Tiina Zilliacus, Founder and CEO, has 15 years of publishing, analytics-, marketing- and business development experience from international mobile and games businesses. She is also a former Nokia Director and start-up CEO.
Sami Liikanen joined the team as co-founder from Rovio Entertainment. Sami has strong background in indie game development and is a well-rounded developer with diverse skills. As lead developer Sami is responsible for client side programming at Gajatri Studios.
Tero Mäntylä joined the team as co-founder from Rovio Entertainment. Tero is experienced developer with diverse skills from both indie game as well as software platform development. Tero is responsible for server side & tool programming.
Kirsikka Machreich is responsible for our community management and social media channels. Before joining Gajatri Studios, Kirsikka worked as social media consultant and speaks fluently Finnish, German, English and Russian.
Jani Hämäläinen joined the team from Digital Chocolate. Jani is a versatile game artist who has been a part of ten released standalone game title productions, from java browser games to Facebook and iOS.
Sami, Tero, Jani and Tiina have worked 2 years together before Gajatri Studios so they are a solid team having cumulatively over 40 years of games development and publishing business experience. Company employs also a network of freelancers in game testing and analytics.
Gajatri Studios was initially funded by Mediatonic, a Finnish games fund, and Tekes, Center for Research and Innovation in Finland. First equity based seed financing round was completed March 2013, investors included a Finnish family office Dreadnought Finance (Juha, Johanna and Julia Jouhki) and business angel Leena Niemistö.