Tom is a General Partner at OpenOcean - a pan-European venture capital firm focusing on business software at the Series A level. OpenOcean’s partners started and/or scaled MySQL, MariaDB, Nokia Interactive Advertising, Automic, Tideway and Orchestream.
With Openocean, Tom has led investment in Zentyal, CommerceGuys, EyeEm, LoopMe, Verto Analytics, TapDaq, and Unacast. Previously Tom launched and led Nokia Interactive Advertising, the leading first generation premium mobile ad-network, He was also Managing Director at Holtron Ventures where he led the A-round in MySQL.
Tom is an MBA graduate from Helsinki School of Economics and Business and served in the military, rising to the rank of Second Lieutenant.