We’re a Finnish venture capital fund investing in early stage companies that apply technology to solve real business problems of today.

Who we are?

Goril­la Capi­tal is a team of expe­rienced inves­tors with serial ent­repre­neu­rial backgrounds. We’ve achie­ved a total of 3 exits to inter­na­tio­nal buyers our­sel­ves on com­pa­nies we have star­ted. We know what it takes to build your star­tup into somet­hing others would like to own. We’ve been on both sides of the table, hands-on. We’re can­did, straight­forward, fair and treat foun­ders with utmost res­pect. We’re sup­por­ted as Limi­ted Part­ners by some of Finland’s most success­ful serial ent­repre­neurs, major ins­ti­tu­tio­nal inves­tors and fami­ly offices.

What we do?

We’re usual­ly the first ins­ti­tu­tio­nal money in. We typical­ly invest pre-pro­duct/­mar­ket fit along­si­de busi­ness angels and other ear­ly-sta­ge inves­tors. Post-invest­ment, we’re here to pro­vi­de you with gui­dance on key stra­te­gic topics, best prac­tices from our port­fo­lio as well as advi­se you in unders­tan­ding what is requi­red to achie­ve an exit. We want to be kept up-to-date with your busi­ness regu­lar­ly but we don’t man­da­te on having a seat on your Board. We’re an acti­ve inves­tor with 20-25 new invest­ments annual­ly.

Who we invest in?

We look for talen­ted, hard-wor­king and pas­sio­na­te teams applying tech­no­lo­gy to sol­ve tan­gible busi­ness problems evi­dent today. We like to see the cus­to­mer, rat­her than your pro­duct or tech­no­lo­gy, as the dri­ving force of your actions as an ent­repre­neur. We’d like to see that an ear­ly-sta­ge exit, that can gene­ra­te 10x returns, is fea­sible both for your busi­ness and the foun­ders.

We invest in companies that meet the following criteria

  • 1 You’re Capi­tal Efficient
  • 2 Your focus is on the Busi­ness rat­her than your Pro­duct
  • 3 You’re in the Mar­ket Now (or soon)
  • 4 Your team has the Com­pe­tencies nee­ded to execu­te your Busi­ness
  • 5 You unders­tand the Cus­to­mer Problem
  • 6 An ear­ly-sta­ge Exit is a fea­sible pos­si­bi­li­ty
  • 7 The valua­tion of your com­pa­ny is in line with your progress
  • 8 Cont­rol­led by tho­se who execu­te dai­ly
  • 9 You are based in Fin­land, Esto­nia, Den­mark or Swe­den

Contact us

Gorilla Capital Management Oy

VAT number: 2827907-4

Lapinlahdenkatu 16,
00180 Helsinki

Contact

The best way to contact us is through email.

Our email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname@gorillacapital.fi

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