Startup Lions / Whitecoach invest into very early stage Finnish startups and helps them get more funding from banks, the state and other investors. They’re often the first investor, who helps the company get the business and further investments going.
Sector-wise they’re not investing into games, pharma or other very capital-intensive areas, but almost everything else is interesting for them.
Startup Lions and Whitecoach are two separate investment companies who share many key people and operating models. They seek a 10-50% ownership stake and board chairperson position in the companies they invest in.
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