Fintech is one of the fastest-growing industries, and it has all the possibilities to revolutionize more than just the way we handle money. Maki.vc’s Paavo Räisänen and Thomas Bacon discuss the latest trends in fintech and what type of fintech Maki’s on the lookout for.

As the Covid-19 crisis has…


Reetta Heiskanen and Thomas Bacon.

Maki.vc’s team has grown with two new recruits, with Thomas Bacon joining as the fund’s new Investment Analyst and Reetta Heiskanen appointed as the new Platform and Marketing Manager. The recruits further strengthen and build Maki.vc’s market insights, brand and founder platform.

Thomas is Brexit’s gift to the Nordics and…


Maki.vc’s portfolio company Ultimate.ai, the company building the world’s leading virtual customer service agent just raised a €20M Series A round. We sat down with ultimate.ai CO-founders, CEO Reetu Kainulainen and COO Sarah Al-Hussaini to discuss how they have managed to attract talent in their fast-growing team and the impressive…


The Finnish quantum computing company IQM has just raised €39 million in Series A funding — . The fast-growing startup has already managed to recruit some of the best talent in this niche market, and today, they already have one of the world’s largest quantum hardware team. Maki.vc


Quantum technology is the industry of tomorrow, and Europe has great potential to become it’s global leader. Maki.vc Partner Ilkka Kivimäki explains why now is as good a time as ever to start investing in European quantum companies.

Within the next 10 years we might have a machine that has…


We sat down with Marjo Miettinen, seasoned tech executive, business owner, and one of our Maki House LPs to discuss one the most important assets of an entrepreneur – the company board. Marjo has been part of leadership at Ensto (a global family business in smart electrical solutions that employs…


Miika Huttunen is the CEO of Slush, a global movement spanning a range of activities on a mission to create and help the next generation of groundbreaking entrepreneurs. First and foremost, however, he is an avid gamer who has followed esports actively since 2003. …


How do you build a marketing function from scratch? What should you focus on and how do you make marketing measurable and grow your revenue? Lidia Lüttin is the CMO at Happeo, a social intranet with over 300,000 users and engagement rates comparable to popular social media platforms. Before Happeo…


Founders have been drilled the importance of making the right hires, and recruitment is a priority at every growing startup. However, firms often start focusing on retention too late, and founding teams end up learning the hard — and painful — way round. Julia Hämäläinen, Inklusiiv COO and Ex-Global HR…


You’ve developed your product, gathered a winning team, set up your business model, and now you’re confident you have what it takes to attract outside funding. All that’s standing between your company and millions is a well-crafted pitch, right?

Wrong. There are a lot of legal steps startups can’t afford…

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