Pauliina Martikainen, Maki.vc: The role of marketing and branding is often overlooked by early-stage deep-tech startups

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). Over the past couple of years, the Nordics have seen an influx of new early-stage VC firms that entered the market fueled by the success of local startups, from Supercell to Spotify. One of […]

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Finnish startup OGOship get €1.5 million to expand e-commerce fulfillment service outside of the Nordics

OGOship, a Helsinki-based e-commerce logistics startup, has raised a €1.5 million seed round from Finnish investor Maki.vc to help fuel the company’s global ambitions. The third party logistics (3PL) company allows small to medium e-retailers to store their products closer to consumers in a network of warehouses. Local storage means shorter delivery times. The service […]

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Finnish health tech startup Neuro Event Labs raises €3.9 million for epilepsy diagnostics

Finnish health tech startup Neuro Event Labs has raised €3.9 million from Hadean Ventures, SHS Capital and Maki.vc to support the commercial expansion of their main product, Nelli, an AI-powered diagnostic platform for epilepsy. One of the most common neurological disorders, epilepsy affects over 65 million people worldwide. Currently, 30 percent of diagnosed cases are […]

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Belgian insurtech startup Qover expands into Nordics with Wolt, aims to insure 100,000 gig workers this year

Qover, a Belgian insurtech startup providing coverage for gig workers, is expanding into the Nordics through a partnership with Wolt, the Helsinki-based food delivery company, offering an on-demand insurance package for couriers in Finland, Norway and Denmark. The Belgian company already covers all Deliveroo riders in Europe and the UK. When riders log into the […]

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Helsinki-based Aiven raises $40 million to build its cloud services from Boston and San Francisco

Aiven, a Helsinki-based cloud technology startup, has raised a $40 million Series B round led by the Silicon Valley-based Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), with participation from Earlybird and other investors. Founded in 2016, the Finnish company has built an automated cloud operations platform, turning open-source distributed data systems into cloud services. With the software, developers […]