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The Vigo program acquired private funding for start-ups exceeding EUR 200 million two years in advance

The Vigo program, which accelerates the funding and internationalization of start-up companies in Finland announced that it had acquired private funding for its target companies exceeding EUR 220 million. - Four years ago, in 2009, we set a target to acquire EUR 200 million in private funding for start-ups within six years. Now this target was reached two years in advance, says Minister of Econ...
2014-03-31 12:04
Marit Tuominen
PRIVATE FUNDINGVIGO
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Major funding for startup company Vuole

The Finnish startup Vuole, producer of online commerce services, has received approximately half a million euros in funding from private investors, including Fonecta and the accelerator Gorilla Ventures Vigo. In addition, the company is part of the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation TEKES's startup programme, through which it will receive a maximum of around one million euros in funding ...
2014-03-19 09:00
Marit Tuominen
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Unity technologies to aquire Applifier to bring Everyplay social gaming community and gameads video ads to Unity

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/13/14 -- Unity Technologies, creators of the Unity multiplatform engine and development tools, announced that it will acquire Applifier, one of the world's largest and most successful mobile game service providers. The acquisition will see Everyplay, the pioneering game replay sharing and community service, integrated into the Unity development platform...
2014-03-14 09:55
Marit Tuominen
APPLIFIERUNITY
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Supercell: Revenue Increased Nearly Ninefold

Finnish gaming company Supercell saw its revenue soar nearly ninefold last year, with earnings of $464 million on $892 million in revenue, according to the Wall Street Journal. In 2012, Supercell saw earnings of $51 million on $101 million in revenue. Supercell's monster of a year is mostly due to the success of its two games Hay Day and Clash of Clans. Both Clash of Clans and Hay Day are free...
2014-02-13 12:07
Marit Tuominen
REVENUESUPERCELL
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Vendep Startup Fund raises EUR 5 million from Finnish investors

Vendep Startup Fund raises EUR 5 million from Finnish investors  Vendep Startup Fund, established in September 2013, was oversubscribed in four months and reached its target size EUR 5 million in January. Among the investors are 43 Finnish angel investors. The fund is also supported by Veraventure through an investment of EUR 2 million. The fund invests in Finnish startups focusing on web-ba...
2014-01-31 08:00
Marit Tuominen
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