Eero Teerikorpi 

Eero Teerikorpi, CEO, Founder and Board Chairman of Continuent 

Eero Teerikorpi is the founder, CEO, and chairman of the board of Continuent , a leading provider of solutions for business-critical applications using MySQL databases, including cluster management, data replication, and connectivity. Eero’s career, spanning more than 30 years, includes founding seven technology companies and playing a significant role in the development and growth of MySQL, the second largest open-source relational database management system in the world, since day one, from the early 2000s.  

Before Continuent , Eero held senior management positions at various transatlantic organizations. He was the CEO of Alcom Corporation, a trailblazer in networked fax server software, based in Mountain View, Calif. Alcom was acquired in 1998 by Esker S.A., a French company specializing in business management software. Eero also served as president of Capslock, a Finnish firm focused on mobile wireless solutions, and as an executive board member at Esker S.A. His career began in Finland as a regional product manager at Apple in the mid-1980s. 

Continuent  started in Finland but moved its headquarters to the U.S. in 2004. Eero sold Continuent  to VMware in 2014 and subsequently acquired it back in 2016. Eero is also a founder and managing partner of Blue White Venture, an investment firm dedicated to introducing Scandinavian companies to the U.S. market.  

A former Finnish Navy officer, Eero enjoys sailing in San Francisco Bay and worldwide. He is an enthusiastic sportsman, engaging in tennis, golf, mountain biking and both slalom and cross-country skiing. Additionally, he owns and operates a boutique winery, NOET Vineyards, producing double-gold winning, dry-farmed Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Eero resides in northern California in Moraga. 

About Continuent

Continuent  is a leading provider of solutions for business-critical applications using MySQL databases, including cluster management, replication, and connectivity. Driving the deployment and management of open-source MySQL databases at scale, Continuent  supports continuous global database operations with commercial-grade high availability, best-in-class disaster recovery, and seamless data distribution across multiple geographic regions. Continuent ’s flagship product, Tungsten Clustering, helps implement and manage clustering strategies to improve scalability. Whether on-premises, hybrid-cloud or multi-cloud, Continuent  facilitates the integration of MySQL databases with various cloud platforms, ensuring optimal reliability and scalability in cloud-based deployments. Continuent  handles billions of transactions by SaaS applications, e-commerce platforms, financial services and telecom solutions and safeguards more than $25 billion of its customers’ combined revenue. With roots in Finland and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Continuent  is trusted by Fortune 500 companies in North America and Europe across a wide range of industries since 2004. For more information, visit