Key Takeaways from Finance Board 2017

Finance Board 2017 on March 9th brought together finance providers, entrepreneurs and business leaders interested in financing international growth. Read Markkos key takeaways of the event.

SaaS company, utilize your Board and advisors

Recently, we have announced three investments, in Futures Platform, Artist Exchange, and most recently, in PilviTM. Each one wants to actively bring in and utilize external advisory as help when reaching for their growth targets.

Key takeaways from SaaStock, Dublin

We visited the SaaStock event in Dublin, Ireland in October. Here re some of the key findings from the presentations and discussions. THE key lesson? Invest in client monetization and retention more than in new client acquisition.

Tips for summer reading: My Top 10 business books

With summer holidays around the corner, I’m looking forward to the usual sunshine and family time, but also to occasional hideaways with a few insightful books. I know I’m not alone so I thought of listing out my own all time favorites on the business b..

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016!

Let's enjoy the Holiday Season and build a Successful 2016 together! Instead of mailing out Christmas cards this year, we have supported the Startup Refugees initiative.

Growing into a global thought leader: How to?

In this article we discuss thought leadership, and why we would advise an internationalizing company to aim for it. ‘Positioning’ is the fourth success factor out of five in our Takeoff Success Factors framework.

How to avoid chaos while growing?

We’ve already covered two of the five success factors in internationalizing B2B software and service businesses, ‘People’ and ‘Solution’. It’s time to introduce the third one: ‘Scalability’. How do we make sure we won’t reinvent the wheel?

5 steps to take a B2B software product or service global

We have introduced ‘People’ as the first of five key success factors in internationalizing B2B software or service businesses. Second in line is ‘Solution’. The very thing that fills a global need and is at the core of the business opportunity.

Our background: The Blancco story

Blancco is the world’s leading provider of data erasure software. Founded in 1997, Blancco is headquartered in Finland and operates through 17 international offices and partners globally. Blancco is wholly owned subsidiary of Regenersis since 2014.

Our background: The GIA story

Global Intelligence Alliance Group (GIA) introduced the idea of “market intelligence as a service” to the corporate world. During 15 years and with the support of CapMan, 3i Group and private investors, the Finnish startup grew into a 15MEUR business.