Markko Vaarnas

Managing Partner at Takeoff Partners

Has been working as an investor and advisor in >20 B2B software and service businesses since January 2015. Acted as a Board Member (2015-2017) and Chairman (2018) of Boardman Grow network, which focuses on developing board performance and entrepreneurship in Finnish growth companies. Member of FIBAN since 2014 and served in the Board of Directors in 2019. Previously, co-founder and CEO of Global Intelligence Alliance Group (GIA) in 1999-2014, where he oversaw GIA’s growth from a Finnish startup into a global leader in Market Intelligence software and services with 15 MEUR in revenue and offices in 10 countries. In 2014, exited as GIA was acquired by M-Brain Group.