- Tekes is a Finnish funding agency specialized in research communities, industry, and service sectors.
Tekes is the most important publicly funded expert organisation for financing research, development and innovation in Finland.
We boost wide-ranging innovation activities in research communities, industry and service sectors.
Tekes promotes a broad-based view on innovation: besides funding technological breakthroughs, Tekes emphasises the significance of service-related, design, business, and social innovations.
Tekes works with the top innovative companies and research units in Finland. Every year, Tekes finances some 1,500 business research and development projects, and almost 600 public research projects at universities, research institutes and polytechnics.
Research, development and innovation funding is targeted to projects that create in the long-term the greatest benefits for the economy and society. Tekes does not derive any financial profit from its activities, nor claim any intellectual proprietary rights.
|Aug, 2016||Brainshake||€3.5M / Venture||—|
|Jun, 2016||Sessio Software Ltd||€50k / Grant||—|
|Jun, 2016||720°||€700k / Seed||—|
|Jun, 2016||Smarp||€3M / Undisclosed||—|
|Feb, 2016||Underhood||€280k / Undisclosed||—|
|Feb, 2016||MaaS Global||€2.2M / Seed||—|
|Oct, 2015||Fimmic||€1.5M / Seed||—|
|Aug, 2015||Smarp||€1.3M / Seed||—|
|Jun, 2015||Goodwiller Oy||€350k / Grant||—|
|Jun, 2015||bttn||$3M / Seed||—|
|Dec, 2014||Stylewhile||$430k / Venture||—|
|Dec, 2014||Runteq||€105k / Debt Financing||—|
|Nov, 2014||Smarp||€250k / Grant||—|
|Sep, 2014||Invesdor||€50k / Grant||—|
|Aug, 2014||Cyberlightning Ltd.||$4.2M / Series A||—|
|Jul, 2014||Nosto||$5.5M / Series A||—|
|Jun, 2014||Ekorent||€50.97k / Grant||—|
|May, 2014||Modti||€100k / Seed||—|
|Mar, 2014||Bonusway||€750k / Grant (Lead)||—|
|Mar, 2014||bttn||$1M / Seed||—|
|Feb, 2014||IroFit||€60k / Seed||—|
|Jan, 2014||CBTec Oy||€350k / Grant||—|
|Aug, 2013||ThingLink||$2M / Seed||—|
|Jul, 2013||Wauwaa||€320k / Seed||—|
|Jul, 2013||SportSetter||$133k / Seed||—|
|May, 2013||Surveypal||undisclosed amount / Seed||—|
|Mar, 2013||Canatu||$12M / Series B||—|
|Jan, 2013||ProtoGeo||$1.6M / Seed||—|
|Oct, 2012||Bonusway||€62k / Grant (Lead)||—|
|Jul, 2012||Stylewhile||$300k / Angel||—|
|May, 2012||Runteq||€50k / Debt Financing||—|
|Feb, 2011||Applifier||$2M / Seed||—|
|Sep, 2010||Canatu||€4.7M / Series A||—|
|Jul, 2010||GigsWiz||€150k / Seed||—|
|Feb 26, 2016||Arctic Startup - Co-Creating The New Media: How Media Companies Can Renew By Working With Startups?|
|Feb 8, 2016||Arctic Startup - Accelerating Through The Finnish Startup Ecosystem|
|Jan 29, 2016||Arctic Startup - Finnish Lunchgate Scandal: Nobody will steal your startup idea, or will they?|
|Dec 2, 2015||PRNewswire Asia - From Helsinki to Seattle, VCSPARK Expands its Global Business Landscape|
|Dec 2, 2015||PRNewswire All - From Helsinki to Seattle, VCSPARK Expands its Global Business Landscape|
|Dec 1, 2015||PRNewswire Asia - From Helsinki to Seattle, VCSPARK Expands its Global Business Landscape|
|Dec 4, 2014||Webrazzi - Sharetribe aims to streamline process of creating online, peer-to-peer marketplaces|
|Nov 21, 2014||Venture Beat - The DeanBeat: Finnish game companies want to dominate, but they don't want to be rock stars or emperors|
Kyllikinportti 2, Länsi-Pasila