Tesi is a venture capital and private equity company that accelerates companies’ success stories by investing in them, both directly and via funds.
We offer promising growth companies business expertise and international networks for achieving the company’s growth plan.
We offer Finnish and international private equity and venture capital funds a responsible, long-term investor with leading expertise in the field.
During 2019, Tesi made new investments and commitments amounting to €133m. Tesi gave commitments totalling €89m to ten funds and made direct investments amounting to €43m in 25 companies.
Managed by Sparkmind.vc, the Sparkmind Fund (formerly EduImpact Fund) is the first venture capital fund in Finland to focus on the education sector. The €40 million fund will specialise in investing in educational technology. Investors include state-...
Helsinki, Finland - Tesi, with commitments from major Finnish institutional investors Keva, VER, Ilmarinen, Elo and LocalTapiola has raised fund-of-fund KRR IV to continue the successful work of its predecessors. KRR IV invests in Finnish venture c...
UpCloud, the European leader in high performance cloud computing services fuels its growth with €18 million in new funding. UpCloud is incredibly excited to announce that it has secured €18 million in equity and debt funding to expedite its growth an...
Tesi’s investment volumes and financial performance remained strong in 2019. We made investments amounting to €133m in 10 venture capital and private equity funds and 24 companies.
“Companies are key players in finding solutions to global challenges. We want to ensure that promising projects are not left behind simply because they lack financing,” says Tesi’s CEO Jan Sasse.
There is a lot of discussion about the impact of Covid19 on our VC ecosystem and startups. Tesi is contemplating various lines of action to address the funding gaps emerging in the Finnish economy. We would like to share some thoughts about our response to the situation.
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Juha Koponen is one of the most experienced capital market lawyers in Finland. Just in the past three years, he has helped 14 companies with their listing process. “I have yet to come across a company that found the IPO process easy, but no one has ever told me that it wasn’t worth it,” says Koponen.