Estonian-based startup Vocal Image App was crowned as the most promising startup of New Nordic Leads – an investment readiness program led by FiBAN and EstBAN. The final pitch took place at Latitude59 in Tallinn, where the top ten startups took the stage in front of international investors.

Vocal Image provides a speech training and voice therapy app for speakers and singers. The jury consisting of three experts, Turo Numminen (Partner at Sofokus Ventures), Marko Kuisma (Partner at Courage Ventures Funds) and Aive Uus (Founder and CEO at Kofounder) was convinced by their clear value proposition, product and well-motivated team with a proven ability to execute ambitious plans.

“Vocal Image had a clear value proposition in the field of education and self-development. Covid has increased the amount of vocal “knowledge” and expertise needed, and trends point out even more vocal and visual communication in the future, so the market is growing fast”, describes Turo Numminen the discussions of the jury.

“The product has gained good traction in more than one market, but growth is only beginning. Unlocking the US market will be a big market opportunity while other languages are also good opportunity to expand to less competed markets”, says Turo Numminen.

Nick Lahoika, CEO at Vocal Image tells that joining New Nordic Leads became a great opportunity to meet new people and build relationships: “We are surprised by the speakers and mentors’ high level and program organization quality. Even though we had received funding before, we got a lot of new insights and knowledge about fundraising. The main value of the program is people; it gave us the fantastic opportunity to build strong connections with real professionals.”, says Nick Lahoika.

Interested in Vocal Image App?

If you are interested in discussions with Vocal Image, please contact Anu Oks or Johanna Ahtiainen. You can also meet the top startups, and investors at the New Nordic Leads summer kickoff event in Helsinki during the Arctic15 week on June 8th, 16:00-18:00!

Register here.

More information:

Johanna Ahtiainen, Training & Development Manager, FiBAN

Anu Oks, Managing Director, EstBAN

New Nordic Leads is a training program that boosts cross-border investments by improving startups’ investment readiness and educating the next generation of lead angels in the Baltics. The program is put together by EstBAN and FiBAN and fueled by Central Baltic Interreg. The startup investment readiness trainings are coordinated by Civitta.