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Mika Salmi

Partner at Lakestar

Mika Salmi is a serial entrepreneur whose work life has been primarily around discovering and nurturing talent. Mika has searched for talent in numerous industries and has discovered Grammy and Oscar winning artists (Nine Inch Nails), created the first online short video company (AtomFilms), ran the largest casual games web sites (Shockwave/AddictingGames), built one of the first sports tracking apps (MadRaces) and pioneered new business models in education (CreativeLive). Entrepreneurs are Mika’s favorite kind of talent and he enjoys helping them realize their ideas and dreams for their startups. He has done this working with Accel, Raine, and Sequoia. Mika is currently a Partner with Lakestar a top global VC based in Europe.