Examples of fund investments

Inventure raised a new 50 million euro fund

Venture capital company Inventure Ltd is offering up to 75 million euros of capital to early-stage technology companies through the new Inventure II fund. Finnish Industry Investment and FoF Growth are investors in the fund.

The new fund will enable some twenty selected companies to make headway on international markets.

The Inventure II fund has now raised about 50 million e...



DFJ Esprit – Growth, globalisation and speed of market

In April 2013, London-based DFJ Esprit made investments in two Finnish companies: M-Files and Bitbar. DFJ set its sights on Finland after Finnish Industry Investment joined a fund it administers. Even though Finnish Industry Investment doesn’t directly influence DFJ’s decisions, it has made Finland familiar to DFJ.

DFJ invests in early stage companies in the technology sector. It is esp...



Vaaka Partners creates growth and jobs

Vaaka Partners raised a new buyout fund last year. Finnish Industry Investment is an investor in the fund.

“We are implementing our well-proven strategy also through our new fund. We are merging profitable companies into increasingly profitable entities that have the opportunity to succeed also in international markets. Local winners become Finnish, Nordic and European winners,” says J...



Creandum III - international capital to Finland

Finnish Industry Investment has invested in Creandum in order to attract international venture capital to Finland. Before the most recent commitment of 7.5 million euros in May 2012 to the Creandum III fund, Finnish Industry Investment had invested in Creandum some five years ago.

In addition to capital, Creandum brings a much needed international perspective for young Finnish companies...



Vision+ plans to invest in over 200 products

Vision+ Fund I invests in consumer products, games and applications on all digital platforms. Founded by Tero Ojanperä, Tanu-Matti Tuominen, Jari Tuovinen and Marko Tulonen, Vision+ differs from the average venture capital fund in that it invest in products – not in the company itself. In practical terms, a new company is made around a specific product and Vision+ invests money in that vehicle ...



Lifeline Ventures – a new-generation VC investor

Lifeline Ventures is a business accelerator that invests in early-stage health, web and games start-ups aiming for global category leadership. Its founders Petteri Koponen, Timo Ahopelto and Ilkka Paananen are experienced entrepreneurs.

Lifeline Ventures expanded its resources in March 2012 with the launch of the Lifeline Ventures Fund I, in which Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Comp...



Open Ocean - an entrepreneur-driven venture capital fund

Open Ocean Fund Three is an entrepreneur-driven fund that invests in early-stage companies in Europe. The fund focuses on open source and community services.

The fund's partners have an exceptionally strong expertise in the field. Monty Widenius, Patrik Backman and Ralf Wahlsten were involved in MySQL Ab, which...