Nordea Investor Speed Dating attracts investors all over the world thanks to the opportunity to see quality deal flow from around the Nordics, and the online setup does not require travelling.
“We have appreciated Nordea’s speed dating events as the pre-selection of the companies has been made professionally and the format of the events has been high-paced and efficient,” says Hadar Cars from Fairpoint Capital.
Nordea Investor Speeding Dating is based on short pre-booked meetings between founders and investors.
“Although we only had 20 minutes to get an initial impression of ONEiO at Nordea’s event, Juha managed to make us curios enough to continue the dialogue elsewhere, which ultimately led to an investment from us,” Hadar Cars adds.
Dating advice for founders
After the successful matchmaking between ONEio and Fairpoint Capital what is the matched pair’s advice to founders searching for capital and thinking about participating in Nordea Investor Speed Dating in the future?
“Be prepared – have a well thought out and proper growth plan, for example how much you want to raise and what you look for in investors. At the short one-to-one meetings with investors you can get immediate feedback and feel if there is potential for future collaboration,” says the ONEiO founder.
“My advice to entrepreneurs is to adjust their pitch to the short time available and make sure to get to the “juicy parts” quickly in order to arouse investors’ interest enough to continue the dialogue after the event,” concludes Hadar Cars from Fairpoint Capital.