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  • Vigo - Vendep’s portfolio company AlphaSense raises USD 33 million
    AlphaSense in 2013 and Vendep s founder and chairman Hannu Kytölä was the first angel investor in the company in 2009 He has also been a board member since 2010 When I first met the founders of AlphaSense I was impressed by their ambitious vision and a clear plan how to achieve their goal Ever since the entrepreneurs have consistently and most successfully followed their plan We are happy to see that AlphaSense has now secured the support of major international investors which will enable the company to step up its growth and expansion to new markets says Hannu Kytölä I am grateful to Hannu for being the first person to believe in our business idea and for being a valuable sparring partner who understands entrepreneurs Over the years Vendep has also helped us in finding early sources for financing Jack Kokko CEO and cofounder of AlphaSense says Further information Hannu Kytölä Founder and Chairman Vendep Oy 358 50 544 7162 email protected AlphaSense in brief AlphaSense provides a revolutionary search engine for knowledge professionals Our clients include many of the world s largest investment and advisory firms global banks and corporations The AlphaSense subscription service makes our clients dramatically more productive and allows them to discover critical data points and trends that others miss providing them with an information edge AlphaSense users can rapidly search and discover key data points while also tracking impactful new information with intelligent alerts AlphaSense was recently recognized among the Forbes Fintech 50 Vendep Startup Fund in brief Vendep Startup Fund invests in startups building web based and mobile services for B2B customers and aiming for strong international growth Founded in September 2013 the EUR 5 million capital in the fund has been raised from Finnish private investors and Tekes Venture Capital The fund

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=207&title=vendep%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99s-portfolio-company-alphasense-raises-usd-33-million# (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - EzyInsights secures financing to step up international growth
    because we have an immediate positive impact on traffic and enable the whole editorial team to shift towards a truly data informed way of working Which is directly shown in the results working with EzyInsights a Swedish morning newspaper increased their revenue by 40 in ten months another customer in the business sector reported a 200 increase in traffic from the previous year We re very excited to secure this round as it will enable us to speed up the rollout of our solution to international markets EzyInsight s CEO Duane Atkins says Vendep Startup Fund s investment follows our accelerator investment almost three years ago We at Vendep are happy to see that EzyInsights has reached strong international traction and are successfully following their growth strategy The team has proven they understand the needs of their customers and are able to provide them with solutions that truly reduce the complexity of content discovery analytics Vendep s Senior Partner Jupe Arala says Further information Duane Atkins CEO EzyInsights 358 45 349 9101 email protected Jupe Arala Senior Partner Vendep Oy 358 40 564 9730 email protected EzyInsights in brief EzyInsights was founded in 2012 in Helsinki by two software engineers CEO Duane Atkins and CTO Paul Wistrand The first version of EzyInsights was launched in 2013 and with over three years of product development the system now discovers indexes and measures a quarter of a million new stories from all over the world every day Today the team behind EzyInsights consists of nine people from six different countries New Zealand Finland England Romania Russia and South Africa EzyInsights customers include all the major Publishers across the Nordics Schibsted Bonnier Sanoma Alma Media Aller Media MittMedia Talentum and more Vendep Startup Fund in brief Vendep Startup Fund invests in startups building

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=201&title=ezyinsights-secures-financing-to-step-up-international-growth-# (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - MePIN Universal Strong Authentication platform released
    utilizes smartphones and tablets as authentication devices The smartphone authentication supports dynamic authentication policies from one touch authentication and PIN codes to biometrics using fingerprints and face recognition With the legacy non smartphone user support and the industry standard FIDO support MePIN is a cost efficient and future proof complete solution providing easy deployment for the service providers and daily convenience for the end users People use smartphones now more than ever That s why using smartphones for user authentication and identification purposes just makes sense states Mr Markku Mehtälä Founder and CEO of MePIN Meontrust Inc However the online service providers require a solution which caters to all the users and all the use cases We are providing a future proof solution which works also for the legacy non smartphone users The MePIN solution is commercially available and already deployed by multitude of international customers Video MePIN Universal Strong Authentication https youtu be gjP kBeSgjU Visit MePIN at Mobile World Congress Feb 22 25 2016 MePIN is participating the Mobile World Congress as well as the speed dating workshop at the show on Tuesday Feb 23 from 2 00 4 00 p m which provides operators a unique opportunity to meet technology vendors Visit MePIN at Mobile World Congress in Hall 7 Stand 7J12 to learn more About MePIN Meontrust Inc MePIN is a technology and service provided by Meontrust Inc a Finnish online security company founded in 2010 It provides security and user engagement for consumer online services and payments MePIN uses banking grade Public Key Infrastructure PKI at its security core and mobile devices as security tokens Meontrust Inc is a MasterCard Start Path company and a FIDO Alliance member Further information is available at www mepin com For more press information please contact Meontrust Inc Markku

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=198&title=mepin-universal-strong-authentication-platform-released# (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Nocart wins break through contacts for 12,9 MEUR off-grid power plants in Africa
    is 12 9 MEUR In 2015 Nocart revenue is estimated to be 3 9 MEUR Cleantech Invest ownership is 20 of Nocart Nocart delivers distributed power plants combining solar wind bio and other energy sources as well as energy storage for utility grade electricity production The heart of the delivery is Nocart s proprietary software controlled PMU Power Management Unit that controls the production storage and distribution of power Other components of the power plant are subcontracted from selected vendors Nocart CEO Vesa Korhonen We have been working in Africa for two years and have identified a project pipeline of 400 MEUR worth of high quality potential projects where we aim to participate during the next five years These three signed projects are our first megawatt class deals and we expect this rapid growth to continue over the coming years Cleantech Invest CEO Alexander Lidgren Nocart has quickly established itself as a technology leader in power management for renewable distributed energy production and we have great expectations for Nocart to emerge as a market leader in this rapidly growing area This fast growing market has recently come in widespread recognition as its true potential starts to unveil US Secretary of State John Kerry s speech at COP15 in Paris highlighted it well building distributed energy generation in off grid areas may very well be the most extraordinary market opportunity in the history of humankind Vesa Korhonen CEO of Nocart Oy Tel 358 50 5700 952 email protected Alexander Lidgren Managing Director of Cleantech Invest Plc Tel 46 73 660 1007 email protected Access Partners Oy Certified Advisor Tel 358 9 682 9500 2016 01 19 11 19 Marit Tuominen 0 Recent Articles Cleantech Invest shifts to an independent board of directors as Matti Vuoria Peter Carlsson and James Penney candidates

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=195&title=nocart-wins-break-through-contacts-for-12,9-meur-off-grid-power-plants-in-africa# (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Vigo Innovation Summit 11.2.2016
    Household robots Ville Kyrki Aalto IoT Business opportunities for SME s Kari Terho Elisa Oyj 14 40 The next wave of business models Iain Jawad Frost Sullivan 15 00 Coffee 15 20 The hottest business opportunities and trends in selected countries Raine Hermans Team Finland Future Watch 15 40 The changing landscape of financial markets Dr Neil Lee The London School of Economics and Political Science 16 10 Vigo accelerators portfolio case stories Invented by Russians accelerating Russian startups Jan Erik Nyrövaara Helsinki Ventures Case KoppiCatch TBC Case Frontier Kommeet TBC 17 00 Accelerating success Overview of Vigo and next steps 17 15 19 00 Networking buffet Register Hosts Tarja Teppo Co Founder Partner Cleantech Invest Oyj Petri Niemi CEO G2 Invest Oy Speakers Iain Jawad Director of Strategic Partnerships Frost Sullivan Iain works with public economic development and innovation agencies across Europe supporting agencies in their policy and program development with the support of Frost Sullivan s global market and technology research and foresighting processes Understands the need to support start up cultures and SMEs Iain has over 25 years of general management and business experience with a particular interest in New Market Expansion and New Proposition Development Neil Lee Neil is an Assistant Professor of Economic Geography at the LSE He is also Director of the MSc in Local Economic Development and the BSc in Geography with Economics He joined the Department in 2013 having previously been Head of Socio Economic Research at The Work Foundation He holds a PhD in Economic Geography from the LSE and was a visiting scholar at TCLab Columbia University Kaisa Hernberg Kaisa Hernberg is an entrepreneur and angel investor specialising in cleantech Previously she worked as a director in Finpro s Cleantech Finland program promoting Finnish cleantech globally Currently she is a board member in several cleantech companies and organizations and works with energy and environmental policy issues Ville Kyrki Associate Professor at Aalto Jyrki Latokartano TUT Mechanical Engineering and Industrial systems Research and education in laser processing and industrial robotics Jyrki Latokartano has been working with industrial robots for over 20 years As a project manager at Department of Mechanical engineering and Industrial Systems at Tampere University of Technology he s working on various research projects in the field of robotics and human robot collaboration He s also lecturing these topics Mr Latokartano is the acting president of the Robotic Society in Finland Heikki Sorasahi Assisting specialist at Sitra Renewbles and environment Mr Heikki Sorasahi M Sc Tech works in circular economy team at the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra where he has spent over the last two years Previously Sorasahi worked on Sitra s project which supported the creation of the Finnish Network for Sustainable Mining Before Sitra and after graduation from Lappeenranta University of Technology Sorasahi has gained experience on sustainability consulting in Finland and in Chile Kari Terho Vice President Internet of Things Corporate Customers Elisa Corporation Kari Terho is Vice President and Head of Internet of Things IoT

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=193&title=vigo-innovation-summit-11.2.2016 (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Cleantech Invest participates in Savo-Solar Plc's oversubscribed emission. Company attracts 4,2 MEUR
    the total after the emission is 7 2 Savosolar is listed on Nasdaq First North Sweden and Finland For full info and company press release see www savosolar fi Alexander Lidgren CEO Tel 46 73 660 1007 email protected Access Partners Oy Certified Advisor Tel 358 9 6829 500 Jari Varjotie CEO Savo Solar Ltd Tel 358 400 419734 email protected Cleantech Invest focuses on clean energy and efficient use of natural resources The company has minority ownerships in a diversified portfolio of companies and is actively looking for new capital light and high impact businesses within the cleantech universe Cleantech Invest invests in the most promising early stage and growth cleantech companies in Finland Sweden and in the Baltic Sea area The company management team members are international pioneers in cleantech investing Cleantech Invest is also a designated Accelerator in the Vigo Program initiated by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy www cleantechinvest com 2015 12 18 13 06 Marit Tuominen 0 Recent Articles Cleantech Invest shifts to an independent board of directors as Matti Vuoria Peter Carlsson and James Penney candidates to the new board 2016 03 30 08 53 Finnish Startup Investments Jumped 23 In 2015

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=191&title=cleantech-invest-participates-in-savo-solar-plc%27s-oversubscribed-emission.-company-attracts-4,2-meur (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Vigo Innovation Summit 11.2.2016
    attract and keep the best talent to fully exploit the opportunities Vigo Acceleration Program will hold its second Innovation Summit on February 11th 2016 bringing together a diverse group of entrepreneurs accelerators financiers and experts from hot fields to share the latest knowledge learn from each other and explore emerging opportunities Date Thursday February 11th 2016 Time 12 30 19 00 Place Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo Töölönkatu 51 a b 00250 Helsinki Admission fee Free of charge Register Program Hosts Mr Petri Niemi g2Invest and Mrs Tarja Teppo Cleantech Invest Oy 12 30 Registration 13 00 Opening Remarks 13 10 Top 20 global mega trends and their impact on business Iain Jawad Frost Sullivan 13 40 Which are the best sectors to be in for the next five years Share visions and ideas with us Fighting climate change as a business opportunity Kaisa Hernberg Afablan 10 business opportunities in healthcare industry Matti Eskola Finnmedi Future of shopping TBC Economic potential and business opportunities in Circular Economy Heikki Sorasahi Sitra The business of Robotics Industrial robots Jyrki Latokartano TUT Household robots Ville Kyrki Aalto IoT Business opportunities for SME s TBC 14 40 The next wave of business models Iain Jawad Frost Sullivan 15 00 Coffee 15 20 The hottest business opportunities and trends in selected countries Raine Hermansia Team Finland Future Watch 15 40 The changing landscape of financial markets Dr Neil Lee The London School of Economics and Political Science 16 10 Vigo accelerators portfolio case stories 17 00 Accelerating success Overview of Vigo and next steps 17 15 19 00 Networking buffet Welcome 2015 12 17 12 22 Marit Tuominen 0 Recent Articles Cleantech Invest shifts to an independent board of directors as Matti Vuoria Peter Carlsson and James Penney candidates to the new board 2016 03 30 08 53

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=189&title=vigo-innovation-summit-11.2.2016 (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Traplight closes second round of funding
    Drijkoningen 2015 12 11 09 33 Marit Tuominen 0 Recent Articles Cleantech Invest shifts to an independent board of directors as Matti Vuoria Peter Carlsson and James Penney candidates to the new board 2016 03 30 08 53 Finnish Startup Investments Jumped 23 In 2015 2016 03 21 09 10 Vendep s portfolio company AlphaSense raises USD 33 million 2016 03 07 08 35 ZenRobotics News Waste sorting robots to

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=187&title=traplight-closes-second-round-of-funding (2016-05-01)
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