The startup ecosystem in Helsinki is booming: in 2015–2020, its value has tripled, and startups in Helsinki keep hammering new record amounts of funding year after year.
Especially the tech startups in Helsinki have garnered favorable attention. With their creative business ideas ranging from revolutionary food production solutions to new financial services and powerful software, they are determined to solve big global challenges.
For these reasons, it’s difficult to select just a few promising growth companies to highlight. We’re going to try anyway, and on this list, we have collected some of the most recognized startups in Finland: each of them has made it onto different startup lists a minimum of two times. These are the Helsinki-based startups you should at the very least know about.
Aiven is a cloud software startup. We create fully managed cloud services out of the best open-source database and streaming technologies. Our platform is used by leading global enterprises to power their data processing and analytics pipelines. aiven.io
Featured on: Seedtable, Wired, Sifted Soonicorns, Sifted European Tech 2021
Canatu manufactures transparent conductive films for new class of touch applications. Carbon NanoBud films are for flat, flexible or formable touch screens. Canatu services the rapidly expanding market for mobile and wearable devices, home appliances, white goods and automotive. Canatu films enable new kinds of printed flexible, foldable and 3D shaped electronics products that also reduce cost and environmental impact. canatu.com
Featured on: Seedtable, Deloitte Fast 50, Tracxn Soonicorn
Enfuce offers payment and open banking services to banks, fintechs, financial operators, and merchants. By combining industry expertise, innovative technology and compliance, we are delivering long term and scalable solutions fast and secure. Established in 2016, Enfuce employs 70 driven professionals in the Nordics and has close to 10 million end-users on their platform. enfuce.com
Featured on: Seedtable, Wired, Deloitte Fast 50
Developer of a constellation of radar micro-satellites designed to provide the world with access to near-real-time imagery from space. The company’s commercial SAR (synthetic aperture radar) satellite constellation uses microwave radar technology to help in imaging in all conditions and send its own energy so it can image independent of sunlight, enabling unprecedented access to SAR data, anywhere on the globe, at any time. iceye.fi
Featured on: Seedtable, Sifted European Tech 2021, Tracxn Soonicorn
iFarm is indoor farming solution provider of plug&play automated vertical farms and data-driven software. Easy one-button managed farms from 50–5000 sq.m and a wide range of plants to grow are available for customers. Farms can be in a store, restaurant, warehouse, as well as at home or in a country house. iFarm allows everyone on Earth to grow their own healthy food in a sustainable way and be independent of the supply chain. ifarm.fi
Featured on: Eu Startups, Sifted European Tech 2021
IQM is the European leader in superconducting quantum computers. It follows an innovative Co-Design strategy to deliver quantum advantage to its clients, based on application specific processors, using novel chip architectures and ultrafast quantum operations. IQM is ready to deliver quantum computers to scientific and industrial customers. meetiqm.com
Featured on: Wired, Eu Startups, Red Herring top 100
Mobidiag, A Hologic Company develops and provides molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases and antibiotic resistances.
Our goal is to make in vitro diagnostics fast, accurate and accessible to improve quality and efficiency of healthcare systems, help prevent the spreading of antibiotic resistances and create new opportunities for implementing diagnostics in routine. mobidiag.com
Featured on: Seedtable, Deloitte Fast 50
The Finnish company Solar Foods Oy produces an entirely new kind of nutrient-rich protein using only air and electricity as the main resources. Solar Foods’ concept redefines the basics of food production, as it is not dependent on agriculture, the weather, or the climate. The price of the protein product is also competitive compared to sources such as soy protein. solarfoods.fi
Featured on: Seedtable, Wired, Sifted European Tech 2021
Surrogate.tv is a gaming company offer playing with real-life robotics, toys, vehicles, and more; over the internet. These experiences are enabled via Surrogate’s real-life game engine and streaming suite titled SurroRTG. surrogate.tv
Featured on: Seedtable, Eu Startups
Swappie.com is a safe and secure online store for refurbished smartphones where you can order affordable smartphones directly from our store, which have been tested and refurbished using the newest technology. Swappie refurbishes iPhones to the highest standards using the latest technology and reduces environmental waste. The company operates its own refurbishment factory in the Nordics and sells directly to consumers via its online store. All devices are fully inspected by Swappie’s professional technicians and every phone sold comes with a 12-month Swappie Warranty. swappie.com
Varjo Technologies Oy is creating the world’s best hardware and software for groundbreaking VR/AR/XR computing devices, merging the real and digital worlds seamlessly together. varjo.com
Featured on: Seedtable, Wired, Tracxn Soonicorn
Wolt makes it incredibly easy for you to discover and get what you want. Delivered to you – quickly, reliably and affordably. And by doing so, we make cities better places to live. woltapp.com
Featured on: Seedtable, Deloitte Fast 50, Sifted European Tech 2021, Tracxn Soonicorn