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  • Vigo - NXP Semiconductors Invests in Senseg
    focus on our visual and hearing senses and not on touch so that is why we see this as a great new opportunity for growth We see many high value opportunities for this technology not just in mobile but also in Automotive where drivers need to keep their eyes on the road Established in 2006 Senseg brings a new dimension to user experience UX design by making touch screens tactile Senseg s patented electrostatic technology is completely software controllable and has no moving parts which improves responsiveness eliminates unwanted sound and minimizes power use Senseg s solution is scalable from small to large devices with no increase in manufacturing complexity ideal for smartphone tablet and automotive use cases NXP s investment will allow Senseg to develop a next generation solution that will be small enough and inexpensive enough to penetrate the high volume smartphone market and subsequently other markets like portable gaming navigation and in vehicle controls About NXP Semiconductors NXP Semiconductors N V NASDAQ NXPI creates solutions that enable secure connections for a smarter world Building on its expertise in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics NXP is driving innovation in the automotive identification and mobile industries and in application areas including wireless infrastructure lighting healthcare industrial consumer tech and computing NXP has operations in more than 25 countries and posted revenue of 4 82 billion in 2013 Find out more at www nxp com About Senseg Senseg is the leader in next generation haptic technology that delivers tactile sensations to the touchscreen user s fingertips Founded in 2006 Senseg adds tactile effects to touch interfaces with a completely solid state solution turning touchscreens into feelscreens The company s patented technology will be integrated into a new generation of touch interface devices Headquartered in Espoo Finland Senseg maintains offices in

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=39&title=nxp-semiconductors-invests-in-senseg (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - The Vigo program acquired private funding for start-ups exceeding EUR 200 million two years in advance
    ups by providing a collaboration between the public and private sector This investment has been lucrative for Finland as the revenue for collected taxes from these target companies exceeded EUR 300 million last year However the creation of new jobs and an increase in financial activity is a priority for the state Vapaavuori concludes Supercell the most well known target company The rapid growth of private funding is partially due to the fact the investments for start ups with growth potential stem from international investments of EUR 5 15 million or even several tens of millions Unfortunately it is currently rare to find investors operating on this scale in Finland or Northern Europe In addition to the investments directed to target companies the accelerators have collected over EUR 40 million to funds to be invested after the accelerator program run out Part of the accelerators aim at becoming equity investing funds which has from the start been one of the main goals for the program itself A total of ten accelerators with a portfolio of nearly 90 start ups with growth potential operate within the frames of the program Supercell is the most well known of the target companies with a value that has grown from zero to over two billion euros within three years The Vigo Accelerator Program founded in 2009 by the Ministry of Employment and Economy aims at creating new start ups with growth potential in Finland and to accelerate the growth and internationalisation of its target companies Tekes and Finnvera operate as public investment funds The program is co ordinated by Profict Partners Oy www vigo fi More information Industrial Counsellor Ministry of Employment and the Economy Sakari Immonen TEM phone 358 0 50 592 2128 email protected Director Jukka Häyrynen TEKES phone 358 0 50

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=28&title=the-vigo-program-acquired-private-funding-for-start-ups-exceeding-eur-200-million-two-years-in-advance (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Major funding for startup company Vuole
    growth Vuole CEO Antti Eränne says the company will go full steam ahead to take its product due to be launched in April to the European markets Its sights are also set on the markets of certain Middle Eastern countries such as Qatar The company already has a history of doing business in Sweden The most potential European markets for us include the Nordic countries the UK the Netherlands and Germany We have mapped out our opportunities in these countries and have our plans ready Eränne explains Vuole Oy is an Oulu based company specialising in the development and production of online business Its online marketplace services are used by close to 1 000 companies Vuole was the first to bring Facebook webstores to Finland and has created an online commerce platform that brings together online publishers webstores and social media sites into an effective sales and marketing channel www savalanche com Source Good News from Finland 2014 03 19 09 00 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

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=17&title=major-funding-for-startup-company-vuole (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Unity technologies to aquire Applifier to bring Everyplay social gaming community and gameads video ads to Unity
    The challenge for today s developers doesn t end with releasing awesome games they also need to attract and retain legions of true fans said Jussi Laakkonen CEO Applifier We are thrilled to join forces with Unity and with the help of the incredible Unity community overcome these important challenges together The acquisition also brings GameAds a broadly adopted video ad network to Unity The service is used by leading game publishers to find engaged new users and to monetize non paying users with video ads The GameAds video ad network and Everyplay gaming community will work side by side Unity Cloud and its upcoming cross promotion network Together the three services will provide mobile game developers with multiple methods to grow their customer base For more information about Everyplay visit https everyplay com about Both companies will be at the Games Developer Conference in San Francisco Unity Technologies will be at booth 1402 and Applifier Everyplay at booth 324 For more about Unity s GDC activities please visit http unity3d com company events gdc 2014 About Unity Technologies Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity a flexible and high performance development platform used to make creative and intelligent interactive 3D and 2D experiences The author once deploy everywhere capability ensures developers can publish to all of the most popular platforms Unity Technologies boasts a thriving community of over 2 5 million developers including large publishers indie studios students and hobbyists To remain at the forefront of innovation Unity Technologies tirelessly re invests in its award winning 3D and 2D development tools and its democratization initiatives such as the Asset Store digital content marketplace Unity Cloud services and Unity Games publishing and distribution division Unity Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Canada China Colombia Denmark Finland

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=94&title=unity-technologies-to-aquire-applifier-to-bring-everyplay-social-gaming-community-and-gameads-video-ads-to-unity (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Our Latest News
    Taylor the Shoreditch based start up 2013 03 14 10 46 Marit Tuominen MAKIELAB SXSW 0 read more Finnish Game Awards 2012 results Supercell s lauded mobile strategy Clash of Clans is the 2012 Finnish Game Awards Game of The Year The awards show was held last night at Teatteri Forum in Helsinki and the show was also available as a live stream on Iltalehti s web tv The game of the year was chosen by a public vote on the FIGMA website where a total of 9488 votes were cast The complete list 2013 02 11 10 00 Marit Tuominen GOTY LEGEND OF GRIMROCK SUPERCELL 0 read more Start ups receive EUR 100 million in funding through Vigo The Vigo Accelerator Programme designed to provide quick access to funding and to accelerate the internationalisation of high potential start ups has succeeded in activating experienced serial entrepreneurs and in attracting a significant amount of venture capital to new companies according to the interim report published on February 1st 2013 commissioned by the Ministry of Employment and the 2013 02 04 13 38 Marit Tuominen KASVUYRITYS 0 read more 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Tags SUPERCELL RAHOITUS FUNDING CLEANTECH INVEST LIFELINE VENTURES VENDEP CABFORCE EAST WINGS ENEVO FACEBOOK FOODIE FM GORILLA VENTURES INDOORATLAS INVESTMENT SENSEG SIJOITUS SOFTBANK STARTUP TRANSFLUENT VALKEE VIGO APPLIFIER BLAAST KASVUYRITYS MAKIELAB MEPIN METGEN MICROTASK MINDTREK MYINFOMONITOR NONSTOP GAMES NXP ONCOS THERAPEUTICS PöRSSI PROTOGEO S GROUP SYNOSTE TINKERCAD AALTO AALTO UNIVERSITY ACCEL PARTNERS ACCELERATOR ACCELERATORS ACQUIRE ANGEL FUND APP APPLICATION ARBITRON ASIA AUTODESK BAIDU BEN JERRY S BIOASSETINVEST BIOTECHNOLOGY BOOM BEACH BUSINESS INSIDER CANDY CRUSH CARTRAWLER CIMT CLASH OF CLANS CLEANTECH YRITYS CLEANTECHINVEST CRAND CRU DATA PLAN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DIGITALKOOT DITTO ME DRAWELEMENTS DUCTOR EAGLE FILTERS ELECTRONIC ARTS EMERALD TECHNOLOGY V ENERSIZE ETELä AFRIKKA

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news.php?page=13 (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Supercell: Revenue Increased Nearly Ninefold
    success of its two games Hay Day and Clash of Clans Both Clash of Clans and Hay Day are free to play but some users may end up paying hundreds of dollars on in app purchases and upgrades Clash of Clans and Hay Day are both among the top ten grossing apps in the iTunes Store according to AppData Back in October Clash of Clans projected revenue estimate was for a single day was 654 000 according to AppData That same day Hay Day had a projected revenue estimate of 413 000 Supercell ultimately aims to reach the caliber of a Nintendo or Pixar according to a job opening listed on its site and plans to launch its third title Beach Boom in March See more at http www heraldnews com article 20140212 NEWS 302129988 11667 NEWS sthash z47F6OCG dpuf 2014 02 13 12 07 Marit Tuominen REVENUE SUPERCELL 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

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=93&title=supercell:-revenue-increased-nearly-ninefold (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Valkee Raises €7.4 Million Round
    few of our readers are skeptical of Valkee s claims but it s tough to say its not a good business The devices seem to be put together nicely but they basically boil down to a bright light LED attached to a battery pack something that can be built for basically nothing at volume and is currently sold for 186 Valkee claims its user base has already grown to tens of thousands of people in 20 countries and of those users 87 recommend Valkee to their friends Valkee is looking to expand their device s market from only the winter blues niche For example they are pursuing research on it s effects on jet lag cognitive performance and different depression types Source Arctic Startup 2013 06 10 11 30 Marit Tuominen RAHOITUS RAHOITUSKIERROS VALKEE 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

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=112&title=valkee-raises-%C3%A2%C2%82%C2%AC7.4-million-round (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Synoste raises 2.8 million euros
    The round was co led by High Tech Gründerfonds HTGF Finnvera and Lifeline Ventures with participation from Tekes the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation which provided an additional 1 6 million euros and existing business angels The company intends to use the funds to finalise a prototype and advance into pre clinical development The devices presently used in the correction of skeletal deformities come with two major limitations unreliable use of the lengthening mechanisms mechanic stability issues and low compliance of patients due to the high degree of discomfort with external devices Synoste is building implantable devices based on a proprietary technology platform developed at Aalto University in Espoo and ORTON Orthopaedic Hospital It allows the implantation of the device in a routine procedure thus securing the correct extraction by a magnet field via a home care unit preventing daily hospital visits www synoste fi www finnvera fi www lifelineventures com 2013 12 03 11 15 Marit Tuominen FUNDING SYNOSTE 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

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=91&title=synoste-raises-2.8-million-euros (2016-05-01)
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