Pauli Marttila

Senior Lead, Venture Capital and Risk Management, Sitra


Pauli Marttila is building new strategic projects for Sitra and developing the competencies of Sitra’s staff. He is also a member of Sitra’s Venture Investment Committee and is responsible for several portfolio companies and funds.


Pauli has 15 years’ experience as a business executive, business developer and product developer in industry, including at Fortum Corporation. He has also spent 15 years as a Venture Capital investor, first at the Noptek fund and more recently at Sitra, as the director of the Life Sciences, Sitra Ventures and Corporate Investments teams. He has been a board member at 16 Finnish high-technology enterprises and a decision-maker in seven venture capital funds. His 30-plus years of managerial experience has held him in good stead for managing around 70 Sitra employees over the years. In addition to his Master’s degree in technology, Pauli has also studied venture capital investment, financing and holds a certificate as an Approved Board Member.

What else?

In his free time, Pauli plays the drums in Sijoittamattomat, the Sitra’s house band, and rides his cycles in the summer, with and without the motor. He has also won Sitra’s golf tournament several times.