Entrepreneur Advisors

NGP brings world-class industry domain expertise to our themes and portfolio companies through our distinguished group of Advisors. Our entrepreneurs get direct access to dedicated expertize from inside Nokia, external thought leaders, proven industry executives, and former portfolio company CEOs.


CEO Alumni


Christian Tang-Jespersen Former CEO of Heptagon

Christian Tang-Jespersen

Former CEO of Heptagon

Christian has a proven track record in developing high growth technology businesses. He has grown Swiss-Singaporean Heptagon (sold to ams AG 2016) exponentially since joining in 2010. Prior to Heptagon, Christian served as CEO for Singapore-based Hymite that was sold to a leading global semiconductor foundry. Before Hymite, he…

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Phil Koen CEO, Intermedia

Phil Koen

CEO, Intermedia

Philip J. Koen joined Intermedia, a mobile and integrated business cloud services company, in May 2011 as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Intermedia, from February 2010 to May 2011, Mr. Koen served as Chief Executive Officer of Montero Partners, an…

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Ben Jacobs CEO, Whistle

Ben Jacobs

CEO, Whistle

Ben co-founded Whistle as an Entrepreneur in Residence at DCM Ventures in Menlo Park, Calif., combining a personal love of animals with his academic and professional experience across the U.S. and China. Ben was inspired to find a way for people to better understand and care for our pets…

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George Harrison John Former CEO of Rocketfuel, now Operating Partner at Khosla Ventures

George Harrison John

Former CEO of Rocketfuel, now Operating Partner at Khosla Ventures

George has been at the forefront of applications of data and artificial intelligence for the last 25 years, starting with his PhD at Stanford and R&D roles at NASA and Lockheed, and evolving into product, sales, and executive and board roles at IBM, Epiphany, salesforce.com, Yahoo, and Rocket Fuel.

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Mike McSherry Former CEO of Swype, now CEO of Xealth

Mike McSherry

Former CEO of Swype, now CEO of Xealth

Mike is a successful serial entrepreneur, having started and sold several large mobile and internet companies over the past 20 years.

McSherry currently serves as CEO of Xealth, a digital prescribing and analytics platform integrated into healthcare electronic medical records (EMRs). He and his team incubated Xealth at Providence St….

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Joshua Ma Founder & CEO of MadHouse

Joshua Ma

Founder & CEO of MadHouse

Joshua Ma is Founder & CEO of MadHouse, China’s largest and most intelligent mobile ad network. Before founding Madhouse, Joshua Ma was EVP at TOM Online. At TOM Online, Joshua directed Wireless Business & Operations and International Business Development, leading 450 professionals and contributing to over 90%+ of total…

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Mark Yang Founder & CEO, GanJi

Mark Yang

Founder & CEO, GanJi

Mark Yang is the founder and CEO of Ganji.com, the biggest online classifieds site in China.

Prior to founding Ganji, Yang worked in Silicon Valley for various technology companies such as Juniper Networks and was also the co-founder of Triomphe Networks.

Yang is the President and Chairman of Google China joint…

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Yu YongFu Chairman & CEO, UCWeb

Yu YongFu

Chairman & CEO, UCWeb

Yu Yongfu is the Chairman and CEO of UCWeb, a leading provider of mobile internet software technology and services in China.

With extensive experience in strategic planning and venture capital, Yu holds a thorough understanding of the telecom, internet, and new media industries in China. He is responsible for the…

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Nokia Advisors


Brad Rodrigues President of Nokia Technologies

Brad Rodrigues

President of Nokia Technologies

Brad is currently the Interim President of Nokia Technologies, where he is responsible for overseeing the team’s Digital Media, Digital Health and Brand Licensing business units.  Brad joined Nokia at the beginning of this year as the VP of Strategy and Business Development and later added responsibility for managing…

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Henri Tervonen Vice President (VP) of Architecture and Technology at Mobile Networks BG

Henri Tervonen

Vice President (VP) of Architecture and Technology at Mobile Networks BG

•    Previously VP of Architecture, Mobile Broadband BU, Nokia Networks, December 2013 – December 2015.
•    Joined Nokia in 1997 and has held numerous senior and lately an executive level positions in the company.
Summary
Result oriented business, architecture and technology leader with strong track…

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Marcus Weldon President of Bell Labs and Corporate Chief Technology Officer, Nokia

Marcus Weldon

President of Bell Labs and Corporate Chief Technology Officer, Nokia

As President of Bell Labs and Corporate Chief Technology Officer, Marcus Weldon is responsible for coordinating the technical strategy across the company and driving technological and architectural innovations into the portfolio.

Marcus is considered one of the luminaries in our industry in terms of the clarity, depth and breadth of…

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Thematic industry experts


Stephen Hiscott Solutions Partner, The Advisory Board Company

Stephen Hiscott

Solutions Partner, The Advisory Board Company

Stephen Hiscott serves as Solutions Partner for The Advisory Board Company.  In this capacity, Stephen collaborates with senior executives of our largest health system members, ensuring that existing technology, consulting and research memberships drive organizational priorities and strategic imperatives.  Areas of concentration typically include the transformation from ‘volume…

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Jeffrey Holove Former CEO of Basis Science and former General Manager of Logitech

Jeffrey Holove

Former CEO of Basis Science and former General Manager of Logitech

Jef is a two-time CEO of venture-backed IoT companies in the valley.  The most recent was Basis Science, a wearables+app product in the health and fitness sector, which he led from pre-revenue to exit in 2014.  Before that, he led Eye-Fi, a wireless memory card connected to a cloud…

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Scott Bonham Founding Partner of GGV Capital & Magna Board Director

Scott Bonham

Founding Partner of GGV Capital & Magna Board Director

Mr. Bonham is the Co Founder and Partner of The Fueling Station, a real estate management company that manages properties serving Canadian entrepreneurs and start up companies. He co founded GGV Capital, an expansion stage venture capital firm with investments in the U.S. and China, where he served…

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Madhouse was very lucky to have NGP as an early investor.  NGP shared the same vision with Madhouse and strategically supported our rapid growth in the last decade.  NGP insight in the global ad tech sector helped guide our strategy in China.  NGP also encouraged our expansion abroad and played a helpful role expanding into India in particular.

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