Hi, my name is Niklas

Digital Business Developer / Finance & M&A guy

Central Helsinki
Niklas Lahti

I’m passionate about the possibilities of internet and digitalization. New business models and challenges excite me to my core. I’m a hard-core techno-optimist - one of those people who truly believe global warming will be at least 98% solved by technology.

SHORTLY ABOUT ME
Hands-on early stage entrepreneur/investor/digital business operator with a passion in growing technology businesses. I am an analytical thinker who understands digital business models and operational excellence to unlock growth and value.

During 2012-2017 as CEO, I grew the software consultancy Nord Software to 60+ people and 5.5 MEUR in revenue with excellent profitability, exiting the company to Digia in 04/2017. Before Nord, I worked in VC for Swedish Rite Ventures investing in Nordic technology companies (e.g. Verkkokauppa.com)

I invest mostly in eCom, SaaS, Crypto & AI/ML (Nosto, Blidz, Video.ly, TheaterJS, Simplifio), as well as some more exotic ones (Integrify, teaching refugees to code). I have significant board experience & have co-founded 10 companies.

Specialties: leadership, start-ups, turnarounds, rapid change & agility, corporate finance, M&A, strategy, innovation thinking & digital business models, operations excellence, financial management, recruitment, new business development, sales.
MY MAIN WORKING LANGUAGES
English, Finnish, Swedish
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