Meet the team
We are serial entrepreneurs.
Timo Ahopelto (partner)
- Timo has a unique track record of product creation, sales, marketing and fund raising in the health and digital media industries. He was the founding CEO of CRF Health, the global leader in eDiaries for clinical trials. As Blyk's Head of Strategy, Timo was responsible for its ad business, country expansion and funding. Timo's free time flies with family, in Lapland and with various sports.
Petteri Koponen (partner)
- Petteri has founded five companies, including Jaiku (sold to Google) and First Hop (sold to Airwide Solutions). He has been a startup CEO, CTO, VP of Services and Director, in addition to working two years for Google in the US and UK. In his free time, Petteri hangs out with his family, pumps iron, plays games, writes (toy) code, and enjoys books and movies.
Ilkka Paananen (advisor)
- Ilkka, the CEO of Lifeline's portfolio company Supercell, is a games entrepreneur with 10+ years of experience in growing organizations from the founding team to a size of few hundreds. Before Supercell, Ilkka was a President at Digital Chocolate, running its Studios in Helsinki, Barcelona and Silicon Valley. In his free time, Ilkka enjoys time with his family and tries to find time for sports, music and books.
We would love to hear from you.
To get in touch with us, please send a short email to either Timo or Petteri at firstname @ lifelineventures.com.
Kalevankatu 13 (3rd floor), 00100 Helsinki.