June 13, 2019
The daily brief: 13 June 2019
Worth celebrating: PromoRepublic has raised two million euros in seed funding from venture capitalists Innovestor, Daal and Alfabeat, among others.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Airport College International, Wapice, Next Games, Cloudia and PromoRepublic make headlines.
Airport College International will provide online training in Singapore, Wapice has won a Microsoft award, Next Games has teamed up with Netflix for Stranger Things game adaptation, Cloudia has partnered in the UAE, and PromoRepublic has raised significant coin.
Finland-based Airport College International has agreed to make available its e-learning courses to members of SAAA@Singapore (formerly the Singapore Aircargo Agents Association) starting from July. Airport College International offers complete online training services to airlines, airport ground handling and logistics agents, which will now support the growth and major expansions taking place at Changi Airport in Singapore.
Airport College International
PromoRepublic raises EUR 2 million
Finnish-Ukrainian company PromoRepublic has closed a late seed round of close to two million euros. The capital boost came from venture capitalists Innovestor, Daal and Alfabeat, along with business angels and government agencies in the UK, Germany and Finland. PromoRepublic is using Helsinki as the base for its global expansion and is headquartered in the Finnish capital. The company’s mission is to help small businesses to post creative and meaningful content on social media and is looking to scale its Agency product in North America.
Finnish software company Wapice has won the Microsoft Application Innovation Partner of the Year Award for 2019. The Finnish company was recognised among a global field of Microsoft partners that have demonstrated excellence in the innovation and implementation of solutions based on Microsoft technologies. The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards were presented in several categories, with the winners selected from a pool of over 2 900 entries from 115 countries worldwide.
Next Games, a Finnish game developer known for its Walking Dead adaptations, has announced the launch of a new mobile title based on Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things. To be released on iOS and Android in 2020, the game will use location-based mechanics and Google Maps integration to enable players to explore the Upside Down and fight its evils alongside other players.
Cloudia partners with AI Bayader International
Finnish provider of digital procurement solutions Cloudia has announced a long-term partnership with global packaging manufacturer AI Bayader International. Cloudia will help Al Bayader International to facilitate the digital transformation of its e-sourcing and CLM processes across its locations in the UAE, Qatar and Oman.
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