The event will take place on Thursday 28 September 2023 at Sokos Hotel Presidentti in Helsinki.


Fall Seminar is the main event of the year for the Finnish private equity and venture capital industry and is annually attended by over 300 industry professionals and advisors.


This year we have partnered up with PwC and August Associates to bring you a day full of interesting discussions on the latest news and updates in the industry, with a particular focus on international fundraising. The speaker line-up for this year’s event has just been published, and we are excited to bring you a packed agenda of insightful keynotes and discussions. With plenty of time reserved for networking, it’s an event you won’t want to miss!


This year, our agenda & speaker lineup includes:


11:30 Lunch & Registration


13:00 Program Starts


Opening Words
Anne Horttanainen, Managing Director, Finnish Venture Capital Association
Juhana Kallio, Managing Director, Intera Partners – Chair of Finnish Venture Capital Association


State of European PE & VC and Future Outlook
Marjut Falkstedt, Chief Executive, European Investment Fund


NATO Innovation Fund – Securing the Future for the Alliance’s 1Bn Citizens and Preserving the Technological Edge of NATO
Thorsten Claus, Founding Team Member, NATO Innovation Fund


Investing in Finland and the Nordics – Lessons Learned
Tomosaku Sohara, Founding Partner, NordicNinja


14:15 Coffee & Networking


15:00 Program Continues


Building Bridges with International LPs in Fundraising
Ilkka Kivimäki, Founding Partner,
Mari Simula, Head of Fund Investor Relations, CapMan


LP Insights on Evolving Fundraising Landscapes
Jennifer Young, Investment Manager, SwanCap Partners
Joe Schorge, Founder and Managing Partner, Isomer Capital
Neha Tanna, Venture Partner, Equation Capital


Moderated by:
Juha Peltola, Managing Director, Vaaka Partners
Ekaterina Almasque, General Partner, OpenOcean


16:15 Coffee & Networking


17:00 Building Growth Pitching Competition

Opening Words
Jussi Lehtinen, Partner, Strategy& / PwC


Building Growth is a competition seeking the most inspiring growth stories among private equity and venture capital-backed companies, hosted annually with PwC. This year’s finalists are IQM Quantum ComputersMV-JäähdytysNeural DSP, and Virta.


18:30 Cocktails & Dinner


21:30 After Party


The event is open to all FVCA members and international GPs and LPs. For more information, please contact:


Eveliina Raatikainen
Event & Communications Coordinator
+358 50 5905 379