Laura Nevanlinna is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ferly, an Entertainment and Brand building company with an in-house publishing and licensing agency based out of Helsinki, Stockholm, Vancouver and Los Angeles.
Nevanlinna was born in Helsinki and studied history & journalism. She started her career by working as an editor in several Finnish publishing companies, including Bonnier, in non-fiction, educational, children’s and edutainment publishing before setting off to start and head the publishing division of Rovio, the gaming company behind the Angry Birds phenomenon. Her Rovio years allowed for her to expand from the physical into digital publishing and gaming as well as learn the ropes of the licensing industry and animation.
Ferly was founded in 2017 by former Rovio executives. The company’s mission is to tell stories to kids and teens on various platforms and build 360 brands spanning from animation to publishing, from licensing to gaming. In the past few years Nevanlinna and her team have created and helped develop and license numerous children's properties including Momolu, Angry Birds, LOL Surprise, Masha and the Bear globally.