FINNVESTOR 2015 Event Summary

Pace Equity were delighted to attend the FINNVESTOR 2015 event held at the Finnish Ambassadors Residence on March 23rd. The event was hosted by the Ambassador himself, Pekkam Huhtaniemi, and focussed on providing a platform of investment for a host of innovative start-up companies.

This event, the second of its kind, gave a selection of start-up companies, based in Finland, the opportunity to pitch their business ideas/companies to a range of UK and internationally based investors in order to help further their growth and develop their presence in the UK.

The event focussed on the ICT and Technology sectors, with various sub-sectors highlighted. The companies pitching included game developers, focussing on the mobile platform, eCommerce websites, interactive wayfinding, lifestyle/health apps, financial software as a service providers and an environmentally friendly food production company.

Following the pitches and presentations, the investors were given the opportunity to get hands on with the business ideas and test out the mobile games, apps and websites during the networking event in the evening. This proved to be a key part of the event as it gave everyone, including the members from the Pace team who attended, the chance to get a true understanding of how these apps, games and ideas operate, and to discover their potential for growth and expansion.