The DD-Ready Story

The DD-Ready™ story started in 2015, when the concept of DD-Ready™ was developed by the company’s CEO & Co-Founder Heikki Kauppinen, an international entrepreneurial lawyer and angel investor, specialized in transactions and M&A. Heikki wanted to create a solution for target companies’ inability to provide required due diligence documentation in the required form and on time. He had also noticed that the tools used in due diligence examinations were ill-suited for the process and required a lot of manual work.

The DD-Ready Demo platform was launched in 2016 in order to support Heikki’s advisory firm in due diligence processes. During the next 18 months the demo was used with companies that have raised over EUR 45 million to date in total.

It was obvious, that there was a need for the tool on the market globally. After further concept and product development, Diligent Solutions Ltd. was established. Espoo-based Fintech growth company has broadened its vision and is now preparing DD-Ready™ for a global roll out.

The DD-Ready Founders & Team

Heikki Kauppinen, Co-Founder, is an entrepreneurial lawyer with degrees from civil and common law jurisdictions specialized in technology law, intellectual property rights and M&A. Heikki has a background in various VP and management positions in listed software and technology companies as well as strong law firm and EU position experience. Heikki has invested in 6 successful startups.

Janiina Ojanen, CMO and Co-Founder, is a marketing and communications professional with broad experience, encompassing strategic planning, interactive marketing, creative development, public relations and sales promotion. Janiina’s background is in marketing communications agency world with planning and executing marketing and communications strategies for international companies of different business sectors.

Kim Sahlstedt, Head of Customer Operations,  is a customer relationship professional with strong experience in all aspects of the customer experience process and a demonstrated track record in delivering outstanding customer service. Kim has a background in the financial industry from various service management and development positions, with an emphasis on creating, implementing and driving positive customer relationships, process development, user training, and project management. Kim is also an experienced technical team leader with substantial experience in leading everything from small development projects to large scale multi vendor deployment and implementation projects.

Also cutting edge technical experts and advisors on the fields of software development, customer experience, blockchain and AI are included in the team.

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