September 14, 2017

Serial entrepreneur Vaynerchuk supports ArcticStartup

Startups can apply to pitch to Gary Vaynerchuk live on stage at next year's Arctic15.
Startups can apply to pitch to Gary Vaynerchuk live on stage at next year's Arctic15.
ArcticStartup

Gary Vaynerchuk, who’s previously invested in Uber, Facebook and Twitter, has put money into startup media and events organiser ArcticStartup.

Vaynerchuk has also been appointed company advisor, a role in which his goal is to transform ArcticStartup “into the leading community builder for entrepreneurs and businesses in the Nordic and Baltic region”.

Vaynerchuk is an angel investor and advisor to various global companies. He is also starring in Apple’s first ever TV show production, Planet of the Apps, together with Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow and will.i.am. Last year, Vaynerchuk’s New York-based social media marketing agency VaynerMedia had 600 employees and revenue of 100 million US dollars.

On his most recent visit to Finland as a speaker at Nordic Business Forum, Vaynerchuk got to know ArcticStartup.

“I admire the ArcticStartup founders’ perseverance and I believe this company will be successful,” Vaynerchuk says in a press release. “What fascinates me in the Nordics is learning about the consumer behaviour, and you also have some great brands I’d love to bring into 2017 in terms of social selling. In addition to working with leading brands, I’m open to ideas for making new investments in the region.”

ArcticStartup was launched as a blog in 2007. Since then, it has developed into a media, community and events organisation.

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