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.
“It was clear to us that we wanted to continue as a main partner at Slush, even when the physical event was cancelled, and investor speed dating was our solution to support growth companies during challenging times. This proved to be a success story, and we broke all records with our matchmaking sessions both in terms of quantity and quality. At our latest event we had 200 meetings – and our most popular startup company had 18 meetings,” Vesa Riihimäki explains.