For Tuomas Varesvuo, CEO & Founder, this is his 3rd venture. Tuomas (BEc) started his first mobile app start-up, Objective-V, during his senior year in business university and raised initial funding of 50.000€. Tuomas had solely envisioned a professional networking mobile application, Frend, that would be described as ”Shazam for networking” in the spirit of music discovery application Shazam that lets users discover music playing around them. With the same approach, Frend, connected individuals at close proximity throughout their entire social networks with only one tap of a button. In 2015 he worked remotely with San Francisco-based incubator Founder’s Dojo as part of rapid prototyping team.
As a hobby, Tuomas has also been a brand manager for 5 years. He has been part of creating one of Finland’s top talent and one of the most recognizable personal brands. His sole client has worked on Hollywood productions films and is signed to two Los Angeles-based talent and brand agencies.