Category Archives: Finland-Startups

10 Finnish startups to look out for in 2016

Finland is the home country of Supercell, the Angry Birds creator Rovio, and of many other big success stories in the recent history of online and mobile games. The land of a thousand lakes is definitely one of the most exciting … Continue reading

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VC firm Ventech expands into Scandinavia with the help of Tero Mennander

Paris-created Venture Capital firm Ventech pursues its unique Sino-European strategy and expands its European platform towards the Nordics, a rapidly growing hotbed for investments into innovative new companies. Tero Mennander joins the team to open Ventech’s new office in Helsinki. This … Continue reading

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Vaadin raises $6M in funding to boost the R&D of their user-interface tools

eEquity and Finnish Industry Investment invest $6 million in Vaadin, the Finnish open source company whose user-interface tools are used in 40% of Fortune-100 companies and by over 150 000 developers worldwide. Vaadin’s business is building components and tools for … Continue reading

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Interview: What Leadfeeder learned from the pitch competition at Slush

With 15,000 attendees, 1,700 startups, 800 venture capital investors and more than 600 journalists Slush has clearly become one of the most important tech and startup events in Europe. One of the highlights in 2015 was definitely the Slush 100 … Continue reading

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Norwegian Visma Group acquires Finnish startup DigitalBooker

Visma expands its software portfolio with the acquisition of DigitalBooker Finland Ltd., one of the most popular SaaS-based online booking companies in Finland. DigitalBooker was founded by Henrik Kälstrom og Fredrik Rönnlund in 2007. The service is an online booking … Continue reading

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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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