Inka is Startup Sauna’s past head coach (2012-2014).
She is an entrepreneur and seed investor with a track in building growth companies, online community services and mobile software businesses in Scandinavia, New York, Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv.
Being the co-founder and chairwoman of Pivot5 (past KoppiCatch) seed investor and accelerator company with 20+ portfolio companies ant 5 exits, she is passionate about service and business innovation and working with startups in the fields of mobile technology, big data & analytics and platform businesses in particular.
Inka has acted as CEO, VP Sales, Chief Product Officer and in strategic business development and VC investor roles both in startups and bigger companies. She has invested in 30+ companies during her career and raised several funding rounds from 50-100k€ pre-seed and seed rounds up to 30M€ of Series A/B. In addition to active involvement in her portfolio companies, she is also a board member at Nokian Tyres Plc, Fiskars Group Plc, YIT Plc and StartupSauna Foundation.
Kasper is an entrepreneur and a radio show producer as well as the previous Captain of Startup Sauna. Currently, he’s the CEO of Machines Inc, a company that makes chatbots for industries with high fan engagement such as music, media, and sports. He’s also the producer of Startup Radio at Radio Helsinki and has been heavily involved in the startup scene in Finland for the past 4 years.
His expertise is heavily geared towards business development with knowledge in sales, marketing, digital services and team building. While coaching a variety of startups in Northern Europe and Asia for the past few years, he’s also found a true love for the art of pitching. During his spare, he’s the Director of Community at Startup Sauna.