Moaffak Ahmed is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of marketing and business development experience in Europe, North America and Asia.
Moaffak is currently Founding Partner at Superhero Capital. He is working on early-stage ventures run by passionate founders with massive ambitions. Superhero Capital is looking for the next superheroes aiming for global domination while changing the world for better. Investing in B2B software with the entrepreneurial twist.
Torsti (Founder, Pivot5 Oy, and Vice Chairman at Finnish Business Angels), has 18 years of entrepreneur, leadership and investor experience in digital service business, marketing communication and corporate strategy. He is known as an unaffected added value seeker, service innovator and brand strategist.
Torsti’s latest accelerator and investor contributions have been with Proximi.io, Klevu, Media Content News, Musiclock, Netrauta.fi (EXIT 2015), Frank Students, Rovio, Tieto Corporation, Wärtsilä and Finnish National Gallery. His former employers have been Nokia (Corporate Strategy), Edita (CEO of a subsidiary, www.nordicmorning.fi), Satama Interactive Oyj (currently www.trainershouse.com) and hasan & partners (CEO).
Torsti holds a Vice Chairman of the Board position at Finnish Business Angels Association (FIBAN), Chairman of the Board position at Proximi.io, Board member positions at Klevu and Frank Students.
Pasi Ilola is the CEO of Planetify, which helps companies to grow their online businesses globally. Pasi has been building and leading profitable online businesses for 15 years, and has extensive experience in all aspects of managing the growth of a global online product. Pasi managed marketing globally for the Habbo Hotel virtual world, growing it past 100 million registered users, and built a virtual world called Virtual Magic Kingdom for the Walt Disney Company. He also founded a digital agency called Frantic, which he led as CEO for seven years, and most recently he was CEO of Suomi24, the largest social network in Finland.
Otto Hilska co-founded Nodeta, an agile Ruby on Rails shop, andFlowdock, the chat-based team inbox for software developers. Along theway he and his team have helped the community by building stuff likeAPIdock, a social documentation site for Ruby developers.
As Flowdock’s chief executive Otto has built a lean startup, andimplemented many ideas based on Steve Blank’s customer developmenttheory. Flowdock is growing rapidly, and they have recently raisedfunding from prominent Silicon Valley investors, including MichaelArrington’s CrunchFund, Gil Penchina, Mårten Mickos and IDG Ventures.