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This is Mike.

He’s the Director of Launchpad USA,
father, startup investor, former investment banker and U.S. Navy Officer.

Who leads Launchpad USA?
Meet Mike Klyszeiko

  • Born and raised in California, USA
  • Served as a U.S. Navy Officer
  • Educated at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Spent time in Silicon Valley for technology startup internships and in the water rowing for Varsity Crew practices
  • Worked as an advisor at Morgan Stanley investment bank
  • Has resided in Helsinki for 8+ years
  • Former CEO of a Finnish startup, raising capital from private investors and launching products into international markets
  • Current personal investment in over 30 startups
  • Lives for his family

Mike provides advisory services and cultivates key network connections for Finnish companies seeking to bring business into the U.S. market. His goal is to understand your company’s needs so you get the best guidance for the least amount of financial resources.

Mike also drives passion for self-development and upward mobility through guest-speaking and startup mentoring.

Mike approaches startup growth by looking to unique value propositions and specific target markets in the early stages.

Many Finnish companies underestimate the size and competition of the United States, and Launchpad USA is designed to help you navigate successfully.

Book a no-cost session to review your U.S. market goals now:

Launchpad USA Success Story: 3D Bear

3DBear’s mission is to revolutionize the way children learn and how they will work in the future. Rather than sit learning individual subjects, kids have fun using 3DBear’s software on devices to create and learn multiple skills and subjects at the same time.

  • Finnish company developing and selling AR tools for classrooms
  • Used Amcham to expand into the American market
  • Successfully entered New York and California
  • Rapidly expanding

 “When creating a subsidiary in the U.S., lawyers gave me ten different options to choose from. I called Amcham and Mike gave me two, based on experience, and explained the benefits of both.”

Kristo Lehtonen | CEO, 3DBear

Launchpad USA Success Story: FinNero

“We got the business open in the U.S., but it proved to be a daunting task because we didn’t know what to do first or what questions to ask. U.S. companies are big and had impossible demands. It was frustrating and we were worried we were going to lose a promising business opportunity.

I felt relieved after the first phone call with Mike Klyszeiko from Amcham Finland. Mike’s knowledge of the required actions was reassuring. Mike was clear, logical and effective. He explained the required actions, coached us and helped us to make it all happen. Remarkable expertise!

Thank you Mike and Amcham Finland”

Tarja Keen | CEO, FinNero Oy Ltd