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Paul Asel Partner
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Paul Asel

Partner

Paul is Managing Partner of Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and has more than 25 years of investment experience across the U.S., Europe and Asia.  Paul was an early investor in several $1B+ exits, including UCWeb and Ganji, the two largest technology acquisitions in China. Other successful exits include KongZhong…

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John Gardner Partner
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John Gardner

Partner

John has led and managed investments in companies across the information technology spectrum, including enterprise software, carrier software, systems and component companies.

John comes to Nokia Growth Partners from BlueRun Ventures, where he was one of the founding partners. Prior to that, John held a senior business development role at…

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Upal Basu Partner
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Upal Basu

Partner

Upal has worked in the mobile and software technology industry for over 20 years. At NGP, Upal leads the global Connected Enterprise investing theme, where he focuses on mobile enterprise and Internet of Things investments. In addition he is responsible for managing NGP’s investments in India.

Prior to NGP, he…

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Mary Jane Bedegi

CFO

Mary Jane has been with Nokia Growth Partners since 2007 and previously in finance leadership positions with various Silicon Valley venture capital firms and technology companies including Silicon Graphics and WarpSpeed Communications and was a principal in public accounting with Ernst & Young.

She has contributed to many companies, both…

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Anupam Rastogi Principal
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Anupam Rastogi

Principal

At NGP, Anupam’s current investment focus is on the Connected Enterprise and Internet of Things space. Anupam is excited about the opportunities arising out of the proliferation of sensors and connected devices in the Enterprise, and advances in machine learning, augmented/virtual reality, robotics and analytics that are fostering significant…

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Minsoo Chi Senior Analyst
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Minsoo Chi

Senior Analyst

Minsoo brings to NGP his operating and strategy consulting experience across Healthcare and Private Equity.

Prior to joining NGP in 2016, Minsoo worked at Bain & Company in Boston headquarter office as a Senior Associate Consultant. He advised Fortune 500 and large PE clients on M&A integration, corporate strategy, market…

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Julie Armi Administration, US
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Julie Armi

Administration, US

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Bo Ilsoe Partner
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Bo Ilsoe

Partner

Bo has more than two decades of experience in venture capital, investment management, fundraising, organizational and strategic development as well as sales and marketing. Having lived and worked in the UK, Italy, France, Switzerland, Finland, Spain and Singapore, he comes with a global view to business.

 Bo began his career…

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Walter Masalin Principal
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Walter Masalin

Principal

Walter has over 10 years of technology and investment experience. While overseeing investments and portfolio activities for NGP in Europe, Walter has been working in a global team his whole career. He has prior experience from working at Nokia and was an entrepreneur in the social medial space before…

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Annika Sjöberg Marketing & Communications
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Annika Sjöberg

Marketing & Communications
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Daniel Niemi Analyst
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Daniel Niemi

Analyst

Daniel brings experience from banking and finance to NGP. He has previously held positions in both treasury and financial analytics. At NGP, Daniel is engaged with investment opportunities in Europe and is passionate about how mobile and connectivity everywhere will change our lives.

Daniel holds a B.Sc. in Finance from…

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Marjut Puttonen Administration, Europe
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Marjut Puttonen

Administration, Europe

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David Tang Partner
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David Tang

Partner

David Tang is the Partner and Managing Director of Nokia Growth Partners (NGP). David also serves as an Independent Board Director of two publicly listed companies, Kingsoft Corporation Limited and YY Inc.

David brings more than 20 years of global and Chinese operational experience in the IT industry to NGP….

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Lu Guo Principal
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Lu Guo

Principal

Lu brings to Nokia Growth Partners over 14 years of experience in technology sector. His professional experience includes venture investment, merger & acquisition, management consulting, R&D, and entrepreneurship.

Lu joins NGP from Keytone Ventures where he was focusing on early and growth stage investments in the technology sector. Prior to…

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Allen Zhu Associate
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Allen Zhu

Associate

Allen brings multiple years of investment banking and M&A advisory experience to Nokia Growth Partners. During this time, he was heavily involved in executions of a number of transactions in China. He was primarily focused on TMT, consumer, and general industrial sectors.

Prior to joining NGP in 2014, he was…

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Marshall Yang Analyst
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Marshall Yang

Analyst

Marshall spent the past 5 years investing in high growth technology companies. He brings his engineering background and understanding of US and Chinese technology markets to NGP.

Prior to joining NGP he was at LB Investment, where he sourced and invested in Tantan. Earlier, he was an analyst at MentorTech…

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Jessie Liu Administration, China
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Jessie Liu

Administration, China

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Upal Basu Partner
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Upal Basu

Partner

Upal has worked in the mobile and software technology industry for over 20 years. At NGP, Upal leads the global Connected Enterprise investing theme, where he focuses on mobile enterprise and Internet of Things investments. In addition he is responsible for managing NGP’s investments in India.

Prior to NGP, he…

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Anupam Rastogi Principal
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Anupam Rastogi

Principal

At NGP, Anupam’s current investment focus is on the Connected Enterprise and Internet of Things space. Anupam is excited about the opportunities arising out of the proliferation of sensors and connected devices in the Enterprise, and advances in machine learning, augmented/virtual reality, robotics and analytics that are fostering significant…

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