Anssi Vanjoki, who you’ll recall was supposed to be the saviour of Nokia before he dramatically resigned the day before a major show, has clearly decided not to retire into history, head off into the sunset and play golf. Instead, it would appear that after many years at the top of Nokia’s hierarchy, he has built up enough personal wealth to turn his hand towards startup investing.
He’s now invested not in his golf swing, but in Finnish start-up called GameBook, a social technology for golfers created with golf pros. Vanjoki is joining the board, but the terms of his investment have not been disclosed.
Golfgamebook is supposed to improve your golf by giving you with golf game scoring via an iPhone app which makes live statistics and real-time game information available to players while they’re on the course. GameBook also has a stand alone device for golf facilities and tournaments and of course the obligatory golfing social network online. It also counts backed by Veraventure, European Tour player Mikko Ilonen, Stanley Cup winner Teemu Selanne and Apple Design Award winner Elias Pietilä.
So, are you a Finnish startup? It’s time to call Anssi…