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Investment strategy and VC fund returns: Three-way interaction between a fund’s industry scope, geographic scope, and size

The benefits from geographically or industry-wise specialised VC fund investment strategies are dependent on the VC firm characteristics and context Specialisation in industries or geographies increases the capabilities and...

Navigating the complexities of private equity side letters – how misaligned incentives can compromise optimal contracting

A short primer to side letters and their many intricacies Perhaps not as well-known as other contracts within private equity, side letters nonetheless serve a vital function for private...

New addition to team FVCA – Welcome Miika!

With the new year here, we are happy to welcome our new analyst intern Miika Mähönen to our team! Miika's role in the association includes monitoring the venture capital...

Member blog: Why should venture capital investors care about procurement?

When it comes to procurement, everything is based on the “Rule of N”. The "Rule of N" posits that external spending (N) is a share of revenue and is...

Investing in Arms and Defence: Navigating the Complex Landscape

The arms and defence industry has long been a focus of exclusion strategies for many investors, primarily due to sustainability concerns. Especially controversial weapons, such as landmines and biological...

Current Developments in Sustainable Finance

The SFDR regulation has been in force for 2.5 years, and the delegated regulation under it has been applied since the beginning of 2023. Best practices and open questions...

FVCA’s Master’s Thesis Competition is on again!

For the fifth year in a row, The Finnish Venture Capital Association is looking for the best Master’s thesis, which examines the private equity and venture capital industry from...

Member Blog: What can integrity due diligence reveal about management?

One in five of the managing directors and board members of Finnish publicly traded companies has a criminal conviction according to recent research. A positive correlation between a criminal...

Turning Ideas into Action: First Steps in Driving DEI in Private Equity and Venture Capital Together with Inklusiiv

Despite the progress made in recent years, there is still a stark lack of diversity in the private equity and venture capital industry. Recognising the need for concrete action,...

New Additions to the FVCA Team

As we enter the summer season, we are happy to announce two new additions to our team. Eveliina will take on a new role as Events and Communications Coordinator...

Member Blog: Balancing between Articles 8, 8+ and 9 of the SFDR regulation

Fund managers and financial advisors struggle with the SFDR regulation (the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, 2019/2088) when trying to interpret the rules and finding concrete procedures to tackle...

Meet Our Member Almaral: “We Are Active and Hands-on Mentors to Our Portfolio Companies”

Almaral is a family-owned venture capital firm investing in early-stage biotechnology and life sciences startups. The firm was founded in 2022 after CEO Maria Severina had sold her biotechnology...