Sunstone adds venture partner

Nordic venture capital investor Sunstone Capital has recruited Pekka Vartiainen, the former head of Nokia Mobile Phones Americas in the US, as a venture partner to be based in Helsinki.

Vartiainen has a career in the mobile phone industry that spans 20 years, and at Copenhagen-headquartered Sunstone, he will lead investments and business partnerships in both Finland and the global wireless space. He currently serves as partner and chairman of the board of Iqua, a Finland-based Bluetooth device developer founded by former Nokia top executives. Prior to that, he served with Nokia in positions of increasing seniority in Asia, Europe and the US, most recently running Nokia Mobile Phones Americas in the US where he also served as a member of Nokia Mobile Phone’s global management board.