When we moved our US office to Silicon Valley I knew it would be important to find a locally based advisory board member. After four months of talking to several impressive candidates, I finally asked Juha Christensen to join. I am very excited that he has agreed to do so.
Juha is Chairman of Cogniance and CloudMade, as well as a partner and co-founder of Progression Partners and Sunstone Capital. Voted one of the 25 most influential Europeans in Technology by Time Magazine, Juha has had profound impact on the industry though his efforts at companies like Symbian, Microsoft, Macromedia (now Adobe), Trolltech and Teleca.
Through Progression Partners and Sunstone Capital, Juha is involved at board level in multiple companies. He wrote the business plan and led the negotiations that brought Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson, Sony, Samsung and others together to create the mobile operating system company Symbian. Later he ran Microsoft’s mobile platform efforts, bringing to market Pocket PC and Smartphone.
After Microsoft, Juha served as President at Macromedia. Juha is a long serving member on the board of Teleca, the largest systems integrator in the mobile industry. Juha is also a founding Venture Partner at Copenhagen based Sunstone Capital, a leading European venture capital company with EUR 450 million under management.
I look forward to us benefiting from Juha’s deep experience as we work to scale LSI for global impact and as we reach out to our neighbors here in Silicon Valley.