Tech.eu Podcast #134: Maria 01’s big ambitions, mobility industry update, Fairphone 3, interview with Ditte Rude Moncur of the Danish Growth Fund, and more

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the plans of Maria 01 to become the biggest startup campus in Europe, the latest developments in the mobility industry, a review of Fairphone 3, and the story of the custom phone ringtone. Also there for you is an interview with Ditte Rude Moncur, chief data & digital officer at the Danish Growth Fund.

Finnish startup Revonte secures $2 million to ‘make e-bikes smart’

Tampere, Finland-based Revonte has raised a $2 million seed round following the recent public release of their first e-bike drive system, dubbed Revonte ONE. Founded in 2018, Revonte’s seed investment round was led by Maki.vc, joined by Butterfly Ventures and a group of angel investors, and brings the total investment to $2.4 million. The startup […]

Inka Mero, Voima Ventures: “Our challenge is to help the Nordic tech talent find its way to science-driven initiatives”

Editor’s note: This interview has been recorded and published as part of a content project in collaboration with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Inka Mero is a Finnish investor and entrepreneur with plenty of experience on both sides of the table and strong corporate background.  “For the last 10 years, I’ve been a full-time angel […]

Finnish hardware startup IQM raises more than €11 million in seed funding to take quantum computing to the next level

Espoo-based IQM, a startup that was recently spun out of the Aalto University and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, has scored nearly €11.5 million in seed financing to boost the development of hardware systems that the company says can help quantum computer solutions with scale. IQM is developing quantum processors for large-scale and […]

Finnish forestry tech startup CollectiveCrunch lands €600,000

CollectiveCrunch, a Helsinki-based forestry tech startup, has raised €600,000 from Thominvest, bringing the total amount secured by the company to €1 million. The product of CollectiveCrunch is the Linda Forest AI platform that “utilises climate, geo, and customer process data to arrive at better predictions of forest inventory,” the company said in a statement. With […]

Helsinki-based food delivery startup Wolt raises $130 million

Finnish food delivery service Wolt has just gobbled up a $130 million funding round led by ICONIQ Capital, with participation from existing investors 83North, EQT Ventures, Highland Europe, and Lifeline Ventures. Founded in 2014 in the Finnish capital, Wolt is a service that facilitates the delivery of food from local restaurants to customers in the […]