Venture Nordics

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.

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Woman smiling at a crowded outdoor networking event

Venture Nordics Program

About the program

What is the Venture Nordics Program?

Now in it’s second edition, Venture Nordics is a 7-Day program for international VCs and LPs interested in exploring the opportunities in the New Nordics. The program includes a series of exclusive networking events, introductions to Finnish LPs and VCs, curated meetings with high performing startups and scale-ups from Helsinki and a free ticket to Slush 2024.

Tuomas Uusiheimo

Why apply to Venture Nordics?

The application period for the program runs until August 18, 2024. Selected candidates will be interviewed between August 19 and August 30, 2024. Final confirmations and contract signings will take place from August 31 to September 8, 2024. The onsite program in Helsinki is scheduled for November 15-21, 2024.

Read more in Terms & Conditions

About the program

Meet the Venture Nordics alumni

This is the second edition of the program. The first edition had 9 participants – 7 international VCs and 2 international LPs – managing a total AUM of around 12 billion euros. Of the 9 participants, 6 stated that the program exceeded their expectations.

Tuomas Uusiheimo

Venture Nordics Program 2024 – Slush edition

We’ve crafted an engaging 7-day program, designed to equip you with all the essentials for launching your VC and investing in Finland, while connecting you with a highly relevant network to ease your market entry.

*We reserve the right to adjust the program’s dates and content, always ensuring the core essence remains the same for an enriching experience.

Maija Astikainen
Maija Astikainen

3 reasons to invest in Helsinki

22% IRR

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)

TESI, 2023

2.7 unicorns / million citizens

The New Nordics are generating 2,7 Unicorns per million citizens, ratio that is the highest outside of silicon valley 

A Guide to Nordic Innovation Europe’s Unicorn Factory, 2021


Contact info

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.

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Panu Maulaheimo

Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives

LPs & Funds


+358 40 669 3888

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Tian Yu

Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives

LPs & Funds


+358 45 225 8618

Tuomas Uusiheimo

Why Leo Capital moved to Helsinki

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. 

Tuomas Uusiheimo