Our Story – Building More Than Just a Better Platform

Robotisation in in-person marketing is often seen as a threat, both for customers and businesses themselves. Automated marketing messages and particularly robocalls are considered unethical, intrusive, and in some cases, even illegal. Unfortunately, that is an ugly truth about the industry.

Fortunately, there is another side. A brighter side. The light side of robotisation. And that is where On-Time comes in.

Our story began in 2013, when one of our founders Pasi Matilainen needed to conduct a poll for an NGO he was involved with. As the pricing for the poll was completely outrageous for a small organisation, Pasi decided to design and code a robocall platform by himself.

The poll was conducted successfully and Pasi continued to develop the platform as a nighttime hobby.

Enter 2017. Pasi and our current CEO Teemu Valkonen met each other and decided to form a partnership. The platform took a new direction. It would become more than a robocaller – an even more versatile mobile communication platform.

In 2019 Teemu stepped in as a full-time CEO, and Jon-Erik Talvio and Matias Nygård started in the company, working in the customer interface.

Comprehensive testing began with over 50 different user cases analysed, utilising the data from the last one million calls the platform had conducted. In 2020 we had thorough knowledge on who, when, and how you should contact to provide the best possible results.

Currently On-Time has a constantly growing client base of prominent organisations and businesses operating in Finland and Scandinavia. Our platform is evolving as our business is growing, to always answer the needs of our clients.

We are also deeply involved in establishing the ethical and legal guidelines of the blooming robocall industry, and ensuring that the common operating model is sustainable.

On-Time is driven by a genuine desire to help our clients grow and to contribute in making the world a better place. Our story has just begun.

 

Behind On-Time and by Our Side

Vesa Lehtinen, On-Time Chairman of the Board

  • A professional board member and an experienced, practical angel investor with a portfolio divested in mainly IT, health, clean tech and food tech
  • Co-founder of six different companies
  • Over 25 years of experience in serial entrepreneurship and business

“With his wide social network and quick wit for business opportunities, Vesa can see the big picture almost instantly, and practical difficulties are solved fast.”

– Teemu Valkonen, On-Time CEO

Ali Omar, Finnish Business Angels Network board member, a technology freak

  • An investor in 30 start-up companies that mainly focus on B2B SaaS business operations
  • Finnish Business Angel of the Year 2019
  • Former Deputy CEO of Med Group, one of the fastest-growing healthcare companies in Finland

“Ali provides us with top expertise and experience in the management of rapidly expanding business operations. We also acquired a vast amount of industry-specific expertise for B2B SaaS business operations and in the healthcare sector, experience in the arrangement of funding required for growth, as well as direct contacts to major Finnish capital investors.”

– Teemu Valkonen, On-Time CEO

Lennu Keinänen, an investor, an influencer, and a serial enterpreuner

  • Paytrail founder and a pioneer in online payment solutions
  • Woimet and Flashnode CEO
  • An investor in disruptive B2B SaaS companies on a growth track
  • Head of jury in Kasvu Open, a coaching and acceleration programme for growth companies

“Results gained through a practical approach, disruptive technology, and a huge potential market on a global level were the main reasons why Lennu decided to come aboard and support our growth at On-Time.”

– Teemu Valkonen, On-Time CEO