Category Archives: Finland-Startups

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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Parenting site Wauwaa secures €500k from Vision+ Fund

Wauwaa, an innovative parenting website that connects parents and parents-to-be with relevant information and special offers, announced by the end of last week that Vision+ fund invests an initial €500,000 in the London- and Helsinki-based startup. In the 6 months since … Continue reading

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Jobs of the week: Kreditech, Frosmo, CharityStars

Be part of the success stories of some of Europe’s hottest startups out there. Each week, we’re introducing you to great career oportunities in the startup space. For a complete overview, make sure to check out our job board. And here … Continue reading

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Finnish startup Applifier acquired by Unity

Unity Technologies, creator of the Unity multiplatform engine and development tools, today announced it will acquire the Helsinki-based company Applifier – a large mobile game service provider. Applifier was founded in 2008 as a cross-promotion network for social games and … Continue reading

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Helsinki-based Next Games raises $6 Million

Next Games, a Finnish games startup founded in 2013, has successfully closed its first external investment round raising $6 million in financing. The funding round was co-led by IDG Ventures and the company’s original investor, Jari Ovaskainen, who was also … Continue reading

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