We are excited to introduce our newest team members, a group of accomplished professionals whose skills and expertise will help take Spinverse to the next level. With backgrounds in business development, innovation funding, project management, healthcare, and marketing, our new additions bring a wealth of experience and fresh perspectives to our team. We cannot wait to see what we’ll achieve together.
In photo from left: Prakash Sivakumar, Kirsi Untala, Tiina Meurman, Elma Hodzic and Serhad Akkoc
Serhad Akkoc, MBA, joined us as a Business Development Manager for Spinbase, our AI-powered search engine for EU funding, partners, and projects. He is reporting to Niklas Weckström. He will primarily assist universities, research institutes, cities, and growth companies in accelerating their innovations through relevant public funding and strategic partnerships. With 18 years of experience in business development, growth, project management, and product management, Serhad is a digital business enthusiast with a strong background in Search Industry, SaaS, Cloud Services and Location Based Services.
Jukka Jokinen, M.Sc. (Econ), joined us as a Senior Consultant for the Industrial Investments team, reporting to Jani Peurakoski. With a background in growth and innovation funding, Jukka’s expertise lies in equity funding, strategic investors, and commercial partners. He has in-depth knowledge about strategic partnerships and equity-based finance, gained through his work as a venture capitalist focusing on growth technology companies in the Nordic countries for over 10 years. Prior to joining Spinverse, Jukka headed Invest-in team and following that he was also in charge of Growth Investments at Helsinki Partners, where he focused on attracting international growth and strategic investors, and commercial partners to innovative technology growth companies in Finland.