WHAT IS INNOVESTOR PALO?
A successful startup team needs three things to turn its world-changing idea into a reality:
1. Top mentor contacts
2. Hands-on funding partners
3. Customer contacts
That’s why we have launched PALO, a program for the most promising idea/pre-seed stage sustainable tech founder teams.
We light your way
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?
We will choose 10 idea/pre-seed stage teams for the program and work intensively with them for 12 weeks. You will not work only with us but with chosen top-notch mentors and the most valuable corporate partners, bringing their know-how and much-needed resources to the table. On top of that, the selected 10 companies will each receive a €50 000 investment. Three months of work will culminate on Deal Day, where you will be pitching your idea to a group of investors.
Yet, our journey together will not end on Deal Day: we will follow up on your progress in Q1 /2023, helping you push forward your roadmap for success. If you are an idea/pre-seed stage founder building a sustainable tech company, we would love to hear from you.
Application period for PALO 2022 has ended in June. The program will kick off on 6th of October 2022. We will update the next application period during winter 2023.
PALO in a nutshell
Innovestor invests 50k to each startup and we also support applying for relevant public funding. Our target together is to land pre-seed rounds.
During 12 weeks, we create a solid business plan and development program together with a tailored advisory board with best-in-class mentors and leading corporations.
Our partnership network includes 300+ corporations. From this one-of-a-kind network, we’ll find the corporate partner that has the strategic interest to build unique business with your team.
CEO Plantui, Board Professional
Building a startup is a speedy ride of seeking a perfect product-market fit. I love coaching early-stage and bringing my +15 years of experience to the table.
Co-Founder, Framery, CEO, Board Professional
Startup journey is a bumpy road. It’s worth learning from the mistakes of others and make new ones yourself. I am excited to share my own experiences to support your teams future story!
Co-Founder, Naava, Startup scientist, Serial Founder
Corporate cooperation creates huge opportunities for participants in the PALO program. It’s a whole different thing to start taking an idea further having already found the right people and resources to help you.
Innovestor Group CEO
We can say with a strong voice that the program is unique in Finland and offers the teams involved an attractive setting: funding, the right partners and corporate mentoring.
CEO and Board Professional, Angel Investor
I am your partner in questions of strategy and organizational change. I have a background as a growth leader, with successful CEO and CSO experience from both private equity portfolio and large cap companies.
Managing Partner, Corporate Venturing
I’m passionate about solving real world challenges and creating new business through cutting edge innovations.
Founder and Managing Director, Nordic Startup Ventures
My passion is to support companies to grow by utilising latest services and solutions – by combining technology and business innovation to develop new digital services and best in industry customer experience.
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These corporations have already teamed up with Innovestor to evaluate program applications:
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Applications for Innovestor PALO 2022 are now closed. Sign up to get notified when we open up a new program in 2023.
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We want to make a positive impact by supporting and growing businesses that change the world for the better. We call it making good money.
Innovestor is one of the Nordic’s leading venture capital companies and corporate venturing service provider. We also invest in commercial real estate.
The firm currently manages four VC funds with total capital of 190M. Consisting of almost 100 growth companies, it represents one of the largest private venture-backed portfolios in the Nordics.
Some examples of our sustainable investments combined with excellent growth: