The Helsinki-based hardware startup Solu has raised 1.3 million dollars in seed funding. This was Solu’s second funding round after it had raised a six-figure amount back in September 2014.
The investors include KSV Finland along with Vladimir Ashurkov, Sasha Markvo, Otto Hilska and Timo Kiravuo(Aalto University) as well as Estonian accelerator Buildit. Some of the investors have already participated in the earlier funding round.
Solu’s exact plans remain opaque but it has been hinted that it aims at no less than a complete disruption of the personal computer market with new hardware and an own operating system. The first product is slated for launch this fall.
On its website the company states: “Solu is aiming to change a complete industry with a unique approach and unique technology.”
The company’s co-founder and CEO is Kristoffer Lawson, co-founder of Finnish digital banking service startup Holvi.
Article first published in Good News from Finland.