Ari Rahkonen to chair Applixure board, international investors announced

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

This post was originally published on 10 May 2017.

Applixure, the Finnish startup providing telemetry and analytics for digital tools, is pleased to announce that Mr. Ari Rahkonen has joined the Applixure Board of Directors as the board’s Chairman.

Ari Rahkonen is a well-known figure both in the Finnish startup scene as well as the corporate IT business. After managing companies like IBM Finland and Microsoft Finland, Rahkonen currently acts as Chairman of the Board at Innofactor Plc as well as an advisor for several growth-seeking companies.

“Ari Rahkonen helps Applixure to open new doors and to clarify our focus of serving both corporate clients as well as IT service providers in Finland and abroad,” says Harri Turtiainen, Applixure CEO.

In addition, Applixure announces an international investment from DGS Ventures. Based in São Paulo and New York, DGS Ventures is an affiliate of Cimcorp Group, one of the largest IT service integrators in Brazil. In connection with the investment, Mr. Nana Baffour from DGS Ventures joins the Applixure board. Mr. Baffour has led the growth, acquisitions and strategic development of several energy services and IT outsourcing companies.

“Having Nana Baffour onboard gives us new international experience. Applixure is a global product by design and we’re excited about our entry to the Brazilian markets,” comments Harri Turtiainen.

Finally, Applixure’s board is also complemented by Mr. Petri Rinne, a seasoned technology company advisor and a member of FiBAN, the Finnish Business Angels Network.
All above announcements aim toward the same goal: paving the way for Applixure’s international growth. In addition to Applixure’s long-term UK operations, the company recently announced its entry to the Latin American markets in cooperation with Grupo Cimcorp.