The future of corporate venture capital? Here’s what the pros think

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The startup event of the year, Slush, was last week and that meant it was also time for our official Slush side event: Corporate Venture Capital. Together with Helsinki Business Hub, Mawsonia and Global Corporate Venturing we got together the brightest of the CVCs from all over the world. And thanks to the great speakers and… Read more »

Taviq signs a deal with Nordea and that’s amazing news for Nordea’s customers!

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It’s time for more deals and more pilots! Taviq from our second Nordea accelerator has just signed a pilot agreement with Nordea Private Banking, going live now. And that’s awesome news for Taviq and Nordea, but even better for Nordea’s customers! In Private Banking and wealth management, too many clients drop off during the first… Read more »

Global Fintech Accelerator: first look into the participating banks

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It has been a hard to keep our lips zipped with all these exciting news, but now we can finally give the first peek into the Global Fintech Accelerator – the first ever fintech accelerator done on such a global stage! We couldn’t be more excited to introduce new bank partners in the program.  … Read more »

The future of banking: what innovators should focus on?

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What will the future of banking look like? Just what the innovators will make it be. Advances in technology, regulatory changes, new entrants to the market… In the past couple of years, banking has gone through big changes and more is to come. They keep saying the ‘future has never been as uncertain as now’… Read more »

Changing the world through collaboration

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Collaboration. Collaboration. And collaboration. Be it global warming, science, the economy, collaboration is the word that keeps popping up more and more, especially during the past couple of years. With globalization, we have become so connected that collaboration is pretty much part of our DNA. And the need for collaboration is only increasing. And so… Read more »

Fintech startups should stop obsessing over going global – thoughts on fintech with Johan Lundberg

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”Many startups think they will change the world. But that can make them sidetracked and fail. They should focus on their core instead.” Johan Lundberg is the founding partner and CEO of the Swedish venture capital firm NFT Ventures – the largest and most active fintech investor in Europe. I got the chance to talk… Read more »