Our team

Our team consists of top experts in a variety of lines of business. Years of know-how are at your disposal.

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Johan Backas

CEO, M.Sc. (Eng), partner

Director with a background in corporate management, international leadership positions, digital business, and SaaS.

Special expertise: strategy, international business, heavy industry, marine industry, sourcing and procurement.

johan.backas@startuplions.fi

 

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Jukka Huikari

Member of the Board, Founding partner of Whitecoach Oy

Partner and board member in several startup and scale-up SMEs.

Senior Specialist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Special expertise: Financing of start-ups, international business and exports.

 

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Jari Puranen

Member of the Board, CBM chairperson, partner

Partner and board member in several SMEs, chairman of the board of 4 startups. Significant work history in growing and managing IT companies.

Special expertise: board work, finance and industry knowledge of the IT industry, especially software solutions.

 

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Eikka Heikinheimo

Member of the Board

Freelance CFO/CDO

Significant international experience in various operative financial and development management roles as well as advisory positions in various industries in Finland and abroad.

 

 

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