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5 Finnish startups to look out for in 2015

Finland – land of a thousand lakes and home of Angry Birds creator Rovio. Well, Finnland was not only home to Rovio or Supercell, but also to many other big success stories in the recent history of online and mobile … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Jongla: Helsinki-based social messaging app raises €1.4m

Jongla, the free and entertaining instant messaging app aimed at the youth market, today announces that the company has closed a further round of funding. This €1.4 million round of investment from Oy Ingman Finance Ab and a prominent group … Continue reading

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Finnish startup Scoopshot secures $1.2 million in funding

Scoopshot, a Helsinki-based service for crowdsourcing on-demand photography, is taking on the multi billion-dollar photo industry. The photography-on-demand service has recently received $1.2 million funding from Yuri Arcurs, the world’s top selling stock photographer, who sells one photo every eight seconds. Scoopshot … Continue reading

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