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Showcasing Nordic start-ups in the US

  • Publisert 01.11.2013
Seven Nordic start-up companies and one Estonian, mainly within internet and media, have been selected to present their concepts to American venture capitalists in New York and Boston.

- The companies are not only representing themselves, but the entire startup-scene in the Nordic countries. The ultimate goal is raise interest in the Nordic countries among American investors, says Erik Johansson from the coordinating firm Nordic Investment Solutions.

 

The so-called US East Coast Activity 2013 is part of the Nordic-to-Global Initiative, aiming at providing a fast track to internationalization to Nordic innovative companies by offering support, relations and insights. Members of the initiative are the leading Nordic public early stage investors, which also have picked out the eight start-ups based on strict criteria.

 

- One requirement was that the companies already were active, or in the process of starting up activities, in the US, Johansson says.

 

The delegation heading to New York and Boston also includes a number of leading Nordic private and public early stage investors. The full program can be found below.

 

Owner and organizer of the Nordic-to-Global Initiative is Nordic Innovation.

 

 

The selected start-up companies:

 

Bmobilized, Norway

CloudMe, Sweden

GreenQloud, Iceland

Netrounds, Sweden

Realeyes, Estonia

RoomSketcher, Norway

Videntifier, Iceland

VividWorks, Finland

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The Nordic-to-Global Initiative – Internationalization of young Nordic innovative companies

The Nordic-to-Global Initiative is aimed at providing a fast track to internationalization to Nordic innovative companies by offering support, relations and insights and is organized by Nordic Innovation.

 

The international activities, such as the US East Coast Activity, are one of five tracks within the broad Nordic initiative to jointly develop the Nordic early stage market.

 

Members of the initiative are the Nordic public early stage investors: Finnvera, Finland, Almi, Sweden, Innovation Norway, Norway.

Coordinator for the overall initiative, as well as for the US East Coast Activity, is the independent Nordic private equity advisory firm, Nordic Investment Solutions (NIS).

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