Mårten Mickos

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Mårten Gustaf Mickos
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Mårten G Mickos
Espoo, Finland
OccupationCEO at HackerOne

Mårten Gustaf Mickos (born November 6, 1962 in Espoo, Finland) is the current CEO of HackerOne, a security vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform.[1]

He 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]

Past positions[edit]

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]

Awards and recognition[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Mårten Mickos: Why I Joined HackerOne as CEO".
  2. ^ "HP Acquires Eucalyptus, Marten Mickos joins HP to run Cloud business".
  3. ^ "Marten Mickos Named CEO of Eucalyptus Systems".
  4. ^ "Former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos Joins Benchmark As Entrepreneur In Residence". TechCrunch.
  5. ^ . "With Demand Growing, MySQL CEO calls it quits".
  6. ^ "Former MySQL CEO Mårten Mickos Joins RightScale Board of Directors".
  7. ^ "I was CEO of MySQL, am CEO of Eucalyptus". Archived from the original on 2014-06-27.
  8. ^ . "Press release: New CEO at MySQL AB". MySQL AB.
  9. ^ . "Tradeshift signs new angels". Techcrunch.
  10. ^ "Press Release: MySQL Wins Audemars Piguet "Changing Times Award"".
  11. ^ "Press release: Nokia Foundation Award to Mårten Mickos". Nokia.

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