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We are hiring! Innovestor Growth Program Trainee

About us in brief: We are a team of 33 passionate, ambitious and growth-oriented people on a mission to build the best home for growth. Innove...
06.11.2019
Grow to Sweden

Lessons Learned – Grow to Market Autumn recap

Our Grow to Market (GTM) programs are your expressway to global business in the USA, Sweden and China. We just finished up our Autumn 2019 sea...
29.10.2019

Portfolio Insight: 9Solutions System Enables Dignified Ageing

The world’s best innovations are born from genuine customer needs. This is a bit of an overused expression, but it fits 9Solutions perfectly. ...
28.10.2019

1 Million Euro Investor’s Favourite funding award goes to Meluta Ltd

Tampere based growth company Meluta Ltd has won our €1M Kasvu Open Investor’s Favourite funding award. The award was shared at Kasvu Ope...
24.10.2019

Meet the team – Matti Härkönen

This is a feature in our monthly ‘Meet the team’ series, where we hope you get to know us and our team better. Get to know our Innovestor Igni...
09.10.2019
Ginolis

Portfolio Insight: Ginolis Helps Companies to Mass Produce Healthcare Devices

In healthcare there is a growing demand for light mobile devices, which can be used by consumers in addition to professionals. For example per...
23.09.2019

Building the best home for growth – Innovestor acquires Kasvun Roihu Ltd

Helsinki, FIN: Innovestor has become a unique player in the Finnish growth company ecosystem following the acquisition of Kasvun Roihu Ltd ove...
19.09.2019

New Fall = New Market for these companies

In this fall we are heading to Stockholm and New York together with two Grow to Market groups.Companies heading to Sweden follow our earlier g...
06.09.2019

Remomedi Ltd / New Co-investment Opportunity

We are investing into Remomedi Ltd, a 2017 founded quickly growing technology company developing scalable digital customer service platforms f...
20.08.2019
Multitaction Ari Rahkonen

Multitaction’s Modular Touch Screen Solution is Straight Out of Science Fiction

Typically any innovation can be fully described in an article like this. In the case of Multitaction, however, it gets a bit difficult. Text a...
14.08.2019

Interested in creating business in the USA?

  Please join FREE OF CHARGE bootcamp on August 28-29 at A Grid, Otakaari 5 A Espoo. The days will cover a basic package of everything yo...
02.08.2019
Petri Kalliokoski

Petri Kalliokoski appointed as new Chairman of the Board for Innovestor Ventures

Petri Kalliokoski has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Board for Innovestor Ventures. At Innovestor, our goal is to provide not only ...
01.07.2019

Do you have what it takes before entering Chinese market?

China has now become a great power in the global scale, and its foreign policy affects not only the Asia-Pacific but also numerous of other re...
19.06.2019

Happy Birthday To Us!

We turned 5 years old this May and decided to celebrate our birthday on 12.6.2019 at our office with our nearest and dearest. Thank you all wh...
14.06.2019

Funding International Growth: Get ready to scale

In my previous blog, I explained some of the main sources of funding for growth companies. Now I’ll go through why your company must be ready ...
07.06.2019

M-Brain supports strategic decision making by combining human and artificial intelligence

Too often strategic decisions are made relying only on company’s internal data sources such as sales figures and estimations, customer feedbac...

Arilyn / Co-investment opportunity

We are investing in Arilyn (Robust North Ltd), a 2013 founded Helsinki based technology company offering augmented reality (AR)- solutions for...
31.05.2019
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Sensmet raises EUR 700K – Breakthrough Technology For Real-time Water Quality Analysis

Congratulations to our new portfolio company Sensmet Ltd for successfully closing their funding round due to oversubscription and raising thei...
29.05.2019

Innovestor invests in Swedish Fintech company Splitgrid

Innovestor invested as the lead investor into the fintech company Splitgrid, a Sweden-based company providing software solutions for securing ...
19.05.2019

Launching “Tahdo uudistua”

    Press release 16th of May 2019 Read press release in Finnish         Modernization is vital for companies. I...
17.05.2019

In the world of “What ifs”, what opportunities could unfold if risks were no concern in your business?

Risks are an integral part of running any successful business. From the perspective of the entrepreneur or company leadership risks are not on...
08.05.2019

Innovestor Expands its Co-investment Operations to Commercial Properties

Co-investment is at the heart of Innovestor’s operational model and opens the doors to targets normally accessible only to professional invest...
07.05.2019

Funding International Growth: Funding sources

When looking for expansion beyond borders, one of the constraints to growth is funding. Typically, expanding into new markets requires setting...
06.05.2019

Introduction to Nasdaq Stockholm

Nasdaq Stockholm has for many years been one of the leading IPO hubs in Europe, in particular for small and medium sized companies (SMEs) in t...
30.04.2019
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Sensmet Ltd / Co-investment opportunity

We are investing in Sensmet Ltd, a 2017 founded University of Oulu research spinoff, that has developed a proprietary water analyser technolog...
29.04.2019

Kasvu Open Investor’s Favorite 2019 – who will win the million?

Kasvu Open is a fruitful meeting place for businesses and investors. That’s why Nordea and Innovestor are also national Kasvu Open partners. I...
24.04.2019
tenboron

Tenboron raises €1.5M – an investment that impacts lives

Congratulations to our portfolio company Tenboron Ltd for successfully closing their funding round due to oversubscription and raising their t...
23.04.2019
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Portfolio Insight: Cajo Technologies – Building for Growth

This is a feature in our monthly ‘Portfolio insight’ blog series, where we will showcase our portfolio companies and provide insights on their...
08.04.2019

Finnish Leader and Leadership in Sweden – Lessons Learned

Finland and Sweden are neighbouring countries which share an almost 700 year long and common history. Sweden is the second biggest export mark...
02.04.2019

Tenboron Ltd takes BNCT cancer treatment to a new era

One of the most important factors affecting the success of an innovation and startup company is timing. Of course, there also needs to be a un...

Meet the team – Wilhelm Lindholm

This is a feature in our monthly ‘Meet the team’ series, where we hope you get to know us and our team better. Get to know our Chief Investmen...
29.03.2019
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Tenboron Ltd / New co-investment opportunity

We are investing in Tenboron Ltd, a 2010 founded Helsinki based pharmaceutical company that has developed a novel boron delivery agent to help...
19.03.2019

Year of Pig, Smooth and Prosperous Growth

After February 5th 2019, it is official start of Year of Pig according to Chinese Lunar calendar. Pig year is known as a lucky year with prosp...
11.03.2019

Meet the team – Petri Laine

This is a feature in our monthly ‘Meet the team’ series, where we hope you will get to know us and our team better. Get to know ou...
26.02.2019

Portfolio insight: Miradore – Change and Leadership principles for growth

This is the first blog in our monthly ‘Portfolio insight’ series, where we will showcase our portfolio companies and provide insig...
18.02.2019

The US Market: What should Nordic companies know when considering market entry?

The US market is a large, competitive, noisy and challenging one. Let’s just say that it presents a unique set of features and characteristics...
06.02.2019

Monidor: Facilitating Hospital Wards with Cutting Edge Mobile Technology

Intensive care units and surgery rooms are well equipped with various medical instruments and machinery. Patients who end up in these departme...
Innovestor Kasvu Open

New CEO for Kasvu Open Oy

Board of Kasvu Open has appointed Jaana Seppälä as a new CEO of Kasvu Open. Seppälä will start as an executive vice president 1st of March and...
01.02.2019

Meet the team – Tommi Äijälä

Corporate turned entrepreneur, get to know our CEO Tommi My name is Tommi and I’m the co-founder and CEO of Innovestor. Before founding the co...
31.01.2019
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Conquering the US markets

Conquering the US markets is often seen as one the most challenging goals in companies’ internationalization plans. The reason for this is tha...
28.01.2019

Medtech company Monidor is on a mission to ensure proper IV therapy for every patient

We are investing in Monidor Ltd, a 2015 founded Oulu based medtech startup that specializes in developing small, smart digital health devices ...
25.01.2019
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Supporting the startup ecosystem – Making an impact by doing more

A big goal for us this new year is to be all the more active and involved within the startup & growth company ecosystem not just by fundin...
14.01.2019
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We are hiring! Are you our new Director, Legal & Compliance?

We are hiring a: Director, Legal & Compliance to join our dynamic and expanding team  Innovestor Group is a fast-growing Finnish venture c...
07.01.2019

Towards China, Sweden and USA in Spring 2019

According to the SME Business Barometer published in this fall by The Federation of Finnish Enterprises already 24% of Finnish small and mediu...
21.12.2018

Our year in review – 2018

Another year is quickly coming to a close, 2018 was our 4th full year of operations and saw us achieve a great deal. Explore select highlights...
13.12.2018

Innovestor X Kasvu Open – Nationwide 2019 partner

We are happy to announce that Innovestor is one of Kasvu Opens nationwide 2019 partners! We have already for the past year of 2018 been active...
05.12.2018

The million euro question – how to invest in startups?

Author: Wilhelm Lindholm, Chief Investment Officer, Innovestor Ltd. For a long time, it was challenging for private investors to invest in sta...
28.11.2018

European Championship for Kasvu Open

The award was presented by the European Commission on Tuesday 20 November at the SME Assembly in Graz, Austria. A total of 19 entries (initiat...
27.11.2018

Swedish co-investment opportunity- Splitgrid, Retail’s New and Secure Payment Solution

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CO-INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN SWEDEN AND NOT SHOWN ON OUR CO-INVESTMENT PLATFORM Splitgrid is a Swedish Öre...
22.11.2018

Rekryilmoitus: Osa-aikainen Innovestor Ventures Analyytikko

Innovestor Ventures: Analyytikko (osa-aikainen) Tyyppi: Vakituinen, osa-aikainen Työaika: 8 -20 h/vko Haettu tausta: Opintojen keski- tai lopp...
21.11.2018

A doctors view on why controlled blood coagulation at the right time, in the right place, is vital

This blog introduces our current co-investment opportunity, Aplagon Oy, and was written by Riitta Lassila, Head of Coagulation Disorders Unit,...
20.11.2018
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Kasvu Open receives the Internationalisation Award of the President of the Republic

The President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö granted the Internationalisation Award of the President of the Republic to the nationa...
14.11.2018

New co-investment opportunity: Aplagon – Preventing blood clots locally

This years last co-investment opportunity is Aplagon.  Aplagon is a 2009 founded Helsinki based pharmaceutical discovery and development compa...
05.11.2018
Innovestor Kasvu Open

Kasvu Open 2018 winners selected

Cajo Technologies from Oulu won first place in Kasvu Open’s Start Again category. The Startup category was won by Finnos Oy from Lappeenranta....
30.10.2018
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Press release: Million-euro funding award at Kasvu Open 2019

The new ‘Investor’s Favourite 2019’ award, announced at the Kasvu Open Carnival on October 25th 2018 provides Finnish SMEs an oppo...
25.10.2018
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Tiedote: Kasvu Openissa palkintona miljoonarahoitus vuonna 2019

Kasvu Open Karnevaalissa 25.10.2018 julkistettu “Sijoittajan suosikki 2019” -niminen palkinto mahdollistaa palkinnon saajalle jopa miljoonarah...

Slurp – Disrupting the global $10 billion speciality coffee market

This blog introduces our current co-investment opportunity, Slurp Ltd, and was written by Co-founder and CEO, Tero Rehula. Interested in co-in...
14.10.2018

“From this moment forward you are storytellers”

Americans love a good story in their personal lives as well as in business. This is the first thing that a Finnish company needs to learn when...
01.10.2018

New co-investment opportunity! Tech startup disrupting the speciality coffee market

Say hello to Slurp ☕️   Our newest co-investment opportunity is now live on our Co-investment Platform! Slurp is a global dropshipping ma...
25.09.2018

Ruokaboksi osakeanti / Arkiruokailua helpottava uusi e-Ruokapalvelu

Ruokaboksi on uudenlainen arkiruokailua helpottava palvelu, joka vähentää kuluttajalta ruokaostosten suunnittelun sekä kaupassa käynnin vaivaa...
16.08.2018
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Asiakasilta Olavi Virran kanssa

Innovestor haluaa tarjota asiakkailleen menestystarinat aina ensimmäisenä, ja tällä kerralla asiakkaamme pääsivät ensimmäisenä yleisönä Suomes...
15.08.2018

Time – The Most Valuable Resource an Investor Can Give to a Growth Company

This year, the financial sector entrepreneur and investor Saga Forss was invited to join Kasvu Open’s national panel of judges. Forss has 20 y...
06.08.2018
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Innovestor ja Kasvun Roihu yhdistävät voimansa ja luovat ainutlaatuisen palvelualustan suomalaisille kasvuyrityksille

Pohjoismaiden johtava kasvuyhtiöiden kanssasijoituspalvelu Innoverstor Oy yhdistää voimansa Kasvun Roihu Oy:n kanssa. Kasvun Roihu on Suomen s...
24.04.2018

EEE Innovations Oy valjastaa raskaan liikenteen ajoneuvot liikkuviksi liukkaussensoreiksi

EEE Innovations Oy on vuonna 2014 perustettu ohjelmistoyhtiö, jonka missiona on tehdä liikenteestä turvallisempaa sekä kustannustehokkaampaa r...
27.11.2017

Linkker Oy:n toimittamat sähköbussit ovat menestys Turussa

Vuosi sitten Turussa aloitettu sähköbussiliikenne on osoittautunut hyvin onnistuneeksi. Päästöttömien sähköbussien on tarkoitus tuoda Turun ka...
31.10.2017

Parkkisähkö tuo sähköautojen latauspisteet kiinteistöihin

Parkkisähkö Oy on suomalainen, sähköautojen latausjärjestelmiin erikoistunut kasvuyhtiö. Pyysimme aitiopaikalta sähköautoilun yleistymistä seu...
30.10.2017

Trussmaticille merkittävä tilaus Yhdysvalloista

Ensimmäisenä maailmassa täysin automatisoidun kattoristikoiden tuotantolinjan kehittänyt Trussmatic Oy on sopinut tuotantolinjaston toimittami...
25.10.2017

Double digit returns – Introducing the iCORE-indicator

Since inception, we have through our co-investment service led investments in 24 funding rounds, in a total of 17 companies. The first co-inve...
20.10.2017

We are hiring!

Innovestor on nopeasti kasvava kasvuyhtiöiden rahoitukseen erikoistunut sijoituspalveluyritys. Etsimme yleispätevää rahoitusalasta sekä start ...
04.09.2017

Perspective: Toyota’s investment in Finnish mobility startup MaaS Global

Perspective: Toyota’s investment in Finnish mobility startup MaaS Global Last week, Helsinki-based MaaS Global Ltd announced a EUR 14.2 millio...
09.08.2017

Innovestor leads USD 900,000 funding round in Navigine

Innovestor leads USD 900,000 funding round in Navigine Innovestor leads an international syndicate of investors to provide equity funding for ...
07.08.2017

Lentokentillä ja kauppakeskuksissa on edelleen turvallista

Lentokentillä ja kauppakeskuksissa on edelleen turvallista…...
22.06.2017

Innovestor in Startup Village 2017

Innovestor participated as official partner in Skolkovo Startup Village 6-7 June in Moscow. Startup Village is the largest conference in Russi...
15.06.2017

Innovestor Kiinassa

Suomalainen teknologiaosaaminen kiinnostaa Kiinassa asti Innovestor vieraili toukokuun alussa Kiinan Hangzhoussa. Toimitusjohtaja Tommi Äijälä...
15.05.2017

Suomalainen lääkekehitysyhtiö Tenboron Oy keräsi miljoonarahoituksen

Suomalainen lääkekehitysyhtiö Tenboron keräsi miljoonarahoituksen   Tenboron kehittää BNCT-syöpähoidossa käytettävää boorin k...
05.05.2017

Sijoitatko tiimiin vai ideaan?

Sijoitatko tiimiin vai ideaan? Joku tovi sitten kuuntelin vierestä kollegani puhelinkeskustelua…...
11.04.2017

Innovestor welcomes clients at Vanha 22.03

Innovestor welcomed over 200 guests on 22 of March to the old Student House — Vanha. The guests were introduced to the presentations of ...
23.03.2017

Globaalisti skaalautuva disruptiivinen äppi

Kaikki enkelisijoittajat ovat todennäköisesti törmänneet jossain vaiheessa startup:iin, jonka liiketoimintana on hankkia suuri määrä käyttäjiä...
01.02.2017

Innovestor invests in Alvega Technologies

Innovestor invests in Alvega Technologies Innovestor leads a syndicate of investors that provides funding for Alvega Technologies Inc, a growt...
31.01.2017
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The hottest sectors in venture investing 2017

The hottest sectors in venture investing 2017 The prices of exchange traded stocks fluctuate significantly. Current information is basically i...
16.01.2017

$20m rahoitusjärjestely Swap.com:iin

$20m rahoitusjärjestely Swap.com:iin Innovestorin Kasvurahastoon kuuluva Swap.com teki $20m rahoitusjärjestelyn vuoden vaihteessa. Ankkurisijo...
09.01.2017

Significant arrangement in the Finnish venture capital market: Innovestor acquires majority stake in Seed Fund Vera

Significant arrangement in the Finnish venture capital market: Innovestor acquires majority stake in Seed Fund Vera Today on 16 December 2016,...
16.12.2016

Mobile Storytelling Ab:n osakeanti merkittiin täyteen kahdessa viikossa

Ruotsin johtava pelillistämiseen keskittyvä yritys Mobile Storytelling Ab:n osakeanti merkittiin täyteen kahdessa viikossa. Yhtiö keräsi noin ...
25.11.2016

Trussmatic Oy:n osakeanti keskeytetty ylimerkinnän vuoksi

Trussmatic Oy:n osakeanti keskeytettiin ennenaikaisesti ylimerkintätilanteen vuoksi. Rahoituskierroksella kerättiin varoja yhtiön tuotannon te...
30.09.2016

Plantui Oy merkinnässä 23.09 asti

Plantui Oy merkinnässä 23.09 asti Plantui Oy on kotimainen korkean teknologian yritys, joka valmistaa design laitteita yrttien kotikasvatuksee...
31.08.2016

Blog: Play-offs in European equity crowdfunding begin

Blog: Play-offs in European equity crowdfunding begin Volumes of capital raised by equity crowdfunding platforms are strongly on the rise, whi...
08.08.2016

Innovestor visits the Republic of Tatarstan

Innovestor visits the Republic of Tatarstan Wilhelm Lindholm, Partner & MD Russia in Innovestor, visited Tatarstan as part of a business d...
07.07.2016

Innovestor tests Navigine’s indoor positioning technology at railwaystation in Moscow

Innovestor tests Navigine’s indoor positioning technology at railwaystation in Moscow Innovestor’s portfolio company Navigine, developer of a ...
28.06.2016

Blog: What returns to expect as an angel investor?

Blog: What returns to expect as an angel investor? People considering direct investments into early-stage growth companies often wonder what r...
22.06.2016

16.6 Antti Parviainen participated at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

16.6 Antti Parviainen participated at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Last Thursday, on June 16th Innovestor’s chairman Antti Parv...
20.06.2016

2-3.06 Innovestor general partner of Startup Village in Skolkovo

2-3.06 Innovestor general partner of Startup Village in Skolkovo On 2 and 3 of June 2016 Skolkovo innovation centre hosted the biggest annual ...
07.06.2016

Join Us In Startup Village!

Join Us In Startup Village! Startup Village is one of the largest venture capital events in Europe. This year it takes place in Moscow on 2nd-...
10.05.2016

Yepzon Ltd share issue open now

Yepzon Ltd share issue open now Finnish Yepzon Ltd has developed a low cost GPS device, which can be used to locate e.g. people, pets and valu...

Innovestor Ltd share issue was oversubscribed

Innovestor Ltd share issue was oversubscribed Innovestor Ltd’s own directed share issue was concluded successfully and was oversubscribed. Inn...
12.04.2016

Innovestor invests in Navigine

Innovestor invests in Navigine Innovestor leads a syndicate of investors that provides funding for Navigine, a growth company which develops e...
22.03.2016

Innovestor Invests in LNGTainer

Innovestor Invests in LNGTainer Innovestor’s latest target company LNGTainer Ltd’s funding round was successful. The size of the r...
16.03.2016

Innovestor advises Scool in funding round

Innovestor advises Scool in funding round Innovestor took part as an advisor in Scool Ltd’s funding round. Innovestor acts as financial ...

Innovestor expanding to Sweden

Innovestor expanding to Sweden Innovestor opened a branch office in Sweden on January 21st. The Swedish operation will be headed by ex-Nordea ...
27.01.2016

Innovestor invests in Yepzon

Innovestor invests in Yepzon Innovestor leads a syndicate of 23 investors to provide funding for Yepzon, a company which develops applications...
27.11.2015

SLUSH 2015 in Helsinki

SLUSH 2015 in Helsinki Innovestor took part in Slush in November. Once again, SLUSH was extremely well organized and there were number of inte...
13.11.2015

Open Innovation Forum in Moscow

Open Innovation Forum in Moscow One of the biggest VC events, Open Innovation Forum, is arranged in Moscow once a year. Once again, SLUSH was ...
31.10.2015

Innovestor invests in Apped

Innovestor invests in Apped Innovestor leads a syndicate of 14 investors to provide funding for Apped, a company which helps customers to incr...
23.10.2015

Innovestor is now a partner with B3CF

Innovestor is now a partner with B3CF Innovestor has commenced partner cooperation with British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finl...
14.10.2015

Innovestor invests in Labrox

Innovestor invests in Labrox Innovestor leads a syndicate of 23 investors to provide funding for Labrox, a company which develops equipment an...
02.10.2015

Moscow Startup Village 2015

Moscow Startup Village 2015 Innovestor participated Startup Village event for the second time in the Skolkovo near Moscow. Almost ten thousand...
04.06.2015

Innovestor invests in Verso Globe

Innovestor invests in Verso Globe Innovestor leads a syndicate of 14 investors to provide funding for Verso, a company which company develops ...
08.05.2015

Innovestor invests in Plantui

Innovestor invests in Plantui Innovestor leads a syndicate of 11 investors to provide funding for Plantui, a company which develops equipment ...
03.04.2015