Developing the Finnish risk capital market
Variety and depth to the risk capital market
Developing the Finnish venture capital and private equity market is one of the main objectives of Finnish Industry Investment Ltd (FII).
FII is often an anchor investor in establishing new funds in Finland, and therefore it has a great impact on fund-raising. It is crucial for the development of the sector that there are new management teams entering the market. Having gained years of experience from both Finnish and international fund investments, FII shares best practices with market players.
FII and FoF Growth have played a key role in the establishment of new risk capital funds in Finland. In 2011 and 2012, FII and FoF Growth were actively involved in the establishment of two new players in the field: Vision+ and Lifeline Ventures. In 2013, FII and FoF Growth invested in Inventure II.
FII is an active promoter of responsible investment in the Finnish risk capital market. Responsible investors take into account environmental, social and corporate governance issues in addition to financial returns. FII adheres to the principles of responsible investment and expects the same from its portfolio funds.
FII participates in the work of the European Venture Fund Investors Network. The network organises workshops on current affairs and enables a common platform for dialogue with the European Commission and European Venture Capital Association. FII's Jouni Hakala is the Chairman of the network in 2013-2014.