About the Company.San Francisco is a global comms & partner for Nordic growth companies
Communications partner for internationalizing growth businesses.
Juhani Polkko founded San Francisco Agency in 2009. In the beginning, we helped dozens of Finnish consumer brands get started on Facebook. The company soon became the first agency in Finland to solely focus on startups, and the team began to grow in 2013. Our next milestone was reached in 2016 when we expanded our offering to all internationalizing SMBs and began working with our first corporate venturing client.
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Founder & CEO: Juhani Polkko
Juhani founded his first company at the age of 18. After 7 years working in consumer electronics and entertainment software distribution, he moved to Silicon Valley to help the first wave of Finnish mobile content companies conquer the U.S. market. He founded his first technology startup in San Francisco in 2005 – a venture that ultimately failed.
Back in Finland, he consulted several early-stage companies and also experienced working in a big corporation – heading Nokia’s mobile advertising sales in the Nordic countries. From 2009-2012, Juhani taught marketing to Swedish entrepreneurs in San Francisco Oy’s first major growth success story, advertising technology company Freespee AB.
In addition to supporting the growth of both San Francisco and its clients, Juhani is an advisor and shareholder in several growth companies. He is also a member of the Finnish Business Angel Network (FiBAN) and coaching entrepreneurs at the Founder Institute, Vertical, Startup Sauna and Kasvu Open.
Getting things done together.
The San Francisco team consists of an international network of professionals and a core team based in Helsinki, Finland.
Senior Comms Manager
Director, Comms Strategy
Corporate Development & Venturing
Marketplace & E-commerce
Media & Advertising
Medical & Health Tech
Venture Capital & Finance
Building, Construction & Real estate
Research, Public Sector, NGO
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