Meet Marko Hara
Decile Capital has brought on Marko Hara as a Partner at Decile Capital. Marko brings over two decades of experience in venture capital and private equity, including investing in over 230 emerging managers as an institutional LP. In addition, Marko has been an entrepreneur and a general partner, as well, bringing experience from all sides of the table.
Marko has also played a significant role in internal deal flow coordination and business unit collaboration Marko led a team overseeing a portfolio of over 50 private equity and venture capital funds, as well as 20+ investments in unlisted companies. Notably, he was involved in the 2014 merger between the €8bn Mutual Insurance Company Pension Fennia and the €10.3bn Tapiola Mutual Pension Insurance Company. Under the guidance of Marko, Decile Capital is on pace to invest in 1 or 2 new funds per month using an expanded due diligence methodology.
Q&A with Mark Hara
What led you to join Decile Group?
I met Adeo at Arctic 15 LP Summit where I was a panelist. Adeo told me about various activities inside Decile Group. I understood instantly that DG is an exceptional and unique company doing things that matter.
What trends are you currently seeing in the venture capital industry?
VCs are putting more focus on early-stage investments and supporting startup accelerators and incubators. More funding for diverse and underrepresented founders. The rise of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investing and impact investing. Increased global investments. Industry might fragment further, with more smaller firms and specialty funds. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), as these technologies are transforming various industries
What are you excited about most in your new role?
Meeting highly motivated people from various backgrounds. I can still learn a lot after almost 40 years in investments and 25 years in venture capital and private equity.
What potential do you see in Decile Group?
Sky is the limit. The next few years will be crucial for the future of venture capital. The old model must be repaired. DG has an important role to play in transforming the industry.
What is something exciting you’re working on right now?
Conducting Due Diligence on some incredible first-time managers. We are most likely to become the first institutional investor backing some of the future hall of famers.