Founders

The founding team of Redkik have a big passion for innovation and technology, together with a great experience from building successful companies and teams.

Chris Kalinski

Founder, Chairman of the Board, Redkik Oy and Redkik Llc

German and US citizen, Mr. Kalinski is majority owner in both the Redkik Oy and Redkik, Llc (US distribution arm) businesses.

Christoph Kalinski is the Senior Strategic Consultant for Oxford Management Consultants, focusing on technology, IOT, Cold chain and Food Safety solutions. Before joining Oxford, he worked at ORBCOMM as the Vice President of Food Safety and Pharmaceutical Solutions and was responsible for ORBCOMM’s FSMA strategy, dealer development, and Pharma efforts. Mr. Kalinski has more than 15 years of experience in the refrigerated transportation industry. Prior to ORBCOMM, he founded and sold Ameriscan, Inc in 2005 and developed a global cold chain visibility system to provide validated temperature data to monitor ground, air and sea shipments of temperature-critical assets, primarily pharmaceuticals, through a single application. Mr. Kalinski is co inventor of an insurance based patent:
https://patents.justia.com/patent/10621674

Jan Scharf

Founder and Owner of APlus GmbH, Angel Investor and Board Member

Mr. Jan Scharf founded and built APlus GmbH into a specialized asbestos abatement and construction business with over 80 employees. APlus recently purchased a new HQ in Germany and is in the process of acquiring one of its vendor companies. Mr. Scharf has co-invested in German tech businesses and is very experienced in guiding start-ups through their founding and growth phase.

Rob Connell

CEO of Nolwenture Oy, Equity and Technology Partner

20 years experience in scaling international digital B2B business and supporting go-to-market initiatives in Europe, the USA, SE Asia, Australasia and Latin America. Rob has a big passion for innovation and technology, service design and product development, focusing on providing strategies and growth tactics for startups and scaleups. Deep knowledge of business development and digital marketing for services in the field of SaaS.

Antti Vikman

COO of Nolwenture Oy, Equity and Technology Partner

Antti founded Nolwenture in 2012 after managing the development team of an international market leader in data security. Mr. Vikman has several CTO and Board positions for successful early-stage companies and organisations supporting entrepreneurs, working closely in understanding their business and putting this into workable requirements and priorities. Not least, the technology choices must work hand in hand with the chosen business model and desired outcomes. Focusing on scalable and easily integrated solutions that include cybersecurity and machine learning.

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