LYGG - Our Promise

We, the LYGG founders, the team and the individual investors are committed to changing the aviation industry and to building a transparent new platform and service for travellers who care about their wellbeing and a sustainable future.

Our goal is to return the beauty of flying.
We will provide a carefree, fast service that allows our customers to be the masters of their own time schedules. We are building a more sustainable future by setting new standards and a platform that will accelerate the adaptation of clean aviation technology.
In other words, we will fix the broken wings of the aviation industry.

This futuristic team develops a service that will give us all a peace of mind.
We have made a donation to an institution that helps injured wildlife birds’ rehabilitation and returning to their natural environment.
To enable them to fly free.

LYGG Team

LYGG - MISSION AND VISION

Our vision is to enable zero-emission, private travel accessible to a larger number of people.

Our mission is to develop a service for effortless, decentralized traveling and to ensure higher productivity and improved well-being for our customers in a more sustainable way.

Lygg family

Core family

Roope Kekäläinen

CEO, Co-Founder

Roope Kekäläinen

CEO, Co-Founder

An experienced aviation professional with an extensive background from Aviation Management and Commercial Pilot of ATRs. Roope was the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Private Skies, a leading European Aircraft Brokerage which he exited in 2020. He was responsible for achieving one of the first pan-European Aircraft Operator Certificates for single engine commercial operations in 2016. He is a commercial pilot and flight instructor by training.

Jari-Jussi Viinikkala

CFO, Co-Founder

Jari-Jussi Viinikkala

CFO, Co-Founder

An accomplished Investment banker, working at HSBC in New York and London. Jari-Jussi headed HSBC Financial Institutions’ Nordic team and largest Asian FIs coverage, generating +$90m in revenue per annum globally. He raised more than $114bn of debt, equity and hybrid capital for his FI clients and was responsible for +$500bn global lending and trading portfolio. Executed several successful M&A deals and personally originated +$20m in fees. A graduate of University of Manchester and Manchester Business School in Finance & Economics, with MSc Finance from Imperial College London.

Jesse Peurala

CTO

Jesse Peurala

CTO

A seasoned technology/software professional (CEO, CTO, CPO). Software entrepreneur, co-owner, and a Chairman of the Board at Fraktio. Jesse worked as a CEO in Fraktio for eight years, from start to summer 2020. During that time Fraktio grew from 0 to 40 people, maintaining excellent client and employee satisfaction. He is a long-time practitioner of self-organizing way of working and led numerous software projects, companies, and software teams. He is also a board member in Druid Oy and Koodia Suomesta ry. His core expertise is in never-done-before -products/services, business model validation, technology, leadership, and building a strong company culture.

Valtteri Murto

COO

Valtteri Murto

COO

A seasoned aviation professional with 20+ years of experience within the industry. Valtteri has an exceptionally wide-ranging professional background with solid understanding of Airline operations and hands-on experience combined with a drive to rethink outside the box. This has led to several new innovations ranging from daily operations and IT-systems to corporate culture within the safety critical framework of commercial aviation. He has a unique combination of being a Professional Pilot of various Airbus aircrafts with M.Sc. degree in Industrial Management from Aalto University.

Katja Vainio

Global Head of Sales

Katja Vainio

Global Head of Sales

As an experienced business travel professional, Katja has an extensive background in working in several roles for global business travel, SaaS businesses, and the Meetings & Events industry. She's an Executive MBA from Aalto University Executive Education.

Katja is responsible for making our service available for corporates globally, by understanding their drivers for business travel.

Okan Ögeturk

BRAND DESIGN

Okan Ögeturk

BRAND DESIGN

A renowned creative who studied design in the School of Bauhaus and has been focusing on creating digital brands and designing digital services throughout his 22-year career. Being a multi-disciplinary consultant who has been active on many sides of the business, Okan’s portfolio includes creative leadership for design teams, different business groups in organisations and the C-suite and the leadership layer, as well as hands on designership. After having led creative roles in the industry leading Nordic design houses, he went independent in 2013 and is active as a design consultant helping companies at any scale from small startups to industry giants in Europe, Asia, and US.

Elina Halonen

Customer Experience Officer

Elina Halonen

Customer Experience Officer

Teemu Tervo

Business development manager

Teemu Tervo

Business development manager

An experienced global B2B sales professional. Background from service and product development and passion to understand customers.
Teemu is responsible for finding the customers, understanding their needs and helping them to get on board, quite literally!

Frederik Eichelbaum

Head of Sales Europe

Frederik Eichelbaum

Head of Sales Europe

Frederike Bienefeld

Sales director dach

Frederike Bienefeld

Sales director dach

Frederike has been working as a project manager for 10+ years in various industries and roles and deep experience with Customer Discovery, Produkt-Market Fit Validation and scalable Go-To-Market methods in DACH for startup companies from all over the EU. Furthermore, she gained important experience in the field of sales management with one of German's biggest publishing companies.

Bastian Hauk

Sales

Bastian Hauk

Sales

A bilingual Fulbright scholar with +10 years experience in sales and project management across a variety of industries. Colleagues know Bastian as a keen listener and interviewer who understands customer needs. With an easy sense of humor and supportive nature, Bastian creates a positive atmosphere, a soil for creativity and ideas. His diverse intercultural experience helps him to connect in an authentic and powerful way with people of all demographics.

Family of advisors

Janne Puustinen

GTM & DIGITAL SERVICES

Janne Puustinen

GTM & DIGITAL SERVICES

A serial founder and startup builder. Janne has 10+ years of experience and a passion for building successful digital startups systematically from an idea to product market fit. He has founded, built, and lead companies like MEOM & Brella. In addition, he has helped numerous founders on their startup journey. He has a Master’s degree in Economics majoring in Entrepreneurship and he has been creating the entrepreneurship society movement in Finland

Nina Harjula

Public Relations

Nina Harjula

Public Relations

Kimmo Kääriä

SALES STRATEGY

Kimmo Kääriä

SALES STRATEGY

A seasoned professional in leadership, strategy, sales, and technology. Kimmo has 10+ years of leadership and management experience from the highly regulated field of healthcare, strategic experience as a partner of a management consultancy, sales experience from both B2B and direct sales globally, and technology/IT experience from companies such as Nokia. M.Sc. Econ. and Business Admin. from the Aalto University School of Business and a Certified Executive Coach

Markus Kallio

User Experience

Markus Kallio

User Experience

An experienced “jack of all trades” of the digital world with a rare combination of skills with hands-on technical, business, and design knowledge. Markus has 25+ years of experience in developing digital products and services. During his 20+ years at Idean, he has served the clients as a CTO ensuring the world-class design quality and on-time product delivery. Due to his versatile background, he is an excellent interpreter between technical, design and business talk. A highly entrepreneurially minded Angel Investor and board member

Pekka Aakko

Scaling and expansion

Pekka Aakko

Scaling and expansion

An entrepreneurially minded event production, esports, and startups expert with 25+ years of experience. Pekka is Founder & former CEO of ASSEMBLY Organizing, the arranger of the 25.000+ participant annual Assembly computer festivals and esports tournament, currently part of Telia Company plc. He is also Chairman of the Board of ENCE esports, the most successful esports team from Finland and Co-Founder of Applifier, currently part of Unity Technologies where he was the Executive Director before the company’s IPO to NYSE in 2020. He is an Angel Investor in selected businesses, wants to do stuff that matters, and is passionate about flying airplanes and all things related to general aviation

Janne Vasama

Future aviation

Janne Vasama

Future aviation

A founding member and Chairman of Helsinki Electric Aviation Association, which aims to build an electric aviation ecosystem around Pipistrel Alpha Electro electric plane to support the development of electric aviation in Finland with focus on training, research, and development. Janne is also a member of Electro Mobility Branch Group at Technology Industries of Finland, which supports and facilitates the overall electrification of traffic in Finland. He has been working in several roles in electronics components businesses and has been an entrepreneur since 2005. He started flying in 1978 with gliders and has license for several different airplane categories

Janne Lindfors

People and culture

Janne Lindfors

People and culture

An experienced leader specialised in talent acquisition, training, and outplacement. Janne has 15+ years of leadership experience in sales, recruitment, candidate marketing, consulting, and competence development. During his current position as Saranen’s CEO, the company has grown to become the Finnish market leader in both outplacement services as well as IT recruitment training programs. Previously he headed the Aalto University’s international IT summer program to become a nominee in national top education unit competition. He has a M.Sc (Econ.) from Aalto University, Helsinki

Maunu visuri

Aviation and business strategy

Maunu visuri

Aviation and business strategy

Senior professional and executive with 25+ years of experience from the aviation and maritime industries. Maunu is currently the President and CEO of Arctia Ltd. He started his career working and focusing first in technical, operational, asset management and financial areas moving more recently to two airline CEO roles. In addition to his in-depth aviation business knowledge, he has a vast experience of leadership and management. He is a graduate from Helsinki University of Technology with M.Sc. Tech, Aeronautical Engineering

Emission free tomorrow

Carbon neutral today

Lygg cares about what is truly important, our planet and impact of our actions

What does Lygg Corporate Responsibility mean?

We do the best we can and are already carbon neutral today. Lygg Corporate Responsibility means being already carbon neutral with a vision to be emission free by 2030. We are working hard to build aviation revolutionising MaaS platform, enabling emission free electric flying to the masses.

What does Lygg Social responsibility mean?

We help the local community.  Lygg help means that we provide connectivity, where before was none. We create opportunities presently unavailable, regional development helping local businesses to become more productive with enhanced competitiveness whilst giving better quality of life for the community as a whole - helping your local community to strive.

We care for the local community. Lygg care means we give new life for local underutilised infrastructure. We use optimised assets, using quieter, smaller planes. This also means less noise, better air quality and smaller CO2 emissions - benefiting the planet and local community.

What does Lygg Compensate mean?

We overcompensate, everything we do. Lygg compensate means that whilst environmental responsibility is much more than just emissions, we overcompensate everything Lygg does as a corporation. Importantly we minimise our impact by using smaller planes and dynamic scheduling. What we do emit, we don’t just compensate - we overcompensate with the help from our partner, Compensate (™), a world leading non-profit organisation.

Download  Lygg fact pack pdf

At the end Lygg cares about what is truly important, our planet and our actions. Our actions speak louder than optics

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Lygg Team

1. At Lygg, you can make a difference

With us, your work has a significant impact on both business success and the future of our planet. Our goal is to change the way people commute and think about flying – and all this in a completely carbon neutral way. With our service customers can save time and money as well as improving the quality of their lives.

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2. You will learn a lot from your colleagues and our advisors

Our unique combination of subscription-based unlimited air travel, technological solutions and aviation cleantech means you can learn a lot from our team with a diverse set of skills and backgrounds – starting from our founders who include a professional pilot and international finance professional whose career took him on the road for more than 200 days a year.

Our advisory team consists of professionals with a track record in aviation, electric aircrafts, software business, user experience, international growth and B2B sales. Our advisors work closely together with the core team, and all of them invested their own money into our company.

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3. We can make it together

We’ve been founded to be an excellent workplace. In addition to the openness and growth mindset, we are bringing in ”just culture” from aviation. We understand that success and well-being go hand in hand, both on individual and company level.

The feedback from potential investors and other parties is really encouraging. They see our plans as ambitious and doable: It’s notable that the first and most critical phases are completely doable using existing technologies.

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4. Transparency

We are open and transparent. We value honesty and believe that the real power comes from people being able to be themselves.

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Lygg offers private flights at the price of commercial, and yet, we are not an airline.
As a part of the Smart Mobility sector, Lygg develops hardware & software platforms to operate a flymaas business (MaaS with flying as a component). Using a dynamic platform, we create a dynamic routing and aggregate clients travelling needs with the Lygg App.

The added value of Lygg’s platform is deploying aircraft assets, optimising, and rightsizing them subject to any given demand. This means environmentally friendly travel chain solutions. Lygg will ensure sustainability from the beginning of its operations by overcompensation of the emissions. In the future the platform will enable faster adaptation of zero emission flights with electric airplanes or any other aviation cleantech innovations.

Lygg transforms Europe into a singular commuter area. We can offer door to door travel time of less than 2 hours with zero emissions and in the future, with electric planes.
Lygg means smart mobility from fly MaaS to fly masses. Travel your life will love.

BECOME A PARTNER

Who: Flight operators, aircraft owners and future aviation technology innovators.

We solve the most common challenge of operators and aircraft owners: How to achieve flexible but guaranteed flight hours to your fleet.

How to achieve flexible but guaranteed flight hours up to 1000 hours to your fleet? Join Lygg platform as a partner and get that and much more.

Lygg’s groundbreaking platform transforms your clients needs into scheduled on-demand flights. Our unique big data approach and marketing platform enables private flight experience by the cost of commercial. You as the operator will get the flight hours multiplied by the total demand of the region. We call it rethinking travel.


For Operators:

  • Guaranteed flight hours to your fleet with flexible contract times.
  • Felixible allocation of flight hours up to 1000 hours per aircraft tail.
  • By bringing part of your customer base to the Lygg platform, you will get exclusive rights to fly these routes. This will bring your clients costs down to high-demand destinations and still they have access to your own charter flights when needed.

Aircarft owners:

  • Flexible hours to your own aircraft and management through our trusted partner network.
  • Cost savings that turn your aircraft asset into an investment while keeping you in full control of your own flying hours.

Electric car taxi operators:

  • Guaranteed airport pick-ups by your fleet of electric cars with flexible contracts.
  • More than 1000 pick-ups per month per destination and up to 10.000 pick-ups per month to follow in the near future in high-demand regions.
  • Ready-to-use platform through our partner for integrating your fleet into our service platform.We are looking for business class level in the cars and the service - if you meet the requirementscontact us for more information

Future technology operators (eVtol and electric fixed wing):

Lygg aims to bridge the gap between implementing new, sustainable technologies into aviation industry. While existing business models and infrastructure don’t support this change, Lygg can offer you all the flight hours needed with the capacity and range that the new technology will offer. Our goal is to be fully electric by the end of 2030 and we will start implementing new technologies into the platform as soon as they’re available.

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