Early Life and Education
Brade is originally from Helsinki. He attended the Laurea University of Applied Sciences where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications in 2009.
Early in his career, Brade was an IT Specialist on the Population Register Centre. For a five year period between 2006-2011, Brade was a self-employed professional poker player online, and would play in casinos only as a hobby.
Brade first became involved in Bitcoin in 2011. In March 2012, Brade co-founded and became CEO of Prasos Ltd, a Finish blockchain startup that offers blockchain consulting as well as cryptocurrency services. These service including Coinmotion, an European bitcoin investment and trading platform, Denarium, a global leader of physical bitcoins, and Bittiraha.fi, Finland's largest Bitcoin portal. He became the company's Executive Vice President in 2015.
Brade is an advisor and investor to Bitcoinkaupat.com which has a partnership with Bittiraha.fi. In addition, he is an investor and advisor in Upvote, a video streaming platform where investors can watch and interact with pre-selected companies worldwide. Brade co-founded Upvote and works as an advisor to the company.