Patrik Backman

Managing Partner
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"Dear Mr. Hewson, Thank you for submitting your tape of "U2" to RSO Records, we have listened with careful consideration, but feel it is not suitable for us at present."

A Managing Partner at OpenOcean, Patrik’s heart lies with the “data-intensive” bit of our investment thesis. Before starting OpenOcean, Patrik co-founded MariaDB, and spent 6 years managing product and business development at MySQL AB, where he served as a Director of Software Engineering from 2003 to 2008, and managed the company’s strategic technical alliance with SAP AG.

With his business hat on, Patrik was part of MySQL Management Team, and worked in management consulting at eCraft Management Solutions and A.T. Kearney.

Patrik is on the board of Nosto, Booksy, Supermetrics, Import.io, AppGyver and RapidMiner, Inc, and has held directorships at Ironstar Helsinki Ltd, MariaDB Corporation Ab, and SkySQL Ab. He received a Master of Science (Engineering) degree  from Helsinki University of Technology and Master of Science (Finance) from Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki.

There’s nothing Patrik loves more than seeing (and helping) entrepreneurs crack tough problems with scalable solutions. Except, perhaps, (occasionally) beating Tom at ping-pong.

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Location

Helsinki

Sectors

SaaS, The Future Mobile Enterprise, AI and Data Analytics, Crowdsourcing, Open Source

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    AppGyver

    Leading provider of innovative app development tools suitable for seasoned and citizen developers alike....
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    Booksy

    Booksy is the fastest growing free booking system for businesses looking to schedule appointments for...
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    Import.IO

    Import.io lets you transform any website into a table of data or a Structured API...
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    NearGroup

    NearGroup is a virally growing chatbot allowing users to connect to like-minded people based on…...
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    Nosto

    Nosto analyses your customers’ behaviour, learning their likes and dislikes and enables you to deliver...
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    Rapidminer

    RapidMiner, the #1 open source predictive analytics platform, is disrupting the industry by empowering enterprises...
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    Supermetrics

    #1 reporting automation tool for PPC, SEO, social and web analytics...
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    MariaDB

    MariaDB is one of the most popular database servers. Made by the original developers of...
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    MySQL

    MySQL is an open-source database that supports scalable web-based and embedded database applications....
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