DD-Ready –The Story

DD-Ready’s mission is to automate the due diligence process for faster growth and better decisions.

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

The DD-Ready demo was launched in 2016 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 45 MEUR million to date.

It was obvious there was a need for the tool on the global market. After further concept and product development, Diligent Solutions Ltd. was established. The Finland-based fintech growth company has broadened its vision, and is now preparing DD-Ready™ for a global rollout.

What is DD-ready?

Meet the team

Heikki Kauppinen, CEO and Co-founder, is an entrepreneurial lawyer with degrees in 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 a strong background in law firms and the EU. Heikki has invested in six successful startups.

Janiina Kauppinen, Co-founder, is a marketing and communications professional whose experience encompasses strategic planning, interactive marketing, creative development, public relations and sales promotion. Janiina’s has an extensive background in planning and executing marketing and communications strategies for international companies within 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 and has held 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 a seasoned technical team leader with substantial experience in heading everything from small development projects to large-scale multi-vendor deployment and implementation projects.

Reggie Rusan, CTO Reggie has numerous years of global experience leading diverse teams in all activities of IT Management. Inter alia, Reggie has acted as Global IT Operations Director at KONE. During his years in Finland, this seasoned GDPR expert has supported several startups as well.

Sharmili Ganguly, Head of Marketing is a professional communicator with business acumen and technical knowledge. She has marketing and growth hacking experience in India, Finland, and the UK in both product and service industries with extensive working knowledge on WordPress, Hub spot, Google Adwords, Google Analytics, etc. A  problem-solver by nature and always searching for new ways to do things better.

Joshua Bettoney, Head of partnership MENA, is an experienced sales and partnership personnel. From his experience working in the UK based independent financial advisory to launching the corporate offering for food aggregator startup Deliveroo in the middle east. Josh believes in diving in every opportunity that demands growth and focus.

Other key team members include cutting-edge technical experts and advisors from the fields of software development, customer experience, blockchain and AI.

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Investors, funds, VC’s

DD-Ready allows investors, funds, VC’s and due diligence service providers (such as law firms) to save valuable
time and make better
investment decisions by
accessing exactly the
information they want,
in a standardized format.

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DD-Ready guides the growth company through a process of becoming ready for due diligence and remaining
so at all times – and speeds
up their funding rounds and
increases their

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