• Iiro Mäkinen

    “Winning formulae are hard to come by. The chance to help our clients derive them is what drives us to push the envelope in everything we do.”

Iiro Mäkinen

Chief Data Scientist

Iiro Mäkinen

Iiro joined August in the summer of 2015 after returning from Northern California with a PhD in Economics from Stanford University. During his graduate studies, Iiro specialized in applied microeconomics, industrial organization, and the economics of innovation and technology and wrote his dissertation on the economics of patent rights. Before his seven-year stint in Silicon Valley, Iiro earned a master’s degree from the Helsinki School of Economics (currently Aalto University) and worked in research projects at VTT and ETLA.

In his spare time, Iiro enjoys watching sports, playing some pick-up floorball, and spending time with his family. During his time in the US, Iiro developed an interest in American football and an appreciation for California wine – both of which he continues to enjoy in Finland.


Phone: +358 40 538 9733

Email: firstname.lastname@august.fi