Helsinki Ventures focuses on bringing Russian and CIS startups to Helsinki
Have you yet heard about Helsinki Ventures? If not, we recommend reading the following article by Arctic Startup to find out more.
“– We can talk about our closeness to St. Petersburg, or our that Helsinki has “access to western markets” or whatever, but while those are nice-to-haves, what really motivates startups from Russia and Eastern Europe to pick up and start in a new place is access to cash.”
“A new Vigo accelerator and investor, Helsinki Ventures, is now seeking out the new wave of Russian and CIS startups that are highly educated and skilled, but sometimes lack the commercial know-how for western markets. Their plan is to take early stage startups, get them set up as Finnish companies therefore giving them access to the fast Tekes cash available through their Vigo accelerator connections.”
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