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Kristo Ovaska, Co-Founder & CEO

Kristo Ovaska

Co-Founder & CEO, Smartly.io

As Co-Founder and CEO of Smartly.io, Kristo Ovaska has driven his company to global recognition as an Advertising and Creative Marketing Partner to both Facebook and Pinterest, helping 650+ brands like Uber, eBay, and TechStyle to create, manage, and automate Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest advertising.

Kristo led the charge in adding a number of brand customers to Smartly.io’s roster this year (most notably, signing a global agreement with Uber), and he’s played a pivotal role in Smartly.io’s company growth and global expansion – setting the company up to surpass $1B in annual ad spend and 100% year-over-year growth. In 2018, Smartly announced its multiplatform expansion for Pinterest advertising.

Outside of Smartly.io, Kristo also plays a key role the Finnish startup scene, having founded Aalto Entrepreneurship Society (a grassroot-level student startup organization at Aalto University), the startup accelerator Startup Sauna, and the internship program Startuplifers.