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About TLD Registry
TLD Registry Ltd is a pan-European company based in Ireland, alongside many prominent tech sector and domain name industry leaders. The company is fully funded and is supported by the Vision+ Fund, as well as a group of veteran business angel investors.
The founding investors of Vision+ are Nokia, Microsoft and major pension funds. Vision+ leadership have held board roles at Nokia, NAVTEQ and Innofinance, and have strong expertise in IPR development, commercialization, protection and litigation.
TLD Registry's angel investors have backgrounds in various European tech category leaders, including Apple.
TLD Registry's executive leadership benefits from a close working relationship with the highly successful Vision+ team and our angel investors.
Founders and executive team
TLD Registry's founders and executive team are experienced Internet, domain name, and tech sector veterans who have extensive experience in high growth companies. Collectively, the founders have exited more than ten companies through trade sales, and are acknowledged leaders in building successful and profitable start-ups. The founders have held a multitude of board roles and have diverse C-level credentials in NASDAQ listed companies. Our executive team includes globally respected tech innovators, domain name industry experts and sales and marketing thought leaders.
Arto Isokoski, Co-Founder and CEO
Arto Isokoski is co-founder and CEO for TLD Registry. Arto is also a partner in directory assistance innovator Suomen 16100 Ltd and owner of Apila Media, a provider of mobile, internet and consulting related services.
Prior to founding TLD Registry Ltd, Arto held a variety of business development and project management roles at innovative technology and media companies in Finland such as Finnet Media, Jutel, and Tecono. He was also a senior R&D engineer at Nokia for over five years.
Arto is passionate about creating internet and mobile services businesses. His strengths lie not only in his ability to spot market opportunities but also his strong business development and managerial capabilities that enable him to turn an idea into a successful business proposition.
An engineer at heart, Arto has a keen interest in mobile devices and all things internet related. He is well recognized in Finland for his expertise in creating a range of internet and mobile services businesses.
Pinky Brand, Vice President
Pinky has been involved domain industry since 1996 and brings a wealth of expertise from the several new TLD launches he's been involved in, as well as bringing substantial registrar relations experience to the team.
Lynn Na Xing or 邢娜, General Manager - China
Lynn, previously working at CNNIC, oversees the overall business development of the company's TLD registrations in China, and manages relationships between TLD Registry and its various Chinese Stakeholders.
Kirsi Eräkangas, Chairwoman of the Board
Kirsi is a 20-year veteran as a business angel investor, advisor, and board member for several different computer-based companies in Finland. She is also the co-founder of Basware, a Finnish e-commerce company that is listed in the Helsinki Stock Exchange.
Harri Koponen, Vice Chairman
Harri is the former CEO of Sonera, the largest tele-operator in Scandinavia. He was also the right-hand man at Sony Ericsson, as well as the COO of entertainment media company Rovio, which is responsible for creating the popular mobile game "Angry Birds."
Jari Tuovinen, Board Member
Jari is a partner and co-founder of TLD Registry's original venture capital source, Vision+. Aside from being a serial entrepreneur and investor, Tuovinen also has substantial knowledge and experience in both software development and computer technology.
Mitch Watkins, Partner Programs Manager (Americas, Europe)
Mitch is a PR and Marketing manager who handles different facets of registrar relations, marketing, and press for TLD Registry with a focus on business in the non-China regions of the world, particularly in the Americas and in Europe.