Services by partners

We are excited to introduce a vital part of our community: FiBAN Partners. Together with them, we support Finnish early-stage startup investing in many ways. Read more about the services that our partners provide.

Supreme partners

Contact
Teppo Havo, Head of Growth & Impact Finland
teppo.havo(at)danskebank.fi

Danske Bank is a Nordic bank with strong local roots and bridges to the rest of the world. For more than 145 years, we have helped people and businesses in the Nordics realize their ambitions. 

www.danskebank.fi

Contact
Jussi Paski, Head of Startup Services
jussi.paski(at)kpmg.fi
+358 20 760 3920

​KPMG actively supports dynamic startups and their founders as well as the investors empowering them. The KPMG Startup Services address the whole life cycle of startups from the founding stage to a successful exit.

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • KPMG Startup Services advise you on taxation, legal and IPR matters, employment issues and incentive programs
  • Dedicated specialists know everything there is to know about audit, accounting and cyber security
  • Receive support with fundraising, valuation, due diligences, appropriate legal structure on market entries or supporting growth strategy
  • Finally, when it is time to move to the next level, KPMG will support you with exit options and strategies or guide you through the IPO process

www.kpmg.com/fi/startup

Contact
Vesa Riihimäki, Head of Startup & Growth
vesa.riihimaki(at)nordea.fi 
+358 40 826 2009

Nordea Startup & Growth provides startup & growth loans, has broad venture & trade sale network for you and focuses on business mentoring. We are 22 persons in Finland with 2500 startup customers.

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • Startup loans to leverage portfolio IRR
  • Startup & Growth Private Banker services
  • Network & deal flow
  • Nordea offers conditional pre-approved credit decisions to startups who have gone through the FiBAN deal flow process and are selected to pitch at PitchFinland. The credit approval depends on whether the equity round raises the required minimum amount of funds. The loan terms and conditions are determined in advance, case by case

www.nordea.fi

Contact
Pirjo Koponen, Executive Director 
pirjo.koponen(at)op.fi

OP Financial Group is Finland’s largest financial services group whose mission is to create sustainable prosperity, security and well-being for its owner-customers and in its operating region by means of its strong capital base and efficiency.

www.op.fi

Premium Partners

Contact
Tuomas Honkinen
tuomas.honkinen(at)castren.fi

Castrén & Snellman was founded in the late spring of 1888. Decades of supporting our clients’ success have enabled us to grow into a firm of over 240 people. We are based in Helsinki, and in other parts of the world we work with an extensive international network of law firms. We are a trusted advisor in mergers and acquisitions, disputes and other specialised fields of business law. Our mission is to help our clients build sustainable success stories.

www.castren.fi

Read more: Avoid the hassle and get a startup CEO agreement done right at once

Contact
Marko Hara, Director 
marko.hara(at)elo.fi 

Maria Ihalainen, Sales Manager
maria.ihalainen(at)elo.fi

Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company is a customer-owned employment pension company that manages the statutory employment pension insurance of one third of all Finnish companies and 40% of self-employed persons in Finland.

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • Statutory pension insurance for self-employed persons (YEL, Self-employed Persons’ Pensions Act)
  • Statutory pension insurance for employees (TyEL, Employees Pensions Act)
  • Well-being at work services
  • Financing solutions for customer companies
  • A wide selection of office spaces

www.elo.fi

Contact
​Kari Björklöv
kari.bjorklov(at)fennia.fi

Fennia Group provides various risk management and insurance services for enterprises, their personnel, entrepreneurs, and private households, as well as flexible client financing solutions. Fennia’s top-ranking expertise and comprehensive operating concept with services tailored to individual needs ensure the client’s safety in all situations.

www.fennia.fi

Contact
​Elina Kumpulainen, Senior Legal Counsel
elina.kumpulainen(at)fondia.com
+358 20 7205 627

Fondia is a full-service business law firm operating in the Nordics and Estonia. Our work is swift and flexible; it meets the demands of modern business. We are a forerunner in law and exploiting new technologies. Our mission with our LDaaS is to renew legal industry to meet the customers’ needs.

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • Legal support when investing: Legal support for business angels in all phases of the investment process relating to e.g. legal due diligence, investment and shareholders’ agreements as well as syndication of investments
  • Legal support for start-ups: Business savvy, pragmatic and to the point legal advice for start-ups. Scalable and affordable to suit all development phases of start-ups and growth companies
  • Template documents and trainings: Fondia’s regular co-operation with FiBAN includes providing template documents and organizing training events for business angels​

www.fondia.com

Standard Partners

Contact
Pekka Halonen, Partner, pekka.halonen(at)aaltocapital.com 
+358 40 587 7000

Rami Salonen, Associate Director, rami.salonen(at)aaltocapital.com 
+359 40 728 6134

Aalto Capital offers independent investment banking services to funds, entrepreneurs and growth companies to achieve their ambitions. We provide integrated financial advice across Europe and in the United States through our local offices in Helsinki, London, Munich, Stockholm, Zurich and New York.
www.aaltocapital.com

Key services to the FiBAN community:

  • Exit and Follow-On Round Advisory: to Business Angels’ portfolio companies through the international network of Aalto Capital’s local offices.
  • Capital Raising: The best possible solution for our client depending on their needs and stage of business development. We are the client’s trusted advisor in equity and debt financing, different types of capital market transactions.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Every transaction is unique, our role as an advisor is to ensure the delivery of high-quality strategic advice and execution on all occasions. We advise our clients in divestments, acquisitions, and mergers or joint ventures. We coordinate the whole transaction process enabling clients to focus on their business and only the most critical strategically important decisions in deal negotiations.

Read more: www.aaltocapitlal.com/services

Contact
Suvi Vänskä, Partner, Tax & Legal Services, suvi.vanska(at)aldersound.fi

Johanna Kannisto, Head of Tax & Legal, Tax & Legal Services,
johanna.kannisto(at)aldersound.fi

Petteri Rapo, Partner, Transfer Pricing Services, petteri.rapo(at)aldersound.fi

Contact
​Erik Rehn
ekrehn(at)amazon.fi

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers reliable, scalable, and inexpensive cloud computing services. They have provided cloud infrastructure to the world’s hottest and most successful startups such as Airbnb, Lyft, and Slack – to name a few. 

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • AWS provides the FiBAN community with low-cost, easy to use cloud infrastructure that startups need to scale and grow.
  • AWS Activate program gives startups access to the resources they need to quickly get started on AWS – simply and smoothly.
  • FiBAN investor members can utilize AWS Activate Portfolio package to ensures startups a quick and easy start, including credits, training, and support. FiBAN investor members can use the benefit for each startup in their investment portfolio.

Read more: Amazon Web Services and FiBAN partner up

​aws.amazon.com

Contact
Arto Pakkalin, Bayer Nordic, Innovation & Partnerships
arto.pakkalin(at)bayer.com
+358 40 689 6111

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. With our innovative solutions, we want to generate added value for our customers and society. Our activities are based on our strong research and development competencies.
www.bayer.com

https://innovate.bayer.com/​http://pharma.bayer.com/en/innovation-partnering/partnering/

Contact
Kimmo Reina
kimmo.reina(at)twobirds.com

Bird & Bird is an international law firm with a focus on helping organizations being changed by technology and the digital world. With over 1,300 lawyers in 30 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and North America, we’re ready to help you wherever you are in the world.

www.twobirds.com

Contact
Kari Pulkkinen, Business Coach
kari.pulkkinen(at)businessjoensuu.fi
+358 50 406 8716

Business Joensuu helps its customers in investments and investing in the Joensuu region. Their ambition is to start new companies, help them grow, and internationalize their business. They also have business environment development services that create the best conditions for companies to operate.

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • Business Accelerator for start-up companies
  • Investor meetings
  • Private equity events
  • ​Business idea competition

www.businessjoensuu.fi

Contact
Vilja Hannula, Growth & Scale, vilja.hannula(at)emu.fi 
+358 40 837 8511

EMU offers tailor-made financial service solutions. You can pick and mix the financial management, payroll management, HR, legal and CFO services to boost your business. They nurture your company’s finances from the very beginning, allowing you to focus fully on growing and fostering your core business.

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • First-class accounting services, e.g. reports, payroll management and taxation. Focus on precision, expertise and reliability.
  • Financial management for growth, e.g. CFO services, forecasting, controlling, budgeting and valuations. Fast growth requires comprehensive data to support decision-making.
  • HR services to support business goals, e.g. HR strategy, budgeting, recruitment plans and interims. Taking care of your people becomes even more essential as the speed exhilarates.
  • Legal support for daily operations, e.g. partner contracts, employment contracts, legal conflicts and business agreements. Focusing on core business as your partner looks out for your interest in the jungle of regulations and agreements.​


www.emu.fi

Contact
Mads Dalsgaard, CMO
mads.dalsgaard(at)funderbeam.com

Funderbeam is a funding and trading platform for high-growth private companies. It helps founders raise funds beyond borders and provides access—and unique liquidity—to early-stage equity investors.

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • Liquidity
  • Global investor network
  • Privately-held growth companies
  • World-class data intelligence
  • Investor events and discounts for FiBAN Members
  • Transparency
  • Intermediaries removed​

www.funderbeam.com

Contact
Jukka Jokinen, Senior Venture Advisor
jukka.jokinen(at)hbh.fi

Linda Emelianov, Venture Advisor linda.emelianov(at)hbh.fi

Helsinki Business Hub (HBH) 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.

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • Exit opportunities – when FiBAN’s members’ portfolio companies are raising capital outside Finland, HBH can match them with relevant international investors.
  • Additional resources for startups that are ready to conquer the world. Advisory services cover experts from various industries, providing early-stage companies a way to scale much faster.
  • Match-making – HBH helps international corporations to find the right business partners in Finland, and startups offer innovative solutions that larger corporations are looking for. HBH can match FiBAN members’ suitable portfolio companies with the right business partners abroad from Asia, Europe and North America.
  • Contact the HBH Investor Service Experts to hear more!

Read more: Helsinki Business Hub and FiBAN partner up – new dimension in international collaboration

www.helsinkibusinesshub.fi

Contact
Peppi Stünkel, Community Creator
​peppi(at)ihf.fi

Innovation House brings a new generation of innovation culture combining a sparring site, a network, and a business angel nest, where start-ups and corporations complement each other and grow. It is much more than a co-working space, it is an energetic and inspirational business community.

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • ​Co-working space with holistic well-being and smart working services – In Helsinki, Espoo and Singapore
  • Matchmaking and collaboration – we have a strong focus on making sure each member finds the contacts they need, whether it be in the start-up or corporate world
  • ​Better life, better business, and fulfilment are the goals of Innovation House Finland – Tomorrow’s work life is all about people connecting, thinking, and creating together – so reach out and let us tell you how you can become a member

www.ihf.fi

Contact
Päivi Ihme, Director of Investor Relations paivi.ihme(at)innovestor.fi
​+358 40 586 5627

Innovestor is focused on making startups succeed by providing funding, support, and networks. They manage Venture Capital funds and make direct investments into startups. Innovestor operates an online Co-investment Platform, through which private investors have the possibility to invest together with Innovestor.

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • Co-investment services: Investing in the most promising startups together with a professional lead VC-investor has never been easier. You can invest based on your own preferences and choose from 3 of our investment channels:  
  • Growth Round: Invest in a carefully selected startup based on your own investment preferences. All our Growth Round companies go through a rigorous selection process and are pre-vetted based on professional VC-standards
  • Growth Portfolio: Build your own diversified startup portfolio. As our Growth Portfolio investor you automatically participate in the next 10 Growth Rounds
  • Growth Fund: Investment solutions for institutional investors​

www.innovestorgroup.com

Contact
info(at)invesdor.com

Invesdor is a digital investment platform based in Northern Europe. Invesdor.com helps investors from more than 70 countries find ambitious European growth companies and invest in them easily and securely.

Invesdor Private Round: A closed platform environment for business angels. The Private Round environment provides investors with all the tools they need to screen an investment, communicate with the company, make their transactions and e-sign shareholder agreements – all online, with zero paper pushing.

The benefits of the Invesdor Private Round include: 

  • Efficiency: Negotiations and syndicate building can drag on for a long time. Invesdor’s tools help you keep the process efficient with clear deadlines and a structured process
  • One-stop shop: Investment materials, documentation, discussion forums, shareholder agreement e-signatures and integrated payments and money transfers are all found in one place, so that things won’t ‘fall through the cracks’
  • Legal due diligence included: Invesdor’s legal team has conducted a legal DD on all companies’ and their owners’ backgrounds, so that you can proceed with trust​​

www.invesdor.com

Contact
Panu Skogstöm, Partner  panu.skogstrom(at)kalliolaw.fi
+358 50 5911 093 

Kalliolaw is one of the leading law firms in the Finnish start-up scene.

Key services for the FiBAN community:
Kalliolaw regularly advises their clients on matters such as:

  • Financing rounds: from term sheet negotiations through due diligence review into investment documentation, we continuously advise target companies, investors and investor syndicates to successfully close investments. We have been involved with deals ranging from angel rounds to some of the biggest venture investments in Finland. 
  • Commercial contracts: with majority of our clients operating in technology sector, whether you are considering entering into R&D Agreement or licensing in or out, we have plenty of experience from all sorts of commercial arrangements. 
  • Data privacy: we provide practical advice to navigate the complex regulatory framework around personal data.

www.kalliolaw.com

Read more: Angel investors’ 5-step checklist to evaluate start-ups’ intellectual property

Contact
Liisa Nieminen, Patent Agent liisa.nieminen(at)kolster.com
​+358 40 660 2070

Kolster makes tangible results from intangible rights! They will secure the legal rights to your know-how & innovations and keep you one step ahead of the competition.

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • Ensuring the IP-quality and foundations of your investments
  • IP Valuation
  • IP Due Diligence
  • Survey of IP operating environment

www.kolster.com

Contact
Miika Laakso, Business Development Manager | Invest in Services
miika.laakso(at)ladec.fi
​+358 40 547 7160

Lahti Region Development LADEC Ltd develops the conditions for business growth and competitiveness in the Lahti region, in addition to marketing the region as an attractive business environment.

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • The Lahti region is among the largest growth centers in Finland offering an ideal location for companies
  • More than half of Finland’s population live within a two-hour radius and 10 million people live within a three-hour radius
  • We make 700 businesscontacts per year so we identify funding opportunities according to business’s needs, for example for investments and development
  • We can offer You one contact person​

www.ladec.fi

Contact
Timo Helenius, Manager, Growth Services timo.helenius(at)hel.fi
​+358 40 660 2070

NewCo Helsinki is part of the Department of Economic Development of the City of Helsinki. NewCo’s Growth Services matches start-ups and scale-ups with other actors in the ecosystem and provide business advisory to startups.

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • We screen numerous startups annually and create deal flow to those looking for investment opportunities or want to act as advisors or mentors to startups
  • We offer business advisory to startups which e.g. are not yet attractive to investors
  • We provide grants for Helsinki-based startups. In 2018 travel grant up to 5.000€ ​

www.newcohelsinki.fi

Contact
Anna Korkalainen, Director of Global Partnerships, anna(at)palava.global 
+358 50 544 8686

Palava Global exists to make sure that all international growth endeavours are strategically sound and profitable. They wish to never see another vague internationalization plan or budgets wasted on the wrong market. Market agnostic and serving all industries, they can help you in all matters international.

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • International Navigator service: Concrete tool for determining quickly what is the international potential of a venture, and what are the next steps and resources needed to make it a reality. 15% off for FiBAN members!
  • Market Scanner: the tool for data-driven market selection compares individually designed data points from various markets to match a service offering with the market with the best prerequisites for success. FiBAN members get 30% more data points, for free!
  • ​Tailored consultation, advice and extra hands for the internationalization of a venture.


​www.palava.global

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Contact
Petri Rinne, Founder and CEO,
petri@rinnepartners.com

Rinne & Partners is a consultancy that grows companies by supercharging market-entry time. Our vision is to be able to help more companies to conquer new territories. We are indeed on a mission: to help companies grow in new markets with our knowledge, resources, experience, team and network. 

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • International Sales. We work with international service providers and will help your company to source for the right candidates for your sales team. Free 1st consultation for FiBAN members.
  • Go-to-market strategies and plans. In order to successfully launch new markets, you need to have a solid, documented gotomarket plan. The GTM plan describes your spearhead services, target market(s) and verticals, target accounts and/or partners. Free 1st consultation for FiBAN members.
  • Partner Strategies and Programs. Attract the right partner candidates, sell your value proposal to them, board and train them efficiently and jointly plan business for the future. In addition, you need.a partner program, agreements and supporting materials. Free 1st consultation for FiBAN members. ​

Read more about their services: www.rinnepartners.com/services

www.rinnepartners.com

Contact
Veera Hämäläinen, Marketing & Communications Manager, 
veera.hamalainen(at)springvest.fi

Established in 2012, Springvest is a modern financial services company, authorized by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority. Sprinvest focuses on Series A+ investment rounds in the range of 1-5 MEUR. It is the only one in the market with 100% track record. Springvest operates an online investment Platform, through which private investors have the possibility to invest in the most promising growth companies. Furthermore, Springvest becomes a shareholder in each growth company, thereby aligning long-term interests. In addition to the growth company investment opportunities, Springvest also offers lower-risk diversification based on ETFs and independent investment advice. 

Springvest believes that successful entrepreneurs will change our world for the better and make our lives richer. For investors, our vision is to provide the most profitable investment platform. For the most promising growth companies, we provide an easy and quick way for raising Series A+ rounds, in co-operation with leading VCs and business angels. So that the most promising growth stories have the fuel to super-charge and scale – and to change the world.

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • Affordable ticket size access: Efficient way for business angels to diversify your startup portfolio
  • Curated investment opportunities: Rigorous selection process yielding only the most promising growth companies
  • Easy investment process: Due diligence and legal documents are carefully negotiated on your behalf, personal financial advice is provided if you need it, and investments can be done easily on-line
  • Growth rounds for your portfolio startups: 1-5 MEUR Series A+ financing rounds provided with 100% track record for the most promising growth companies

www.springvest.fi

Contact
Joseph Michael,
​Startup Partner Lead, josephmichael(at)stripe.com

Stripe’s integrated payments platform helps you build and scale your business online, whether you’re creating a subscription service, an on-demand marketplace, or an e-commerce store. 

Key services for the FiBAN community:

  • Stripe Payments – a comprehensive commerce toolkit for startups.
  • Stripe Billing – build recurring revenue streams.
  • Stripe Connect – the payments platform for platforms.
  • Stripe Radar – beat fraud with machine learning.
  • Stripe Sigma – your business data at your fingertips.
  • Stripe Atlas – Incorporate your business in the U.S.

Read more: Stripe and FiBAN start a partnership – new tools to scale startups’ internet commerce

www.stripe.com

Contact
Laura Juvonen, Executive Director, Growth and Renewal 
laura.juvonen(at)techind.fi

Technology Industries of Finland is the lobbying organisation for technology industry companies. We promote competitiveness and the operational preconditions of the largest and most important export sector in Finland. Technology Industries of Finland has over 1,600 member companies. 

We promote the renewal of labor market and improvement of the competitiveness. In addition, we help our member companies to recognize and solve challenges connected to growth, new business models and digitalization. Here are some examples of our projects and networks for companies.

www.techind.fi

Contact
Keith Bonnici, Investment Director keith.bonnici(at)tesi.fi
+358 40 179 9584

Tesi accelerates companies’ growth stories by investing in them, directly or via funds. 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.

We do syndicated minority investments in promising Finnish companies’ A-, B- and C-rounds.

www.tesi.fi

Contact
Marko Berg, Deputy Chief Investment Officer of University of Helsinki
marko.berg(at)helsinki.fi
+358 41 534 9893

University of Helsinki supports researchers turning commercially interesting ideas into spinout companies. In particular, Helsinki University Funds provide seed financing and help at the founding. Typically, these spinouts build heavily on IP created at the university.

Key services for the FiBAN community:
​For business angels, Helsinki University Funds provides deal flow and co-investment opportunities in research based spinout companies.

www.helsinki.fi

Read more: ​Helsinki University Funds starts collaboration with FiBAN