About I.J. Ikävalko.
— Born in Helsinki, Finland. Studied art, philosophy, French literature, mathematical logic, cognitive science.
— President and equity partner, with Will Jones, in MultiMate, leading early word-processing app for the IBM PC.
— Representative in U.S. for Finland’s largest construction firm. Arranged funding for joint ventures of American businesses in Russia.
— Co-founder, with five Finnish partners and NCC (Swedish construction giant) of NCC Projects Oy.
— Worked on U.S. energy and aerospace ventures in Russia and Kazakhstan (for example, Occidental Petroleum in Nizhnevartovsk; the Chevron Tengiz-Korolev oil fields).
— Leading role in arranging project finance via US government agencies (TDA, OPIC, Ex-Im Bank, USAID).
— member of the U.S.-Russia Business Council, published articles in the Council’s journal.
— Speaker on technology, venture start-ups and innovation at conferences at Yale University, the University of Michigan, and U.S. Department of Defense.
— Business development for EPS Software Corp (Houston), publisher of CoDe magazine.
— Principal at Digital Greenfield LLC, technology and software consulting.
— Executive Director of the IICC Nanotechnology Fund.
— Research in nano science, relationship of consciousness and physical properties of matter.
— Married to writer, arts & funding consultant Barbara Rosen.