Not first without the second! It’s time to reveal a little more of what to expect from Slush this year. We’re delighted to introduce you to our speakers Preethi Kasireddy, Maximilian Tayenthal and Sonali De Rycker. Preethi Kasireddy, Founder and CEO of TruStory Preethi recently launched her new startup, TruStory. It’s a platform aiming to […]
Christof Wittig, CEO of Hornet, one of the largest gay social networks in the world, talked to us about the recently-launched not-for-profit LGBT Foundation and its mission to utilize the potential of blockchain technology in order to support and protect the global LGBT+ community. You’ve probably heard the term “pink money” being thrown around. These […]
Finland continues as the top dog in the charts in European venture capital investments in startups and early stage growth companies as percentage of GDP between the years 2013 and 2017. Finland takes first place in European venture capital investments when looking at the data from the past five years and investments in proportion to […]
Founded in 2013, Detectify is a Sweden-based company which scans potential website vulnerabilities with the help of a global white-hat hacker community. Rickard Carlsson, CEO of Detectify, shares the story of their successful Series A funding round, with some valuable advice on how to convey a message through pitching. Rickard, who had previously participated at a […]
Fill the speaker form here. In addition to fire and waterfalls, we also enjoy having top-level speakers on our stages. Our speakers are usually enthusiastic founders, successful investors, and other kinds of startup pioneers and tech aficionados. To add to this mix, we’re looking for the best kept secrets behind your team and your product […]
Got a stellar startup based in Northern Europe? Are you looking to create new markets or reshape the existing ones with the help of AI, machine learning, or new user experiences, perhaps? Read on, superstar! With big names such as Supercell’s Ilkka Paananen and Mikko Kodisoja, Niklas Zennström from Atomico, Mistletoe Venture Partners International and […]
Unacast, the leading contextual and transparent location data platform, announced that it has raised $17.5 million in its new funding round. The round was led by Transatlantic fund White Star Capital, and joined by Telia, a leading European telco, with existing investors Open Ocean Capital and Investinor, the Norwegian government-backed investment company. The mission of […]
If you listened to Al Gore when he gave his Opening Keynote Speech at Slush 2017, this shouldn’t be news to you, as he let the secret out while congratulating Andreas Saari on his new position… Don’t remember? That’s fine. As long as you’ll listen more carefully when he talks about climate change, we’re all […]
Real estate agents, beware: there’s a new kid on the block. Blok, the virtual real estate agent automating apartment sales, was founded by Rudi Skogman – one of the early Slushers – shortly after he sold his own Helsinki apartment. The apartment sold quickly, being the awesome, well-located pad it was. Still, there was one […]
Iris.ai, founded 2015, is an Artificial Intelligence tool which helps researchers in industry and academia to find the scientific knowledge they need. It semi-automates the often tedious process of finding relevant scientific literature. Today this is a painstaking manual process prone to error, and Iris.ai is reducing the time to do this with 90% – […]
After Al Gore’s phenomenal Opening Keynote Speech, Founder Stage was taken over by some of the leading names of European tech. Niklas Zennström, Brent Hoberman, David Thevenon and Sophie Bendz came together to talk about the European entrepreneurial ecosystem and the importance of daring to address the biggest problems in the world. What do the […]
Mounir Mahjoubi, the youngest member of Emmanuel Macron’s cabinet and the mastermind behind the online strategy that swept Macron to victory, is joining us at Slush. Mahjoubi’s triumphant prevention of the vicious cyberattacks directed towards Macron’s presidential campaign was celebrated worldwide: his successful strategy against the cyber warfare earned him the position as France’s junior […]
Leila Janah is the founder and CEO of Samasource, a self-funding nonprofit, which reduces global poverty by outsourcing digital labor to impoverished places around the world, and LXMI, the organic skincare brand. Both companies were recently highlighted on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list. Leila is one of the Slush 2017 speakers and I had […]
Executive Director and President of the Chinese Internet giant Tencent will attend Slush 2017 with Supercell’s Ilkka Paananen. This will be the first time the pair will take the stage together, and this will happen at Slush. Three weeks to go until Slush showtime, but we still had something in store for you. We are […]
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