Martin Manniche

Martin Manniche

CHAIRMAN, CEO, GREENWAVE SYSTEMS

WHY: Started IoT real-time data analytics software developer and hardware maker in 2008 along with executives from Apple, Motorola and Cisco Systems. Raised over $75M in venture capital.

RECENT: Focused on global expansion plans; launched global roaming data services with partner HMD Global. IPO still under consideration.

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QUOTABLE: “Our shared vision with HMD Global enables intelligent, affordable cellular connectivity everywhere in the world,” Manniche told tech publication Pocket-lint in March.

FUN FACTS: Likes documentaries, car restoration shows. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark; received the “IT-Prisen,” the most prestigious IT award from Denmark in 2005.