Pekka Vartiainen has joined Nordic venture capital firm Sunstone Capital as a venture partner. He previously was head of Nokia mobile phones in the
Nordic venture capital investor Sunstone Capital announced today that Helsinki-based Pekka Vartiainen, former head of Nokia Mobile Phones Americas in the
Pekka Vartiainen brings to the Sunstone team more than 20 years of pioneering mobile industry experience. In addition to his extensive operational, managerial and industrial skill base, Pekka enjoys a deep knowledge of distribution channels ranging from manufacturing to retail sales, as well as expertise in forming strategic business partnerships and negotiating global alliances with major industrial players.
Pekka currently serves as Partner and Chairman of the Board of Iqua Ltd, a Finland-based Bluetooth device developer founded by former Nokia top executives. Prior to that, he served with Nokia in positions of increasing seniority in Asia, Europe and the
“I'm excited to be joining Sunstone's Technology Ventures team, and looking forward to working closely with them. Their combination of international industrial and investment skills, wrapped around a truly global business development strategy, is in my opinion unique in the Nordic landscape,” says Pekka Vartiainen.
“We're honored to have Pekka Vartiainen join Sunstone Capital as Venture Partner. His global mentality, deep industrial knowledge and extensive contact base are a perfect complement to the Technology Ventures team. With Pekka on board, our formal venture partner and advisor network now comprises international industrial experts in
Sunstone Capital Technology Ventures' formal network of Venture Partners and Advisors now consists of:
– Pekka Vartiainen, Venture Partner (
– Juha Christensen, Venture Partner (
– Christer F