Helsinki Business Hub and FiBAN partner up – a new dimension in international collaboration
April 30, 2020
Helsinki Business Hub and FiBAN start a partnership to strengthen collaboration between Finnish startups, angel investors, and later stage international investors. Helsinki Business Hub’s worldwide network of investors and advisors enables new collaboration leads for FiBAN members’ portfolio companies as well as potential exit channels for business angels.
Helsinki Business Hub is the international trade and investment promotion agency for the Finnish capital region. The wide set of their services culminate in helping foreign companies to set-up their business, grow and develop in Greater Helsinki, thus enhancing economic growth and new jobs in the area.
The mission of the Investor Service team at Helsinki Business Hub is to help international investors find innovative Finnish startups, and here come the specific linking with FiBAN members. When FiBAN’s members’ portfolio companies are preparing to raise capital from outside Finland, Helsinki Business Hub can match them with relevant international investors worldwide. The global network of international investors is constantly looking for new solutions from various industries, including ICT, health (personalized health & med-tech), smart and clean solutions, especially related to smart buildings and smart mobility.
Besides matchmaking opportunities, Helsinki Business Hub provides additional resources for startups that are ready to conquer the world. Their advisory services cover experts from various industries, providing early-stage companies a way to scale much faster.
“Our service at Helsinki Business Hub is quite broad. For example, our team also helps international corporations to find the right business partners in Finland, and startups offer innovative solutions that larger corporations are looking for. We can match them with the right business partners abroad from Asia, Europe and North America,” describes Zhenni Liang, Venture Advisor at Helsinki Business Hub.
“It is crucial for our team to stay in close contact with the business angel community and be aware of new technologies and startups,” comments Liang. “We see angel investors as important partners who can share information about the progress of their portfolio companies, which might be interesting for international investors,” she continues.
Helsinki Business Hub will be hosting the next FiBAN Pitch Finland – the leading regularly arranged pitch event in the Nordics, presenting potential high growth startups to FiBAN angel investors. The event gathers remotely angel investors and startups together on the 12th of May 2020, read more.
Visit www.helsinkibusinesshub.fi to check out what else Helsinki Business Hub has to offer!
- Linda Emelianov, Venture Advisor, Helsinki Business Hub, linda.emelianov(at)hbh.fi
- Heidi Tawast, Community Manager, FiBAN, heidi.tawast(at)fiban.org