"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."

Patrik Backman

General Partner
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  • Helsinki
  • AI
  • Data
  • KPIs
  • Metrics
  • Open Source

A General 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 MindsDB, works closely with NearGroup, and has held directorships at Ironstar Helsinki, MariaDB, and SkySQL. 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.

Investment team

Linked Portfolio

AppGyver

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

Booksy

Import.io

MindsDB

On a mission to democratize machine learning.

NearGroup

Nosto

World´s Leading E-commerce Personalization Platform

Supermetrics

No1 Marketing Data Provider

Past Portfolio

MariaDB

Open Source Database & SkySQL MariaDB Cloud

MySQL

Media enquiries

Tom Henriksson

tom(at)openocean.vc

Fund investor enquiries

Niklas Rosenberg

niklas(at)openocean.vc

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