PayiQ in Brief
Our smart future needs smart ticketing. The world’s population is moving into cities, and mobility and access are key to the functioning of metropolitan areas. Smart traffic functions only if also ticketing is smart. In the ever-digitizing world, live events keep growing in size and in significance to everyone involved. To stay in the game, both the transport sector and event organizers must serve contemporary clients in modern ways: through mobile, seamlessly and immediately. PayiQ’s mission is to enable this with its easy-to-use, safe, cloud-based, multimodal ticketing technology.
Our technology, with a sophisticated fraud prevention algorithms at its core, is built to be extremely flexible regarding use cases and payment options, is easy to install and pleasant to use. The technology is built to scale to enable our vision: to become the number one mobile ticketing solution provider in the world.
Today PayiQ’s technology is used in practically all major Finnish cities. To become an active player in the estimated 10,000 billion Euro global mobility market, PayiQ has established offices and found new team members in Stockholm and Moscow.
We stand at the doorstep of a mobility revolution. Finnish MaaS companies, with PayiQ among the spearhead service providers, are internationally well positioned and closely watched. A new ecosystem is breeding, an ecosystem to which smart ticketing is crucial.
Pirkka has over 20 years experience in product development and customer project deliveries in international markets at Bentley Systems Inc.
VP of Global Sales & Business Development
Industry influencer in connected automotive and MaaS. Over 15 years of experience in global partnerships and growth in Mobility and Automotive cyber security. Research specialist in MaaS on transit and aggregation platforms. Incubated early stage mobility start-ups in Silicon Valley and Europe.
Mika has over 20 years experience in international software business in private and public sector co-operation. Previously he held executive positions with Nokia, HERE and MaaS Global.
Board of Directors
The Board members have a solid background in international business.
Chairman of the Board
Over 35 years’ experience in international startups in various positions from investor to CEO. At present serves on the boards of venture capital backed businesses and funds in Amsterdam, Helsinki, London and Tallinn with sales of over € 100 M and over 1,000 employees.
Board Member, Executive Partner
Top executive positions over 25 years at US based software company Bentley Systems. He founded Opti Incon, which was successfully sold to Bentley Systems in 1995. Since that he has had several international executive roles.
Claes De Geer
Claes De Geer is an experienced entrepreneur and business angel investor with a demonstrated history of working in the IT, Telecom and Financial services industries. He has a background from Ericsson in various leading positions of IT and Internet Security Company Parallel Systems.
Claes Tellman has a long experience from various communication and business roles in leading positions in Coca-Cola, Svenska Spel and Net Entertainment. Claes has worked with online payments at Klarna and WyWallet.
Co-founder of PayiQ and one of the key shareholders.
Tatu Vehmas is an active board member in several companies which specialize in financing and industrial activities.
Advisors of the board
Invests in several companies, investor since November 2016.
Over 20 years’ experience in investment and finance consulting in Russia, Eastern Europe, and the Baltic states.
Over 30 years’ experience as director in media, telecommunications and IT companies. Chairman of the board of Intelligent Transportation Society of Finland since 2009 and Member of the Board of ITMF Oy.