BEEN THERE, DONE THAT: Has raised the most private equity funding in Finland, 38 million Euros in two rounds. 3+35 million.
RECOGNITION: Has been selected as the Entrepreneur Of The Year in Services in Finland by Ernst &Young in years 2004, 2005 and 2006
RESPONSIBLE VISIONARY: Chair of Finland 2030 Future Committee for Corporate renewal. Participation in ICT2015 Workgroup. Judges internationally.
FROM ZERO TO HERO: Founder of Digia, a publicly NASDAQ OMX listed mobile software company. Took the company from 1 person to 1.600 persons. Has 20 years experience in mobile software and 35 years as entrepreneur.
CREATOR: Previously Executive in Residence position at Aalto University Center for Entrepreneurship as the Head of AppCampus, a three year global acceleration program funded by Microsoft and Nokia, then heading health-tech startup accelerator VERTICAL in collaboration with Samsung and Sonera. Co-Founder of HealthSPA ecosystem. Now responsible for digitalization strategy at Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation.
PASSION FOR LIFE: Pekka’s passion is mentoring and coaching new and established start-ups on business-plans, clients, financing and go-to-market. He also loves cooking, fly-fishing and downhill skiing.