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Personnel at Sequoia has years of experience in both small start-ups and publically traded multinationals in Information, Communication, Media and Venture Capital industries.

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Tecnotree has engaged Ilkka Aura in a long term assignment to define, develop, productize and commercialize Tecnotree's Managed Services business. His assignent is also to productize and commercialize the Support and Maintenance services and contracts. He likewise works with the Commercial teams to support pre-sales and sales teams and participates in negotiating Managed Services and Annual Maintenance Agreements.

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QPR Software engaged Sequoia Partners to define, develop, and execute QPR’s Software-as-a-Service strategy for selected products.  “Sequoia Partners was instrumental in identifying how to implement the true characteristics of SaaS business model into QPR’s products and services and instilling the SaaS mindset into our management team.” comments Jari Jaakkola, QPR Software CEO, about the nature of the engagement.

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Ilkka Aura has been the member of the Gapps Advisory Board since January 2012.

Gapps is among the fist Finnish Google Apps certified partners. Gapps is a pioneer in migrating small and medium size businesses and organization to Cloud Services. Gapps offers the entire suite of Google Apps in one easy to implement and migrate package.

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Ilkka Aura was in the Sanako's Board of Directors between April 2006 and April 2012 and participated especially in the development of Sanako’s online strategy and its SaaS business model.

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Ilkka Aura was instrumental in selling the Managed Services concept to Yoigo year 2006 and was personally in charge of the Yoigo account as the Chief Executive Officer of Qvantel from 2006 to 2009.

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Ilkka Aura was the Chief Exectuve Officer and Member of the Board from 2002 to 2011 growing Qvantel from 15 employees to 150 and 1,5m€ to 9m€ revenue.

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