Our founder Tommi Äijälä has taken the reins as Managing Partner of our venture capital investment arm, Innovestor Ventures but will continue to lead our overall group operations as Innovestor’s chairman of the board.
He will focus on kick starting our newest Industrial Technology Fund which was announced at the end of February. Following Tommi’s new role, Innovestor Ventures previous Managing Partner Petri Laine will continue as a Partner.
“Having founded Innovestor 5 years ago, I am extremely proud of what all together with my team we have achieved. Growth requires change and so I am looking forward to this new chapter where I will concentrate on building Innovestor Ventures into one of the most respected fund managers in Europe and supporting Innovestor’s other businesses in their growth initiatives”, says Tommi.
Additionally, Wilhelm Lindholm who previously served as our Chief Investment Officer, has been appointed as the Managing Partner of our investment services business line. Wilhelm has been part of building Innovestor since the beginning and will continue in his role as responsible for early-stage VC investments from Innovestor Growth Fund II.
“Innovestor has a unique concept in the Nordics. In addition to VC funds, we offer direct co-investment opportunities in growth companies to a large network of private investors, family offices and financial institutions. This brings more capital and valuable resources to the benefit of our founders. I look forward to developing our offering and continue serving investors and founders”, comments Wilhelm.
Innovestor is made up of 3 business lines: Innovestor Ventures, Innovestor Direct and Innovestor Ignite, all working together to disrupt the traditional VC format. We do this by offering direct co-investment syndication opportunities supporting our companies fundraising efforts and building growth programs for young and innovative companies through active collaboration with corporations.
For more information, please contact:
Anna Koponen, Marketing and Communications Manager
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We are an early-stage Nordic venture capital investor looking to disrupt the traditional VC format.
To date, we have a total of €123M across 3 funds and currently manage one of the largest private venture-backed portfolios in the Nordics consisting of nearly 100 high-tech companies in diverse fields of technology.
Our aim is to be the best home for future Nordic+ success stories. At our core, we boost the success and growth of companies by giving access to capital, know-how, and networks by utilising our unique ecosystem of co-investors and partners.