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Patrik Backman

Managing Partner at OpenOcean


A Managing Partner at OpenOcean, Patrik's heart lies with the “data-intensive” bit of our investment thesis. Before starting OpenOcean, Patrik co-founded SkySQL, 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, managing 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 and is a Non-Executive Director of RapidMiner 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.

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