Founded 1997, Aura Capital is one of the few private venture capital firms in Finland. From its inception Aura Capital has had a pleasure to invest in over 30 companies. Today Aura Capital focuses to manage its existing portfolio and thus makes no new investments.
Canelco Capital is a venture capital firm that specializes in company acquisitions and other ownership arrangements of small- and medium-sized companies. We act as a financial manager for professional investors and a strategic development partner for companies.
Canelco manages a capital of about 50 million euros and employs 6 venture capital specialists in Kuopio, Helsinki, and Tampere.
+358 50 5636992
Investment and finance company Essedel Oy was incorporated in 1997 with a target to actively work in the field of private equity investments, finance and strategic consultation in projects located in Russia and Finland. We typically invest in equity capital of companies, acquiring anything from significant minority to control stakes. We use our vast experience from international and Russian market together with financial and strategic resources to develop our portfolio companies in good cooperation with their management.
+358 50 5676676
Evolver helps established non-listed companies to realise their potential. As devoted owners we contribute with knowledge, capital and tools for further development and expansion. Our mission is to act as a catalyst within our companies. By using the right strategy, management and tools, we unlock the companies’ intrinsic potential. The value creating work that we execute in cooperation with the management teams gives momentum to value growth and creates opportunities for an exceptional return for the companies’ owners.
Finesco Capital is an early growth stage VC-fund able to take advantage of the equity gap between seed investors and later stage VC- or PE-investors targeting more mature companies. Finesco’s aim is to open up the international markets to ambitious companies thus the fund’s focus will be in knowledge intensive related businesses.
Finnish Industry Investment (Tesi) is a state-owned investment company. We invest in companies directly or via funds. With our investments we provide our portfolio companies with capital as well as valuable expertise to grow on international markets. Our investments may range from 2 to 20 million EUR.
Tesi always invests together with private investors and on the same terms as them and with the same expectations for returns. Thus we can increase the average size of investments, share risks as well as bring expertise and contact networks crucial to growth. Our co-investors are domestic and foreign private equity investors, pension funds, industrial investors and private investors.
Our investments under management are approximately 1,2 billion EUR. Tesi’s portfolio consists of ~90 funds and ~40 direct investments.
Guida is an independent Finnish funding company established in 2010. We specialize in providing operating capital for businesses. We focus intensely on entrepreneurship and on providing diverse support and coaching for target companies.
Icebreaker.vc is a venture capital firm and community for the brightest and nicest minds. Our team and hundreds of community members help you to create or join a startup team and build a tech company. Our fund invests in the angel and seed stages.
Inveni Capital offers entrepreneurial venture capital to life science companies in Northern and Central Europe.
Inveni Capital, established in 2007, is a life science focused venture capital firm. Inveni Capital invests in early to growth stage pharmaceutical development and medical technology companies in Northern and Central Europe.
Inveni Capital has offices in Helsinki, Finland and Munich, Germany.
Inventure is a leading early-stage venture capital company in the Nordics. Over the past 10 years we have been working with some of the best entrepreneurs in Finland, the Nordics and the Baltics, supporting innovative start-ups and high tech companies. We are continuously looking for the brightest ideas to turn them into global superstars.
Korkia was born when the Finnish financial group Wallstreet and consulting group Eera joined forces in 2017. We build growth by constantly seeking to discover new opportunities and if needed – creating some ourselves. We do this by combining corporate development, financing and investing in a unique way. We enjoy solving complex problems and thus enabling successful futures for our clients. Succeeding together feels especially good because in addition to building growth we help make our society function a little better, one step at a time.
We specialize in three sustainable infrastructure areas: Renewable Energy, Circular Economy and Waste-to-Energy. As an independent investment management company, we connect investors looking for long-term steady cash flows with projects and companies.
+358 40 962 7662
Lifeline Ventures is a Finland-based early-stage venture capital firm founded by serial entrepreneurs. We invest in strong founders in sectors we know by heart from our experience as entrepreneurs. Our goal is to be the first person the entrepreneur reaches out to in times of trouble and joy. So far, we have invested in 70+ companies including category-leaders such as Applifier, Varjo, Moves, Supercell, uBiome, Smartly.io and ZenRobotics.
Loudspring is a company group focused on saving natural resources, with offices in the Nordics and California. The Loudspring companies are active on global markets in five sectors: energy, real estate, fashion, food and manufacturing. Loudspring management consists of company builders combining positive environmental impact with business for over a decade.
+358 50 581 0583
Nordic Capital is a leading private equity investor in the Nordic region with a resolute commitment to creating stronger, sustainable businesses through operational improvement and transformative growth. Nordic Capital focuses on selected regions and sectors where it has deep experience and a proven track record. Core sectors are Healthcare, Technology & Payments, Financial Services, Industrial Goods & Services and Consumer & Retail, and key regions are the Nordics, Northern Europe, and globally for Healthcare. Since inception in 1989, Nordic Capital has invested EUR 12 billion through nine funds. The Nordic Capital Funds are based in Jersey and are advised by advisory entities, which are based in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the UK.
We grow great companies and secure future jobs while profiting from the greatest Nordic export industry success in ages, the games industry, which will show continued growth for at least five to ten years. While doing this, we get additional leverage by focusing on a single, geographically delimited industry. We use our unique advantages to the outmost, as the games industry really is special, a challenge for most investors, not just for lack of industry background or networks. Nordic Game Ventures is founded by ten Nordic games entrepreneurs and gamer entrepreneurs, a true representation of smart capital. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden are all represented by our early partners.
Nordic Mezzanine provides mezzanine financing for buyouts, growth and capital restructuring. It is the management company of dedicated mezzanine funds with prime institutional investors from Nordic Countries and Continental Europe, including some of the largest institutions in the region. The latest fund, Nordic Mezzanine Fund III, was closed in 2009 with commitments amounting to EUR 240 million. Currently the total funds under management amount to over 480 million euros.
Nordic Mezzanine is independent from any financial institution. It is managed by an experienced team backed by a strong board of advisers, consisting of prominent industrialists and bankers.
With offices in Helsinki and London and main regional focus in the Nordic area, German speaking countries and the Benelux, Nordic Mezzanine has arranged mezzanine financing for major transactions of leading European private equity investors.
Nordic Mezzanine is keen to support proven management teams and invest together with high class private equity houses, institutional investors and banks in attractive investee companies with ability to generate cash flow and growth.
Nordic Mezzanine focuses on mid-market transactions with an enterprise value between EUR 50 and 500 million. Focus regions are the Nordic Countries, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium. The typical investment in a single transaction ranges between EUR 10 to 40 million.
Pikespo Invest Oy Ltd is the oldest private equity fund in Finland. We are a strategic partner for companies in Pirkanmaa and neighboring areas.
Pikespo invests in small and medium-sized, growth companies with a turnover of EUR 1-20 million, led by competent and committed management. We invest in people who have both experience and the ability to lead a growing and profitable company.
We develop companies in close cooperation with entrepreneurs by combining our strong business knowledge with local and international networks. We have been engaged in developing over 40 companies.
We help technology companies with scalability potential and global vision to unleash their growth potential. The team has background both in corporate financing and entrepreneurship, which ensures the straightforward and hands on approach. We are happy to take the lead and guide the companies from early growth through the multiple phases of development. Our initial investments range from 500 thousand to 2 million euros.
Teknoventure is an independent Finnish company established in 1991, owned by its key personnel. Teknoventure has been involved in some 70 Nordic acquisitions or arranging projects.
The company has solid experience in strategic management, corporate governance and corporate finance, as well as a wide range of stakeholder networks in Finland and abroad.
Supporting operational management in its core assignments is one of our strong areas.
+35840 865 7946
We invest in future global category leaders at their seed stage.
We are theme driven, focusing on digital startups creating network effects, applying machine learning, and other enabling technologies to business models which will become the infrastructure of, and deeply impact the future of our digital lives.
We are vertical and business model agnostic.
Our region is Estonia (incl. eligible e-residents), Finland, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden and the Czech Republic.
We build presence and networks in the markets where our portfolio companies want to expand to. With a presence in Estonia, Finland, and California, we are supported by a global advisory network of experienced investors, industry experts, and growth operations people willing to take the long journey with us to the finish line.
Our team has made the journey from the inception to the exit in several technology companies on both operational and investor side. We are laid back but straightforward, we want our companies and our founders to succeed, whatever it takes.
LinkedIn: Tera Ventures
+358 44 315 8601
Triton is an investment firm investing in medium-sized businesses in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. We focus on companies with the potential to create sustainable, long-term value through changing economic cycles and we work closely with management to achieve that.
We are currently invested in companies in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway and Sweden, with combined sales of around €13.2 billion and more than 89,000 employees.
Vendep invests in founders that build amazing SaaS companies. We invest in 4-5 pre-Series A companies per year. Ideally, we join forces when you have €30k+ in MRR to prove the business model is working. We invest from a fresh 36M euro fund. Our initial investments are between 500k and 1M euro.
Verdane funds seek to be the preferred investor and active owner of technology-enabled growth companies in Northern Europe. They provide flexible growth capital to fast-growing software, consumer internet, energy or high-technology industry businesses. The funds are distinctive in that they can invest either in a single company or in portfolios of companies. Verdane funds have invested in over 300 holdings over the past 15 years. Verdane Capital Advisors has 38 employees working out of offices in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki and London.
The first student-run VC in the Nordics and the biggest one in Europe. Pre-seed funding for the boldests teams in the Nordics.
Wave Ventures focuses on pre-seed investments in Nordic startups. The company wishes to invest in the most audacious founders emerging from the Finnish and Nordic startup ecosystems. Startups seeking an investment should have global ambitions and the next tech-enabled, breakthrough idea.
The fund is a bold blend of ambitious young minds, experienced advisors and venture capital. Judging by their own experience, the young managing team strongly believes in having the right mindset and in learning by doing. Wave Ventures was founded in 2016 and the headquarters is located in Helsinki, Finland. The fund size is € 1,2 million, and the amount invested in startups ranges between €10k-50k.
Whether you need feedback for your idea or funding for your venture, we would love to hear from you.
LinkedIn: Wave Ventures