Over the past couple of months we’ve been running our Investor Speed Dating autumn events where we’ve arranged more than 750 meetings to match Nordic startups and scaleups with global investors.
“Our hybrid speed dating format where startups and investors can choose between meeting online or in person has been working really well, says Relationship Manager Teija Nousiainen.
“We’ve been able to connect bright Nordic ideas with relevant global funding, no matter how the coronavirus situation has looked like, and we now cover everything from very early stage startups who have barely had their first customer pilot to scaleups seeking to raise capital of half a million euros or more.”
Carefully curated events
The first Nordea investor speed dating event was launched at Slush in 2018 and has since grown to include several events during both autumn and spring, with each event dedicated to the stage that the new businesses are in: one for startups, one for scaleups and often also one for startups that are still in the idea phase, plus a series of mentoring sessions.
“With these even more curated events, we can focus and save time for both startups and investors. The investors know that they will be introduced to a number of suitable investment objects and can more quickly form a clearer picture of the opportunities and risks that they represent and of how mature they are. And the startups can tune in their pitches and be even clearer on their capital needs and expected growth,” explains Teija Nousiainen.