Statistics from the venture investment organization Invest Europe reveal that Finland has grown to be a major startup cradle. In relation to GDP, Finland is the leading country in Europe with successful startup funding. International equity and venture investors are very interested in Finland, and now a strong Finnish player has burst onto the scene, as Almaral and Liquido partner up to offer a unique blend of know-how in building startups. Similar ecosystems are few and far between, even on a global scale, with the best-known ones being Antler and Y-Combinator.
Almaral is a private equity company that focuses on the development and funding of biotech and life science startups. Liquido Ventures is an investment company that supports founders exceptionally closely at the pre-seed and seed stage.
–Funding is good, but architecture is key. You can’t build a house by staring at bank transactions alone. Finland has been missing an ‘architecture oﬃce’ that specializes in venture building and provides strong networks with funders. Partnering with Almaral, which shares our values, will strengthen both our positions in this market. Above all, it will bring our partners new growth opportunities and a stronger competitive edge, comments Jonas Lundberg, CEO of Liquido Ventures.
–Almaral supports entrepreneurs in developing and funding international growth companies. We know from experience how international success is built. Together with Liquido, we see a great opportunity to build a unique ecosystem of ambitious entrepreneurs and startups, and organizations that support them. In addition to enabling funding and growth, we are eager to share our own experiences to inspire growth-minded founders, says Dr. Maria Severina, CEO of Almaral.
The partnership provides tangible beneﬁts for startups: enhanced quality of services, a wider span of knowledge, and larger networks. The goal is to have the most high-quality deal ﬂow in the market.
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Jonas Lundberg as a keynote speaker to the Business Rally Investor Day
Business Rally Investor Day’s first announced keynote speaker is Jonas Lundberg, CEO of Liquido Ventures Oy. Lundberg has been a member of the information security giant F-Secure’s management team. Before jumping into the startup world, Lundberg was responsible for F-Secure's consulting business in Finland, Poland, and Japan. Lundberg also has experience in entrepreneurship as he ended up at F-Secure after they bought his company nSense in 2015.
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Investor Day is an invitation-only event. We offer pre-registration for all interested investors during May.