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