The Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN) and Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA) have released their statistics on private investments and venture capital investments in Finnish companies in 2016.
The statistics include Finnish venture capital investments (80 M€), direct foreign investments (216 M€), business angel investments (53 M€) and other sources of finance including crowdfunding (34 M€). In total over 400 startup received investments.
Investments in Finnish early stage companies reached a new record high in 2016. Investments in Finnish early stage companies have grown 42 % in 2016. Records were also broken in business angel investments, crowdfunding and foreign direct investments. The doubling of foreign direct investments in a year speaks volumes of the quality of Finnish growth companies and startup ecosystem. Additionally, Finnish venture capital expertise is in growing demand internationally as investments by Finnish venture capital firms to foreign companies tripled to 40 million Euros.
Finnish Business Angel Investments 2016
Business angels invested in median 20.000 euros per company, per round giving an individual angel a 2% median ownership in the company. The median for the total investment round was 218.500 euros with a 1 million startup valuation.
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Finnish Business Angel Investments
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