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Top 17 Venture Capital Firms in Helsinki in 2022

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
November 3, 2022
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The startup community has been growing in Helsinki in recent years.

This has come along with an increase in the amount of money flowing from VCs into startups.

In this article, you can find a hand-picked list of venture capital firms in Helsinki.

17 Venture Capital Firms in Helsinki

1) Verdane

Verdane

Verdane is a late-stage capital providing growth capital to tech and sustainability companies in Europe.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany, Finland, Norway, United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden
  • City: Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Stockholm, Helsinki, Asker
  • Started in: 2003
  • Founders: Bjarne Kveim Lie
  • Industries: Consumer, E-Commerce, Marketplace, Climate & Sustainability, Enterprise, SaaS
  • Stages: Late Stage
  • Minimum check size: €8,000,000
  • Maximum check size: €150,000,000
  • Number of investments: 395
  • Number of exits: 165
  • Funds raised: €3,700,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Boozt, CAIA Cosmetics, CRF Health

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at office@verdane.com.

2) NGP Capital

NGP Capital

NGP Capital is a late-stage venture capital firm providing growth equity to companies in the cloud, cyber security, digital industry and digital transformation sectors.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, China, India, Finland, Switzerland
  • City: Palo Alto, Helsinki, Geneva, Beijing
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: John Gardner, Paul Asel
  • Industries: Cybersecurity, Cloud, AI & ML, Robotics, Supply Chain & Logistics, Manufacturing, SaaS
  • Stages: Late Stage, Growth
  • Minimum check size: $8,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $12,000,000
  • Number of investments: 203
  • Number of exits: 76
  • Funds raised: $1,400,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Synergies Intelligent Systems, Spacefill Boostup.Ai,

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at team@ngpcap.com.

3) Ventech VC

Ventech VC

Venionaire Capital is an investment firm providing capital for European startups in tech-related sectors.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: France, Finland, Germany, China
  • City: Paris, Helsinki, Munich, Shanghai
  • Started in: 1998
  • Founders: Ravi Kunduru
  • Industries: Consumer, Deep Tech & Hard Science, Hardware, Media, Enterprise, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: €100,000
  • Maximum check size: €10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 147
  • Number of exits: 39
  • Funds raised: €959,600,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Botify, Hornet, Reachfive

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@ventech.vc.

4) Sentica Partners

Sentica Partners

Sentica is an investment firm funding small and mid-size companies from Finland.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Finland
  • City: Helsinki
  • Started in: 2004
  • Founders: Mika Uotila
  • Industries: Industrial, SaaS
  • Stages: Other
  • Minimum check size: €10,000,000
  • Maximum check size: €100,000,000
  • Number of investments: 119
  • Number of exits: 56
  • Funds raised: €500,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Vesivek, Terrawise, 3 Friends

You can find their website here.

You can contact them at +358 207 529610.

5) Lifeline Ventures

Lifeline Ventures

Lifeline Ventures is a Finnish sector-agnostic VC firm investing in early-stage companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Finland
  • City: Helsinki
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Timo Ahopelto
  • Industries: Climate & Sustainability, Consumer, Gaming, Hardware, Healthcare, Fintech, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Late Stage
  • Maximum check size: €7,000,000
  • Number of investments: 95
  • Number of exits: 29
  • Funds raised: €207,100,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Aiven, Flowrite, Griffin

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@lifelineventures.com.

6) Inventure

Inventure

Headquartered in Helsinki, Inventure is a Nordic and Baltics venture fund since 2005.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Finland, Sweden
  • City: Helsinki, Stockholm
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Kevin Lösch, Sami Lampinen, Timo Tirkkonen
  • Industries: SaaS, Deep Tech & Hard Science, AI & ML, Healthcare, Education, Gaming, Devops, Cybersecurity, IoT, Consumer, InsurTech, Hardware, AR & VR, Food & Beverage, Enterprise, Marketplace, Big Data & Analytics, Manufacturing, Marketing, Automative, Telecommunications
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: $100,000
  • Maximum check size: $10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 71
  • Number of exits: 21
  • Funds raised: $230,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Mojo, Coudescene, Wolt

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@inventure.vc.

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7) Reaktor Ventures

Reaktor Ventures

Reaktor Ventures is a Finnish seed investor.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Finland
  • City: Helsinki
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Oskari Kettunen
  • Industries: AR & VR, AI & ML, Media, Entertainment, Marketplace
  • Stages: Seed
  • Minimum check size: €10,000
  • Maximum check size: €1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 71
  • Number of exits: 15
  • Funds raised: €124,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Ninchat, Spacent, Valossa

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@reaktorventures.com.

8) Spintop Ventures

Spintop Ventures

Spintop Ventures is an early-stage tech VC firm backing Nordic founders building SaaS companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Sweden, Finland, United Kingdom
  • City: Helsinki, London, Stockholm
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Finn Persson
  • Industries: SaaS, E-Commerce
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 64
  • Number of exits: 16
  • Funds raised: $4,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Worldfavor, Defentry, Nomono

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at finn.persson@spintopventures.com.

9) Trind VC

Trind VC

Trind Ventures is a seed investor with expertise in scaling enterprise and consumer companies with consumer or community elements.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia
  • City: Tallinn, Helsinki, Munich, Riga
  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Ivar Siimar, Taavi Lepmets
  • Industries: Education, Entertainment, Productivity, Media, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Minimum check size: €400,000
  • Maximum check size: €2,000,000
  • Number of investments: 54
  • Number of exits: 20
  • Funds raised: €23,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Royalty Range, Sonarworks, Jobilla

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at trind@trind.vc.

10) Icebreaker

Icebreaker

Icebreaker Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in Estonia, Finland and Sweden.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Estonia, Finland, Sweden
  • City: Helsinki, Tallinn, Stockholm
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Lasse Lehtinen
  • Industries: Cybersecurity, IoT, Travel & Hospitality, Advertising, AI & ML, Big Data & Analytics, Proptech & Real Estate, AR & VR, Automation, Developer Tools, Media, Entertainment, Automative, Energy, Human Resources, Legal, SaaS, Hardware, E-Commerce, Education
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: €150,000
  • Maximum check size: €800,000
  • Number of investments: 54
  • Funds raised: €126,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: HoxHunt, Logmore, Flowhaven

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@icebreaker.vc.

11) Maki.vc

Maki.vc

Maki is a Finnish seed investor for deep tech companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Finland
  • City: Helsinki
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Ilkka Kivimaki, Pirkka Palomaki
  • Industries: Deep Tech & Hard Science, DTC, Biotech, E-Commerce
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: €200,000
  • Maximum check size: €2,000,000
  • Number of investments: 53
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Funds raised: €180,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: QDI, AISTI, Yaak

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at lets@maki.vc.

12) 3TS Capital Partners

3TS Capital Partners

3TS Capital Partners provides growth capital to tech companies in Europe.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Finland
  • City: Helsinki
  • Started in: 1998
  • Founders: Pekka Mäki
  • Industries: Hardware, Internet & Mobile, E-Commerce, Consumer, Healthcare, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Minimum check size: €300,000
  • Maximum check size: €10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 52
  • Number of exits: 17
  • Funds raised: €447,400,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Tresorit, Vector Watch, 123Formbuilder

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@3tscapital.com.

13) Butterfly Ventures

Butterfly Ventures

Since 2012, Butterfly Ventures has been investing in Nordic entrepreneurs by providing seed-stage funds.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Finland, Sweden
  • City: Helsinki, Oulu, Stockholm
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Antti Kosunen, Juho Risku, Matti Kanninen
  • Industries: Deep Tech & Hard Science, AI & ML, Healthcare, Biotech, SaaS
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: €400,000
  • Maximum check size: €3,000,000
  • Number of investments: 42
  • Number of exits: 7
  • Funds raised: €30,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Cerenion, Daisy, Monidor

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at juho@butterfly.vc.

14) Super Hero Capital

Super Hero Capital

Super Hero Capital is a seed investor for startups in Finland and the Baltics.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Finland
  • City: Helsinki
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Jakob Storå, Juha Ruohonen, Jussi Harvela, Moaffak Ahmed
  • Industries: Health & Wellness, Healthcare, Marketplace, Education, Big Data & Analytics, Entertainment, Future of Work, SaaS, Sports
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: €50,000
  • Maximum check size: €1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 41
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Funds raised: €50,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Builderhead, Attractive.ai, Zenniz

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at nexthero@superherocapital.com.

15) J12 Ventures

J12 Ventures

Founded in 2020, J12 Ventures is an early-stage tech investment fund in Sweden.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Sweden, Finland, United Kingdom
  • City: Stockholm, London, Helsinki
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Luca Banderet
  • Industries: Cybersecurity, SaaS, Marketplace, Crypto & Blockchain, Climate & Sustainability, Supply Chain & Logistics, Big Data & Analytics, Developer Tools, Media, Entertainment, Enterprise, DTC
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Number of investments: 33
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Funds raised: $49,700,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Validio, Inex One, Treyd

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hi@j12ventures.com.

16) Tera Ventures

Tera Ventures

Tera Ventures is a seed-stage European venture capital based in Estonia that prefers to invest in fintech and automation.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Estonia, United Kingdom, Finland
  • City: Tallinn, London, Helsinki
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Andrus Oks, Stanislav Ivanov
  • Industries: Fintech, Automation, AI & ML
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Number of investments: 30
  • Number of exits: 8
  • Funds raised: €67,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: GrabCAD, Modesat, VitalFields

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at tera@tera.vc.

17) Voima Ventures

Voima Ventures

Voima Ventures is a growth-stage venture capital firm in IoT, imaging & optics, life sciences, new materials, quantum & AI, sensing & diagnostics from pre-seed to series A/B stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Finland
  • City: Helsinki
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Inka Mero, Marko Viinikka, Mikko Kumpulainen
  • Industries: IoT, Life Sciences, AI & ML, Manufacturing
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Minimum check size: €100,000
  • Maximum check size: €5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 19
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Funds raised: €50,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: StemSight, Adamant Health, Betolar

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@voimaventures.com.

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