Selection criteria

We are an early stage focused venture capital fund.

We are eager to work with hardware and deep tech companies whose business is built around unique, often protected and hard to reproduce technology.

One of our special focus areas is research based innovation and co-operation with universities, with particular interest in seed stage companies with high growth potential.

While most of the target companies will be from Finland, the fund will also invest elsewhere in the Nordics and the Baltics.

When selecting the investee companies, there are five key criteria that we look at:

  1. Scalability – we expect that the business of our investee company can be scaled and repeated cost efficiently in a limited time frame.
  2. Global demand and market – The benefits of scalability can be maximized only in markets that are substantial enough. Our investee’s products and services are either or they will be transformed into such, that the demand and market size together with the scalability provides good prospect for fast accumulation of value.
  3. In the market trend – Global demand and substantial market size is typically secured when our investee’s products and services supply such demand that’s driven by wider market changes. At best, our investee’s offering is or it can be altered in a way that it focuses on one or several of the market mega trends.
  4. Patents and IPRs – The exploitation of IPRs and patents as vehicles for competitiveness and creating growth, as well as, means of exchange and creator of value in financing rounds and acquisitions is one of our core competences. We are particularly interested in those companies, which have good premises for taking advantage of patents and IPRs to accelerate growth and value creation.
  5. Team – Finally, we see our investee’s team that’s not just skillful, but especially motivated and committed, as the key success factor. Our investees may have the right team in place already. The best possible team structure will be agreed on when we start.

In the business model, we look especially for customer acquisition and retention logic, monetization logic and scalability.