Tesi as a company

Capital, expertise and networks

We accelerate companies' growth stories by investing in them, directly or via funds. Operating as an active minority owner, we provide access to business expertise and international networks. We invest together with private investors on the same terms as them and with the same expectations for returns.

As a state-owned investment company, our mission is not only to be commercially profitable but also to develop Finland’s venture capital and private equity market as well as to promote Finnish business and Finland’s economic growth.


We invest in growth and develop the venture capital and private equity market in Finland

We work hand-in-hand with private investors from Finland and abroad, increasing risk-taking capability, the availability of funding, investment expertise and available networks for our portfolio companies. We focus our investments on the most promising venture capital and later growth funds and companies seeking international growth.

One of our goals is to increase the average size of Finnish funds, thus enabling them to finance their portfolio companies also in later financing rounds. By investing in international funds, we boost foreign funds’ interest in Finnish growth companies while simultaneously developing and internationalising Finland’s venture capital and private equity market.

In direct investments, our objective is to strengthen expertise and active ownership in portfolio companies in order to enhance their growth, profitability and value creation.

Investment focus



We are an internationally recognised investor and an active owner respected by our portfolio companies

  • We are well known for our professionalism and expertise
  • We flexibly and swiftly seize opportunities offered by changes in the business climate
  • We are an active owner and in addition to financing, we provide the expertise of our extensive partner network
  • We operate responsibly, aiming for both a beneficial economic impact and profitable investment

Operating principles

Operation on market conform terms

Each investment is always made hand-in-hand and on equal terms with a private lead investor or investors.

Profitability and impact

Our aim is not only to be commercially profitable but also to develop Finland’s venture capital and private equity market as well as to promote Finnish business, employment and economic growth.


We address and promote the principles of responsible investment not only in our own operations but also in those of our portfolio companies and funds.

Values - Solutions, Spirit & Guts, Together

We are open-minded in seeking solutions and we open up opportunities

  • We continually challenge ourselves and our portfolio companies and funds to find better solutions
  • We keep our eyes open for interesting phenomena and new ways of working

We influence and develop actively and boldly

  • We are proactive in developing portfolio companies and improving Finland’s private equity and venture capital market
  • We have expertise and a bold approach to work

We create results together

  • We connect entrepreneurs with the best partners for them
  • We learn from each other and make things happen