PRESS RELEASE 16 February 2017
Mika Ihamuotila, chairman of the board of the iconic Finnish fashion and design company Marimekko, has invested in Invesdor, a provider of digital financial and crowdfunding services.
”I believe that in the near future there will be fewer middlemen, such as banks, between investors and businesses looking for funding. On the one hand this is made possible by digitalisation, but on the other hand it is also about developments in legislation and proliferation of crowdfunding,” Ihamuotila ponders.
”In my opinion Invesdor is a very promising startup in this sector. In a short time it has grown to be the largest crowdfunder of Nordic businesses thanks to its digital platform and skilled team. I hope that I will be able to contribute to the growth and international success of this Finnish company,” Ihamuotila says.
”We are happy to have Mika Ihamuotila onboard as an investor and sparring partner,” says Invesdor CEO Lasse Mäkelä. ”Mika is an exceptional combination of strong banking experience and strong knowledge of digital business. He has accumulated experience in the financial industry as CEO of Mandatum Bank and Sampo Bank and in digital businesses via board roles at Elisa, Rovio and Sanoma, among others.”
Invesdor, a fintech company known for its equity crowdfunding service, develops digital solutions for the financing needs of SMEs and public companies. In 2016 the average transaction size on Invesdor’s platform doubled to 612,000 euros. Capital invested during the year also doubled to 14.7 million euros.
Invesdor, which is currently active in Finland, Norway, Denmark and the UK, is considering expanding into Sweden this year. Invesdor itself has raised a total of approximately three million euros in funding, most of which has been raised through its own digital fundraising platform.
Lasse Mäkelä, CEO, Invesdor Ltd.
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Mikko Savolainen, communications manager, Invesdor Ltd.
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Invesdor in brief:
Invesdor is the Nordic market leader in equity crowdfunding platforms measured in invested capital and revenue in 2015. A financial technology (fintech) company founded in Finland in 2012, Invesdor operates an online investment platform that connects ambitious European growth companies with investors worldwide. So far Invesdor has helped raise more than 26 million euros and hosted 73 successful equity crowdfunding campaigns.
Invesdor's clients include private and publicly traded companies from Finland, the UK, Norway and Denmark as well as investors from more than 50 countries. Invesdor has offices in London and Helsinki.