After successfully representing Fortune 500 companies in the US as a defense lawyer, Yrjö returned to Europe and helped local companies raise money on London’s AIM Market, Nasdaq OMX as well as private placement markets. Yrjö has advised with venture capital fundraising and negotiated many successful Seed and A-round investments, including for companies like Fortumo, Pipedrive, Tahe Outdoors and others. Yrjö has also served as a CEO of two technology companies Publification (UK) and BraggOne (FIN).
Yrjo is a coach and mentor at various international accelerators and incubators including European Innovation Academy (FRA), 3TF (IRQ), Startup Wiseguys (EST) and Estonian Development Fund (EST). Yrjö sits on advisory and supervisory boards of several organisations including Prototron Fund, Estonian Service Industry Association, and Ministry of Economic Affairs Innovation Board.
He is author of various articles and seminars on topics involving entrepreneurship, strategic growth strategies, financing, and other technology issues. He is a lecturer at the Estonian Business School, Tartu University and Tallinn Technical University.
B.A. University of Virginia, cum laude
J.D. University of Minnesota, cum laude. ■