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Ericsson Ventures

Ericsson Ventures

Ericsson Ventures invests in leading companies to drive innovation in new areas, accelerate our core business, and generate strong returns. We leverage our global reach and deep customer relationships for the benefit of our portfolio companies.

Investment areas

We invest across all stages and focus on emerging growth areas for Ericsson and our customers, as well as our core businesses.

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Leadership

Paul McNamara

Paul McNamara

Vice President

Paul is a software industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience. Prior to Ericsson, Paul served as Vice President of the force.com platform at Salesforce.com, SVP of Visual Systems at SGI and was one of the original 3 executive officers at Redhat.

Paul has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University.

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graham ackerman

Graham Ackerman

Vice President

Previously, Graham oversaw corporate development including venture investing, mergers, and acquisitions, as well as capital markets activities including investor relations for Telcordia Technologies. Graham's previous companies include AT&T Corp and Putnam, Hayes, & Bartlett, an economic and management consulting firm.

Graham earned his BA at the University of Chicago and MBA at Dartmouth.

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Vik Li

Vik Li

Investment Director

Vik has over a decade of Telecom and IoT experience across sales, commercial, strategy and technical management, with a strong track record of closing deals with new customers in new industries. Prior to joining Ericsson Ventures, she led Automation & AI innovation projects within Ericsson.

Vik earned her BS in Computer Science from Sun-Yat Sen University in China and an MBA from University of Surrey in the UK.

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Porter Ontko

Porter Ontko

Investment Associate

Porter previously worked at Goldman Sachs as a financial analyst in the Partners Coverage group within the Consumer and Investment Management Division, providing full service private wealth management coverage for current and retired Goldman Sachs partners alike. Following Goldman, Porter joined VU Venture Partners where he specialized in the Fintech space.

Porter earned his BA from Dartmouth College in 2018 and was a member of the Dartmouth football team.

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Global Reach

Ericsson Ventures’ most important differentiator is our ability to leverage Ericsson’s global reach and relationships with virtually all network operators. We provide access to these customers for our portfolio companies – benefitting our customers, our portfolio companies, and Ericsson.

Investment strategy

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