Mika Salmi is Managing Partner of Lakestar. He is a serial entrepreneur whose life has been primarily centered on discovering talent and driving new ideas.
In his roles as CEO or Founder, Mika has searched for talent in numerous industries. He has discovered Grammy and Oscar winning artists, created the original online short video company, run the internet’s most popular casual games web sites, built one of the first sports tracking apps, and pioneered new business models in education.
Entrepreneurs are Mika’s favorite kind of talent, and he enjoys helping them realize their ideas and dreams for their start ups. He has done this working with Accel, Raine, and Sequoia. Now he’s Managing Partner with Lakestar, a top global VC based in Europe.