What is Combient Foundry?

We are the Venture Client Alliance of 30 industry-leading Nordic companies. We partner with the best-in-class startups from around the world to transform tomorrow’s industries.

What do we do?

We use the Venture Client Approach to partner best-in-class startups with the Nordic industry leaders of their fields.

Who works with us?

The Combient Network comprises 30 Finnish and Swedish companies, with combined net sales of over €150B, and 600,000 employees.

Who are we looking for?

We work with venture-backed startup in co-creating new technological solutions to solve challenges in the industrial sphere.


Revenue for startups from scaled projects with Combient Foundry firms


Countries represented by startups working with Combient Foundry firms


Weeks saved, on average, in a startups’ sales cycle

The Foundry Team

  • All
  • Autoliv
  • Combient Foundry
  • Epiroc
  • Husqvarna Group
  • KONE
  • Scania
  • Stora Enso

Lauri Lehtovuori

VP, Head of Combient Foundry

Luukas Castrén

Business Developer at Combient Foundry

Miikka Kataja

Business Developer at Combient Foundry

Marine Antikainen

Business Developer at Combient Foundry

Sanni Vilmi

Business Developer at Combient Foundry

Pirkka Sippola

Business Developer at Combient Foundry

Kalinda Xie

Business Developer at Combient Foundry

Niko Peltola

Business Developer at Combient Foundry

Arttu Närhi

Marketing Comms at Combient Foundry

Jukka Ryhänen

Founder of Combient Foundry

Jonas Hård

Chief Digital Officer & CIO at Autoliv

Cosmin Neagu

Program Manager, Digital Innovation at Autoliv

Jonas Albertson

President of Epiroc Rocktec

Henrik Sundberg

Manager of Epiroc Labs

Mia Olsson

Project Manager Brand Communication at Epiroc

Tomio Pihkala

EVP, New Equipment Business at KONE

Visa Friström

Head of Partnership Development at KONE

Kristian Viinikkala

Head of Scouting and Accelerators at KONE

Mikael Cato

Chief Digital Officer of Scania

Karin Gustafsson

Digital Portfolio Manager at Scania

Jimmy Selling

Business Analyst, Autonomous Solutions at Scania Group

Antti Vuolli

Head of New Digital Business and Startups at Stora Enso

Jenny Müller-Wahlman

Director, Innovation and R&D at Stora Enso

Kaisa Suutari

Head of Digital Exploration at Stora Enso

Malin Östman Nylander

Head of Communications, IT & Digitalisation at Stora Enso

Björn Axling

Vice President Accelerated Innovation & Venturing at Husqvarna Group

About Combient

Combient is the leading cross-industry collaboration network in the Nordics. Today, we count 30 companies from as many industries, a total of €150 billion in revenue and 600 000 employees. The network is collaborating under a joint non-disclosure agreement across boards, management and business units. Together with Combient’s team of specialists as well as an ecosystem of top universities and startups, we have created an out-of-the-ordinary space for shared assets and rapid growth.

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