a. — about

We believe that supporting unconventional minds is the key to crafting a better next generation.

That’s why we help the earliest stage startups to climb their first peak.

A bold blend of ambitious young minds, experienced partners and venture capital.

Founded


2016

Location


Finland & Sweden

Fund size


1,5 M€

Team


11 students

Area focus


Nordics

Stage focus


Pre-Seed

b. — portfolio


Creating the best home selling experience

Changing the way we source high-quality carbon products

Making bone surgery safe

Defining chat games

Real-world solutions to personal data problems

Competitive online multiplayer experiences for everyone

Creating a new world for on-demand work

Reshaping how we consume fashion

Your next unicorn you don't know about?

Sustainable routines for balance and high performance

Insurance compensation simplified

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Blok creates the best home selling experience

Blok automates home sales with a streamlined web service that empowers home owners to sell their home themselves and renders traditional realtors redundant.

Instead of paying costly commissions (avg. 2-4%) to real estate agents or going through the hassle of selling the apartment themselves (avg. 50h+), Blok provides a new, cost-effective alternative, for home owners.

Blok aims to revolutionize the Nordic housing market within the next few years by bringing new types of services to the market that utilize advanced automation and artificial intelligence.

Company founded

2017

Wave of money in

2017

CEO

Rudi Skogman

The Web

Choice of social media

Favourite color

Yellow
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Carbo Culture changes the way we source high-value carbon products

Carbo Culture upcycles methane-emitting waste into high-value charcoal in a carbon negative way. The patented technology carbonizes versatile biomass, captures more carbon and gives higher yields in mass, resulting in a cleaner and more efficient process for making charcoal and carbon products.

The locally sourced product solves issues of farmers and industries who use charcoal by making a higher quality, locally sourced, value adding product.

Carbo Culture wants to make a permanent change in how carbon materials are sourced on this planet, making the trade more efficient, sustainable, transparent and scientific.

Company founded

2016

Wave of money in

2017

CEO

Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen

The Web

Choice of social media

Favourite color

Graphene
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Surgify makes bone surgery safer

In many fields of surgery and dentistry, bone has to be cut or removed without damaging the proximal soft structures. Surgify develops new solutions to protect these structures and prevent associated complications.

Bleeding, infections and nerve injuries are some of the complications that can severely affect a patients quality of life. Surgify technology improves the safety, speed and precision of bone surgery to minimize these risks.

Company founded

2016

Wave of money in

2017

CEO

Visa Sippola

The Web

Choice of social media

Favourite color

Light Blue
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Quicksave defines chat games

Quicksave makes quality games that fit well in the social and quick-paced chat environment. The games enable people to have fun together while chatting.

The team consists of veteran game developers from Finland that have worked with multiple platforms including consoles, PC, mobile, but have specialized since 2015 to build on the new emerging platform of messaging.

Company founded

2017

Wave of money in

2017

CEO

Elina Arponen

The Web

Choice of social media

Favourite color

Orange
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Real-world solutions to personal data problems

Under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), businesses need to communicate openly about the personal data that they collect and why. Portyr creates tools that allow businesses to describe their services clearly and beautifully.

GDPR promises a remarkable future and Portyr's mission is to make it happen by equipping businesses with universal, effective data management tools. Portyr provides sensible first steps toward GDPR compliance with choices to scale up as required.

Company founded

2017

Wave of money in

2017

CEO

Sebastian Nemeth

The Web

Choice of social media

Favourite color

#1E1F23
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Creating a new world for on-demand work

Sumpli is a digital matchmaking platform for the new generation of employers and employees. Enabling fast recruitment, on-demand jobs in selected locations, instant payroll services and transparent payments, Sumpli brings the working world to a whole different level.

Having an all-in-one service working on mobile, Sumpli is bringing the fastest on-demand job platform to the market.

Company founded

2018

Wave of money in

2018

CEO

Elias Nygren

The Web

Choice of social media

Favourite color

Blue
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TPH.co is reshaping how we think fashion

Resale fashion is set to overtake fast fashion in the next 10 years. While second-hand is growing fast, TPH.co is putting its bet on vintage clothing. TPH.co is the first marketplace exclusively dedicated to vintage clothing.

Shop from local vintage shops and thrift stores around the world. Discover and rethink your closet with items that are unique and high quality.

Company founded

2017

Wave of money in

2018

CEO

Lisa Gautier

The Web

Choice of social media

Favourite color

Black
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Would you like to join us?

Wave Ventures was founded by a mix of students to maximize many things - both for ourselves and for others.

For ourselves, setting up a VC fund and running it would provide an incomparable chance to learn, help others and encourage audacity in anybody we would meet. At the same time, founding the first student-run VC fund in the Nordics was a manifestation of our willingness to make the path instead of taking an existing one.

We want to create the same opportunity for the most intensely curious of our peers, and thus the management responsibility of our fund will be passed on the to the next team regularly, but gradually, creating a continuity for years to come.

To carry this out, we are now in search of new team members to continue the journey of building the next big things.

If you are a university student with passion for entrepreneurship and tech startups, drive for helping others while learning radically fast, and interest towards the world of venture capital, Wave Ventures might be what you’re looking for.

If interested, send us an application to team@wave.ventures with:

  • Max. 150 words about your motivations to work alongside entrepreneurs and in VC
  • An up to date CV or link to LinkedIn profile
  • Possible start date and availability in the upcoming year(s)
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c. — resources


To get you started in building the future, here's something we've found useful while getting to know the wonderful world of startups and venture capital.

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Most of these resources can be freely found on the internet. We figured to gather the most valuable content into one place with the hope that it will benefit more people than just the few who already know about it.


Enjoy!

To start or not to start?


Material to help your thinking.

Ok, so you'll start.


How the heck to design, inspire, lead and manage?

Here's a little something, too.


Legal documents, pitch decks, templates & other goodies.


28.9.2018

Backing Fifth Corner Inc.: Sustainable routines for balance and high performance

13.9.2018

Insurance Compensation Simplified — Our Investment in Insurello

24.8.2018

Small Screens and Big Ambitions: Why We Joined Forces with Action-Reaction Games

8.5.2018

Riding the Vintage Clothing Wave — Why We Invested in TPH.co

16.3.2018

Creating a New World For On-Demand Work with Sumpli

7.2.2018

Breaking Into The US: An Easy Guide For European Founders Taking The Plunge

27.9.2017

Announcing Our Investment In Portyr — A Finnish Startup Building a Future of Personal Data

13.9.2017

Match Made in Silicon Valley: Wave Ventures Is Expanding in Sweden

27.6.2017

Move Fast and Break the Playbook — Founders Facing a Wave of Regulation

30.5.2017

Meet Our Advisor: An Investor Must Have a Clear Vision of the Industry’s Future Value Formation Says Inka Mero

16.5.2017

From Biglaw to Founder Trenches: A Law Student’s Path into Venture Capital

9.5.2017

Announcing Our Investment in Surgify — A Health Technology Startup That Makes Bone Surgery Safer

21.4.2017

Catalyzing Young Careers in the Startup Industry ®

4.4.2017

Announcing Our Investment in Carbo Culture

29.3.2017

Our Investment in Blok — A Finnish Startup That Shakes Up The Real Estate Market

17.3.2017

Meet Our Advisor: Ilkka Kivimäki on Early-Stage Investing and the Future of the Nordic Ecosystem

17.2.2017

Learning by raising: How to start a VC fund with next to no experience

e. — team


Helsinki, Finland

Janne Korpela

Co-Founder
Andreas Saari

Co-Founder

Olli Rissanen

Co-Founder
Anton Backman

Co-Founder & CEO
Henri Hyvärinen

Co-Founder
Eero Vartiainen

Co-Founder
Pauliina Martikainen

Co-Founder
Aleksis Tapper

Co-Founder
Julia Hämäläinen

Investment Manager

Stockholm & Lund, Sweden

Rasmus Areskoug

Venture Partner
Ludvig Dietmann

Investment Manager

Advisors


f. — jobs


Curious in building the future or finding the next big things?


We're always looking for ambitious talent to join us and our portfolio companies.

Team Member - Helsinki

Team Member - Stockholm / Lund