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The Supercells of healthcare

Electronic health services, preventive healthcare and outcome-based healthcare are well-known megatrends. Most of these drivers share one thing in common: data. Consequently, data collection will grow as the adoption...

Supercell goes Space Apes

Finnish game studio Supercell and UK-based Space Ape have begun a long-term strategic partnership, with Supercell acquiring just under two-thirds of its new partner.

Supercell buys majority stake in Finnish game studio

Frogmind, a Finnish game developer behind the game Badland, has sold 51 per cent of its stock to the gaming giant Supercell.

Supercell’s value rockets to USD 10.2bn after Tencent’s acquisition

Chinese Internet giant Tencent has bought the majority of Finnish game developer Supercell’s shares. The company’s headquarters will remain in Helsinki, Finland.

Supercell tops rankings worldwide

Finland-based gaming giant Supercell’s new mobile game Clash Royale rose to the first spot worldwide combined for revenue and downloads.

Supercell announces 60 per cent profit jump

The Helsinki-based mobile gaming company Supercell has announced a 60 per cent pre-tax profit increase to 838 million euros from last year.

Supercell and Skype founders invest in startups

Finnish gaming millionaires Ilkka Paananen and Mikko Kodisoja from Supercell will start investing in small European growth companies together with Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström. Startups will receive support through Zennström’s venture capital firm Atomico.

Fingersoft outperforms Rovio and Supercell

Finnish gaming company Fingersoft, known for its Hill Climb Racing game, generated a remarkable financial result last year. With net sales of 13.2 million euros, the company recorded a result of 8.1 million euros in 2014, its second financial period.

Soft Bank acquires an additional 22.7 per cent holding in Supercell

Japan’s Soft Bank has upped its stake in the Clash of Clans developer Supercell to 73.2 per cent, after buying an additional 22.7 per cent of shares from existing external investors, with VC Accel exiting the company completely in the process. The news was reported by Tech Crunch.

Supercell’s profits exceed half a billion euros

Supercell’s turnover has tripled from 519 million euros to 1.545 billion euros. All in all, the company’s profits exceeded half a billion euros last year.

Supercell tops the list of world’s biggest gaming companies

App Annie has published a list of world’s biggest game companies who made the most turnover in 2014 in Apple’s iOS and Google Play, with Finnish-based Supercell leading the pack.

Rens makes you wear your morning coffee

Boosted by big names and a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, Finland’s Rens aims to become the favourite brand of all sustainable fashionistas.

Flat organisation brings great results at Futureplay

Finland’s Futureplay Games prides itself on making the right games at the right time.

Do I know you?

Originally from the UK, Joel Willans is the creator of social media sensation Very Finnish Problems and author of 101 Very Finnish Problems and More Very Finnish Problems.

Clam Man: Exposing fishy business in Snacky Bay

This point-and-click adventure game by a small Finnish indie developer is a witty and easy-going tribute to the classics of the genre.

10 Questions: Joel Willans

What was your dream profession when you were a child? I never really had a dream profession as such. However, I’ve always loved books and history and ideally wanted...

Arctic Security has a secure solution to cyber crime

This Finnish company is pioneering a new approach to online safety, one based on collecting and distributing critical cyber threat information, and adding a crucial element to the existing palette of cyber security measures.

Diversity wins at the workplace

Last month, Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen once again topped the list of Finland’s highest earners on what the New York Times referred to as National Jealousy Day. Aside from...

Five for Friday: What we learned at Slush 2018

Slush Helsinki featured 3 100 startups, 21 000 participants and a couple of million great ideas.

Slush day two: Finland opens its doors to the future

Diversity of tech industry ideas and those working with them is widely seen as a strength at Slush.

Five for Friday: Games

Finland is synonymous with its thriving games scene. Here are five more reasons why.

Finnish companies secure the green

Finnish software firm DB Pro and Finnish smart garden developer Plantui have received significant funding to be used for international growth.

Espoo the most intelligent community in the world

The second-largest city in Finland, Espoo, has won at the Intelligent Community Awards 2018 in London.

Helsinki startup ecosystem recognised globally

Helsinki’s startup scene is thriving, especially in artificial intelligence, health and life sciences, and gaming, according to The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018.

Real estate disruptor Blok bags fresh funding

Finland’s first digital real estate company, Blok, has closed a 1.6 million-euro funding round. The company challenges traditional real estate agents with its automated broker service and low commission charge.

Horror, stick horses and one furry space sidekick

Finland’s population of 5.5 million might not be the world’s largest, but recent record-breaking attendance figures proves there is quite a few cinephiles in this northern corner of the...

Five for Friday: What we learned at Slush 2017

This year’s Slush was characterised by lasers, politicians, royalty, entrepreneurs and a healthy dose of optimism.

Slush through the lens, day two

Here we go again! The second and last day of Slush, the way we’ve seen it.

Slush Day 1 takes off

The biggest startup gathering in the Nordics hit another home run, with princes, government officials and bountiful buzz abound.

Kuuhubb gets interior interested with Neybers

Helsinki-based digital company Kuuhubb has signed a term sheet to acquire the interior design game Neybers.

Aku Louhimies puts Finnish bravery centre stage

Finland’s most expensive film of all time broke box office records when it hit cinemas locally in early November. Now, Unknown Soldier is set to take a classic Finnish war story to international markets.

Finnish games score highly in China

The Chinese gaming industry sees potential in the high quality and creativity of Finnish games. This is creating some interesting opportunities.

Three cheers for Uplause

Uplause, a state-of-the-art global actor and forerunner in interactive fan engagement and event advertising, is promoting unforgettable live event experiences all around.

Space Nation aims for the stars

The community lead by the Finnish company Cohu Experience has exceedingly high ambitions: it wants to make space travel accessible – to anyone.

Designing for kids (the Finnish way)

Apart from ski jumping, ice fishing, sauna and other stereotypically Finnish activities, we Finns are also known for our PISA results. Perhaps there’s something in the water here, or...

Five for Friday: What we learned at Slush 2016

The flames and the buzz have subsided, signalling that this year’s go-to event for entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts is now over. So, let’s take a moment to catch our breath and ponder what we discovered over the past couple of days.

Slush 2016: Day one turns up the heat

Wondering what went on during the first day of Helsinki’s Slushiest happening? Take a look at what we came across.

The world’s best indie games come to Finland

The Game Development World Championship showcases the best independent games in the world.

HundrED reaches out to the world

Education programme HundrED has opened an office in London, new countries are joining in and 10 international events are to be held.

Helsinki develops reputation as next startup hub

International tech blog Geektime has published a glowing report on the emerging strengths of Helsinki’s startup scene.

Who’s afraid of a Finnish mobile marketer?

Finland, the country that gave the world Nokia and Linux, is often seen as something of an engineers’ paradise: A place where laconic, no-nonsense individuals can focus on just...

Finnish project shapes schools of tomorrow

Schools are a fundamental building block in our society, but they can struggle to keep up with the fast changing world around them. A new project in Finland, a country that is renowned for its education system, has set out to find out how schools can stay relevant and exciting for the next 100 years.

Finland among top European hotspots for games development

European game industry professionals have named Finland as the third-best country for producing games in Europe.

Finnish unicorns are a top breed in Europe

Tech investment bank GP Bullhound has named mobile games developer Supercell and Angry Birds creator Rovio among Europe’s best performing ‘unicorns’.

Finland’s games scene – all work and all play

With a mere 2 700 employees, last year Finland’s games industry generated a turnover of almost 2.5 billion euros. So, what gives?

A successful Slush in Tokyo

Finnish startup know-how charmed Japan at the Slush Asia event last weekend.

Armada Interactive grabs gaming industry attention with USD 3 million funding

There is a new rising star on the Finnish mobile gaming map. Armada Interactive is barely nine-months old, but has already raised three million dollars in seed financing to finalise its secretive gaming project.

Wolt expands its reach after raising EUR 10 million

Finnish startup Wolt has closed a 10 million-euro funding round, led by European VC fund EQT Ventures.

Virtual Reality could work for Finnish gaming scene

One thing that I have noticed about Finland is that the gaming scene, particularly mobile gaming, is massive.

Startup Refugees turns reception centres into startup hubs

Cooperation project Startup Refugees, set up by Finnish journalists and entrepreneurs Riku Rantala and Tunna Milonoff, gives refugees the skills to enter the workforce and set up businesses.

Epic Owl flies high in mobile gaming

Over the last few years, Finland has been making waves in the mobile gaming industry with Rovio and Supercell leading the way. Now a new company has joined the fold in continuing that tradition, with its debut game Starside Arena.

Finnish mobile game startup Kopla Games raises EUR 700K

Mobile game startup Kopla Games has finalised a 700 000-euro seed investment round. The funding comes from German angel investor and serial entrepreneur Klaas Kersting.

US-based mobile gaming company Spyr sets foot in Finland

US-based mobile game and app development company Spyr has formed a wholly owned subsidiary in Finland, Spyr Apps Oy.

Russian Rebound Mobile sets its headquarters in Helsinki

Rebound Mobile, a mobile marketing agency based in Russia, moves its headquarters to Helsinki to help the thriving gaming industry in Finland to access the complex markets in Russia, China and Japan.

Helsinki develops some of world’s most successful apps

Helsinki is the most prolific source of successful mobile apps after Silicon Valley. This was revealed by the British think tank Caribou Digital’s and Mozilla’s report on the global business surrounding mobile phone apps.

French VC firm Ventech targets Nordics with Finnish expansion

In recent years the Nordic region has gained a veritable reputation as a hotbed for innovative startups. This reputation has now attracted also the first international venture capital (VC) company to set up office in Finland.

Hill Climb Racing most innovative mobile game in China

China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator, has named Hill Climb Racing by Finnish game studio Fingersoft as the most innovative mobile game of the year.

Proxy Ventures builds startups into world-class brands

Take two Finns, a brand specialist and an academic, mix with London and you get the origin story of Proxy Ventures. The brand-focused venture capital firm is far from your typical investor and has some valuable tips to share.

Traplight secures 1.3 million euros in funding

Finnish gaming company Traplight gathered 1.3 million euro investment to launch its upcoming debut puzzle-racer game, and to continue to build its games portfolio based on player creativity.

Restaurant app Wolt raises EUR 2 million

The Finnish restaurant app Wolt has raised two million euros in funding. The main investor was Supercell’s CEO Ilkka Paananen.

Startup Health connects Finnish companies to US Investors

Startup Health, a global health innovation company with the world’s largest portfolio of digital health companies, is launching an office in Finland.

Slush starts today

One of the leading startup conferences in Europe starts today in Helsinki. Slush is a two-day event that gathers together 15 000 visitors, including over 700 investors, 1 700 startups, and around 700 journalists.

Helsinki named one of Europe’s top startup hubs

According to a new index, Helsinki’s mobile Internet speed, size of potential mobile-based market, access to accelerators and availability of early-stage assistance are the best in Europe.

Amazon to invest in Finland

Online retailer Amazon’s cloud computing services unit Amazon Web Services (AWS) will open an office in Espoo, Finland.

Tekes helps Finnish game industry growth reach EUR 2 billion

In 10 years, the turnover of the Finnish game industry has grown from 40 million euros to over 1.8 billion euros.

Iron Danger will rise

Finland’s national epic, Kalevala, is experiencing a 21st century facelift. With this in mind, keep an eye out for the tank-bears next time you are out gallivanting about the countryside.

Finns show their influence on Wired 100

This year’s Wired 100 sees five prominent Finns appearing on Wired magazine’s annual list of European tech influencers.

International investors support Enevo’s growth

Waste management innovator Enevo has caught the attention of international investors. In its latest investment round the company raised altogether 14.3 million euros in funding from both new and old investors.

Getting Slush and Finland shortlisted

Over the past four years, I have often tested my own perception of how the Japanese view Finland through a fairly broad sampling of Tokyo taxi drivers. According to...

Bitbar to solidify its presence in the US market

Bitbar Technologies, the Finnish company behind Testdroid – cloud-based mobile development and testing, has closed a new funding round.

Wolt cuts down time at the counter

Not enough time to wait around for your coffee or lunch to be prepared at your favourite establishment? The solution is in your pocket.

Faralong is a business idea that will travel

Finnish entrepreneurs offer a different route for booking your next holiday.

Everywear games target Apple watches as their primary device

Everywear Games will target wearable devices such as the Apple watch in creating completely original, mass audience gaming experiences.

Shark Punch creates a matchmaker for gamers

Finnish startup Shark Punch wants to disrupt the game industry by creating the “Netflix for games”. Investors agree that such service is in demand: the company raised over a million euros in a funding round led by London Venture Partners. Due to the investment, the number of Shark Punch staff will nearly double. 

Finnish mobile games high on US download lists

Finland is known for its strong expertise in the mobile gaming sector. The SimCity BuildIt game, created by the Finnish studio of the American gaming company Electronic Arts, is one of the 10 most lucrative iPhone games sold in Apple’s US App Store.

Gaming startups gear up for Slush

The rush to Slush begins next week with thousands of entrepreneurs and investors expected to descend on Helsinki for Finland’s premier tech conference.

Finland bows down to the game industry

The game company Supercell is now Finland’s best-known company, according to T-Media’s Trust & Reputation survey. Joining Supercell in the battle for the top spot is Rovio, known for...

Russian startup Taist expands to Helsinki

The reputation of Helsinki as the startup capital of Northern Europe hasn’t gone unnoticed in Russia. Moscow-based startup Taist is opening an office in Helsinki to access the Finnish cloud software market and to prepare for international expansion.

Boomlagoon announces new game following major funding

There is a new star in the Finnish mobile gaming sky. Helsinki-based Boomlagoon has announced its second game after a major new funding from European investors.

A game change in the game industry

Following the huge successes of Fingersoft, Rovio and Supercell, Finland has been declared the centre of the global game industry. In addition to these three, Finland is home to...

Finland hosts the first ever coding World Championships

Finland will host the first ever coding World Championships Hello World Open 2014 in Helsinki, Finland, this June. The website for the games states that “now it is time to take the championships global, bring together the next programming superheroes and inspire the whole world to experience the joy of coding.”

PlayRaven receives EUR 1.7 million in funding

Finnish game studio PlayRaven has received EUR 1.7 million in funding. Bolstered by the investment, the studio intends to expand its team.

Entrepreneurship spurs new growth

Growth entrepreneurship has become a phenomenon in Finland, and its momentum has enabled an increasing number of startups to set their sights directly on global markets. New business accelerators are giving this trend an added boost. How did we get here?

Finland – the new Silicon Valley?

Halfway through November, Helsinki’s Kaapelitehdas cultural centre will be bursting at the seams with enthusiastic entrepreneurs and financiers looking for promising companies. This year, 5 000 participants are expected...

Startups are disrupting more than just the gaming industry

Finland has gotten a lot of positive attention in foreign media recently with the rise of gaming powerhouses like Rovio and Supercell. Happily, the startup buzz in Finland is...