A Partner at Capman before founding Inventure in 2005, Sami has almost 25 years of experience in venture capital. Having overseen the progress and learnings of over 100 portfolio companies, Sami’s network and combined understanding of technology, business, and financing, are on a level of their own. In addition to working on the boards of Upcloud, Wirepas, Haltian, ONEiO, and Canatu, he serves on the boards of Business Finland and the Finnish Venture Capital Association.
When asked to describe Sami, the words ‘experienced’, ‘visionary’, and ‘loyal’ come up most often. Sami encourages entrepreneurs and team members to dream bigger and is truly in their corner helping to connect the dots and realize those big dreams. Sami’s values and vision are also instilled at the very core of Inventure: extreme trustworthiness and honesty that lay the foundation for bringing stability and renewal to the Nordic venture ecosystem. Inventure certainly plays a big role in Sami’s life, but there’s a lot more to it: a family man, an overall outdoorsman with two vizslas – Sami keeps surprising with his broad knowledge and interests ranging from dogs to photography to cooking.
In venture with
Wirepas – making massive IoT into reality
UpCloud – the world’s fastest cloud servers with 100% uptime SLA
Haltian – the total solution provider for large commercial IoT Solutions