Nestholma is the biggest Fintech investor in Finland

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During the past couple of years Nestholma has invested into 15 Fintech startups, which is more than any other investor in Finland. The company is also one of the most international investors in Finland. Nestholma has invested in startups from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, USA, Germany, UK and Estonia among others. These startups have participated… Read more »

Why 4/10 startups fail: the realities of cash-flow management

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4 out of 10 first-time entrepreneurs fail because they forget one of the basics: following their revenues and expenditure – cash flow. In established companies balance sheets and income statements are king, but for startups, it is all about following the numbers in their account: money coming in and out. It sounds very simple (and… Read more »

6 Reasons why your startup should join an accelerator (guest post by Feelingstream)

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This is a guest post by Maarit Cimolonskas from Feelingstream Feelingstream is one of our portfolio startups (feelingstream.com). FeelingStream helps large service companies improve customer experience by analyzing customer messages and providing actionable insight on customer feelings using smart analytics. They participated in the first Nordea and Nestholma Startup Accelerator batch. Applications for the next… Read more »

Nestholman ja Invesdorin yhteistyö alkoi vakuuttavalla ylimerkinnällä

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Yrityskiihdyttämö Nestholmasta liikkeelle lähteneen Neonto Oy:n joukkorahoituskierros ylimerkittiin vikkelästi. Neonton joukkorahoituskierros on yrityskiihdyttämö Nestholman ja Invesdorin yhteistyön ensimmäisiä hedelmiä. Mobiilisovellusten suunnittelutyökaluja tekevä Neonto Oy lähti hakemaan osakeannilla 25 000–50 000 euroa, mutta keräsikin noin kolmessa viikossa lähes 60 000 euroa. Anti jouduttiin sulkemaan etuajassa odotukset ylittäneen kysynnän vuoksi. ”Joukkorahoituskierroksella halusimme antaa tuotteen varhaisille käyttäjille mahdollisuuden… Read more »

Nestholma’s, Yle’s and Elisa’s future startup stars graduate

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  Press release December 19, 2014 For immediate release The eight startups that participated in the media startup accelerator run by Nestholma and Yle, graduated from the program with high praise. Startups pitched their service to potential investors in the Demo Day that was the final event in the program. Every startup has already received their… Read more »

Don’t fall in love with your idea – listen to the customer! says Pentti Mansukoski, mentor at Nestholma

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Nestholma Mentors’ Voice, part 3: Pentti Mansukoski. In the coming weeks we’ll showcase mentors that will be active in the Yle Media Startup Accelerator Program. We’ve already featured Will Cardwell and Antti Kosunen Check back soon to see others. Who are you? Just two or three years back I was an investment banker with Nordea. I have… Read more »