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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The audience laughs at a Helsinki Partners Slush side event

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.

Tuomas Uusiheimo

Summer 2024

Meet the Venture Nordics participants

The participants for summer 2024 have managed a total AUM of around 12 billion euros. They will be in Helsinki May 30 – June 7th to explore opportunities in the New Nordic ecosystem.

Tuomas Uusiheimo

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.

Venture Nordics Program 2024 Overview

We’ve crafted an engaging 9-day journey, 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.

5 reasons to Venture Nordics


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


Finland is the happiest country in the world for six years in a row.

World Happiness Report, 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.

Tuomas Uusiheimo

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. 

Tuomas Uusiheimo


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.

Panu Maulaheimo Portrait

Panu Maulaheimo

Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives

Limited Partners and Funds


+358 40 669 3888

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Tian Yu

Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives

Venture Nordics Program Manager & Venture Capital


+358 45 225 8618