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Kristian Tanninen

Tech Entrepreneur, CTO and Investor

  Interim Management     Startup Coaching     Blockchain Strategies  

I’m an entrepreneur, investor and startup advisor with a long track record in SaaS and blockchains. With over 20 years of work experience in software business I help companies to build better technology strategies, accelerate innovative development and drive product-led growth. My passion is to steer tech enterprises to create new innovations that are changing the way we work and live.


Consulting, coaching and interim management. Available online across the world or on-site in Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Finland:

Interim Management

I’ve been responsible for vast variety of business units and teams. My strong business development experience in software industry combined with the deep technical background make projects to achieve goals. From company-wide transitions to product development acceleration, my approach is to build self-managing teams and organizations that are capable to improve their own performance.

  • Interim CTO as a service
  • Product development acceleration
  • Organizational level SaaS transitions

Startup Coaching

Lean startup development and B2B service productization knowhow are forming the backbone of my services. Over 20 years of software product development projects, enterprise solutions and award winning SaaS products. I’ve designed new concepts from scratch and launched innovative products on global enterprise markets, reaching thousands of companies across the world from early startups to fortune 500.

  • Product-led growth and productization
  • Team building and performance
  • Technology strategies and research

Blockchain Strategies

Are you researching how to get your decentralised app, DeFi protocol or cross-organizational enterprise blockchain into action? Are you planning to launch a decentralised autonomous organization (DAO)? Are you designing smart contracts? With my certified blockchain business knowhow (Oxford University) and technical background, I can help you to gain insights into the market and strengthen your technology strategy.

  • Blockchain technology strategies
  • Crypto market insights and research
  • Web3 platforms for decentralized solutions


As an independent consultant I’ve helped teams and business management in global companies such as General Electric, Swiss Re, BioNTech and many others. I’ve also a long track record in dozens of startup companies from enterprise software products to large scale consumer services.

CTO of a rental property management software
Helsinki, Finland, 2022

Tech strategy advisor of a startup development platform
Helsinki, Finland, 2022

Product Owner of a wholesale online platform
Sursee, Switzerland, 2021

CTO of a global e-learning platform
Helsinki, Finland, 2021

CTO of a technology driven digital agency
Berlin, Germany, 2020

SaaS Transition Manager of a global software company
Munich, Germany, 2019

Development Manager for a digital media company
Berlin, Germany, 2019

Project Manager of a reinsurance company's platform team
Bermuda, 2018

Development Team Leader of a biotech software processes
Stuttgart, Germany, 2018

Product Development Manager of a healthcare SaaS company
Halifax, Canada, 2018

Agile Coach of a virtual reality production company
Baltimore, US 2018

Development Manager of a Data Warehouse development team
Helsinki, Finland 2017

Business Process Consultant in a CRM adoption project
Vienna, Austria, 2016

Product Manager of a property timeshare booking service
Zurich, Switzerland 2016


Two decades of team leading and business development in global software industry:

Founder of Growhold Inc, US
Blockchain data warehouse and query interface for Web3 network analytics.

Interim CTO, Lygg, Finland
Smart mobility platform - revolutionizing regional travel, sustainably.

Interim CTO, MEOM Venture Studio, Finland
Product launch acceleration, technology strategies and business advising.

Management Consultant, Tanninen Consulting, Austria
Business development, startup coaching, interim CxO, technology strategies.

Interim Manager, Tanninen Consulting, Switzerland, Germany and US
SaaS transitions, interim project management and process improvements.

CEO of Lumoflow, Finland and Austria
SaaS business development from zero to 100 global enterprise clients.

Product Manager, Project Manager, Logica CGI, Helsinki, Finland
Business unit manager and team leader responsible for Healthcare ERP solutions.

Software Architect, Valkeus Interactive, Helsinki, Finland
Requirements engineering, SaaS architectures and product development.

Consultant, Software Designer, Endero, Helsinki, Finland
Java EE development (lead developer) and architectures for large enterprises.

Consultant, Software Designer, Regex, Melbourne, Australia
Java EE development and architectures for large enterprises.

Software Developer, Satama Interactive, Helsinki, Finland
Search engine and web services development.


Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme
2022 by University of Oxford

Scrum Master Certification
2016 by Scrum.org

Project Management Certification
2008 by International Project Management Association

Situational Leadership II Training
2001 by Ken Blanchard Institute

Computer Science and Leadership
University of Helsinki from 1998 to 2001

I’m familiar with broad variety of technologies and methodologies that are forming the software industry:

#Enterprise Application Integration #Business Process Automation #Databases and Data Warehouses #Design Patterns #Development Frameworks #Cloud Platforms #CI/CD #Web & Mobile #Decentralized Applications #Smart Contracts #Blockchains #Big Data


Consulting, coaching and interim management:

145 € per hour

VAT is added for Austrian customers or EU customers without a VAT code.

Small projects can be paid online with credit card. Long term projects are invoiced biweekly or monthly.


Got interested? Book an online meeting and let’s find out together how to boost your business.

Kristian Tanninen
+43 699 1720 4621
Tanninen Consulting e.U.
Sandwirtgasse 15
1060 Wien

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