Appointment news - 18.1.2017
Joni Karsikas (30), M.Sc. (Technology), B. Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm), has been appointed to Finnish Industry Investment’s Venture Capital team as Investment Manager with effect from 16 January 2017. He will be responsible for screening and assessing technology-oriented growth companies as potential portfolio companies, contractual negotiations, portfolio company development and value creation, as well as for building relationships with Finnish and international investors.
Joni previously worked at KPMG, where from 2011 onwards he acted as project manager in the Global Strategy Group specialising in M&A and growth strategy related projects.
“As a consultant I helped companies grow through both organic and inorganic growth projects. I have been interested in a longer-term commitment to growth stories for some time now, so moving into the investment field was a natural next step. The key role that FII plays in Finland’s venture capital industry offers exactly the right opportunities.”
For further information, please contact:
Joni Karsikas, Investment Manager, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd
+358 40 827 0395
Finnish Industry Investment Ltd (FII) is a venture capital and private equity company that accelerates companies’ success stories by investing in them directly and via funds. We always invest together with other investors, providing them with access to high quality deal flow in Finland. We have 1 billion euros in assets under management and altogether 660 companies in portfolio. www.tesi.fi & @TesiFII