About Us

Your Workplace, an Environment for Connection and Growth.

At ArcticStartup, we believe in communities, creativity and collaboration. We choose personal approach to team happiness, and build an environment where people love to come to work.

Work is our second home. This is a place where we create, learn, grow, laugh, win, share ideas, succeed and develop. We are not a place where you “have to go to” to do your job. We want to create a community of smart individuals, friends, that want to help make the world a better place through their activities. This is a place where anyone should be able to follow and achieve their dreams.

In practice, that means that we support our employees to pursue their dreams, start companies with our help, test ideas and a lot more.

Dmitri Sarle

CEO

Dmitri is on a mission to change what it means to "work" in a "company". At ArcticStartup - he is building a "life" in a tribe instead. With five companies and one exit across a wide range of industries under his belt, Dmitri possesses a high level understanding of innate business processes that one would not find in text books.

Jan Ameri

Chief Innovation Officer

Entrepreneur-by-heart - and by actions since 1998. Being an expert in spotting new opportunities and creating new concepts, Jan has been partner or co-founder in seven different companies in various industries. Jan loves to watch Shark Tank and The Profit on his free time. And he is a FC Barcelona fan.

Valerie Vlasenko

Editor

Valerie Vlasenko is a space journalist tackling the dilemma of popularising space. Founder of VSpace Media and an Editor at ArcticStartup - Valerie has rich experience as an entrepreneur, a journalist and a space lawyer.

Ilkka Partanen

Sales Manager

Ilkka is a sales professional and outdoor enthusiast with a study background in social sciences. Combination of curiosity, analytical mind and energy make him a perfect fit to thrive in the innovative tribe of ArcticStartup. While not scouting for new opportunities for ArcticStartup, Ilkka is spending time in nature or planning his next surf trip.

Inga Godard - Chernova

HR

Financial and Business Analyst with exceptional background utilizing data from diverse financial and information systems to build tools and forecasting models that remarkably improve organizational decision making capabilities resulting in increased profitability.

Jay Hamideh

Junior Partnerships & Blockchain Strategist

Jay works in the intersection between Law, Economics and technology. Trying to take over the world, starting with international trade. Nine times out of ten will tell you that there is a blockchain solution for your problem.

Joppe Quaedvlieg

Chief of Happiness

Taru Ryske

Director, Arctic15

Taru makes events the best possible meeting places with the right people together. She's interested in cross-Nordic collaboration as an enabler for growth. Taru is a social scientist specialized in Social Psychology and local and global identities. Enjoys the city life in Helsinki and culture in its many forms.