About Aiven

We help organizations fuel the continuous innovation needed to create awesome, data-intensive applications by using the leading open source technologies.

After building expertise managing mission-critical data infrastructure for companies like F-Secure and Nokia, Aiven’s founders noticed that cloud adoption was increasing but infrastructure solutions were either proprietary or difficult to translate into business results.

They decided to strike out on their own to build a true, open source data cloud that allowed organizations to harness leading open source technology to build the modern infrastructure necessary to grow from prototyping to world-wide scale at greater and greater velocities.

Some of our Milestones

2016
Aiven is founded
Jun 2017
$1M seed round
2018
Boston office established
May 2019
$9M series A round
Feb 2020
$40M series B round
Helsinki

Aiven Oy

Helsinki is where Aiven was founded and is home to our headquarters. As a result, we run our primary product development, sales, and marketing efforts out of here.

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Berlin

Aiven Deutschland GmbH

Our newest office, Berlin’s unique history and central location makes it the ideal place to build a highly-skilled, international team of developers to help build and support our products.

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Boston

Aiven Inc.

The U.S. is a large market for us. The Boston office enables our sales efforts across the country and ensures that our customers get the support they need, when they need it.

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Sydney

Aiven Australia Pty Ltd

We have customers across the globe. This and the fact that we support the foundation of their operations requires us to be available 24/7; Sydney’s location helps us make that happen.

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A global reach, an enterprise scale

Local or global, Aiven possesses the products, reach, and capacity to handle your database requirements.

8
open source products
5
clouds
87
regions covered

Leadership

Oskari Saarenmaa

Oskari Saarenmaa

Chief Executive Officer
Hannu Valtonen

Hannu Valtonen

Chief Product Officer
Heikki Nousiainen

Heikki Nousiainen

Chief Technology Officer
Emma Paajanen

Emma Paajanen

VP Marketing
Jani Asikanius

Jani Asikanius

VP Sales Emea
Brett Johnson

Brett Johnson

VP Sales Americas
Timo Ala-Kokkila

Timo Ala-Kokkila

Head of Group Finance
Thomas Volkert

Thomas Volkert

Head of People Ops

Board of Directors

Olaf Schmitz

Olaf Schmitz

Chairman
Oskari Saarenmaa

Oskari Saarenmaa

CEO @ Aiven
Hannu Valtonen

Hannu Valtonen

CPO @ Aiven
Eric Liaw

Eric Liaw

IVP
Hendrik Brandis

Hendrik Brandis

Earlybird VC
Kai Bäckman

Kai Bäckman

Lifeline Ventures

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