Maria Boelius and Hannes Eriksson founded Cashmio in 2016. Maria has many years of experience in the iGaming industry. Prior to founding Cashmio, Maria has worked for Redbet and Viaplay.
Name: Maria Boelius
Born: 1985 in Finland
Marital status: Engaged
Family: Fiancé, chihuahua called Nana who also is our chief of security, and our Cashmio family aka my colleagues
Home: Malta and Sweden
Car: BMW X4 in Sweden. In Malta I don’t have one, Malta doesn’t need more cars!
School/Education: Tallinn University of Technology
First job: Office assistant at age 15
Current job & company: CEO & Co-Founder of Cashmio
Favourite pastime: Reading, running, working!
Favourite book: Super Bosses by Sidney Finkelstein and Lean Startup by Eric Reis.
Favourite film: “Love Actually” is an all-time favourite.
Favourite music: Oh, I like all kinds of music from Metallica to Lady Gaga.
Favourite gadget: iPhoneX
Last holiday: Week in Finland at my parents this summer
Favourite quote: “Impossible just takes a bit longer”
Role models/heroes: My partner and co-founder of Cashmio: Hannes Eriksson who is the hardest working person I know and always sees the bright side in things!
Best advice that I have ever received: Why leave till tomorrow what you can do today
What does a typical day in your life look like?
I wake up between 6 and 7am, drink my coffee, read my emails and check my calendar for the day, then take my dog out and head to the office. I live in the same building, so the commute is not that bad… There is no typical day at the Cashmio office, every day is different. On a Friday, we always have an after-work activity and we hang out. I usually leave the office around 6pm and go training or running. Later in the evening I do some more work from home, eat dinner and play scrabble. I try to be in bed by 10pm.
What business issues are high on your agenda? Regulatory changes. It takes lot of time to stay on top of all the new compliance requirements.
What motivates you to get to the office in the morning? My awesome colleagues and the exciting world of iGaming where things change so fast.
My favourite location: The Cashmio office of course, the world's happiest work place
My favourite local food: Gozo goat cheese
My favourite dining experience: Tap Room in Valletta
My favourite nightspot: I don't really go out, except for the occasional visit to one of the casinos