A unique and effective opportunity for International Fund Managers and LPs interested in setting up their operations in the Nordics or investing in the Finnish VC funds.
Venture Nordics Program
About the program
What is the Venture Nordics Program?
Venture Nordics is a 9-Day program in Helsinki for international fund managers and LPs interested in exploring opportunities in the New Nordics. The program offers a blend of professional networking, ecosystem insights, and the essence of Finnish culture.
Register your interest in the 2025 program
The application period for 2024 is now closed. We invite you to join the waitlist, to be among the first to know when applications reopen.
5x reasons to Venture North
VC funds are outperforming the European comparison with a 22% annual return of a TVPI of 2.9x and a DPI of 1.3 funds (inception 2009–2015)
Helsinki startups are worth €48B, up 2.9x since 2018.
Finland is the happiest country in the world for six years in a row.
World Happiness Report, 2023
Best country for launching a startup
Business Money, 2023
Finland is the second most gender-equal country in the world.
World Economic Forum, 2022
Watch the Venture Nordics Webinar
Learn more about the Venture Nordics Program and the Nordic startup ecosystem. In this webinar, we share valuable insights on the region, key trends, and answers to your burning questions about the program.
Success Story: Leo Capital
Founded in Singapore, venture capital investor Leo Capital took the leap in 2023 to expand to Europe. Helsinki won over co-founder Shwetank Verma and Europe-based Partner, Henry Goodwin. Read Leo Capital’s Helsinki success story and learn how they are helping Finnish startups go global.
Assistance with travel documents.
Our dedicated team will guide you through the visa application process and assist with any travel documentation needed, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free journey to Finland.
Complimentary access to co-working spaces and events like Arctic 15.
We know you’ve got sh*t to do. We’ve got you covered. Participants get free access to a well-equipped co-working space in the centre of Helsinki and exclusive access to premier events such as Arctic 15, where you can connect with industry leaders and innovators.
Support in establishing operations or investing in Finnish funds.
Leverage our expert business advisors’ services and resources to set up your operations seamlessly in Finland or make informed investments in promising Finnish funds, benefiting from our deep local market knowledge.
A unique Finnish cottage getaway experience, including accommodation, food, drinks, and transport.
Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Finland with a stay at a traditional cottage, complete with authentic Finnish cuisine, beverages, and convenient transportation arrangements for a holistic cultural experience.
Public transport passes and local SIM data during the program.
Navigate Helsinki with ease using complimentary public transport passes, and stay connected with a local SIM card providing ample data, ensuring you’re always just a call or click away from what you need.
Participants are responsible for their travel to Finland, allowing them the flexibility to choose their preferred airline and travel itinerary. Although we assist with the visa process, any fees associated with visas or other travel documents are the responsibility of the participants.
Accommodation costs in Finland
While we facilitate a great stay, the cost of hotels or other accommodations during your time in Finland is not covered by the program.
Everyday expenses such as meals, recreational activities, and personal expenses in Finland will need to be managed by the participants themselves
There is no cost for the program.
The program is sponsored by the City of Helsinki. Participants cover their travel, living, and personal expenses.
Helsinki is an affordable and well-connected city. The local bus, tram, train, and metro system cover the whole city and the centre is very walkable. You can easily manage your life without a car. However, for day trips you can easily rent a car or use a car-share service.
You can find more information about life in Helsinki below:
At Helsinki Partners, we match people with opportunities. We are more than happy to support you in expanding your VC operations to Finland or in investing in a Finnish fund, even if you’re not selected for the program.
We provide free-of-charge, customised services to international VCs aiming for long-term growth or fund operations in the Nordics, particularly those eyeing expansion and establishment in Finland. Additionally, we assist international LPs interested in investing in Finland by providing relevant data from Finland and connecting them with the local VCs. Read more about this on LP & Funds services page.
If you have any questions about the program or about setting up or investing in a fund in the Nordics– you can find the relevant contact details below. We’ll make sure to get back to you as soon as possible.
+358 45 225 8618