The Finnish Venture Capital Association represents Finnish private equity investors. Our membership numbers are constantly increasing – with almost 200 member companies, FVCA is currently the biggest Nordic association of its kind. Our members include private equity funds, fund investors and industry service providers. Also family office -investors, private equity oriented investment companies and CVC operators in order to facilitate collaboration among professional investors.
FVCA members own over 600 target companies that have a combined turnover of 25 billion euros and which employ 73 000 employees. The cornerstones of our activities are policy work, communication and membership services – you can find examples of these and other activities in the annual report of 2020 (you can find the english version here). You can also follow the latest investment news on our Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram pages.
The Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA) has three different member categories: 1) General Partners & Limited Partners, 2) Other Private Equity Investors and 3) Associate Members.
A legal entity (domestic or foreign) practising private equity or venture capital activities in Finland can become a full member of the FVCA. Both private equity and venture capital investors (GP), as well as fund investors (LP), are welcome to join the FVCA as full members.
The “other private equity investors” member category includes companies that make private equity investments from their balance sheet (including, for example, family office and corporate venture capital investors).
Organisations and individuals that support or provide services to the private equity and venture capital industry in Finland can become associate members.
Examples of direct member benefits in brief:
* Inclusion in member directory * Events & networking * Member newsletter * Latest industry news to your email every Sunday * Support with PR and communications * Committee memberships * Access to extranet, statistics and research * Guidelines and recommendations *
Visibility in the association’s network – member profile and the investor search engine
A lot of information about the association’s members and the industry is published on our website. When a new member joins the association, we add their member profile to our member directory, so that the new member becomes familiar to our entire network. GPs and other private equity investors are also added to FVCA’s investor search tool, which can be used by start-ups and growth companies that are looking for an investor.
Check out also the guide we’ve created for companies seeking investment. The guide can be found on our website.
The introduction of a new member
We want to introduce the new member companies and their teams to other members and our whole network. This is why we offer new members the opportunity to introduce themselves by writing an introductory article/blog post about them. The introduction is published on the association’s website and included in our next newsletter. The article is also distributed through the association’s social media accounts to our followers (@FVCAfi).
Networking & education
The members of the association gain access to industry networking events and high-quality seminars and educational events. We are happy to organise events together with our members as well as support the marketing of events organised by our members.
Support with PR and communications and access to the industry newsletters
The membership provides you access to the association’s communication: we regularly inform our members about regulation, statistics, publications, events and other relevant matters affecting the industry in Finland. Additionally, our members gain access to member-only content, such as our policy materials, research and statistics, committee minutes, and seminar presentations.
We have also set up a new highly appreciated communication service: weekly media roundup. Every Sunday, members of the association receive an email about the latest news in the venture capital and private equity industry.
We are here to provide support to our members with PR and communications. We also gladly share any news, blog posts etc. regarding your company on our channels.
Public relations and lobbying
Members also benefit from the FVCA’s work as the leading public policy advocate for the venture capital and private equity industry in Finland.
As a member, you are also making the voice of the industry heard. We actively communicate towards policymakers on national and EU levels, and we contribute to taking the crucial policy questions forward. Members are welcome to join our committees and working groups!
Please be in touch with us if you’d like to learn more about becoming a member!