Gasera / Founder & CEO
Dr. Ismo Kauppinen: Ismo is a doctor in physics. His doctoral thesis focused on audio signal restoration techniques exploiting methods developed in the field of spectroscopy. He sold his first technology license in 2002 to a Danish global player, TC Electronic A/S, in the field of pro-audio. This was a patented technology for audio restoration, which resulted directly from his PhD work. Afterwards Ismo made several other patents in the pro-audio field. Software products based on these patents are now sold through Noveltech Audio.
Ismo’s personal interests lie in the commercialization of research results and deep technologies more than in the research itself. Currently Ismo is the co-founder and CEO of Gasera Ltd. Ismo believes that his strengths are in being able to deeply understand the “product” (i.e. technology) and the “sales” (i.e. business strategy, culture etc) at the same time. This makes him a valuable asset in helping to build global businesses around niche deep-tech innovations.
Ismo has raised over $ 7 Million non-diluting funding to the companies he has co-founded. This is composed of government research grants and EU-projects including a Phase 2 SME Instrument from Horizon 2020. Currently he offers sweat equity consultancy to startups helping them in getting non-diluting funding.