Who is Roman Kikta?
Roman Kikta is an entrepreneurial Senior Executive, Venture Capitalist and Thought Leader with 25+ years of success creating and building breakthrough technology start-ups and multi-billion dollar corporate divisions. As an architect of the mobile web/internet and our ‘connected world’, he has played integral roles in creating and commercializing several generations of mobile devices, applications and services, smart connected devices (IoT), and Siri-like personal assistants while at industry leaders Nokia and Panasonic. As a venture capitalist he has helped found and invest in more than 30 disruptive tech start-ups in the U.S. Europe and Asia including IndoorWireless, (acquired by BlackBox Networks), Spatial Wireless, (acquired by Alcatel-Nokia), Now Public, (acquired by Clarity Media), Arrowping (acquired by Xinwei). Roman takes an active hands-on approach with his portfolio companies and has served as the Interim President for Finnish start-up IndoorAtlas, the world’s first company to utilize magnetic anomalies inside buildings and smartphones to pinpoint positions indoors, and currently is building Phenometrix, an AI start-up based in Estonia.
Roman is also a cultural anthropologist of technology use, visiting over 70 countries on how people use mobile technologies, the Internet and digital media in their everyday lives. His focus has always been on startups that have the ability to make our lives significantly better. He's a leading authority on how technologies are shaping society. Roman has authored over 100 articles and four books published by McGraw-Hill including “Wireless Internet Crash Course” and “3G Wireless Demystified.” Roman earned his BA from Rutgers University and is a graduate of the Venture Capital and Private Equity Program at Harvard Business School.
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