Mika Salmi

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Mika Salmi

Senior Advisor

Mika Salmi is a serial entrepreneur and recognized innovator in the technology and media sectors.

Currently, Mika is a Senior Advisor at The Raine Group. He also serves on the Boards of CreativeLive, Feed.fm, INSEAD, Pixvana and Trace and actively advises numerous startups.

Most recently Mika was CEO of CreativeLive, a real time video platform targeting the continuing education market. Prior to that, Mika founded MadRaces, a location-based sports app.

Previously he was President of Global Digital Media at Viacom, home of MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures, leading them through a time of transformation to digital platforms.

Mika was also the Founder/CEO of the pioneering video and games companies AtomFilms, Shockwave and AddictingGames. These three brands were some of the largest and most influential online video and game brands in the early days of the Internet.

His career started in music as a DJ and working at record labels, notably discovering and signing Grammy- and Oscar-winning artist Nine Inch Nails.

Mika was born in Finland, is a dual US and Finnish citizen, speaks several languages and has an MBA from INSEAD.