Jyri Engestrom Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 8

  • Portfolio
  • 4

  • Exits
  • 3


Jyri Engestrom General Information


Dr. Jyri Engestrom is a Co-Founder of Yes VC. He also is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Jaiku, which grew into the leading European mobile social network and pioneered the sharing of location information, status updates, and activity streams on smartphones. He serves as a Board Member at Centered and Primary.Health. He is also an Angel Investor. He serves on the board of the Rare Cancer Research Foundation. He served as Advisor at True Ventures. He served as Board Member at Para. Prior to Jaiku, he worked at Nokia and holds patents in remote content delivery, content prioritization, and RF-tag-reading capabilities in mobile devices. A sociologist by training, he coined the term "social object" to refer to photos, links, and other shareable Web content. After Google acquired Jaiku in 2007, he was responsible for mobile applications and Google's efforts to become a social destination on the Web and mobile. He left Google to found Ditto.me, a mobile local recommendations business, which was acquired by Groupon in 2012. At Groupon, he served as the Director of Product Management responsible for Breadcrumb by Groupon, an iPad point-of-sale system that replaces traditional cash registers at restaurants and other local businesses. Born in Helsinki, Finland. He is the Co-Founder of Drone Games, a programming competition advancing the ethical use of autonomous flying drones, and Sesat School, a micro-school in San Francisco. He holds Ph.D. in Management from Lancaster University, a Master's in Social Sciences from the University of Helsinki and a Degree in Communications from Université de Montréal.

Business Details

Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 1390 Market Street
  • Suite 200, Private Mailbox Number 244
  • San Francisco, CA 94102
  • United States
+1 (650) 000-0000

Jyri Engestrom Investments (8)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Everywear 06-Apr-2017 Angel (individual) Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000000 00.0
Callstats.io 01-Aug-2016 00000 00000 00.000 Communication Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000000 00.0
Gyroscope Innovations 12-Feb-2015 0000 00000 00000 Application Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000000 00.0
ThingLink 15-Apr-2014 00000 00000 00.000 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000000 00.0
Sofanatics 07-May-2012 00000 (00000 Social/Platform Software Bankruptcy: Liquidation 0000 000000000 00.0
Tinkercad 08-Nov-2011 0000 00000 000 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000000 00.0
HumanCharger 17-Dec-2010 Seed Round 00000 Therapeutic Devices Generating Revenue 0000 000000000 00.0
Sofanatics 12-Jul-2010 Seed Round Social/Platform Software Bankruptcy: Liquidation 0000 000000000 00.0

Jyri Engestrom Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Callstats.io 01-Jan-2020 Merger/Acquisition
Tinkercad 01-Jun-2013 000000000000000000
Sofanatics 07-Sep-2012 0000000000: 000000

Jyri Engestrom Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Jyri Engestrom Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Jyri Engestrom Ph.D Angel Investor 00 0 0 San Francisco, CA

Jyri Engestrom FAQs

  • Who is Jyri Engestrom?

    Jyri Engestrom is an angel Investor who has made 8 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Jyri Engestrom?

    Jyri Engestrom is an angel investor.

  • What does Jyri Engestrom do?

    As an angel investor, Jyri Engestrom invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Jyri Engestrom invested in?

    Jyri Engestrom has made numerous investments in companies like Everywear, Callstats.io, and Gyroscope Innovations within the Business/Productivity Software, Communication Software, and Application Software industries.

  • What has Jyri Engestrom invested in recently?

    Jyri Engestrom's latest investment was on 06-Apr-2017 in Everywear, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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