CollectiveCrunch is an international team. We, the three co-founders, are Rolf Schmitz (CEO), Jarkko Lipponen (CPO) and Christof Danzl (CTO), from Germany, Finland and Austria respectively.

CollectiveCrunch originated from the idea that we could make a difference by combining climate and geo data with state-of-the-art analytics to develop new insights.

Our mission is to bring useful innovation to the forestry and energy industries. We do this by creating a data and analytics platform which models technical data in the climatic context. We provide our customers with radically new insights of unprecedented accuracy.

Our board and advisors are:


Jukka Sonninen

Chairman of the Board
  • Member of Directors’ Institute Finland
  • 25+ years’ experience in ITC/Forestry
  • Various Board positions and executed M/A’s
  • Former CEO of SAP Finland

Tuomo Visanko

  • Former SVP at UPM Group
  • Deep expertise in wood sourcing, sawmills, plywood
  • Consulting the forest industry globally

Tero Sarkkinen

  • Serial entrepreneur with 2 successful exits done, third in the works
  • Angel investor and advisor for high tech companies
  • 20+ year international track record in growth management, equity/non-equity financing and M&A

Risto Valtakari

  • 30+ years experience in IT and high tech industries
  • Former partner at Accenture with various Nordic and global management roles
  • Multiple board positions in IT companies and start-ups

Marko Koivisto

Senior Architect and GIS Expert
  • Product architecture design support
  • Degree in Computer Sciences, PhD studies in AI field
  • 20 years experience in ICT, developing various products and services
  • Serial entrepreneur

Markko Vaamas

  • Co-Founder and CEO of Global Intelligence Group
  • Deep expertise in product, strategy, go-to-market planning
  • Member of Takeoff Partners
  • Various Board positions in high-growth start-ups