complements team with top recruits and puts pedal to the metal

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With its tested and perfected business model, Takeoff Partners’ portfolio company is now ready to speed up its growth and international expansion. The company has recently hired two experienced executives and an entire sales team of multicultural talents based in Espoo. It’s now ready to take the world’s meeting organizers by storm. recently added two experienced new members to its team, namely Henri Nyström, the former CEO of Varusteleka as COO, and Himanshu Mittal, a top-notch professional in software development, as Head of R&D. Both are excited about the highly talented and dynamic team of, and look forward to speeding up the growth of the company that has already taken off.

Getting ready for growth, winning CWT as customer has spent the last couple of years acquiring new customers both at home in Finland and in the UK, perfecting its service offering, getting top tier advisors on board, and paving the way for further international growth. Now the offering is polished, and just recently landed Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the largest global travel organizer, as client using its platform in Finland and in the Nordic countries.

And it’s not just small meetings that are being booked through Customers have already organized 500-700 attendee conferences using the platform, so has proven the service accommodates the higher end needs as well.


“It’s pedal to the metal time”, says Joonas Ahola, CEO and Founder of “Bringing the combination of meeting room bookings and the related service package bookings online is a lucrative business and there’s competition out there of course. However, none of the players is dominating the market yet. Our goal is to become a global business and be among the top three players in this field by 2020”, Ahola says.

”It’s been very exciting to be involved in the growth story of for two years now”, says Markko Vaarnas, Managing Partner of Takeoff Partners and Chairman of the Board of “The company has a truly global vision, and a genuine opportunity to successfully compete in the international marketplace. It’s going to be very interesting to see how things develop this year for, with its ‘full speed a ahead’ growth mode”, Vaarnas continues.

Joonas Ahola won the AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award in November 2016. This was further proof of the viability of the innovative business idea of, and an endorsement for the team’s dedicated execution on the company’s ambitious plans so far.

Recruiting 10+ new sales team members

To realize its growth ambitions, decided to hire as many as 10+ sales managers, all at once. The company has now built a global sales team based in Espoo.

“We are happy to have fantastic new team members representing many nationalities and knowledgeable of many languages and cultures. All of them are based in Finland, and many of them were also educated here. We were truly happy to find such talented and hard-working individuals already residing here in Finland”, Joonas Ahola says and sends his greetings to other recruiters as well: “We found there’s lots and lots of talent among the foreign population in Finland, and the Finnish companies should definitely make better use of this asset”.

The team now has a tried and tested product in their hands, and it’s sales time. Takeoff Partners wishes the team lots of energy and the best of luck!