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 to develop Finland’s venture capital and private equity market as well as to promote Finnish business and Finland’s economic growth.
Tesi helps Finland to the next level of growth and internationalisation
Tesi was founded in 1995 to develop Finland’s venture capital and private equity market. Our operating principles are:
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.
We are open-minded in seeking solutions and we open up opportunities
We influence and develop actively and boldly
We create results together