Tarun is currently Chief of Operations & Portfolio at Nokia Ventures. He is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in venture building, innovation, growth, and technology-based businesses. He is widely recognized as a leading expert in the field, having successfully launched and scaled numerous ventures & accelerators across various industries.
Throughout his career, Tarun has worked closely with entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and leadership teams to build profitable high-growth businesses. He has a proven track record of transforming ideas into profitable ventures, leveraging his expertise in strategy development, technology, marketing, and business modeling. With his extensive experience and a passion for driving innovation, Tarun continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of technology-based businesses.
Tarun’s entrepreneurial spirit, combined with his deep industry knowledge and his ability to navigate the challenges of early-stage growth, secure funding, and assemble high-performing teams, has made him a sought-after advisor and mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Prior to his role at Nokia Ventures, Tarun held leadership positions in established technology companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Bell Labs, as well as startups, where he spearheaded innovation and drove business growth. He brings a wealth of insights and practical knowledge to his speaking engagements as a keynote speaker, and he actively serves as an advisor, board member, and investor.
Tarun holds a Bachelor of Engineering and an MBA from Aalto University.