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Illusian - supporting inspiring makers.

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We are creators by heart and want to help other makers reach their full potential.

Whether they're at promising startups, VC funds or are leading philanthropic initiatives and non-profit organisations – we want to help them flourish.

About Illusian:

Illusian is a Family Office founded in 2014 by Ilkka Paananen, entrepreneur, investor, co-founder, and CEO of Supercell, the global leader in mobile games.

Supercell has released five hit games globally – Hay Day, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, Clash Royale, and Brawl Stars. They’ve had more than 5 billion downloads and they all have grossed more than a billion dollars each in their lifetime.

At Illusian, we partner with and support world-class entrepreneurs as they create products and services to help their communities – be it for profit or not for profit. Our mission is to increase equality, reduce social exclusion and support sustainable investing. The Illusian Family Office is made up of our investment company, Illusian Group Oy, the Ilkka Paananen Foundation, and various philanthropic initiatives. We operate across the globe, with our head office based in Helsinki.

From our own experience, we know building something amazing is hard.

The beginning.


Ilkka joins his first gaming company, Sumea, as a CEO. Sumea is sold to Digital Chocolate in 2003.

Digital Chocolate.


After selling Sumea to Digital Chocolate, Ilkka heads their European Operations and serves as a president until he leaves the company in 2010.

The founding of Supercell.


Ilkka is one of six co-founders of Supercell.

Softbank acquisition.


In October 2013, Softbank acquires majority stake hold of Supercell.

Illusian is born.


Illusian was created in 2014 as the family office of Ilkka Paananen following the success of Supercell.

We Foundation is formed.


Illusian's philanthropy initiatives were started through the creation of We Foundation.

Tencent joins the Supercell story.


Tencent acquires Softbank’s stake at $10.2 billion valuation

Illusian starts investing at scale.


Illusian's investment activities take off with a strong focus on startup investments and venture funds.

Illusian becomes an established investor.


Illusian's direct investments include success stories such as Wolt, Hopin, Zwift, and Swappie.

Wondershop is born.


Wondershop is a technology studio on a mission to build social equity through games and tech. It was spun out from We Foundation in early 2020.