Our Team

Founded by Rolf Schmitz and Jarkko Lipponen, the CollectiveCrunch team brings together industry skills
as well as deep technology and data expertise.

We are a firm that is curious, fair, nimble, and hard-working.

We contribute to a major disruption in the world of computing by bringing processes of nature
to the core of analytical thinking, prediction and decision-making.

Founded by Rolf Schmitz and Jarkko Lipponen, the CollectiveCrunch team brings together industry skills as well as deep technology and data expertise.

We are a firm that is curious, fair, nimble, and hard-working.

We contribute to a major disruption in the world of computing by bringing processes of nature to the core of analytical thinking, prediction and decision-making.

Rolf Schmitz

co-founder


  • Business Development lead, Finance
  • Engineering and MBA degrees
  • Involved in 2 start-ups, one of which was Coding Technologies, sold to Dolby
  • Background in mobile networks, technology, global business development

Jarkko Lipponen

co-founder


  • Product lead
  • Engineering degree, studies in IoT, cybersecurity
  • Worked in start-up’s and multinational corporations
  • Background in product management of large scale internet services

Christof Danzl

co-founder


  • Technology lead
  • Engineering degree
  • 10+ years in applied analytics and big data
  • Background in developement of large scale internet services

Timo Sipi

Advisor


  • Business Development support
  • Legal Degree, studies in economics
  • Attorney and corporate counsel for Outokumpu and Nokia
  • 10+ years- experience in developing start-ups Cleantech, mobile technology

Rolf Schmitz

co-founder


  • Engineering and MBA degrees
  • Involved in 2 start-ups, one of which was Coding Technologies, sold to Dolby
  • Background in mobile networks, consulting and technology
  • Various positions, including Head of Global Mobile Business in Dolby, VP Business Development Mobile and Internet at Coding Technologies

Jarkko Lipponen

co-founder


  • Engineering degree, studies in IoT, cybersecurity
  • Worked in start-up’s and multinational corporations
  • Background in building large scale internet and mobile services
  • Various positions, including Head of IT, Head of Quality Assurance, Head of Product, Global Product Owner in Sony and Business Development at Dolby

Timo Sipi

Board Member and Advisor


  • Legal Degree, studies in economics
  • Attorney and corporate counsel for Outokumpu and Nokia
  • 10+ years- experience in developing start-ups Cleantech, mobile technology, wellness & healthcare
  • Various positions in venture accelerators, investment banks and growth companies