Category Archives: Finland-Startups

Funzi launches mobile information and learning service for asylum seekers in Europe

While the debate on refugee crisis in Europe is going on, politicians fight over refugee quotas, some people do something to help. For example, a couple from Berlin launched website to help refugees find roommates in early September. Now, Finland-based Funzi, a … Continue reading

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Crowdinvesting platform Invesdor adds debt, pre-IPOs, secondary trading to equity deals – interview with Lasse Mäkelä

Since it is one of the leading European equity crowdfunding platforms, we wrote about Invesdor several times before. The firm started co-operation with business angel network FiBAN a year ago, but not many deals led by business angels were closed yet. … Continue reading

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Finnish startup Zero Keyboard introduces app for salespeople for entering information in CRM via voice and image recognition

Finnish Startup Zero Keyboard has announced a new kind of mobile application for sales reps to use Salesforce on the go. The official launch happened during the annual Dreamforce conference with 150,000 attendees. Zero Keyboard allows users to update their … Continue reading

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Finnish online yoga service Yoogaia goes global with $3M investment

Yoogaia, the world’s first interactive yoga studio, announces the closure of a $3 million seed investment round from Nokia Growth Partners, Inventure, Sanoma Ventures and Point Nine Capital. This new funding allows Yoogaia to continue with its international expansion, hire … Continue reading

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Equity crowdfunding platform Invesdor expands in Europe with €1M

The Finland-based licenced equity and debt platform Invesdor is the first European crowdfunding platform to have been granted a MiFID licence for investment advice, reception and transmission of orders, and placing of financial instruments. Today, the Invesdor team announced they have raised … Continue reading

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The hottest European travel startups in 2015

The number of online travel bookings is growing steadily from year to year pretty much since the invention of the internet. The disruption of the traditional travel industry and the shift from local travel agencies to online bookings is still … Continue reading

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Equity crowdfunding deals of June: e-commerce disruptor, incubation partner for SMEs, robotic fulfillment solution

Equity crowdfunding is an innovative way to raise capital or invest in young companies, often along with experienced angel investors. This alternative funding opportunity is increasingly becoming sexy also in Europe. Below I feature some campaigns that I liked in June. (Note: … Continue reading

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Tellyo Pro launches with the claim to be the easiest way to publish TV content online

According to the Helsinki-based startup Tellyo, online publishing has increased the speed of how quickly reporters have to respond to big TV happenings and they missed a tool to get those videos into the cloud as quickly as they can write. This is … Continue reading

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Zalando’s tech team expands to Dublin and plans to create up to 200 jobs

Zalando SE, Europe’s leading fashion store online, today opened its new Zalando Fashion Insights Centre in Dublin. Member of Parliament Taoiseach Enda Kenny was joined by Robert Gentz, Founder and Member of the Managing Board of Zalando, at the official … Continue reading

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Invesdor receives an EU licence to boost cross-border crowdfunding in SME sector

Invesdor, a fast growing Nordic crowdfunding platform, has been granted a MiFID licence by financial authorities, to expand debt and equity crowdfunding services across all 31 EU and EEA countries. The Helsinki-based crowdfunding platform is the first one to receive this level of … Continue reading

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