About the Company.

San Francisco provides integrated marketing and PR services for growth companies.

Our Story.

Marketing 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 & CMO: 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.

Juhani Polkko
Founder & CMO

Ali Kisaoglu
Digital Marketing Manager

Olli-Joonas Juuso
Marketing & Comms Manager

Oona Colliander
Creative Director

Stephen Lee
Strategy Director

Semyon Leshchenia
Marketing Coordinator

Jonathan Moore
Growth Hacker

John Cozzi
Digital Storyteller

Jonna Manninen
Communications Specialist

Timothy Gilbert
Communications Coordinator

We’re always looking for great talent.
See our open positions.

Client portfolio.

Corporate Development & Venturing


B2B SaaS

Consumer Apps

Consumer Hardware

Marketplace & E-commerce

Media & Advertising

Medical & Health Tech

Venture Capital & Finance

Professional Services

Research, Public Sector, NGO




Interested in working with us?
See our available jobs on the Open Positions page.