Vision
 

Varjo is reinventing computing by merging the digital world with the analog reality around us.

The next computing paradigm will be one where people stand away from their keyboards and monitors and start using all of their natural senses, fully moving, seeing, hearing, feeling and interacting with the machine and the environment.

People should not have to isolate themselves away from the real world into a virtual existence. The tools we create should enhance your productivity and creativity, experiencing things naturally and together with each other. 


MEET THE Team

Urho Konttori Founder/CEO. Product innovator and program manager. 15 years experience designing, engineering and managing large-scale hardware and software projects at Microsoft and Nokia. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), major in Algorithms. 

Urho Konttori

Founder/CEO. Product innovator and program manager. 15 years experience designing, engineering and managing large-scale hardware and software projects at Microsoft and Nokia. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), major in Algorithms. 

Klaus Melakari Founder/Tech. Development director. 20 years experience in R&D, system design and technology. Head of Computational Vision Systems at Microsoft Mobile. Distinguished architect at Nokia. M.Sc, Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Klaus Melakari

Founder/Tech. Development director. 20 years experience in R&D, system design and technology. Head of Computational Vision Systems at Microsoft Mobile. Distinguished architect at Nokia. M.Sc, Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Roope Rainisto Founder/Design. 15 years experience in concepting and UX design. Principal designer at Microsoft and Nokia. Head of Computational Vision UX at Microsoft Mobile. Inventor in 40+ UX patents. M.Sc. Technology, Information networks.    

Roope Rainisto

Founder/Design. 15 years experience in concepting and UX design. Principal designer at Microsoft and Nokia. Head of Computational Vision UX at Microsoft Mobile. Inventor in 40+ UX patents. M.Sc. Technology, Information networks.

 

 

Osku Sahlsten Development lead. 15 years experience in consumer electronics product planning, development and execution. Deep expertise in display and touch technologies, and working in partnership with electronics manufacturing and technology development companies. B.Sc, Electical, Electronics and Communications Engineering.

Osku Sahlsten

Development lead. 15 years experience in consumer electronics product planning, development and execution. Deep expertise in display and touch technologies, and working in partnership with electronics manufacturing and technology development companies. B.Sc, Electical, Electronics and Communications Engineering.

Jose Perez Industrial design. Senior Design specialist at Microsoft, designer at Eastman Kodak. Masters degree, Industrial and product design, University of Illinois.  

Jose Perez

Industrial design. Senior Design specialist at Microsoft, designer at Eastman Kodak. Masters degree, Industrial and product design, University of Illinois.

 

Ville Miettinen Advisor and hacker. Serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Founder at Hybrid Graphics (acquired by NVIDIA). Co-author of the SurRender3D engine & Umbra visibility optimization middleware. CEO of MicroTask. An angel investor, board member and advisor in several graphics technology, crowdsourcing & games companies in Europe and Silicon Valley. Computer Science, University of Helsinki.  

Ville Miettinen

Advisor and hacker. Serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Founder at Hybrid Graphics (acquired by NVIDIA). Co-author of the SurRender3D engine & Umbra visibility optimization middleware. CEO of MicroTask. An angel investor, board member and advisor in several graphics technology, crowdsourcing & games companies in Europe and Silicon Valley. Computer Science, University of Helsinki.  

Jussi Mäkinen Head of Marketing. 10 years experience in leading global product marketing, technology branding and user research at Nokia. Previously Brand Director of Angry Birds and Vice President of Marketing for Rovio. M.Sc in Economics.

Jussi Mäkinen

Head of Marketing. 10 years experience in leading global product marketing, technology branding and user research at Nokia. Previously Brand Director of Angry Birds and Vice President of Marketing for Rovio. M.Sc in Economics.

Kseniia Duginova Optical engineer. St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics - Department of laser and light engineering.  

Kseniia Duginova

Optical engineer. St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics - Department of laser and light engineering.

 

Thiyagaran Manihatty Computer vision expert. M.Sc, Erasmus Mundus COSI; Spectral imaging, machine learning and computer vision. Previously hardware engineering and data analysis. Winner of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Award.

Thiyagaran Manihatty

Computer vision expert. M.Sc, Erasmus Mundus COSI; Spectral imaging, machine learning and computer vision. Previously hardware engineering and data analysis. Winner of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Award.

Evgeny Shirko Optical engineer. St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics - Department of laser and light engineering, speciality: Intelligent Optical and Laser Systems.  

Evgeny Shirko

Optical engineer. St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics - Department of laser and light engineering, speciality: Intelligent Optical and Laser Systems.

 

Andrei Razumov Optical engineer. St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics - Department of laser and light engineering.

Andrei Razumov

Optical engineer. St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics - Department of laser and light engineering.

Kai Backman Technical expert and investor. Founder and CEO at Tinkercad (acquired by Autodesk). Senior System architect at Autodesk. Software engineer at Google. CEO at AirStone.   

Kai Backman

Technical expert and investor. Founder and CEO at Tinkercad (acquired by Autodesk). Senior System architect at Autodesk. Software engineer at Google. CEO at AirStone. 

 

Niko Eiden Founder/Board Member. 15 years experience as Director at Nokia and Microsoft Mobile, leading Forward Labs, Imaging and Computer Vision activities. Program manager for over 120 million sold products. COO at AIMotive. M.Sc, Aeronautical Engineering.

Niko Eiden

Founder/Board Member. 15 years experience as Director at Nokia and Microsoft Mobile, leading Forward Labs, Imaging and Computer Vision activities. Program manager for over 120 million sold products. COO at AIMotive. M.Sc, Aeronautical Engineering.

Petteri Koponen Executive Chairman, investor and chairman of the board. Founding partner at Lifeline Ventures. First investor and the chairman of Supercell until Softbanks acquisition. Serial entrepreneur whose latest startup Jaiku was acquired by Google. Technical Physics at Aalto University. 

Petteri Koponen

Executive Chairman, investor and chairman of the board. Founding partner at Lifeline Ventures. First investor and the chairman of Supercell until Softbanks acquisition. Serial entrepreneur whose latest startup Jaiku was acquired by Google. Technical Physics at Aalto University. 


Contact

 

Varjo Technologies Oy
Fredrikinkatu 34 B 22
00100 Helsinki, Finland

 

Interested in hearing more or talking with us? Want to see a demo? Keen on a partnership?

Contact us at firstname at varjo dot com or use the form for general inquiries. 

 

Ps. We are also actively hiring and expanding our team. If you know you have got what it takes and would like to make a difference, get in touch. 

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