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  • Vigo - Finnish Game Awards 2012 results
    was chosen by a public vote on the FIGMA website where a total of 9488 votes were cast The complete list of the 2012 Finnish Game Awards winners chosen by a jury of game industry professionals can be seen below Adventure platform game of the year Assassin s Creed III Sports game of the year NHL 13 Roleplaying game of the year Mass Effect 3 Innovation of the year Wii U Motion controlled game of the year Dance Central 3 Racing game of the year Forza Horizon Action game of the year Far Cry 3 Family game of the year Skylanders Giants Music game of the year Rocksmith Communal game of the year Guild Wars 2 Mobile game of the year New Super Mario Bros 2 Finnish game of the year Legend of Grimrock Source Figma 2013 02 11 10 00 Marit Tuominen GOTY LEGEND OF GRIMROCK 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 2016

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=78&title=finnish-game-awards-2012-results (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Grey Area among top 20 apps companies in the world
    to prestigious list Read more 2012 03 21 09 34 Marit Tuominen GREY AREA 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

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=57&title=grey-area-among-top-20-apps-companies-in-the-world (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Personalized e-commerce startup Nosto sets up shop in London, following $2.5 million round
    the move to support the growing number of UK retailers using its solution Nosto essentially offers plug and play solutions for online marketing automation to e retailers The company s SaaS solution enhances customers online shopping experience by enabling personalized product recommendations in real time based on their behaviour on the e commerce vendors websites The company currently hand picks customers and partners while it s in invite only mode but says it will publicly launch its service later this year The establishment of its new offices in London follows a significant round of seed financing totalling 1 9 million 2 5 million which included some debt funding and grants One of the company s backers is Open Ocean Capital which boasts MySQL creator and original developer Monty Widenius among its partners Another investor is Sanoma Ventures Source The Next Web 2013 05 20 10 41 Marit Tuominen FUNDING LONDON NOSTO 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

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=84&title=personalized-e-commerce-startup-nosto-sets-up-shop-in-london,-following-$2.5-million-round (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Meeting.gs takes honours at TNW Startup
    the user s calendar so occupied time slots are automatically blocked out Venues are also included so that travel times and the length of meetings can be accounted for Meetin gs also offers a Chrome extension which plugs into LinkedIn Google Calendar Gmail and Highrise Once meetings are booked they can be found on a timeline so you can browse through meeting times tasks and documents The product boasts a user base of 22 000 The basic features are free to use but paid services offer more integrations storage space and branding opportunities Sixteen finalists and four wildcards chosen from the exhibitors at the conference had to pitch a panel of judges in various categories Judges also selected the UK s Powered Now as Best Mobile App Latvia s Infogr am as Best Startup Overall while Spain s Tyba won the Public Vote Winner www meetin gs Source Good News from Finland 2013 05 07 10 28 Marit Tuominen MEETING GS TNW STARTUP 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=83&title=meeting.gs-takes-honours-at-tnw-startup (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Mobile Backstage Grabs €1 Million, Opens Office In San Francisco
    U S investors and put a lot of effort into making partnerships with business partners and other startups The company creates virtual fan clubs designed to build a community and increase engagement between fans and artists Early on the service was focused purely on mobile platforms although it has shifted to also include Facebook and web platforms Earlier it was very difficult to explain to anyone how bands and music companies should focus on their hardcore fans says Backman The main point back then was it would be great if a band had a huge amount of FB likes Nowadays its totally different One of the most important questions in the music industry at the moment is what are the benefits of having 1 million Facebook likes what can we do with it and what can we do for the hardcore fans that spend the time and money Read more ArcticStartup 2012 05 11 10 09 Marit Tuominen FUNDING MOBILE BACKSTAGE 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

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=60&title=mobile-backstage-grabs-%C3%A2%C2%82%C2%AC1-million,-opens-office-in-san-francisco (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - New game birds play cuckoo in Nokia's nest
    expected to be less than 1 percent in 2012 and little more than 2 percent thereafter as on top of Nokia s problems its other major export forestry products is in decline We don t need a new Nokia to be totally dependent on one company Instead we need a couple of hundred Rovios or Supercells said Christoph Thur founder and chief executive of small gaming firm Ovelin one of the first to bet on a rising trend of apps combining education and entertainment Ovelin employs only 12 people but its guitar teaching game WildChords has hit the top spot in music charts in 34 countries as app stores give it instant global reach that earlier generations of startups could only have dreamt of Many of the Finnish firms are riding the free to play model that lets gamers try before they buy making life tough for physical game product makers such as Electronic Arts Activision Blizzard and Take Two Interactive Software whose sales are falling Angry Birds Even the most successful of them remain of modest scale Rovio employs nearly 500 just a tenth of the people Nokia laid off over 2011 and 2012 in Finland where it still employs 6 500 But Nokia s woes could be a case of creative destruction Nokia employees used to stay with Nokia and avoid risky ventures creating an insular bubble of tech expertise that did not foster startup growth in Finland said analyst Tero Kuittinen from mobile analytics firm Alekstra Finland s start up evolution must now run at an accelerated rate to mop up IT and marketing experts from the labor pool Kuittinen said Marketing experts are a key part of Rovio s success story as the firm has expanded its one hit brand beyond games Last year it made 30 percent of its annual revenues of 100 million from merchandising and licensing We have been consistently building Angry Birds as a brand much stronger than the game itself said Petri Jarvilehto games chief at Rovio Local research firm Neogames forecasts Finnish gaming software sales of 250 million euros this year two and a half times what they were two years earlier an estimate made before Supercell revealed its 58 staff generated daily sales of 500 000 in October That kind of growth has made Helsinki the industry hub If you want to make games for tablets and smartphones this is the centre of the universe said Supercell founder Ilkka Paananen It attracts big names like Disney which last year bought local startup Rocket Pack to get access to technology that enables developers to make games for different platforms and French games publisher Ubisoft which bought RedLynx gaming studio known for its Trials driving games In September EA opened its own studio focusing on a mobile version of its hit life simulation strategy game The Sims once the bestselling PC game in history We feel that the talent base in Finland will be a strong complement to our existing mobile

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=68&title=new-game-birds-play-cuckoo-in-nokia%27s-nest (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Direct funding in the Vigo portfolio companies exceed up to EUR 170 million
    Vigo portfolio companies exceeded the EUR 170 million mark at the end of June 2013 after a follow up period closed When also taking into account fund commitments a total of EUR 210 million in investment decisions have been made related to the program s companies Around 60 per cent of the funding stems from private investors The best known portfolio company is Supercell which in three years has grown from zero to two billion euros Other well known companies include ZenRobotics Makie Labs Savosolar Netcycler Valkee CrandCru and Indoor Atlas The new accelerator accelerates business ideas from Russia The newest accelerator selected to the program will focus on the entrepreneurs and ideas coming from Russian market with aim to internationalize business through Finland 2013 10 28 10 11 Marit Tuominen FUNDING VIGO PROGRAM 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=89&title=direct-funding-in-the-vigo-portfolio-companies-exceed-up-to-eur-170-million (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Finlands hottest start up's in Vigo
    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

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=49&title=finlands-hottest-start-up%27s-in-vigo (2016-05-01)
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