M-Brain is now Valona Intelligence!

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We're an intelligent bunch

Valona is made up of experts, software developers, market analysts, content professionals, salespeople, problem solvers, and continuous improvers who share a common goal: We want to make every business decision insights-driven.

Our story

Valona Intelligence is the leading global provider of competitive and market intelligence solutions and services. Over 500 organizations are supported by Valona’s team of more than 200 experts in the intelligence field.

Valona combines a best-in-class AI with expert human analysts to deliver actionable, reliable insights to more than 250,000 business users worldwide. We help our customers stay up to date and organized by providing actionable market and competitive intelligence and tools to support their intelligence process. We filter, analyze, and package information in an easy-to-understand format – all at scale.

Providing media services since 1999, Valona (previously M-Brain) has global delivery capabilities across several offices in Europe, Americas, and Asia, and is uniquely capable of serving global enterprises with far-reaching operations. Companies like Goodyear, Dunkin, Bosch, Philips and Cintas have trusted Valona Intelligence as their market intelligence solution, service and content provider.

Here's our brag sheet…

  • Cutting-edge AI with decades of human expertise

    Delivering unbeatable market and competitive insights to more than 500 organizations across the globe, empowering businesses to make insight-driven decisions and act on emerging trends, before they even break the news.

  • 7 offices and 200 employees, worldwide

    Valona pulls from more than two decades of experience and millions of human written business summaries, based on hundreds of thousands of trusted industry-specific sources, from global to local levels across markets worldwide in over 100 languages. All seamlessly translated into English in crystal clear formats, easily applied in winning strategy and decision-making.

  • A leader since 1999

    Formerly known as M-Brain, we’ve been dedicated to serving over 350,000 business users and Fortune 500 companies like Goodyear, Inspire Brands, Bosch, Philips, and Henkel. Valona was acknowledged by Forrester in 2023 as the premier global platform for market and competitive intelligence.

Meet the management team

  • Kimmo Havu

    Chief Executive Officer
  • Henna Pellonmaa

    Chief Financial Officer
  • Eetu Laaksonen

    Chief Technology Officer
  • Stuart Reynish

    Chief Product Officer
  • Kati Tammisto

    Chief Marketing Officer
  • Eric Lau

    Chief Customer Officer
  • Thomas Rideg

    President, Americas
  • Irene De Lorenzis

    VP, UK
  • Carsten Gayer

    VP, Europe