Holtron Ventures Appoints Pertti Ervi as Chairman of the Board

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Holtron Ventures Ltd. today announced the appointment of Mr. Pertti Ervi as Chairman of the Board. In his new position, Mr. Ervi will be responsible for developing Holtron's investment activities.

Holtron Ventures Ltd. today announced the appointment of Mr. Pertti Ervi as Chairman of the Board. In his new position, Mr. Ervi will be responsible for developing Holtron's investment activities.    

Pertti Ervi is an independent consultant and investor as well as a longtime board member of various ICT companies. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Boards of F-Secure Oyj, Mentorium Venture Connections Oy, Forte Netservices Oy, Instream Oy and Stockway Oy, as well as a board member of Stonesoft Oyj.

Mr. Ervi has over 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience in IT and electronics distribution. With his team, he founded Computer 2000 Finland Oy, working as the company's Managing Director until 1995, when he became Co-President for Computer 2000 AG's international headquarters in Germany. Computer 2000 AG operated in 38 countries, with an organization of some 4,500 people and an annual turnover of approximately nine billion euros. As an executive at an international IT distributor, Mr. Ervi has worked closely with the international management of major vendors such as Cisco, IBM, Intel, HP and Microsoft. Mr. Ervi holds a degree in electronics engineering.

"Pertti Ervi has a deep knowledge of corporate analyses and development strategies. As the Chairman of the Board at Holtron Ventures, he will oversee the company's business strategy and investment focus, as well as the international development of our portfolio companies," said Sami Lampinen, Managing Director, Holtron Ventures.

Founded in 1999, Holtron Ventures manages three venture capital funds. Holtron's portfolio companies include MySQL, Oplayo, Bluegiga, Canter, Upstream Engineering, Pancomp Electronics, Panipol, FRWD Technologies and Navicore.

Further information:

Sami Lampinen

Managing Director, Partner

tel. +358 40 520 5295

sami.lampinen@holtronventures.com

About Holtron Ventures

Holtron Ventures Ltd. is a privately held, independent venture capital management company concentrating on early-stage investments within the ICT sector in Scandinavia and Finland. The company's mission is to act as a value-added investor and to coach entrepreneurs through the various stages of a company's development. http://www.holtronventures.com

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