Ari Korhonen

Entrepreneur and one of the most active and influential angel investors of Europe.

  • Co-Founder and Managing Director of Komartek, software house for Energy & Utilities as well as Real Estate Management, bought by WM-Data (currently CGI) in 2004
  • Angel investor in 37 companies, including 6 successful exits
  • Several awards from his angel investor career

Ari started as an entrepreneur already in mid-1980’s and, after having successfully sold his company Komartek to WM-Data (currently CGI), he became a full-time investor. Ari has invested in 37 companies and 9 venture capital funds, holding several board positions and being a senior advisor to many companies. He has been recognized many times as one of the most influential and successful angel investor of Europe. His portfolio includes success stories such as Small Giant Games, The Switch and Paytrail.

The verticals Ari is currently the most interested in include FinTech, AdTech, E-Commerce, and Gaming. He feels the most comfortable with technologies and business models such as SaaS, AI, IoT, and VR/AR.