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Finland offers a vibrant and friendly startup ecosystem with accelerators, angel investors, VCs and strong innovation support by the government. The capital Helsinki ranks number one in the world in local connectedness among founders, investors and experts.

Get to know the Finnish startups

Nordic region is the fastest growing startup region in Europe and one of the fastest in the world. One of the engines behind the growth of the Finnish startup scene has been the hugely successful gaming and software industry led by companies like Supercell, Rovio, Varjo and Iceye. Today, Finnish startups range from gaming, software, ICT and digital services to health tech, environmental and energy industries. Among Nordic scalers are companies like Naava, Miradore, Quuppa, TrademarkNow and Zervant. 

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Startup 100  - lists monthly the hottest startups in Finland based on the online visibility.

Startups selected to Business Finland's Young Innovative Company program - most ambitious and promising startups in Finland apply to Business Finland's Young Innovative Company program. 

Facts and figures

  • 4 000 startup companies begin operating in Finland each year.
  • There are around 300–400 startups, which have grown significantly over a three-year period.  
  • In 2019 Business Finland provided innovation funding 168 million euros for Finnish startup companies.

Helsinki area

  • ranks #1 in the world in local connectedness among founders, investors and experts.
  • ranked #4 in world's rising startup hubs by Startup Genome Study
  • is a home for over 500 tech startups

Private investments into Finnish startups has grown

  • Finnish startups and early stage growth companies raised the highest amount of funding to date, as the total financing figure raised in 2018 hit 479 million euros.
  • Finnish companies were able to attract a fresh record-high figure of 208M€ in foreign financing.
  • The number of foreign investments has increased tenfold since 2010.

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