News from Avanto Ventures

New opportunities are around the corner for our CEO Piia Maaranen as she is leaving Avanto Ventures to take up new challenges as a CEO for Finnish Foodtech company, Plantui.

“Avanto is all about innovating with and like startups so this move seems very natural to me,” says Piia. “Building Avanto Ventures to where it is now, a leading Corporate Venturing house in the Nordics, has been a rewarding team effort and I’m very proud of what we have accomplished together. It has been a good journey with many inspiring and meaningful cases and it is my pleasure to give the leadership torch to one of the founders, JP Virtanen, to guide Avanto towards the next chapter.”

We had a wonderful farewell evening in the beautiful scenery of Helsinki’s archipelago and our team couldn’t be more grateful for the years Piia has been part of our journey. We want to wish her all the best and success in her future role as CEO of Plantui! Team Avanto is heading full speed towards this autumn’s projects and can’t wait for the new announcements, so stay tuned!

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