New capital for startups in cooperation with private investors

Tekes Venture Capital Ltd invests in venture capital funds which invest in companies in their early stages of development. The purpose of the company is to develop Finland’s venture capital market. The market is developed in cooperation with private investors. At least half of the capital in our target funds is raised by private investors. Through the provision of venture capital, early stage companies can achieve their development and growth targets.

Our fund managers shall have verifiable track record of successful commercial operations or investments. In addition to investing, the fund managers, can bring along valuable know-how and networks that could take early stage companies to their international breakthrough. The principles of responsible investment are taken into account in our investment activities.

Tekes Venture Capital Ltd is a state-owned company; ownership steering is the responsibility of Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation.

Every year Finnish government allocates capital to Tekes Venture Capital Ltd from the state budget.