Kristo Ovaska

How to Build a Culture to Maximize Product Development Speed

By Kristo Ovaska on March 6, 2017

In less than 3 years, we’ve grown to a globally recognized Facebook Marketing Partner, helping the largest online companies to acquire and retain customers online. We’re growing over 10% month-over-month extremely profitably, facilitating over 1B in annualized ad spend, and serving some of the largest online businesses globally, like eBay, Skyscanner and Lazada Group. One of the reasons why we’ve been able to grow this fast is the culture we’ve built to maximize product development speed.

Kristo Ovaska

Why Fly 89 Employees to Greece — the Futur.io Offsite

By Kristo Ovaska on September 28, 2016

Four times a year Smartly.io hosts Futur.io, an all-hands strategy day where we discuss and make decisions about how we can reach our goals of creating a world-class product and service for our customers, and building a flourishing company culture. Two weeks ago, the Smartly.io teams from Helsinki, Berlin, San Francisco, New York and Singapore were reunited under the Greek sun for our first 2-day Futur.io Offsite.

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Top 3 Things that Have Made our First 3 Years Possible

By Kristo Ovaska on August 8, 2016

Earlier this summer, we celebrated the 3rd anniversary of Smartly.io together with the whole team, our families and close friends. In three years, we’ve grown from just two founders into a team of almost 90 professionals. We owe our healthy growth to three things: our amazing team, our great customers and partners at Facebook, and our ethos of maximizing learning at all times.

 

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Meet Otto – Serial Entrepreneur and Lean Software Genius

By Kristo Ovaska on July 2, 2015

I’m happy to announce that Otto "Mutru" Hilska is joining the growing Smartly.io team as VP of Engineering. I’ve known him since the first Aaltoes Silicon Valley trip, when Otto was still the founder and CEO of a SaaS startup called Flowdock.