26-04-2021 13:28

Nordea Startup & Growth unit: "We grow startups"

Businesses are a major cornerstone of the society and an engine of economic growth. When new growth companies are founded in the Nordic countries that grow and thrive, the countries also thrives. Support entrepreneurs is a part of our community engagement work at Nordea, but also a successful part of our business banking unit. 

Our Startup & Growth unit specialises in serving high-growth companies and companies in their early stages looking for fast growth. We want to build long-term customer relationships and be the partner that supports businesses to grow and succeed throughout their life cycle. 

Investor speed dating at Slush
Speed dating with investors is one of our activities for entrepreneurs.

Corona situation made us go even more digital

Slush is the world’s leading start-up event and community for entrepreneurs. Normally, the Slush event gathers 25,000 participants at the Helsinki event Exhibition Center.

  • This year, the main event had to be cancelled due to the Corona crisis. Despite the changes, we remained Slush's main partner.
  • We organized virtual ‘Nordea Investor Speed Dates’ for start-ups and investors. The activity was an official program in the Slush Node online community.
  • We managed to connect the most important Nordic and largest private equity investors in the Nordic countries with almost 140 investors Nordic start-ups - a total of 350 meetings altogether.
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Facts from our unit in Finland:

  • We have been chosen by 75% of Finnish startups as their partner on their growth path. 
  • Our customers include 2,500 companies with a scalable business model across Finland. 
  • As many as half of our customers have taken a loan solution from us. 
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Word from a customer in Sweden:

We are fast growing company with operations all over the Nordics. Nordea Startup & Growth has changed our view on how a full service bank works. Finally we have a partner that also understands our business, a bank that is working with us and without so much hassle.

Martin Björnström, CEO and founder at LeaseCloud AB

Meet the entrepreneurs:

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