Dream Broker donates to Sibelius Academy in recognition of the power of music as art and its positive therapeutical impact

L-R: Mika Ahokas, Emilie Gardberg, Niklas Pokki, Sarri Vuorisalo-Tiitinen


Dream Broker has donated €10 000 to The University of the Arts, Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy in recognition of the power of music as art and its positive therapeutical impact. It is the company’s privilege to help Sibelius Academy in its continued dedication to musical, artistic, as well as academic achievement. The donation comes as part of the company’s wider plan for community support first laid down in 2021.

An internationally recognised centre for developing the musical arts, the Sibelius Academy is the cornerstone of music culture in Finland due to its expertise in teaching, research, and artistic activities. The Sibelius Academy is one of the largest music academies in Europe, with the primary mission of renewing and fostering the music culture. The love of music and uncompromising passion for their work is the driving force behind this mission.

A creative community of approximately 1,500 students and 500 teachers, the Sibelius Academy attracts the best from across the continent to study, learn and teach. The international nature of the institution is reflected in their research, teachings, concerts, and other institutional activities.

The Academy has also been focusing on research and teaching the relationship between music and the mind. Mental health and wellbeing have been areas of focus during the past years as the Dean of Sibelius Academy, Emilie Gardberg, explained.

“We are coming out of a very difficult time. The pandemic has been very challenging and difficult, especially for young people. The power of music and its universal language is now more important than ever. Music offers a way of expressing emotions and it also has a therapeutic effect. When rebuilding our society, music and the arts have great importance.” Emilie Gardberg, Dean of Sibelius Academy

Dream Broker remains steadfast in supporting their customers, employees, and the community. The company believes in building a better future for our community by supporting valuable and meaningful causes. As the company continues to grow in stature, it hopes to help their community grow together by contributing to these causes as much as possible.

“This donation is a symbolic gesture that we hope will inspire other growing and successful businesses to give back to the arts, culture and community through philanthropy. Music as art can heal and comfort us – the timeless and eternal language of our souls.” Mika Ahokas, CEO, Dream Broker


Additional Information:


CEO, Mika Ahokas, Dream Broker Ltd, mika.ahokas@dreambroker.fi

PR & Communications: Alexandra Taimitarha, Dream Broker Ltd, Tel. +358 40 410 8188, alexandra.taimitarha@dreambroker.fi

Dream Broker continues expansion in 2023 by opening a London subsidiary in the United Kingdom

L-R: Rasmus Saarinen, Mika Ahokas
Dream Broker, the Finnish-European online video software powerhouse is expanding into the United Kingdom with a subsidiary company in London. The London office will oversee operations in the UK and gain traction from London’s unique position as a true global capital. The office has begun its operations in January 2023.  

Mr. Rasmus Saarinen, Country Manager and Business Development Director, UK, leads the United Kingdom operations, reporting directly to Mika Ahokas, CEO of Dream Broker. 

The United Kingdom is a natural point of interest for operational expansion for any growth company due to its importance as an international trade hub and gateway to Commonwealth countries and the Anglosphere. The Commonwealth of Nations is home to over 2.5 billion people in 56 member countries. It plays an instrumental role in the promotion of trade, democracy and cultural exchange across the globe. In particular, London is a vital centre of trade and home to headquarters and subsidiaries of a vast number of multinational businesses and organisations.  

Entering the UK market has been in Dream Broker’s internationalisation strategy for years and is a significant milestone for the company. A presence in the United Kingdom is the latest step for the company to materialise its vision of revolutionising communication with easy-to-use, cyber secure video communication software.  

After being founded in 2007, Dream Broker has been one of the fastest growing companies in Europe, serving over 1100 loyal customers, in 8 countries, and offices in 10 cities. Today, the company is the market leader in the Nordics and one of the biggest players in Europe. As the company continues its expansion through Central and Western Europe, it offers a growing product family, of easy-to-use and cyber secure communication products: Dream Broker Studio, Dream Broker #One and Nian. 

As before, Dream Broker will trust the operational expansion and realisation of its vision and mission into the hands of locally sourced talent to ensure that their international clients are served by people who best understand their needs. With a diverse and locally minded team, the company and its London team will continue to drive the future of communication. 


Additional Information:


CEO, Mika Ahokas, Dream Broker Ltd, mika.ahokas@dreambroker.fi

Country Manager and Business Development Director, UK, Rasmus Saarinen, 
Dream Broker Ltd, rasmus.saarinen@dreambroker.fi PR & Communications: Alexandra Taimitarha, Dream Broker Ltd, Tel. +358 40 410 8188, alexandra.taimitarha@dreambroker.fi

Dream Broker continues to support exceptional athletes and community interests

L-R: Toni Nieppola, Marjut Hämäläinen

As a company, Dream Broker is committed to maintaining a positive standard of corporate social responsibility. Enabling athletes, who are performing at an exceptional level within their sport, are no exception. On this occasion, Dream Broker is privileged to shine a spotlight on young Finnish talent, Marjut Hämäläinen, who is one of the few female competitors in the male-dominated sport of shooting.

Dream Broker has partnered with the Ostrobothnia Academic National Defense Association – Pohjanmaan Akateeminen Maanpuolustusseura Ry (PAM ry) – to champion women in the sport of shooting and help the voluntary Finnish national defence efforts. The company is humbled to announce that a meaningful donation was presented to Toni Nieppola, Chairman of PAM ry, on 14.4.2022. The donation will be used to scale the foundation’s operations by purchasing new sports equipment and infrastructure.

The Ostrobothnian Academic National Defense Association (PAM ry) is a reserve organisation under the Finnish Reserve Officers’ Association, founded on March 22, 1961. It is currently one of the oldest recreational organisations at the University of Oulu and consists of over 300 active members from alumni, students, and staff. The association manages and organises activities that support and promote the mental and physical wellbeing of its members through sports, training and competition events. PAM ry also cooperates with other reservist organisations for students through the Student Reserve District (ORUP). 

Organisations that support the physical and mental wellbeing of grassroots communities align with Dream Broker’s core values. PAM ry provides opportunities for female shooting stars like Marjut Hämäläinen, to develop and succeed in a male-dominated sport. Therefore, it is a precious and meaningful partnership for the company to support the association.

For more information about PAM ry, visit https://www.pamry.fi/

Additional information:

CEO, Mika Ahokas, Dream Broker Ltd, mika.ahokas@dreambroker.fi

PR & Communications: Alexandra Taimitarha, Dream Broker Ltd, Tel. +358 40 410 8188, alexandra.taimitarha@dreambroker.fi

Dream Broker Studio powers webinar event with game-changing webcast technology

From left to right: Mika Ahokas, Outi Särkkä, Katherine Greatrex, Kalle Valkama, Sami Siekkinen, Lauri Heikkilä


Dream Broker Studio software is constantly developed to empower customers to revolutionise their communication with online video. On 23rd November 2022, the company organised its first webinar event, Dream Day 2022, with up to 500 participants.

Dream Day 2022 Webinar was successfully powered by Dream Broker Studio’s webcasting technology. Webinar participants had the first-hand opportunity to experience how seamless and easy it is to launch their own webcast event live during the demonstration.

In the two-hour event, Dream Broker showcased the latest game-changing features, Webcasting, VideoHub and DreamTV App. Participants heard expert insights and gained best practices from customer speakers, Katy Greatrex (Commercial Product Information Manager, Vaisala Oyj) and Outi Särkkä (Senior Communications Manager, Caverion Oyj) on the revolution of communication with online video. Participants also learnt about the newest opportunities Dream Broker Studio has to offer. If you missed Dream Day 2022, you can contact us for a recording of the webinar event.

Using Dream Broker Studio with Webcasting, organisations can take advantage of both on-demand video and live video streaming to reach their targeted audiences, internally and externally. They can maximise the effects of their content depending on their use cases for communication, leadership, and training.

“Dream Broker Studio software with webcasting technology fulfils the most important communication, leadership and training needs of any organisation and makes it smooth to choose between on-demand and live video communication on a daily basis.”

– Mika Ahokas, CEO

Webcasts can be easily and securely shared via the Dream Broker Studio’s existing channel structure. Users can start their own live webcasting event without the need to hire external professionals or invest in expensive equipment. After the webcasting event ends, the recording can be processed immediately for editing and further distribution within Dream Broker Studio’s channels.

At the end of the webinar, Dream Broker gave participants a sneak preview into the future of communication and introduced a new software product, Dream Broker #One. The first cyber secure, all-in-one communication software solution from Europe.

Contact us to learn how you can be the first to try Dream Broker #One.

Additional Information:

CEO, Mika Ahokas, Dream Broker Ltd, Tel. +358 40 583 7782, mika.ahokas@dreambroker.fi

PR & Communications: Alexandra Taimitarha, Dream Broker Ltd, Tel. +358 40 410 8188, alexandra.taimitarha@dreambroker.fi

Dream Broker receives support from European Regional Development Fund

Dream Broker Oy has received support from the European Regional Development Fund through the Center for Economic Development, Transport and Environment in Häme. The support is part of the Finnish structural fund programme “Sustainable growth and jobs 2014-2020”. The support is directed to product development work, growth and internationalisation.

Additional information:

CEO, Mika Ahokas, Dream Broker Ltd, mika.ahokas@dreambroker.fi

PR & Communications: Alexandra Taimitarha, Dream Broker Ltd, alexandra.taimitarha@dreambroker.fi

Dream Broker makes 12 500 € donation to MIELI on their 125th anniversary

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Finnish Mental health Association (MIELI), Dream Broker has made another donation on behalf of all their customers to support mental health and wellbeing across Europe. As a company, Dream Broker is committed in a number of ways to maintaining a positive standard of corporate social responsibility.

Dream Broker is very humbled to announce that a donation of €12 500 was presented to Mieli at their 125th Jubilee event on 31.3.2022 in Helsinki, Finland.

Operating for 125 years, MIELI is the oldest non-governmental organisation dedicated to mental health in the world. In Operating for 125 years, MIELI is the oldest non-governmental organisation dedicated to mental health in the world. In addition to operating at an international level, they are also one of the largest mental health organisations in Finland, with 54 local member associations, being run by almost 150 professionals and over 3,000 volunteers. Their goals include promoting mental health and wellbeing, providing crisis support and preventing mental health issues.

Mieli’s 125-year anniversary slogan is “Jokainen mieli on tärkeä”, in Finnish, meaning that every ‘mind’ is important. The theme promotes and defends the universal right to good mental health, regardless of age or background. 2022 also marks 20 years of collaboration with the youth and children in schools.

Supporting customers, employees, and the community is a key tenet at Dream Broker. Therefore, it is a valuable and meaningful endeavour to continue supporting Mieli now and in the future. Mika Ahokas, CEO of Dream Broker, remains steadfast in encouraging everyone, as individuals and companies, to support the mental wellbeing and health of those around them.

From left to right: Mika Ahokas, Sari Aalto-Matturi, Kristian Wahlbeck
Photographer: Kalle Erkkilä

Additional information:

CEO, Mika Ahokas, Dream Broker Ltd, mika.ahokas@dreambroker.fi

PR & Communications: Alexandra Taimitarha, Dream Broker Ltd, alexandra.taimitarha@dreambroker.fi

Supporting mental health and wellbeing at the workplace together with MENTUPP

Dream Broker is humbled to announce that it was chosen as one of the first companies to participate in a pilot programme to improve mental health in the workplace. MENTUPP (Mental Health Promotion and Intervention in Occupational Settings) is a EU-funded research project. The project aims to increase mental health awareness and support those with mental health related issues in businesses. The research project is targeting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

The MENTUPP pilot programme focuses on firms and enterprises in 9 countries in 3 different sectors (Construction, Health and ICT) and has been conducted by the University College Cork in Ireland with the help of other contributors, many universities and research organisations, one of them being the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, THL. Due to the shift in modern ways of working in today’s society and global climate, the topic concerns most of us in businesses and public organisations.

The collaboration with MENTUPP has been effective in helping Dream Broker employees to open up discussions about their mental wellbeing in the workplace. “MENTUPP has helped to de-stigmatise mental health issues and provided opportunities for leaders to better understand the mental health and wellbeing of their employees,” states CEO Mika Ahokas. This in turn has helped to develop improvements in the workplace altogether, as well as allowed leaders and employees to act decisively to prevent any mental health challenges.

“We have received very positive feedback from the THL/MENTUPP research programme and internally from our employees. The experience has been smooth and easy to adapt from start to finish and we continue to benefit from the MENTUPP programme even after the project has ended. ” Emma Lounaskorpi, Executive & Personal Assistant of CEO and responsible for the occupational healthcare at Dream Broker.

Participants were guided through a step-by-step process which involves questionnaires and online materials that aim to support mental health and wellbeing. “The heart of the project is the MENTUPP Hub that provides educational material for managers, employees and colleagues within organisations about different types of mental health issues and their early signs.” Johanna Cresswell-Smith, Project Coordinator, THL explains.

Participating in this novel research project since 2021 fits well to the company’s core values and ongoing initiatives relating to mental health and healthcare, such as taking care of social responsibility and those in weaker positions. Mika Ahokas, CEO, highly recommends the MENTUPP programme and hopes other Finnish and European companies will follow suit.

Physical and mental health is taken seriously at Dream Broker. The video (see above) highlights testimonials from Dream Broker employees sharing their personal experiences with MENTUPP. Dream Broker would like to thank the MENTUPP Project Research Team for the unique opportunity to participate.

For more information about MENTUPP, visit https://www.mentuppproject.eu/

Additional information:

Dream Broker

Mika Ahokas, CEO, Dream Broker Ltd, Tel. +358 40 583 7782, mika.ahokas@dreambroker.fi

MENTUPP Project Research Team

Professor Kristian Wahlbeck, Project Coordinator, THL, Tel. +358 400 659 101, firstname.lastname@thl.fi

Johanna Cresswell-Smith, Project Coordinator, THL, Tel. +358 29 524 7351, firstname.lastname@thl.fi

Saara Rapeli, Research Officer, THL, Tel. +358 29 524 7102, firstname.lastname@thl.fi

A meaningful and lasting donation on behalf of all customers

Dream Broker wishes to express their gratitude and thanks to their customers, and this holiday season will be making a donation on behalf of all their customers to support the mental health and wellbeing across Europe. The donation will go to the Finnish Association for Mental Health (MIELI), to whom Dream Broker has already made multiple donations, and also, in recognition of the power of musical therapy and art, the Sibelius Academy as a part of the University of Arts.

Instead of sending physical gifts, Dream Broker wished to do something more meaningful and lasting. As a company, Dream Broker is committed in a number of ways to maintaining a positive standard of corporate social responsibility. Dream Broker has already donated to MIELI in the past and wants to continue supporting their work now and in the future.

Operating for over 120 years, MIELI is the oldest non-governmental organisation dedicated to mental health in the world. In addition to operating at an international level, they are also one of the largest mental health organisations in Finland, with 54 local member associations, being run by almost 150 professionals and over 3,000 volunteers. Their goals include promoting mental health and wellbeing, providing crisis support and preventing mental health issues. Their aim is to build a society wherein people can talk about mental health safely, confidently and without stigma.

An internationally recognised centre for developing the musical arts, the Sibelius Academy is the cornerstone of music culture in Finland thanks to its expertise in teaching, research, and artistic activities. The Sibelius Academy is one of the largest music academies in Europe, with the primary mission of renewing and fostering the music culture. The love of music and uncompromising passion for their work is the driving force behind this mission.

A creative community of approximately 1,500 students and 500 teachers, the Sibelius Academy attracts the best from across the continent to study, learn and teach. The international nature of the institution is reflected in everything they do, from research and teaching to concerts and other activities. One of their areas of focus is researching and teaching the relationship between music and the mind.

Dream Broker is a firm believer in supporting their customers, employees, and the community, and see that supporting these two organisations is both a valuable and meaningful endeavour. Mika Ahokas, CEO of Dream Broker, encourages everyone, as individuals and companies, to support the mental wellbeing and health of those around them.

Watch this greeting to find out more:

Follow the link for more greetings from our teams: https://resources.dreambroker.com/holiday-donation-2021

Additional information:

CEO, Mika Ahokas, Dream Broker Ltd, Tel. +358 40 583 7782, mika.ahokas@dreambroker.fi

PR & Communications: Alexandra Taimitarha, Dream Broker Ltd, Tel. +358 40 410 8188, alexandra.taimitarha@dreambroker.fi

Dream Broker introduces Webcasting, enriching your video communication with live video.

With more than 14 years of video communication technology experience and after becoming a market leader in on-demand video communication solutions in Northern Europe, Dream Broker is launching today its first live video communication technology – Webcasting. As a part of Dream Broker Studio, Webcasting is Dream Broker’s first live video communication solution and a major milestone in our journey to become an online video software powerhouse with a complete range of video communication technologies covering all the communication needs of our customers.

Using Dream Broker Studio with Webcasting, our customers can take advantage of both on-demand video and live video streaming, maximising the effects of their content depending on their use case.

Internally or externally, Webcasting allows the targeting of audiences in relation to the style of content being communicated. For example, timely information such as CEO reports, monthly townhall meetings or important new product launches, all could be effectively communicated with Webcasting.

“Dream Broker software with Webcasting fulfils the most important communication, leadership and training needs of any organisation and makes it smooth to choose between on-demand and live video communication on a daily basis. Once you have it, you will love it.” – Mika Ahokas, CEO

Webcasts can be easily and securely shared via the Dream Broker Studio’s existing channel structures and communication workflows. In the same way that anyone in an organisation can create, edit, manage, share and analyse on-demand videos, they can now choose to start their own live webcasting event without the need to hire external professionals or expensive equipment.

Dream Broker Studio with Webcasting is an end-to-end and easy-to-use live video communication solution for any organisation. It enables the users to choose how they communicate their content in order to achieve the greatest impact, either as a live video, or an on-demand video. Users can even combine the two, with webcasts being recorded simultaneously and automatically added to the presenter’s Dream Broker Studio account upon ending the live session. This enables the webcast recording to be edited, managed and shared in exactly the same way as any on-demand video, all within the Dream Broker Studio online video platform.

With this new release, our customers are gaining even more flexibility and value in their most important communication, leadership and training use cases.

Join the revolution of communication in a fun, natural and productive way with video. Anywhere, anytime and on any device. Dream Broker is welcoming all its existing and future customers to Live it. Live.

Watch this short video to find out how it works:

Follow the link to learn more: https://resources.dreambroker.com/webcasting

Additional information:

CEO, Mika Ahokas, Dream Broker Ltd, Tel. +358 40 583 7782, mika.ahokas@dreambroker.fi

PR & Communications: Alexandra Taimitarha, Dream Broker Ltd, Tel. +358 40 410 8188, alexandra.taimitarha@dreambroker.fi

Dream Broker recognised as one of the largest ICT companies in Finland in 2021 by IT publication Tivi

Dream Broker has been featured in the Top 250 ICT companies list in Finland this year. The Tivi Top 250 list is released every year and outlines the top performing ICT companies in Finland. Making it onto the list at number 236 as a private, independent company is a great, and rare achievement of which Dream Broker is proud. This is because the majority of companies in the list are subsidiaries or local branches of global ICT giants, publicly listed international companies, or one of many growth companies that have significant backing from venture capital funds. The list is the work of the authoritative IT and technology magazine in Finland, Tivi.

Exceeding the 10 million Euro revenue milestone in 2020 only encouraged Dream Broker to continue to invest in their people and company more. Attracting more talent to all six countries where the company operates today, Dream Broker are also continuously expanding its operations to new countries. By the year 2025, the company expects to expand its operations to a global level including all corners and continents. The continued long-term growth is a good indicator that they are well on their way in becoming a truly market-leading online video software powerhouse, that has the capacity to serve all the needs and use cases of its customers.

“Building, growing and expanding a company from scratch is anything but easy. So it is no mystery why entrepreneurs are willing to welcome funding from private venture capitalists, other investors, or selling part of their ownership to external parties such as strategic buyers or competitors. It is certainly a good option for some, but we are proud to prove that it is not the only option,” says Dream Broker CEO, Mika Ahokas.

In today’s world of hundred-million Euro investment slush funds, growing an independent company beyond the basement or garage, let alone to achieve international recognition as an industry leader, could be considered highly unlikely at best. Yet, Dream Broker has grown to its current size without the aid of big investment Euros, reinvesting its revenue directly into the people, the products and development.

“It is important for the Finnish and European economies that companies with alternative financial models exist. Diversity in this way is critical for building a strong future, in the same way that a diverse workforce is key for building a strong company.”

Make no mistake, Dream Broker is on the radar of many investors, but Ahokas and his company have been confidently moving from strength to strength since day one. With scores of brilliant employees at his side, he sees no reason why Dream Broker can’t continue its impressive growth and become one of the big players, competing with other software giants on the global scale. Dream Broker’s vision and dream is to disrupt the long history of U.S. based companies dominating the world stage, by leading the way for more European companies to compete at the same level.

One of the key challenges and concerns facing the European political landscape has been to secure the EU’s interests, and avoid it becoming a second-tier economy. This can only be achieved by cultivating companies like Dream Broker, and championing the innovative spirit of European businesses. That is why Dream Broker and its people believe that it is vital for Finland and Europe to lead by example, proving that independent companies operated in the style of a family business, can survive. But more than that, they can achieve great success, and even become the benchmark of their industry.

“I want this company to continue to grow as a result of the people within our offices. Without the major external investor money, we know that the people who want to work with us are genuine believers in our vision, and who honestly want to be a part of our exceptional journey,”

“An independent company requires strong ambition, passion and heart from all of its employees, and I am incredibly proud of each and every one of our people because I know that they have all been integral to our ongoing and continued success”.

Ahokas is quick to highlight the family culture he has fostered and develops at Dream Broker, believing that the new era of collaborative, agile and dynamic business management can, and should apply to software companies. All of the owners of the company have started as employees, exemplifying the CEO’s desire to cultivate a genuine team spirit and family attitude. He hopes his efforts, and those of his employees might inspire others.

“Everybody knows that the people are the most important asset of any company. This is one of the reasons why I personally interview every employee who joins our team. My door is open, and I look forward to meeting all our new talent,” says Mika Ahokas, CEO.

Open positions can be found from the Dream Broker website: https://dreambroker.com/careers/

Additional information:

CEO, Mika Ahokas, Dream Broker Ltd, Tel. +358 40 583 7782, mika.ahokas@dreambroker.fi

PR & Communications: Alexandra Taimitarha, Dream Broker Ltd, Tel. +358 40 410 8188, alexandra.taimitarha@dreambroker.fi

Media: https://www.tivi.fi/uutiset/tassa-ovat-suomen-250-suurinta-it-yritysta/b29a81ca-3d12-4614-9581-d24c1d376954