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  • Vigo - Businesses
    work How to get your Startup accelerated News Contact Sign In Businesses Home Businesses Businesses Over 100 innovative target companies Vigo on kiihdyttämöohjelma innovatiivisille nuorille yrityksille joilla on kansainvälistä potentiaalia ja halu kasvaa Vigo ohjelma yhdistää innovatiiviset liikeideat kansainvälisesti kokeneet yrittäjyyden ammattilaiset sekä julkisen että yksityisen Our Latest News Cleantech Invest shifts to an independent board of directors as Matti Vuoria Peter Carlsson and James Penney candidates to the new

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/portfolio.php (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Cleantech Invest shifts to an independent board of directors as Matti Vuoria, Peter Carlsson and James Penney candidates to the new board
    years I am impressed that so many of the portfolio companies have such an exiting international outlook I look forward to helping Cleantech Invest raise awareness of its portfolio companies amongst the London investor community Peter Carlsson I m delighted to join the Cleantech board as I think its focus areas match with my own competence and interests CEO Bigge Lidgren I am really looking forward to working with and learning from these new board members In Peter we get unique experience from Tesla one of the fastest clean technology entrants ever into an established industry as well as new connections from Silicon Valley James adds crucial knowledge and track record in institutional fund management and networks from one of the worlds biggest financial markets Matti has for a long time been the CEO of one of Europe s largest pension funds as well as at the heart of Finnish economy He greatly complements our international networks CV s of new proposed candidates Matti Vuoria After a decade of service as the CEO of VARMA Mutual Pension Insurance Company Matti Vuoria retired in 2014 Currently he serves as the Chairman of the Board of building and construction company YIT Oyj Matti Vuoria has a long career within the Finnish public administration where he served lastly as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry during 1992 1998 He has been member of the Board in several major companies such as Stora Enso Oyj Wartsilä Oyj Sampo Oyj Orion Oyj and Danisco Denmark as well as Nordic Investment Bank He was the full time Chairman of Fortum Oyj for five years during 1998 2003 Matti Vuoria is a member of the Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences James Penney James Penney is the Chairman of London based Darwin Property Investment Management Limited and chairs the Investment Committee In 2015 Darwin Property Investment Management Limited was named Alternative Investment Manager of the Year at European Pension Awards and Alternatives Manager of the Year by LAPF Investment Awards James Penney is also the owner and Managing Director of Darwin Consulting a strategy consulting firm he co founded in 1997 This firm provides strategic advice to directors and investors in a range of industries including financial services private equity and media Prior to founding Darwin Consulting James Penney had an academic career in e g undergraduate and doctoral studies at Trinity College Cambridge followed by six years as Principal Lecturer at Westminster College Oxford After Oxford James Penney was a Sloan Fellow at London Business School from which he has a M Sc in Management Studies Peter Carlsson Peter Carlsson is an angel investor advisor and entrepreneur He was the Vice President Supply Chain of the world renowned Electric Vehicle company Tesla Motors during 2011 2015 Peter held an instrumental role at Tesla Motors as the electric car manufacturer scaled operations dramatically during this period including the launch of the highly successful Tesla Model S Before that he has worked as the Senior

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=209&title=cleantech-invest-shifts-to-an-independent-board-of-directors-as-matti-vuoria,-peter-carlsson-and-james-penney-candidates-to-the-new-board (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Finnish Startup Investments Jumped 23% In 2015
    capital investments and a rise in equity crowdfunding data compiled by Finnish business angels and venture capital association showed on Monday Investments of domestic venture firms rose to 96 million euros from 73 million a year ago while foreign investments rose just 6 percent to 94 million euros There was a number of investments topping 10 million euros last year into Finnish startups adtech firm Kiosked B round waste logistics firm Enevo 15 8 million and also Onbone and Relex Finnish business angels investments rose to 37 million euros from 33 million showed a survey of FiBAN which was answered by roughly half of Finnish business angels The real number was definitely over 40 million euros possibly around 50 million FiBAN Chairman Jaakko Salminen told a news conference 2016 03 21 09 10 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 the USA 2016

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=211&title=finnish-startup-investments-jumped-23%-in-2015 (2016-05-01)
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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 - Shenzhen O-film Technology Co., Ltd. has bought all shares in Senseg Oy
    Ltd has bought all shares in Senseg Oy Shenzhen O film Technology Co Ltd has bought all shares in Senseg Oy portfolio company of Veturi Venture accelerator to gain access to the Finnish firm s proprietary Electrostatic Haptic Feedback technology and aiming to bolster its profitability and competitiveness O film said it plans to invest an additional 1 87 million euros to Senseg Oy after the deal Senseg raised its B round of 6 million in April 2014 from NXP Semiconductors Ambient Sound Investments and Finnvera Venture Capital Source ArcticStartup 2016 03 01 10 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 the USA 2016 03 03 09 03 Vigo on kiihdyttämöohjelma innovatiivisille nuorille yrityksille joilla on kansainvälistä potentiaalia ja halu kasvaa Vigo ohjelma yhdistää innovatiiviset liikeideat kansainvälisesti kokeneet yrittäjyyden ammattilaiset sekä julkisen että yksityisen Our Latest News Cleantech Invest shifts to an

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=202&title=shenzhen-o-film-technology-co.,-ltd.-has-bought-all-shares-in-senseg-oy (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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