Linda, what does your work as venture advisor consist of?
Linda: Venture advisor at Helsinki Business Hub helps foreign angel, VC, and CVC investors in finding the most interesting Finnish startups to invest in. We do this the old-fashioned way: by packaging hand-selected deal flow and delivering it through regular catch-up calls and emails. When the investor and the startup are both interested in each other we connect them.
Helsinki Business Hub is targeting foreign companies. What is your message to them in a nutshell?
Maria: Helsinki has a growing health ecosystem with top research, healthcare, stable and safe society, great talent pool, interesting local and global health companies. This is a great place to invest for R&D and new projects.
Marcello: A successful company creates more jobs, innovation, and welfare. This is an absolute win-win situation for the foreign owners and Finland.