Hypercell was founded in 2018 with the goal of creating yet another social media platform. However, the original concept was quickly abandoned when the founders discovered that their contacts in the shipbuilding business lacked an effective mechanism to track their personnel for safety reasons. After taking a cursory look at the various technologies, the team determined that Bluetooth technology may help solve the problem of recognizing workers and improving their safety in potentially dangerous situations.

Soon after, the team realized that there was a significant demand for crowd movement data in city building, and that they had a game-changing idea on their hands. However, there was one flaw. Everything had to be constructed from the ground up because the sensors and technology didn't exist.

During the summer of 2018, the first sensor unit was constructed. Hypercell put it to the test in Helsinki during the Weekend Festival, which drew tens of thousands of people over the course of three days. For festival security, our team created a real-time map that allowed them to see the largest crowd densities graphically inside the festival area.

After the initial field test and a successful proof of concept, Hypercell began collaborating with the Finnish cities of Turku, Tampere, and Helsinki, providing data for crowd behavior analysis in specific areas and at certain city events. In 2021, Hypercell collaborated with a variety of sectors and helped JCDecaux Finland to launch DOOH impressions to the market. Hypercell also provided the city of Helsinki with a large-scale service and sensor network.

Via client feedback, market research and field testing it has become evident that Hypercell's service will have a significant impact on the smart cities worldwide.

The Hypercell Team

Tommi Hippeläinen
Chief Executive and Technology Officer

tommi.hippelainen (at) hypercell.ai

Sami Vepsäläinen
Chief Operations Officer

sami.vepsalainen (at) hypercell.ai

Harry Li
Chief Strategy Officer

harry.li (at) hypercell.ai

Arno Sahri
Chief Financial Officer

arno.sahri (at) hypercell.ai

Mikko Ahtiainen
Product Manager

mikko.ahtiainen (at) hypercell.ai

Josemaria Roa Hudson
Business Development Director

josemaria.hudson (at) hypercell.ai

Mikko Siusluoto
Head of Smart City, Key Account Manager

mikko.siusluoto (at) hypercell.ai

Janne Halmela
Head of DOOH, Key Account Manager

janne.halmela (at) hypercell.ai

Kalle Virtanen
Head of Industrial, Key Account Manager

kalle.virtanen (at) hypercell.ai

Olli Virtanen
Accounts Receivable and Payable

olli.virtanen (at) hypercell.ai

Jesse Virtanen
Assembly Line Manager

jesse.virtanen (at) hypercell.ai

Ville Sarainmaa
Legal Counsel

ville.sarainmaa (at) hypercell.ai

Senior Advisors for Hypercell

Juha Saapunki
Board Member, Investor

Juha specializes in start up and growth companies. With extensive knowledge of corporate leadership Juha helps us with our growth strategy.

Juho Lipsanen
Chairman, Investor

Specializing in building billion dollar companies. Juho assists us in navigating our way in becoming a unicorn company.

Pekka Tammela
Board Member, Investor

Pekka has involved in himself with many things including growing a company successfully from 20 million to 1.5 billion. Some call him a lynx as an investor. He can also do the math, hence he is the right person to help us with financial matters.

Aleksi Pohjola
Board Member, Investor

Marketing professional with a career-long focus on making the most of available technology and metrics for a competitive edge in performance-based marketing. Aleksi brings great new ideas for our business development.

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