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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...
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.
Frogmind, a Finnish game developer behind the game Badland, has sold 51 per cent of its stock to the gaming giant Supercell.
Chinese Internet giant Tencent has bought the majority of Finnish game developer Supercell’s shares. The company’s headquarters will remain in Helsinki, Finland.
Finland-based gaming giant Supercell’s new mobile game Clash Royale rose to the first spot worldwide combined for revenue and downloads.
The Helsinki-based mobile gaming company Supercell has announced a 60 per cent pre-tax profit increase to 838 million euros from last year.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Siamäk Naghian has taken the long road home and found meaning living in Iisalmi and working as the CEO of Genelec.
An idea born on a hotel balcony is now spreading the joy of football to pretty much everyone, regardless of age, shape and abilities.
On a global scale, Finland might be a small country by population, but it is also a hotbed for innovation talent, home to a strong startup ecosystem and host to some of the world’s coolest startup events.
Boosted by big names and a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, Finland’s Rens aims to become the favourite brand of all sustainable fashionistas.
Finland’s Futureplay Games prides itself on making the right games at the right time.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
Slush Helsinki featured 3 100 startups, 21 000 participants and a couple of million great ideas.
Diversity of tech industry ideas and those working with them is widely seen as a strength at Slush.
Finland is synonymous with its thriving games scene. Here are five more reasons why.
Finnish software firm DB Pro and Finnish smart garden developer Plantui have received significant funding to be used for international growth.
The second-largest city in Finland, Espoo, has won at the Intelligent Community Awards 2018 in London.
Helsinki’s startup scene is thriving, especially in artificial intelligence, health and life sciences, and gaming, according to The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018.
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.
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...
This year’s Slush was characterised by lasers, politicians, royalty, entrepreneurs and a healthy dose of optimism.
Here we go again! The second and last day of Slush, the way we’ve seen it.
The biggest startup gathering in the Nordics hit another home run, with princes, government officials and bountiful buzz abound.
Helsinki-based digital company Kuuhubb has signed a term sheet to acquire the interior design game Neybers.
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.
The Chinese gaming industry sees potential in the high quality and creativity of Finnish games. This is creating some interesting opportunities.
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.
The community lead by the Finnish company Cohu Experience has exceedingly high ambitions: it wants to make space travel accessible – to anyone.
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...
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.
Wondering what went on during the first day of Helsinki’s Slushiest happening? Take a look at what we came across.
The Game Development World Championship showcases the best independent games in the world.
Education programme HundrED has opened an office in London, new countries are joining in and 10 international events are to be held.
International tech blog Geektime has published a glowing report on the emerging strengths of Helsinki’s startup scene.
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...
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.
European game industry professionals have named Finland as the third-best country for producing games in Europe.
Tech investment bank GP Bullhound has named mobile games developer Supercell and Angry Birds creator Rovio among Europe’s best performing ‘unicorns’.
With a mere 2 700 employees, last year Finland’s games industry generated a turnover of almost 2.5 billion euros. So, what gives?
Finnish startup know-how charmed Japan at the Slush Asia event last weekend.
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.
Finnish startup Wolt has closed a 10 million-euro funding round, led by European VC fund EQT Ventures.
One thing that I have noticed about Finland is that the gaming scene, particularly mobile gaming, is massive.
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.
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.
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 game and app development company Spyr has formed a wholly owned subsidiary in Finland, Spyr Apps Oy.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Finnish restaurant app Wolt has raised two million euros in funding. The main investor was Supercell’s CEO Ilkka Paananen.
Startup Health, a global health innovation company with the world’s largest portfolio of digital health companies, is launching an office in Finland.
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.
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.
Online retailer Amazon’s cloud computing services unit Amazon Web Services (AWS) will open an office in Espoo, Finland.
In 10 years, the turnover of the Finnish game industry has grown from 40 million euros to over 1.8 billion euros.
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.
This year’s Wired 100 sees five prominent Finns appearing on Wired magazine’s annual list of European tech influencers.
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.
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 Technologies, the Finnish company behind Testdroid – cloud-based mobile development and testing, has closed a new funding round.
Not enough time to wait around for your coffee or lunch to be prepared at your favourite establishment? The solution is in your pocket.
Finnish entrepreneurs offer a different route for booking your next holiday.
Everywear Games will target wearable devices such as the Apple watch in creating completely original, mass audience gaming experiences.
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.
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.
The rush to Slush begins next week with thousands of entrepreneurs and investors expected to descend on Helsinki for Finland’s premier tech conference.
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...
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.
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.
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 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.”
Finnish game studio PlayRaven has received EUR 1.7 million in funding. Bolstered by the investment, the studio intends to expand its team.
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?
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...
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...