Backing good ideas with capital and competence

Start-ups play a major role in economic growth. Through breakthrough innovations, they drive productivity improvements, sustainability, job creation, and the overall economic prosperity of the society. Our role is to back them with capital and competence!

Innovestor as a VC

We have the largest private venture backed portfolio in Finland, and are one of the most active early-stage VC investors in the country. We invest in the most promising early-stage Technology and Life Science & Health start-ups and are usually the “first VC check” when entrepreneurs seek external funding.

Innovestor currently manages four VC funds with total capital of €190M and has a total 90 portfolio companies across all sectors of Technology and Life Science & Health. Our current portfolio includes category leaders such as FiksuRuoka, Ruokaboksi, Ogoship, DealDash, Primex Pharmaceuticals and  Bioretec .

Through us you can get access to like-minded ambitious founders & teams within our large and diverse pool of portfolio companies. We also offer unique collaboration opportunities with leading corporations in our sectors through our corporate venturing program.

Our new Life Science fund

Kuopio region is an important hub for health & life science research in Finland which makes us particularly excited to be an event partner in the Tahko Ski Lift Pitch this year! We recently launched a new Life Science fund focusing on early-stage opportunities specifically in this sector. The fund is the first in Finland in over ten years that focuses solely on health and life sciences. The fund is managed by a team of experienced health sector professionals. One of its partners, Dr. Milla Koistinaho, studied at the University of Eastern Finland and spent a major part of her earlier career in the Kuopio region.

Mission to make good money

We see backing promising, innovative start-ups with capital and competence as our contribution to society. By bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and partners, we can build a powerful community that will make a positive impact. Our mission is to make good money!

The article is written by SLP Growth Community Event Partner – Innovestor Oy.