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.
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 […]
Maria 01, the Helsinki, Finland-based startup campus, has kicked off massive expansion plans and announced a new chief executive officer to make good on its plans to become the largest startup campus in Europe (that’s right, in an effort to rob that title away from Paris-based Station F). Its plans, which will no doubt be […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]