When many of Carl Waldekranz’s friends wanted to see the world and travel after high school, he had something else in mind. He wanted to found a company. Together with his friend Kaj Drobin, they founded Super Strikers, a marketing agency which ended up having customers such as Spotify and Nokia. In 2011, after selling […]
“It’s not about how big of a budget you have. The Philharmonia Orchestra in London is a great example of how to use technology and music in an inspiring way. Many companies could do the same.” -Esa-Pekka Salonen, Principal conductor and artistic advisor of Philharmonia Orchestra in London and conductor laureate of the Los Angeles […]
Seriously, a fresh Finnish mobile gaming company, launches its first game in App Store today. The team behind Best Fiends has previously been involved in developing games such as Angry Birds, Clumsy Ninja and Max Payne. Best Fiends tells the story of Minutia, where cute creatures live in harmony until a meteor strikes and results […]
After Slush 2013, SparkLabs Global Ventures made their first Scandinavian investment. The VC fund is coming back to Helsinki in November to find exceptional entrepreneurs. Launched just a year ago, SparkLabs Global Ventures has already invested in 34 companies from around the world. Founders of the fund, specialized in seed and early stage investments, include Net […]
David Gardner started his career already at the age of 14 by making demos for Atari, the legendary gaming company founded by the creators of the world’s first arcade video game. After that, still in his teens, he was one of the first dozen employees at Electronic Arts in California. During his 25 years at […]
Accel Partners, Balderton Capital, Digital Sky Technologies and many more. The first 100 top tech investors and first 50 venture capital funds coming to Slush are here. Last year’s event was attended by a total of 118 international VC funds who were set up with 461 companies. This resulted in 1960 one-on-one meetings between startups […]
You probably know the feeling when you’re waiting for an important phone call, your phone rings and it’s a spammer. Or when you’re in a meeting, your phone rings and you have no idea whether it’s important or not. Alan Mamedi and his team are building a solution for these situations. Mamedi is the co-founder […]
Doing good by doing startup. Social hacking. Business model with sustainability. Merging technology entrepreneurship with social entrepreneurship. One of this year’s Slush themes will be Impact – a display of social tech, sustainable systems and global markets. Startups in the new social innovation order The business opportunity within the next billion consumers is booming. Yet, global […]
In November, Helsinki will be filled with startups from different tech sectors. We’re proud to introduce the first 100 and give you a better glimpse at the products of three of the firms. Last year a total of 1,200 companies attended Slush. The startups, a rough third of which were Finnish, came from 68 different […]
Ovelin has already made a strong footprint at Slush during the past years. In 2011 they won the Slush 100 -pitching competition and in 2012 they came up with a nail-painting product launch campaign for 2012 that even the Prime Minister of Finland remembered one year after the event. This Wednesday Ovelin launched mobile version of their […]
It is hard to overestimate the importance of easy and fast online payments. For online shoppers, easy payments pave the way for a more effortless and enjoyable shopping experience. For e-commerce businesses, the logic is simple: the easier the payment – the more website visitors will convert into buyers. Needless to say, simple no-hassle payment […]
In November 2010 one of the world’s top angel investors, Aydin Senkut travelled to Helsinki to attend to Slush. One of the companies present at Slush was Rovio that had launched Angry Birds just a year before. Senkut is the Founder and Managing Partner of Felicis Ventures. Recently he has been named as one of […]
Walkbase was one of the over 600 companies presenting at last year’s Slush – we caught up with CEO Tuomas Wuoti to talk about their experiences from the event, which lead to new customers and a whole new regional focus – Russia. The Turku, Finland based retail analytics company provides real-time customer insights for brick-and-mortar […]
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