Douglas Castro of Neural DSP is the Entrepreneur Of The Year

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Douglas Castro, the founder of our portfolio company Neural DSP, was selected as Finland’s growth entrepreneur in the 2022 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year competition. The annual competition organized by the audit and consulting firm EY rewards entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership, and achievements. 51 Finnish growth companies participated in the 2022 competition.

Douglas Castro received the Entrepreneur Of The Year award. Photo copyright: EY Finland

Douglas Castro was awarded as growth entrepreneur of the year at the Finnish Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 gala held on November 4, 2022. With the win, Castro will be able to compete for the world championship of entrepreneurship at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year competitions to be held in June.

The winners were chosen by an independent jury broadly representing Finnish business expertise, led by growth company investor and board professional MD Leena Niemistö​.

Warm congratulations to Douglas Castro and Neural DSP for winning the competition! Castro has built his unique entrepreneurial story by combining his passion for music and innovative technological know-how. Neural DSP has grown profitably in a short period of time, which shows the entrepreneur’s strong skills.

Leena Niemistö, president of the jury

Founded by Douglas Castro, Neural DSP manufactures products utilizing advanced technology for musicians around the world. Easy-to-use products reduce the time spent on mixing, thus freeing musicians’ hands to create art. Originally from Chile, Castro’s company has been an international success since its first product.

Winning the most prestigious entrepreneurship award is a great honor, not only for me, but also for our entire team

Douglas Castro, Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year competition is organized by the audit and consulting firm EY. The partners are the Employment Pension Company Elo, Mandatum, and Secto Automotive. You can read more about this year’s competition in Finnish here.

Our warmest congratulations to Douglas and his team for the award! Hard work pays off, and we believe there is more to come.

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