Mr. Markku Mäkeläinen is a partner at Nexit Ventures and member of World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils. Markku has created, managed, and scaled multiple technology and product programs that have reached hundreds of millions of monthly active users.
Markku is a global expert on business development and go-to-market execution. He has founded, launched, and advised numerous high-growth technology companies focusing on disruptive business and global scaling. He has been particularly successful in building purpose-driven, high-performance teams. He invests actively in disruptive technology companies and has executed several successful exits.
Markku has lived and worked more than 25 years in Asia, United States, Middle East, and United Kingdom. Before joining Nexit Ventures, Markku led the Solutions, Operations and Engineering teams for Facebook’s partnerships organization, focusing on scaling Facebook’s product programs world wide.
Previously, Markku led and managed Facebook’s international growth partnerships and partnerships with mobile operators globally, achieving a significant growth impact for the company. Markku also executed the strategy, operations, and partnerships for internet.org, the Facebook-led alliance focused on driving affordable Internet inclusion and connectivity globally.
Prior to joining Facebook, Markku was a CEO of Pryte Oy, a company that transformed mobile data pricing strategies and products for internet inclusion in emerging markets. Markku has been working as a founder or an early investor and an advisor with dozens of deep tech companies, mainly focusing on platforms, wireless and mobile internet since 1994.
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