In 2010, Perttu Ojansuu, Vesa Sironen and Antero Hanhirova began Gapps, a startup with the aim to connect the businesses of Finland with secure integrations of Google’s G Suite products.
During the course of its history, Gapps has gone from a company that was mostly unknown to being the leading Google Cloud provider in Finland, trusted by over 1,000 organizations daily with clients including Rovio, yle, Azets and Trimble.
Gapps has also been widely recognized for its growth in well-renowned competitions such as the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Europe 2015, Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Finland 2014, 2015, 2016; and the European Business Awards 2015.
“Organizations of over 10,000 employees, use on average 1,000 software products. This results in unengaged and unproductive workforce. We wanted to build a platform which would work as the core hub and knowledge base for these large organizations so they can yet again benefit from the economies of scale.”
Perttu Ojansuu, CEO of Happeo
After working closely with their clients, the Gapps team identified a huge need for a better link between the various workplace productivity and communication tools. So one day, in 2016, the team took to Las Vegas for a swanky launch party - and they launched Universe (now, Happeo).
When the platform launched, many of Gapps’ clientele signed up and saw the immediate benefits both in all-round efficiency, and employee engagement from this linking layer within the existing Google ecosystem. In the following years, these clients have helped shape the product along with the team.
In 2018, Universe rebranded to Happeo. Happeo is now based out of two European hubs, with an international team and a strong philosophy to save customers time, empower their knowledge sharing and collaboration capabilities, and bring together diverse workforces.