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.
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 Business Development
Elena has over 15 years’ experience in sales and business development. Previously she held leading positions in Finnish export and trade consulting firm and airline companies.
Antti has extensive expertise in the payment ecosystem and an interest in the customer experience of digital channels. He has 20 years of experience in software and product development, e.g. Etteplan and Finnpos Systems Oy.
Jyrki has over 20 years’ experience in financial administration in SME companies, public sector, and in asset management. Previously he held expert and executive positions with Financial Supervision Authority, Nordea, Biovian, R&M Ship Technologies Finland, and the city of Turku.
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.
Investment Banker with 30+ years’ experience of sourcing, executing and closing a number of debt/equity deals. Board experience from six different countries and in the past several years, as an investor/board member advising smaller (mainly Fintech) companies through the initial phases enabling a full-scale launch.
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.
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.
Co-founder of PayiQ and one of the key shareholders.
Janne has extensive experience in business development and project management. Managed a variety of business operations in the service and ICT industry.
Advisors of the board
Janne is a seasoned digital executive, serial entrepreneur and author. He has participated in and overseen thousands of web page projects and worked with hundreds of big brands.
Over 20 years’ experience in investment and finance consulting in Russia, Eastern Europe, and the Baltic states.
Over 20 years’ experience in international software business in private and public cooperation. CEO of Genestia Group Oy, Nexifon, Inc., Executive Vice President/CTO Probatus Oy/Comptel Group, Development Director Bentley Systems.