Mårten Mickos

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Mårten Gustaf Mickos
Mårten G Mickos
Born 1962
Espoo, Finland
Occupation CEO at HackerOne

Mårten Gustaf Mickos (born November 6, 1962 in Espoo, Finland) is the current CEO of HackerOne,[1] the makers of a security vulnerabilities tracking software, and is the former senior vice president and general manager of the Cloud business for Hewlett-Packard, and former CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. He was also a member of the board of directors of Nokia.[2]

Mickos is a frequent speaker and blogger on topics of leadership, open source business models and cloud computing.

In March 2010, Mårten was appointed CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, the company behind the Eucalyptus software for cloud computing on computer clusters.[3]

From 2009 to 2010 Mickos was the Entrepreneur In Residence of venture capital firm Benchmark Capital and Index Ventures.[4]

Mickos was chief executive officer (CEO) of MySQL AB from January 2001 to February 2008, when Sun Microsystems bought MySQL Inc and MySQL AB. He served as senior vice president of the database group at Sun Microsystems until March 2009.[5]

He has previously been a member of the board of Electrosonic (2009-2012), Mozilla Messaging (2008-2011) and RightScale (2009-2010).[6]

In 2009, Marten participated as an expert witness for the European Commission when they were looking at the Oracle-MySQL merger through antitrust perspectives.[7]

Mårten was a co-founder and CEO of MatchON Sports Ltd. Previously, he was CEO of Sonera subsidiary Intellitel Communications Inc, and has held sales and marketing positions at Solid Information Technology Ltd and other software companies.[8]

Marten Mickos is also an angel investor in Enterprise 2.0 start-up Tradeshift.[9]

Mickos has a master's degree in Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology in Finland.

Awards and recognition

Mickos was honored with awards the Audemars Piguet "Changing Times Award: European Entrepreneur of the Year 2006"[10] and the Nokia Foundation Award.[11]

In Chinese, Mårten uses the name 马腾.米克思.


  1. "Mårten Mickos: Why I Joined HackerOne as CEO".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "HP Acquires Eucalyptus, Marten Mickos joins HP to run Cloud business".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Marten Mickos Named CEO of Eucalyptus Systems".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos Joins Benchmark As Entrepreneur In Residence". TechCrunch.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. . "With Demand Growing, MySQL CEO calls it quits".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Former MySQL CEO Mårten Mickos Joins RightScale Board of Directors".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "I was CEO of MySQL, am CEO of Eucalyptus".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. . "Press release: New CEO at MySQL AB". MySQL AB.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. . "Tradeshift signs new angels". Techcrunch.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Press Release: MySQL Wins Audemars Piguet "Changing Times Award"".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Press release: Nokia Foundation Award to Mårten Mickos". Nokia.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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