Tuomas Pättö joins the Avanto team


Avanto Ventures is growing stronger as Tuomas Pättö has joined the team as a Venture Architect, starting from the beginning of February. Tuomas is an experienced and entrepreneurial business designer who has over 10 years of business development experience in various roles.

“I have always been fascinated with new business ideas, inventions and entrepreneurship. That is probably why my career has consistently gravitated towards working with business development projects, innovation projects and startups. And that is definitely why I am now very excited about joining Avanto, a company full of like-minded and innovative entrepreneurial people!”

At Avanto Tuomas will be focusing on building new corporate ventures and new startups in a Venture Architect role. Venture architects are our people who are specialized in dreaming up and designing new scalable businesses. As Avanto’s founding partner Teemu Mäkitalo explains it:

“We want to boost our ability to ideate, launch and build faster new scalable businesses that we create together with corporate clients, startups and investors. Building on venture architect skills enables us to further develop the entrepreneurial skillset and mindset that is required for the new ventures to take off successfully. The skills and experiences that Tuomas has - on startups, corporate innovation labs, and strategic new business development -  are exactly the type of combination of talent that Avanto’s ventures are built upon.”

Previously Tuomas has been working on various roles in business development, digital strategy, innovation, and new digital services development at such companies as Avaus Consulting, Sanoma Media Finland, OP, and Hello Hobby, a digital marketplace startup that he co-founded. Before joining Avanto Tuomas was the Chief Digital Officer at A-lehdet.

“Having worked in various roles -  as a manager, consultant, entrepreneur, corporate intrapreneur and corporate executive - I feel I am today pretty well equipped to take on our customers business opportunities. As Avanto is the leading Nordic agency and partner in open innovation I don’t think I could have found a better home where to learn more and where to apply my past experiences in building new innovations“, Tuomas says.