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, Finland. His research interests include venture capital, corporate venturing, mergers and acquisitions, and, more generally, the intersections of strategy, entrepreneurship, international business, innovation, and corporate finance. He has received several international awards and published his research in journals including Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, MIS Quarterly, Organization Science, Research Policy, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Strategic Management Journal. Markku 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.