Since the beginning of their joint studies at university, Ben, Philipp and Teiko (from left to right) have been close friends and worked together on various projects. When Philipp came up with the idea of social stories one afternoon, Ben and Teiko immediately saw its big potential and decided to join him. What started out as a small spark of an idea, has now evolved into their start-up Cutnut. The entire team behind the application has been developing and revising various prototypes and invested countless hours of hard work, dedication and, most importantly, fun.
Meet the team
FOUNDER & CEO
Having worked on multiple consulting projects in companies such as KPMG and RBS Mazars, Philipp has extensive expertise in advisory and consulting. He studied Business Administration with a focus on entrepreneurship at the ie Business School and graduated with honors.
Philipp supervises & assists in the day-to-day activities and brings our team together. He is in charge of presenting the company to potential clients & investors.
Co-FOUNDER & CFO/COO
Teiko has previously worked as a fund administrator for Helsinki Capital Partners and private equity analyst for one of the biggest private equity companies in Finland, Ahlström Capital. While studying Business Administration with the focus on finance, Teiko is a founding member of the ie Finance & Investment club. Teiko is now in charge of the financial and legal sides of the business at Cutnut.
Ben is a professional photographer with a decade of experience in media project planning and execution through his previous company Croconut which he founded while interning in business development at Rocket Internet's. He was also responsible for the development of Lieblingslicht's digital strategy and graduated with honors in Business Administration at ie Business School.
Ben designs our app/website and uses his expertise to optimize our UX and make Cutnut feel as fun as possible.
Head of Ambassador Program
Eliot has a degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the ie Business School. Having studied and worked in various countries, Eliot is experienced in fostering positive relationships with clients and colleagues. He particularly excels at communicating with clarity and negotiating with individuals from diverse cultural and organizational backgrounds.
Ran is an experienced content editor with a demonstrated history of working in the arts and crafts industry. Skilled in Typography, Web Design, Art Direction, Image Making and Branding. Strong media and communication professional with a B. des. degree focused in Graphic Design from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design.
Head of Social Media
While finishing up on his A-Levels, Justus is furthering his skills in social engineering, writing and online marketing. He has been school president, took seminars for writing improvement in school and went to an external event for rhetoric presenting.
Justus is responsible for managing the social media presence of Cutnut as well as the blog to keep the community up to date.