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Next-generation venture capital fund Failup Ventures launches its new 50M€ fund

Failup Ventures, a new globally operating early-stage venture capital fund, announces today the first closing of 30M€ of its new early-stage fund of 50M€. Founded by three previous Finnish...

Despite the challenging market situation, Finnish PE investors have actively invested in growth-oriented SMEs in the first half of 2023

In the first half of 2023, Finnish buyout and growth investors (PE investors) have continued to actively invest in domestic growth-oriented SMEs. According to a recent barometer, investors find...

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Sponsor Capital to support Fonecta’s growth

Finnish private equity investor Sponsor Capital together with management, Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company and a private equity fund managed by eQ will acquire all Fonecta Group companies from...

Startup funding in Finland drops from record highs in the first half of the year – Large funding rounds have slowed down, but early-stage investments are being made actively

The amount of funding raised by Finnish startups in the first half of the year has decreased from the record numbers of previous years. Smaller investment rounds and the...

Gorilla Capital expands its team and launches third fund

Kirsi Vine-Haaparinne and Minna Isotalus, both with entrepreneurial backgrounds, join Gorilla Capital as partners. Vine-Haaparinne is a founding partner of Taaleri, while Isotalus has a background in startups and growth...

Kvanted Ventures announces first Nordic industrial technology fund

Today, a new early-stage investment company Kvanted Ventures announces its first fund of €70 million. Founded by Maria Wasastjerna, Eerik Paasikivi, and Axel Ahlström, Kvanted focuses on early-stage industrial...

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...

The Impact of Private Equity and Venture Capital in Finnish Economy Evident – Nearly a Third of New Entrants into the List of Finland’s Largest Companies Have a Private Equity Background

Nearly a third of the companies that have risen to the list of the 500 largest companies in Finland over the last ten years have grown under the ownership...

First Luke spin-off PaRAS Aqua commercialises fish farming research innovation – a new solution for aquaculture challenges

The Partial air-driven Recirculation Aquaculture System (PaRAS) developed at the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a cost-effective and flexible method to produce high-quality fish with minimum environmental impact....

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...

Virta Wins the 2023 Building Growth Competition

In this year’s Building Growth competition organised by the Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA) and PwC, Europe’s fastest-growing electric vehicle charging platform, Virta, emerged as the winner. The jury...

Quantum Leap Towards Growth – IQM Quantum Computers is Developing Technology That Can Change the World

In just a few years, IQM Quantum Computers has solidified its position as the leading quantum technology company in Europe. In the future, the quantum computers developed by IQM...