Seppo is a Partner at Pathena and has 30 years of venture capital experience with about 40 board positions on e-health/MedTech/ diagnostics. Currently he is board member in six companies within healthcare service, e-health and diagnostics.
Seppo is a Finnish citizen fluent with Finnish, English, Swedish, Danish and working knowledge in German. He is now living in Portugal but still regular visitor in Finland.
His career includes Director in Life Sciences at Sitra, followed by co-founder and Managing Partner in Bio Fund Management Oy from this time five years as president of BioFund A/S, Copenhagen. In 2010 he founded Taikon Advisor Oy, a Finnish management consultancy firm focusing on healthcare/life science/MedTech ventures.
Seppo´s key achievements include the listing of eight companies on international stock exchanges, building up one of the leading life science Venture Capital company in Europe, as well as the
completion of many international trade sale transactions and further many international company mergers within the MedTech/ life science sector. Seppo´s career includes exits / board memberships of companies like Wallac/to Perkin Elmer, Kone Instruments/to Thermo Instruments, KSH-Productor/to Partnertech, Pharming Healthcare NV (Amsterdam SE), Exiqon A/S (Nasdaq, USA), Egalet A/S (Nasdaq, USA), Bioporto (Copenhagen SE). 2011-2016 he was also Partner in international advisory company Ventac Partners and Regional Partner/Nordics in French fund Merieux Developpement.
Seppo holds a degree of M.Sc in physical chemistry from Jyvaskyla University and before VC career was an expert on liquid chromatography, including R&D and sales/marketing positions in Millipore/Waters and others