15-11-2023 12:05

Meet us at Slush 2023

The countdown to Slush has begun, and we’re ready with several events for both investors and startups. We will be there to meet and connect founders and investors, listen to ideas and talk progress. This is where you will find us during the event.
Nordea at Slush 2022
Nina Arkilahti, Head of Business Banking at Nordea.

"Nordea has been the main partner of Slush for now seven years. Our partnership with Slush is an example of a perfect match. We have common goals: to drive innovation and sustainability by developing the startup ecosystem,” explains Nina Arkilahti, Head of Business Banking at Nordea. 

“Nordea’s aim is to build long-term customer relationships and be the partner supporting the growth and success of businesses throughout their life cycle. Our matchmaking skills and four Startup & Growth units across the Nordics mean that we can support and advise founders throughout their journey,” she adds.

Day 0 for investors 

If you are representing established and emerging GPs, we have some interesting news for you. Our latest Nordea Global Venture Study findings indicate that the seed barely outperforms other VC strategies. Interested in hearing more? Join our event on 29 November at 12.00 EET at Helsinki city center. Due to limited seats, send your application as soon as possible. Registration will close on 24 November.

On day 0 you will find Nordic Startup & Growth people at Investor Day at Messukeskus. As the leading startup and growth bank in the Nordics, we bring value to global investors by helping to find top-quality deal flows from the Nordics. And we can provide non-dilutive financing for Nordic-based startups and growth companies. Let’s meet at Investor Day and talk more.

What would the day 0 evening be without nice drinks, good food and great company? Our traditional Nordea Investor Dinner is here again, welcoming all VCs, CVCs and LPs to Nordea’s Old Banking Hall. This is the place to be, but note that invitations are sent to applicants only. Send your application today – we will get back to you shortly. 

Days 1-2 – Slush main event 

If you participate in the Slush main event, come and visit us at Nordea’s booth located close to the Founder Stage. Here you will meet Nordea’s Startup & Growth teams from the different countries and we can talk more about how #wegrowstartups. 

Our Nordea people are available for meetings. Search for Nordea in the Slush Matchmaking tool and book a meeting. 

During the Slush days there will also be a Nordea Investor Speed Dating organised at the booth for preselected Nordic scale-ups and international investors. Nordea Startup & Growth organises these matchmaking events all year round. 

Over the years we have facilitated more than 2,500 one-to-one meetings between startups and investors. Nordea Investor Speed Dating events will continue during the spring. Check the dates and send your application.

What is Slush?

Slush is a tech event held in Helsinki every year. They call it: The biggest founder focused event on earth. 

Slush in numbers: 

This year the event will bring together 5,000 startup founders, 3,000 investors and 3,000 ecosystem players. About 1 trillion in AUM among the investors at Slush. And there will be 7,500 meetings between investors and founders.  

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What is investor speed dating?

Nordea’s Investor Speed Dating is a matchmaking event bringing together growth companies and investors. The first Nordea investor speed-dating event was launched at Slush in 2018. Due to COVID-19, the year 2020 became a game changer as the investor speed-dating event was transformed into several virtual dating sessions, while in-person investor and startup meetings were being cancelled worldwide.

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