Panu Vuorela

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I joined Vaaka Partners in 2007, but began my career in private equity already in 1999 in Silicon Valley with early stage technology companies. Before Vaaka Partners I was the managing director of Navicore, a company that developed map software for mobile phones. I started my career in new business development in the telecom operator Sonera’s corporate business. I have a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Aalto University.

Currently, I am the deal team leader in five of our companies: Kotikatu, Tietokeskus, Lyyti, Evolta and Musti ja Mirri. All of these companies have their own challenges, strategies and goals. However, all four companies have in common a highly motivated and capable management team, as well as an experienced board of directors. I find it inspiring to work with these different but very talented people towards shared goals. Previously I have led Vaaka’s Solita deal team and been a member in Assemblin (EMC Talotekniikka) and Vesivek deal teams.