Terhi J. Vapola is an experienced international business executive, with proven track record in managing businesses and driving growth through board work.
Her experience spans from high tech start-ups and growth companies to venture capital, equity crowd funding and corporate venturing. A startup that she co-founded won the coveted Red Herring Europe and Red Dot Design awards. Whilst at Nokia she participated in bringing WCDMA (the technology that enables us to put internet into our pockets) to the global markets, and orchestrated setting up two mobile startup funds. She has also worked as a managing director of a VC firm.
Through her Ph.D. dissertation and work experience, she has a profound understanding of how to successfully manage the partnering between startups and multinational corporations in global innovation ecosystems.