people suffer from anxiety and depression globally
depression is projected to be leading cause of health burden (WHO)
suicides globally each year
Niklas is a pioneer in the field of digital mental health, Oyama being his second mental health startup. Niklas is our domain expert and sales engine with deep domain experience in the field of digital health.
He has previously held significant sales positions in leading digital health companies, such as Finnish Kaiku Health (acquired by Elekta).
Mei joined Niklas in 2018 to build the foundation and found Oyama. On top of her extensive research experience as a PhD in Neuroscience, Mei has developed excellent skills as data scientist and machine learning programmer.
Mei has previously been working as a researcher for a Berlin-based mental health startup and Head of Research at two AI startups.
With a broad experience as a psychologist, organizational coach and relationship expert, Jaana joined in 2020 to lead our clinical interventions development.
Some of her career highlights include working as a relationship expert at the Family federation of Finland (Väestöliitto), developing internet-based/self-guided psychology interventions at Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and serving as the psychologist for the Finnish reality tv-show Love Island.
Pawel is our committed software engineer supported by our experienced Polish development partner Luxdone. Pawel is a fast learner and very productive keeping the rest of the team busy to keep up with his pace.
He holds a masters in Informatics from Kielce University of Technology.
Nina creates stories that guide readers through the jungle of mental wellbeing challenges and solutions. She takes care of composing longer informative texts and editing written content for team members, spicing up aspects that might seem too scientific or technical at first glance.
Nina has a background in European and International Law, and over 10+ years international working experience in the public and private sector.
Salla is our very creative, compassionate and skillful content professional. She is heading our social media and content marketing. Her passion for mental health and well-being gravitated her towards us – her enthusiasm for making a difference in people’s lives is contagious.
Her background lies in early childhood education and she is amazing with kids, writes children’s books and creates digital content on top of many other things.
Jing is an exceptional graphical artist with a personal style and a broad skillset consisting of game character illustration, graphical and fine arts illustration, UI/UX design and 3D modelling to mention a few.
Jing has 8+ years of experience in graphical design and fine arts.
Sofia has 20+ years of building brands, customer experience (CX) and commercializing research. Currently, she holds the position of Senior Director, CX & Brand at Blueprint Genetics (acquired by Quest Diagnostics).
Sofia’s holistic brand building expertise and experience of managing a CX team from start to exit is vital in building our global consumer health brand.
Anne is our investor and very actively involved as an advisor within IT management, product development, organisational development and finance.
She has a lucrative background previously working at Finnair, Microsoft, Nokia and IBM.