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Kvarn Capital Strengthens Team – Janne Ikola to Lead the Company's International Growth

Kvarn Capital Strengthens Team – Janne Ikola to Lead the Company's International Growth

Helsinki, 6.6.2024 - Janne Ikola has been appointed Chief Growth Officer of the Kvarn Group, bringing with him extensive expertise and experience in scalable growth, the Web3 sector, AI-based solutions development, and blockchain-based investing through decentralized finance.

Career in marketing and technology 

Janne has over 20 years of experience in building growth and scaling businesses using marketing and digital technologies. He has held responsible business leadership roles in larger marketing agencies as well as in smaller start-ups. Janne joins Kvarn from the role of head of his AI-tools development company, bringing strong AI technology expertise. He is one of the pioneers of decentralized finance (DeFI) and the Web3 sector in the Nordics. Janne has been actively involved in crypto and blockchain-based investing for nearly 10 years and founded Finland's most active and largest decentralized finance community, DeFi Suomi.

New challenges at Kvarn Capital 

New community-driven and Web3-native investment opportunities, payments, and other blockchain-based services are becoming a significant part of everyday digital services. At Kvarn Capital, Janne will be responsible for building international growth, developing and implementing growth strategies. Janne will play a key role in developing the Kvarn X service into Europe's most attractive and advanced full-service modern investment platform. His expertise and experience in decentralized finance and the Web3 world will also bring new depth to the company's product development and help Kvarn Capital offer even more diverse and efficient investment options to its clients.

Comprehensive crypto investment products and services from private investors to institutions – Customer always at the center 

The Kvarn X service offers the broadest token selection in the Nordics and advanced trading functionalities. Professional order execution and institutional-grade liquidity (lowest spreads) ensure the best possible price for customers. Our staking service offers attractive additional yield opportunities. Kvarn X also provides the industry's highest quality, understandable expert content to support investment decisions. Our collaboration with leading service providers and technology partners enables investor-friendly and customer-centric services.

Continuation of Kvarn Capital's Growth and Development 

"Janne's joining our team is a significant step in Kvarn Capital's growth and development," says Joonas Järvinen, Head of Investment Operations at Kvarn Group. "His experience in building and scaling agile growth, knowledge of decentralized finance, understanding of AI and technology as enablers of the company's growth, and strong strategic thinking and expertise are crucial as we aim for ever more innovative and efficient ways to serve our customers in Europe."

Kvarn  warmly welcomes Janne Ikola to the team!

For more information, contact:

Joonas Järvinen, CIO Kvarn Capital Oy


About Kvarn

Kvarn Group is a professional partner for digital asset investments, offering the broadest service coverage in the EU, including trading, custody, staking, and asset management in the digital assets space. We cater to the needs of investors ranging from institutions to individual investors. Kvarn X - we provide professional access to crypto trading, custody and staking for individuals and institutions backed by leading partners, vendors and liquidity providers. Kvarn X offers the largest selection of tradable cryptocurrencies with the most competitive fees in the Nordics.