Venture capitalist Sakari Pihlava talks about the future of the SaaS business model, how to make a career in VC, the dangers of pricing and what to do with YouTube.
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Sakari Pihlava is a General Partner at Vendep Capital that invests in early-stage B2B software companies.
Sakari has 20+ years of software business and venture capital experience from startup to IPO in Europe and the East Coast of the United States. He spent 6 years at F-Secure and built a new encryption product line, which grew to €17 million and 42% of total sales at the F-Secure 1999 IPO. Since then he has spent 4.5 years at TVM Capital, a trans-Atlantic venture fund with more than €1 billion under management in Munich and Boston and 3.5 years at Efecte, a leading Nordic IT service management company, before coming to Vendep.
Sakari’s background is especially strong in enterprise software having worked during his career with all publicly listed security companies and their Founders in Finland.
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