Pekka Koponen, Founder and CEO of Spinverse, has strong international experience in emerging technologies and markets.
Pekka joined Nokia 1990 as a smart card expert for the company’s first GSM phone. During the following 14 years he gained experience in R&D, strategy, marketing, sales and creating new ventures. His extensive international career includes expatriate assignments in China, Singapore, UK and Czech Republic. Pekka’s last position at Nokia was Partner in Nokia’s spin-off fund and before that Director of Strategy & Business Development at Nokia’s Software & Services-unit.
At Spinverse Pekka has created a platform for his passion for bringing new technologies to market, driving the growth of new business and building partnerships. He is especially known for his work in commercializing nanotechnology and as a behind-the-scenes dealmaker for the most respected organizations on the planet. Pekka has a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Oulu and an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, Europe’s top business school. He was elected the President of IMD Alumni Club Finland during 2003-2004.