37-year-old founder and CEO using AI to perfect online marketing campaigns, counts McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Adidas as clients… and Spotify's first Global Marketing Director as an investor.
Joakim Leijon launched the social intelligence company in New York in 2009 after selling his apartment. Since then, the innovator, known for his ability to inspire others, and a sixth sense for sales and strategy, has expanded exponentially with offices in Dumbo, Brooklyn, Oslo and Stockholm. Whispr now has more than 100 clients including global brands Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Mercedes, IKEA, and Disney, as well as NGOs and state agencies. Sophia Bendz invested into the company in 2018. As the Global Head of Marketing for Spotify Sophia began a close collaboration with Whispr.