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