s especially interested in tackling climate change. An aspiring entrepreneur himself, Johannes has also co-founded Talk The Talk, a movement with a mission to turn Finns into the world’s best public speakers.

Johannes is one of the most energetic people you will ever meet – guaranteed. When sitting across from him in a meeting, the energy is losslessly converted into a huge charge of curiosity and empathy towards the person and the topic at hand. Johannes is also a loyal team player and a competitor at heart, who will always look for new ways to improve and grow, as a person and as a team. Currently he’s meticulously focused on becoming one of the top triathlonists on a national level and trains remotely with one of the world’s top teams based in San Francisco.