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Inventure launches a EUR 35 million early-stage technology fund


February 7, 2008

Inventure has completed the first closing of Inventure Fund Ky, a venture capital fund focusing on early-stage high-tech investments in the Nordic countries, primarily Finland. Investors investing in Inventure are European Investment Fund and Finnish Industry Investment among several institutions and private investors. First closing is completed at EUR 35 million with a final target at 50 million.

Inventure aims to invest in fifteen high-growth companies with significant value creation and return potential. 'We are to invest in Nordic success stories. Inventure has a unique market position as a fully-focused early-stage VC with a substantial investment capacity both for initial and follow-on investments. We target to create several global high-return successes in our innovation clusters such as software, electronics, semiconductors as well as industrial production and material technologies', comments Mr Sami Lampinen, managing director of Inventure.

Inventure invests typically 1-3 million euro per target company. Upon a successful execution of a well-defined growth and value creation strategy, investment volume by Inventure can increase up to several million euro. Inventure acts an active VC investor and builds companies with sustainable business models, international management teams, and clear routes to industrial trade-sales. Inventure has close co-operation with research & development institutions, public funding sources as well as industrial partners and private equity firms as syndicate partners.

Inventure team is led by Sami Lampinen, managing director, and Timo Tirkkonen, partner. Investment professionals include Tuomas Kosonen and Arve Lukander, and Pertti Ervi, chairman of the board. The team has substantial experience in the Nordic venture capital industry with previous investments including companies such as MySQL, Silex Microsystems, Fastrax, Beneq, Trackway, Upstream, and Zipic.


Inventure Oy
Korkeavuorenkatu 22, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
Tel +358 400 399 912
www.inventure.fi


Publisher Contact Information:

Inventure Ltd.
+ 358 40 520 5295
sami.lampinen@inventure.fi

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