Markku Maula

Markku Maula is Professor of Venture Capital and the Head of the Institute of Strategy and Venturing at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Aalto University. His research focuses on value creation related issues in business strategy and corporate finance with a particular focus on venture capital and private equity, technology-based new firms, corporate venturing, mergers and acquisitions, and innovation.

Maula has received several international awards and published his research in leading journals including Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Organization Science, Research Policy, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Strategic Management Journal.

Maula is Editor of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and serves on the Editorial Boards of Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, and Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance. He was the Founding Director of Aalto Ventures Program, has served in many scientific committees and organizations and acted as an advisor to many firms and government agencies in issues related to his areas of expertise in Finland and abroad.

He was appointed as a professor in 2004 and tenured in 2009. He graduated as Doctor of Science in Technology (with distinction) in 2001. Prior to that, he graduated as MSc (Econ.) majoring in Finance at Helsinki School of Economics (2000) and MSc (Eng.) (with distinction) in Strategy at Helsinki University of Technology (2000). He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, Scancor, in 2000 and 2012 and at INSEAD in 2010 and 2015. Before his academic career, he worked at Nokia and CapMan.