Erki graduated from the University of Tartu in 1997 in the fields of: (a) Corporate Finance and Investments; and (b) Money and Banking. He has been involved in healthcare and life sciences for over twenty years starting from 1999, when he assumed the position of CEO of Quattromed. From 1999 to 2013 he helped the company grow from University of Tartu spin-off company to biggest regional laboratory operating in three countries and employing over 200 employees. Quattromed was acquired in 2013 by Synlab.
Since 2013, Erki has invested into healthcare business models of today and of tomorrow. Erki has invested prolifically across both seed stage health tech (first as an angel, then with Verge as our European Venture Partner in 2018) as well as later stage healthcare build & buy deals. Erki has been a member of Estonian Association of Business Angels EstBAN since 2013.
Erki has held several executive and non-executive positions with nonprofit and for-profit organizations including Chairman of Supervisory Board of Enterprise Estonia (300+ employees, annual turnover 100M+ EUR) and the CEO of TREV-2 Group (500+ employees, annual turnover appr. 100M EUR).
Erki is the Founder of Health Economy Association (established in 2019) and the first health tech-related business accelerator, Health Founders (established in 2020).
Since 2020, Erki serves as the Supervisory Council member of the Latvian biggest hospital Rigas Austrumu Kliniska Universitates Slimnica.
Erki brings the entire lifecycle of startup and investing experience to Verge, from idea to M&A, across multiple healthcare subsectors (technology-focused + brick & mortar) and markets.