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Jouko Ahvenainen
Works at Grow VC
Attended Helsinki School of Economics
Lives in New York, NY, USA
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Companies needed an average of 40 investor meetings and took a little over 12 weeks to close a round. Investors don’t look at pitch decks longer than 3 minutes and 44 seconds on average. 
By Kati Suominen, TradeUp Founder and CEO One of the most critical elements of any company's capital raise is the Pitch Deck. We at TradeUp see a wide variety of decks - and in 99.9% of the cases, a...
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My latest Telecom Asia​ column, how music goes to streaming, big players and stars dominate, and the long tail has a huge potential, but someone should find the right model for it. #music   #longtail  
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My Telecom Asia​ blog: Is Block Chain more important than Bitcoin? 
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Grow VC Group presentation today about Digital Finance Ecosystems at PODIM. 
PODIM 2015 Conference about startup and corporate cooperation. Grow VC Group presentation about digital finance ecosystem, including samples of the companies, e.g. investing and lending platforms, data dashboards, startup development tools and consulting services.
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My latest Telecom Asia column: If you look at the history of M&A's in mobile and telco, it is not so easy to see the logic always; e.g. BT, Orange, Hutchison, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent.
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"Laws and regulations should protect investors especially against illegal activities, but investors always carry some risks in investments." 
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Three Grow VC Group companies, Crowd Valley, DealIndex, and Kapipal, launch new products today. The new products are launched on the Groups 6th year anniversary. 
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Time to write an update for the Microsoft mobile strategy series, and especially what happens for Windows phone OS and its own hardware.
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Today on CNBC Squawk morning show about crowdfunding, digital finance and their market.
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SINGAPORE — Crowd-funding may not be a huge deal in the Asian arts and entertainment scene here at the moment, but it will be soon. That’s what Jouko Ahvenainen, a speaker at the 6th Creative Content Production Conference at BroadcastAsia 2015, which will be held in June at Marina Bay Sands, feels. Of course, several creatives in Singapore have tapped on crowd-funding as a source of capital. Thanks to Indiegogo, a website based in the United Stat...
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Work
Occupation
Entrepreneur & Private Investor
Employment
  • Grow VC
    Founder & Chairman, 2011 - present
  • Replicon
    Senior Partner, 2003 - present
  • Springboard Venture Private Ltd (India)
    Board Member, 2009 - present
  • Xtract
    Founder, 2001 - 2009
  • Nokia
    Manager, 1994 - 2000
  • Powerwave
    Region Manager, 2003 - 2004
  • Cap Gemini Ernst & Young
    Strategy Consultant, 2000 - 2001
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New York, NY, USA
Previously
London, UK - Austin, TX, USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Helsinki, Finland - Urjala, Finland
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Introduction

Jouko is an investor and entrepreneur across the US, Europe and Asia and is active at a senior level with many web and mobile enterprises. His main project now is www.growvc.com, the leading global equity crowd-funding service. With more than 20 years experience in international business management and having been close to many VC deals in past, ranging from 150k USD to 15M USD, Jouko is passionate about the challenges in finding and supporting the next great venture.

Starting his first software company at the age of 16, Jouko then held progressively senior positions at diverse technology firms including Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Powerwave Technologies Inc., Nokia, and Sonera. He is a pioneer in the field of social media marketing, and played a significant role in developing the first social marketing intelligence solutions for mobile and media companies. Jouko is on the boards of various start-up companies and is a co-founder or seed investor at six companies, including Replicon and Xtract. Jouko is a certified advisor for NasdaqOMX Stockholm and Helsinki early phase company lists.

Jouko regularly speaks at marketing, start-up funding, mobile and web 2.0 conferences including Mobile World Congress, CTIA, and Informa, IIR and others’ conferences around Europe, Asia, and the US. He is also a co-author of the Social Media Marketing book (Futuretext, London, Feb 2009).

Education
  • Helsinki School of Economics
    MBA, 2002 - 2003
  • McCombs School of Business
    Finance, 2002 - 2002
  • Aalto University
    ICT, 1987 - 1992
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