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May 21, 2024

IPRally Announces New CEO to Lead the Next Phase of Growth

IPRally adds an experienced CEO to the team to better support the delivery of leading AI solutions for the patent industry. As Sakari Arvela hands over the CEO responsibilities to Dennis van der Veeke, he will focus on product strategy in his new role as the Chief Product Officer (CPO).

We are happy to share some exciting news about a major leadership shift at IPRally as we gear up for the next phase of our growth journey.

Sakari Arvela, our co-founder and CEO, has decided to transition to the role of Chief Product Officer to further evolve the product in line with his original vision. Sakari passes the leadership torch to Dennis van der Veeke, who takes over as the new CEO. This change marks an important milestone in our journey and aligns with our mission to continue advancing in the patent industry using AI.

As a former patent attorney, Sakari has been a driving force behind IPRally since its inception in 2018. Under his leadership, the company has grown to 50 employees and achieved a strong customer base with logos like NVIDIA, Dolby, Signify, ABB, Owens Corning, Evonik, Foley & Lardner, RPX, and many more. Sakari will focus on developing IPRally’s product strategy and delivering impactful solutions for our customers and users in the rapidly changing AI space and market. 

Dennis van der Veeke brings a wealth of experience and a growth mindset that is essential for taking IPRally to the next level. His notable achievements at ZyLAB, where he successfully transformed the legal tech company into an inbound-led SaaS business, demonstrate his capability to lead and grow tech-driven companies. “Dennis’s structured approach, positive outlook, and excellent feedback loop align perfectly with IPRally’s values and vision”, said Sakari Arvela.

“We are confident that this transition will position IPRally for even greater success”, said Jelle-Jan Bruinsma, Chairman of the Board. “Under the new leadership structure, IPRally will continue to work hard on its mission to provide effortless access to technical information, advance the quality of IP rights and accelerate innovation. We are grateful for what we have established in the market so far, but we are not done yet.” 

We look forward to making further contributions to a better patent system and achieving new heights together with our customers.

The IPRally Team

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