Lasse Mäkelä, CEO and co-founder of Invesdor Ltd, has more than 16 years of experience in finance, banking and building businesses. During his career, Lasse noticed how corporate finance processes were lengthy and inefficient and wanted to digitalize fundraising to create a process that could be efficient, simple and transparent for both entrepreneurs and investors.
Beginning his career as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch in London, Lasse was involved in various capital raising initiatives, stock exchange listings and company mergers and acquisitions. From Merrill Lynch, Lasse moved on to become a partner in Icecapital Securities in Helsinki specialising in capital raising and acquisition projects. After eight years in investment banking, Lasse moved to KONE Corporation, where he was responsible for company acquisitions and alliances. Lasse has also been on Consti Group and Corbel Holding’s management groups, with responsibilities in acquisitions, finance and business development.