Helen Ventures invests in LiveEO, an Earth Observation Startup - Series A investment accelerates global expansion
LiveEO, an Earth Observation (EO) asset monitoring startup based in Berlin, has closed an investment round with the venture capital firms btov Partners, Helen Ventures, DvH Ventures, and Motu Ventures as well as deep tech investor Andreas Kupke and one of the most renowned investors from the Silicon Valley tech ecosystem. The Series A investment of €5.25 million (USD $6.35 million) allows LiveEO to further accelerate the development of their market leading infrastructure monitoring solution as well as their international expansion.
Virta featured on the prestigious FT 1000 list again
Helen Ventures' portfolio company Virta made it to the FT 1000 list again. EV charging company Virta is recognised as the second fastest growing company in Finland and the 144th fastest growing company in Europe on the Financial Times FT 1000 list.
Putting Helen Ventures on the European VC map
Several media outlets in the venture capital ecosystem have been reporting about the 2021 European Capital Report by i5invest and WU Entrepreneurship Center. We at Helen Ventures are delighted that also our work has been recognised in the report!
5 Lessons on Customer Lifecycle Framework and why it’s important for your startup
Whether operating in B2C or B2B field, in digital business or a brick-and-mortar, certain aspects of sales and business growth are likely to be the same: A) you have potential customers, B) there is a certain flow of how they come to you, C) how they engage with your business, and D) how they convert into sales and stay with you. Regardless of how this flow looks to your business, we’re talking about the customer lifecycle framework.
Helen Ventures invests in Think Outside, a snow volume forecasting solution for hydropower companies
Helen Ventures has invested into a Norwegian Bergen-based startup Think Outside. The new technology of Think Outside offers more accurate information of the quantity of water stored in snow to hydropower companies, which helps them in optimizing the energy production.
Analysis: Deep dive into snow to unlock more power from gravity
Hydropower accounts over 50% of all electricity produced in the Nordics, and 60% of all renewable energy production globally. Vast amount of the water originates from snow within the catchment areas. The accumulated snowfall therefore contributes largely to the hydropower reservoir (HPR). What makes hydropower so efficient, is the fact that in the mountain areas where elevation plays well for the value (since hydropower is essentially gravitation power) also snowfall tends to be high.
Recap of Helen Ventures' 2020: Backgrounds of investments, impact of pandemic, and future plans
The extraordinary year 2020 has come to an end and it’s a perfect time to stop and retrospectively look in the transom. In this interview, Terhi Vapola, VP and founder of Helen Ventures talks about VC work, gives insights of Helen Ventures’ investments, and reveals how she thinks Covid-19 changed the investment sector permanently. So, keep reading!
Energy meets PropTech ‒ with a message of collaboration
Helen Ventures and Helen had the honour of entering the Nordic PropTech scene at RecoTech 2020. Read below our recap of the event.
A profound review of what startups should know about the energy CVCs and their investment policies
Helen Ventures' Vice President Terhi Vapola and Inventure's Managing Director Sami Lampinen were discussing about the investment opportunities in the energy sector together with Helen's CEO Juha-Pekka Weckström in Helen's "Uutta Voimaa" -podcast. Read below the recap of the discussion or listen the episode.
Innovations around district heating system offer solutions in the fight against climate crisis
Here’s a fact about Finland: it’s cold in here.
For about 6 months of the year, the thermometer is below zero degrees. And the further north you go, the chillier the weather.
What I’m trying to say is: we need heating. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Finland is known for extremely reliable district heating system.
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What makes a winning startup team? 8 tips to focus on when hiring a team
Building a winning team is one of the most important tasks for startup founders. While the star of your company is your offering, without a strong team to support it, success is nigh on impossible.
Helen Ventures makes an investment in EcoG, the world’s first open hardware-agnostic IoT OS for EV charging, together with Ananda Impact Ventures
Helen Ventures and Ananda Impact Ventures, a leading European impact investor closed an investment round with EcoG.