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Lauri
Lehtmaa

Investment Manager, Stockholm

Lauri joined Creandum in 2017 and focuses on early stage opportunities across all sectors in Sweden, Finland, and his home turf in the Baltics.

Lauri’s past experiences range from developing an online game that reached hundreds of thousands of users, to building & designing web applications, to even creating macroeconometric forecasting models at the central bank of Estonia. As a former developer and a UX/UI designer, Lauri has a soft spot for products that combine technical excellence with an exceptional user experience to solve real problems.

"No matter how good your tech is, never underestimate the power of design. Poor design is like communicating with gestures instead of words – you will get the message across only to people who have been specifically trained to understand you."

Before joining Creandum, Lauri worked at a fintech startup Monese with a mission to bank the underbanked, where he focused on helping the company become more data driven by designing KPIs & building dashboards for various business functions.

"Being data-driven is a great ambition, but being data-informed from the get-go is a good start. Be conscious that you’re operating on a small sample in the early days."

Lauri holds a Master’s degree in Management & Economics from Bocconi University in Milan. In his spare time, you can find Lauri either cycling, skiing, or jamming away on his side hustles.