Our mission is to eradicate chronic pain by empowering people with science.

The Story of Aivo

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Aivo started with the personal quest of our founder Mika – a serial tech entrepreneur who suffered from chronic pain – to understand the science of pain and find a cure.

During his research, Mika discovered that Professor Vania Apkarian has led every major advance in brain imaging of chronic pain. Professor Apkarian was the first person to discover that chronic pain can actually change the structure of the brain.

Aivo combines Vania’s scientific knowledge with Mika’s technology expertise. Aivo is a new breed of company designed to bring relief to the tens of millions of chronic pain sufferers.

Aivo means brain in Finnish. The brain is our treatment target. Aivo begins with AI to signify how we leverage real-world data and novel machine learning to discover individual treatment paths.

Our locations

Our skilled talent works mostly virtually from their homes all around the world. We provide support, infrastructure, and access to virtual offices when needed.

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Meet our team

We have a passionate team that consists of scientists, clinicians, health coaches, data scientists, and technology professionals whose mission is to conquer chronic pain.

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Mika Marjalaakso

Executive Board Member
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Vania Apkarian

Chief Science Officer
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Melissa Farmer

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Outi Hilgert

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Vlad Klipnitser

Lead Health Coach
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Lauri Kovanen

Lead Data Scientist
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Nate Haines

Data Scientist
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Do you want to make the world a better and less painful place?

If you have an inner fire to help people experience a fuller, pain-free life, we might have the perfect job for you.

Our main locations are Helsinki and Chicago. However exceptional people may be found in exceptional locations, so we are open to fully remote work for most roles.

If you don’t find a suitable position in our current openings, we encourage you to send us an open application. We love talent and passion!

Open positions

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