Category Archives: Finland-Startups

Helsinki-based game studio PlayRaven secures € 3.3 million

Finnish game studio PlayRaven today announced it has closed a € 3.3 million extended seed investment round. The Norwegian venture capital fund Northzone joins the startup’s existing backers, which include Creandum, investor Jari Ovaskainen and

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Interview with Konstantin Zagaynov (Videoly.co)

Over the weekend, we had the chance to do an interview with Konstantin Zagaynov, Co-founder of Videoly.co. The Helsinki- and Berlin-based startup Videoly is an e-commerce tool that helps to increase sales by plugging-in video reviews to online stores. Its … Continue reading

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Oppex raises $1.5M and launches a search engine for sales opportunities

Oppex, a Helsinki-based startup company building a search engine for sales opportunities, launches with an announcement of $1.5M seed funding at the Slush 2014 conference. Yesterday, Oppex, the world’s largest search engine for sales opportunities in the public sector that … Continue reading

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Sharetribe raises $1M to help you create your own p2p marketplace

The Finnish startup Sharetribe, which officially launches today at the Slush Conference, makes it easy for people to build their own marketplace and let their community buy, sell or rent any type of product or service. In addition to the launch, … Continue reading

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Angry Birds maker Rovio lays off 130 staff while in pursuit of growth again

Rovio, maker of the world known game Angry Birds, has announced today that it plans to lay off around 130 people while trying to regain growth again.

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Innopinion has been chosen among 50 Most Investable Startups in Europe

Innopinion Ltd has been chosen among 50 Most Investable Startups in Europe by the European Investor Gate. Additionally, it announced several new products, reseller model, new Board member and seed funding as well as its own charity

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Mikael Hed passes the hoodie on – Pekka Rantala to succeed as CEO of Rovio

Today, after more than five years of leading Rovio and successfully turning Angry Birds into a global entertainment phenomenon, Mikael Hed announced that he will be leaving the CEO position. As it was announced on their website, Hed will be … Continue reading

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Enevo: The waste collection system which just collected $8 million in funding

Enevo today announced $8 million of international funding to grow its sensor-based waste collection system to global markets. The fresh capital comes frome Earlybird, Lifeline Ventures, Finnish Industry Investment, Draper Associates and others. Founded in 2010 out of Espoo (Finland), … Continue reading

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Banking alternative Holvi expands into 19 European countries

Holvi, the Helsinki-based startup that aims to redefine banking, announced today that it is now inviting new customers to the service from 19 European countries. These include Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, … Continue reading

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Customer recommendation engine Nosto secures $ 5.5M

Nosto, the Helsinki-based startup pioneering in e-commerce personalization, has secured $5.5 million in a Series A round of financing led by Wellington Partners with participation from existing investors Open Ocean Capital, SanomaVentures and Tekes. This new round of funding allows … Continue reading

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