Jussi Harvela has over 20 years of global high technology business experience in various management positions. He led Solid corporation as president & CEO after establishing Solid’s headquarters in Cupertino, California in 1999. He hold various executive positions with Solid in Finland 1993 – 1998 and was a board member 1996 – 2005. In 2007 Solid was acquired by IBM.
He is Co-Founder and General Partner at Veturi Venture Accelerator. Veturi Venture Accelerator works with passionate entrepreneurs and researchers to translate innovative ideas to significant growth companies. Founded by international serial entrepreneurs, Veturi provides seed funding, strategic guidance and hands-on participation to accelerate your venture
Harvela is also an advisory board member in a number of national technology commercialization programmes including TEKES TULI, Centre of Expertise Ubiquitous Computing & Digibusiness Program, and VTT Ventures.
Harvela received a master’s degree in software engineering, international marketing, and business strategy from the Helsinki University of Technology. His other interests include music, sailing, hunting, fishing and cooking.