Rovio´s Peter Vesterbacka takes off to pursue startup dreams


Vesterbacka to work closely with Rovio Chairman Kaj Hed on building new startups with truly global ambitions

Peter Vesterbacka has decided to leave Rovio Entertainment and pursue his entrepreneurial passions and dreams in the global startup scene. He remains a Rovio shareholder and will continue to work closely with Rovio Chairman Kaj Hed, with the aim of building new success stories.

“It has been my privilege to work alongside incredibly talented and amazing colleagues at Rovio. We have worked very hard together to bring up the Angry Birds flock over the past six years,” says Peter Vesterbacka. “While I remain a Rovio shareholder – and the biggest Angry Birds fan – I am even more excited about getting back to my startup roots .

Education is a very big passion of mine and I will continue working on bringing Finnish quality learning everywhere. I think it's also fantastic to be able to continue to work closely with Kaj Hed on making these new startup ideas even bigger. I wish everyone at Rovio all the best, and thank the whole team for their passionate support. Impossible really is nothing, especially when you love what you do."

“Peter Vesterbacka has been an inspiration to us at Rovio and a tireless brand ambassador for Angry Birds,” says Rovio CEO Kati Levoranta. “With Peter nothing was impossible. We will miss Peter, but we are also excited to see what he and our chairman, Kaj Hed, will do together on the start up-scene. We all wish Peter the best of luck in his new businesses.”

“Peter has always been the one insisting on bigger ideas and bigger dreams to take the birds higher,” says Rovio Chairman Kaj Hed. “I am very happy to continue to work with Peter and his one-of-a-kind ambition and talent.”

Further information

Kaisu Karvala
Vice President, Communications & PR
+358 40 571 5990

Peter Vesterbacka
+358 50 5552682

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