Mr. Tero Sarkkinen is serial entrepreneur with two out of two successful exits under his belt and a third one in the works. Tero was the founder and CEO of Rightware, which became the world #1 supplier of user interface software to the automotive industry. Rightware was acquired by Thundersoft of China for 64 million € in 2017. Prior to this, Tero was CEO of Futuremark, a well known PC graphics company. Futuremark was acquired by United Laboratories of USA. In 2015, Tero founded Basemark, a company focusing on big data visualization and compute solutions for industrial markets. Tero was nominated as Software Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 by Finnish Software Industry and Entrepreneurs Association. Aside from his native country of Finland, Tero has worked 7 years in Silicon Valley and 2 years in Shanghai. Tero lives currently in Switzerland.
Tero has M.Sc. (Econ and BA) from Aalto University, majoring in International Business Administration and has completed eMBA courses at Stanford and ESADE Barcelona.