Gorilla invests in 10.team – connecting professional athletes with brands for strategic partnerships

Goril­la Capi­tal invests in 10.team 🇫🇮

10.team is a com­mu­ni­ty con­nec­ting pro mar­ke­ters with pro ath­le­tes for stra­te­gic part­ners­hips, deve­lo­ped by 10 Sports Mar­ke­ting Hub Inc based in Hel­sin­ki Olym­pic Sta­dium and bac­ked by success­ful mar­ke­ting entrepreneurs. 

Ath­le­tes are inc­re­dible part­ners for growth-min­ded brands. Our plat­form makes it easy to sca­le digi­tal col­la­bo­ra­tions and our vision is to beco­me the Euro­pean cham­pion”, says 10.team Foun­der & Cap­tain Erk­ko Sim­siö.

We at Goril­la were impres­sed of 10.teams inno­va­ti­ve approach to influencer mar­ke­ting. The team behind is expe­rienced in the field of mar­ke­ting and Erk­ko as the foun­der has a pro­ven track record as an ent­repre­neur. Moreo­ver, Erkko’s background as a semi-pro­fes­sio­nal ath­le­te as well as his invol­ve­ment in media and mar­ke­ting throug­hout his career is reflec­ted in his abi­li­ty to unders­tand why cus­to­mers buy. In the US the­se type of ser­vices exist alrea­dy and now 10.team will bring them to Euro­pe”, con­ti­nues Pet­ri Leh­mus­kos­ki, foun­ding part­ner at Goril­la Capi­tal.

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Gorilla invests in Lola Panda – the best learning games for children in preschool and early education

Goril­la Capi­tal invests in Lola Panda 🇫🇮

Lola Pan­da is a tra­de­mar­ked game cha­rac­ter, fea­tu­ring in children’s mobi­le games crea­ted by Fin­nish com­pu­ter game deve­lo­per BeiZ Oy. 

Lola Pan­da pro­vi­des best lear­ning games for children in preschool and ear­ly educa­tion. Children can learn to read, count and sol­ve problems with Lola Pan­da lear­ning games. Educa­tio­nal applica­tions deve­lo­ped by BeiZ Oy have been down­loa­ded more than 40 mil­lion times in ten lan­gua­ge areas.

Lear­ning to read is a chal­len­ge, even in count­ries with a high level of educa­tion. For example, in the Uni­ted Sta­tes, only 32% of fourth-gra­de children can read well. The lear­ning model of Lola Pan­da applica­tions has been adap­ted to suit dif­fe­rent lan­gua­ge areas based on lear­nings from pre­vious Lola Pan­da applica­tions. Lola Pan­da’s rea­ding apps have been avai­lable in ten lan­gua­ges ​​for years, so the com­pa­ny has been able to deve­lop a solu­tion to this big, glo­bal problem,” says foun­der Mika Hei­kin­hei­mo.

Knowing how to read is one of the most impor­tant skills that eve­ry­one should acqui­re at some point. The mar­ket is growing at a fast pace, but even in seve­ral lar­ge mar­kets the­re is a lack of pro­fes­sio­nal rea­ding lear­ning applica­tions. Lola World lear­ning applica­tion is in the ear­ly sta­ges of the deve­lop­ment path, but it is alrea­dy one of the best solu­tions and it has alrea­dy hel­ped thousands of children to read. Now the com­pa­ny must deli­ver on its pro­mi­se and offer even lar­ger lan­gua­ge areas the most fun way to learn to read,” says Ris­to Rau­ta­kor­pi, Foun­ding Part­ner, Goril­la Capital.

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Gorilla invests in Clever Compliance – revolutionazing the compliance industry

Goril­la invests in Cle­ver Compliance Ab 🇸🇪

Cle­ver Compliance pro­vi­des a cloud-based SaaS solu­tion to stream­li­ne and mana­ge pro­duct compliance tasks for both small and lar­ge enterprises. 

Their ser­vices focus on auto­ma­ting the compliance process across orga­niza­tions, hel­ping to miti­ga­te risks associa­ted with non-compliance and enhancing ove­rall efficiency in mee­ting legal requirements.

Regu­la­to­ry Compliance is the third lar­gest risk for lar­ge enterpri­ses. Our goal, is not just stream­li­ning the tedious compliance work and mini­mizing this risk; but revo­lu­tio­nizing the enti­re compliance industry. Our cut­ting-edge solu­tion will chan­ge the way regu­la­to­ry compliance will be hand­led in the futu­re.” says Tobias Rydel, Chief Stra­te­gy Officer & founder.

At Goril­la Capi­tal we invest in camels, the humble, capi­tal-efficient star­tups that find their way to the end des­ti­na­tion, rain or shi­ne. I met Tobias seve­ral years ago and alrea­dy back then he showed the traits of a camel. With small resources, he has kept on cros­sing the desert, outs­mar­ting chal­len­ge after chal­len­ge and win­ning cus­to­mer after cus­to­mer. We are hap­py now to join Tobias on his jour­ney with Cle­ver Compliance and look forward to hel­ping many more cus­to­mers not only stay CE compliant but also be on top of regu­la­to­ry chan­ges.” Says Pet­ter Hat­ten­bach, Ven­tu­re Part­ner, Goril­la Capital.”

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Gorilla invests in Epic Invoicing Oy, developing social financial management service platform Eemel.com

Goril­la invests in Epic Invoicing Oy 🇫🇮

Eemel.com is a social financial mana­ge­ment ser­vice plat­form for small busi­nes­ses. It faci­li­ta­tes easy and efficient ten­de­ring, bid recep­tion, and inte­rac­tion between dif­fe­rent types of users on a glo­bal sca­le.

At the core of Eemel.com is an exten­si­ve softwa­re based on the Nettilasku.fi ser­vice, which inclu­des compre­hen­si­ve financial mana­ge­ment fea­tu­res, ban­king inte­gra­tions, and elect­ro­nic sig­ning.

Jark­ko Käh­kö­nen, foun­der of Epic Invoicing Oy, com­ments: “We are deeply gra­te­ful to Goril­la Capi­tal and all our angel inves­tors for their sig­ni­ficant cont­ri­bu­tion to our com­pa­ny. This invest­ment enables strong growth and pro­vi­des us with the resources to deve­lop even bet­ter ser­vices for our cur­rent and new users.”

We’re exci­ted to part­ner with Jark­ko and the who­le Epic Invoicing team on their growth jour­ney. The team has demon­stra­ted excep­tio­nal unders­tan­ding of the needs and chal­len­ges of small busi­nes­ses when it comes to financial softwa­re and has alrea­dy built an impres­si­ve pro­duct with Net­ti­las­ku that displays true vira­li­ty because of its excel­lence.”, says Ris­to Rau­ta­kor­pi, Foun­ding and Mana­ging Part­ner at Goril­la Capital.

We belie­ve this new fun­ding will allow Epic to sca­le their pre­sence and beco­me a sig­ni­ficant mar­ket player in the frag­men­ted small busi­ness financial softwa­re mar­ket.”, con­ti­nues Risto.

Read more:

Nettilasku.fi Lin­ke­dIn

Jark­ko Käh­kö­nen, foun­der of Epic Invoicing Oy

Gorilla invests in Daymi, who helps Financial Services track, record and prove their business critical processes and controls.

Goril­la invests in Day­mi 🇸🇪

Day­mi makes financial ser­vices pro­vi­ders’ ope­ra­tions easier, efficient and more secu­re.

As a regu­la­ted com­pa­ny, it’s not enough to just do things, you also have to pro­ve it to audi­tors, inves­tors or regu­la­tors. Day­mi is desig­ned to make day-to-day and month-to-month acti­vi­ties easy to track and per­form, and at the same time allowing any­one to pro­ve it with the click of a but­ton.” says Carl-Fredrik Svens­son, CEO and co-foun­der at Day­mi.

Who finds digi­ta­li­sing back office work for the financial industry exci­ting? Carl-Fredrik and Fabian Lin­degren from Day­mi of cour­se, but also Goril­la Capi­tal! Carl-Fredrik and Fabian star­ted in the back office busi­ness and after a whi­le, they got the task of fin­ding a tool for digi­ta­li­sing proces­ses. Since the­re were no tools on the mar­ket, Carl-Fredrik and Fabian deci­ded to build one and alrea­dy from the start they had cus­to­mers.”, says Pet­ter Hat­ten­bach, Ven­tu­re Part­ner at Goril­la Capi­tal.

This is the kind of star­tup jour­ney that we at Goril­la Capi­tal like to invest in. Two dedica­ted foun­ders who come from the industry and have spot­ted a problem, which they - in clo­se col­la­bo­ra­tion with their first cus­to­mers - can crea­te a solu­tion for. Today Day­mi is trus­ted by the best in the industry”, Pet­ter con­ti­nues.

Read more:
Day­mi web­pa­ge
Day­mi LinkedIn

CollectiveCrunch and Metsä Group’s AI application wins International innovation competition

The Qua­li­ty Inno­va­tion Award was now orga­ni­sed for the 17th time. This year, the com­pe­ti­tion recei­ved 562 ent­ries from eight countries/areas, and the best 24 of them were rewar­ded. The win­ners of natio­nal qua­li­ty con­tests can enter the inter­na­tio­nal com­pe­ti­tion. Natio­nal qua­li­ty associa­tion (Excel­lence Fin­land) selec­ted the win­ner for Fin­land.

Con­gra­tu­la­tions Juha Kopo­nen and the team + team Met­säGroup for the achie­ve­ment!

The AI-based applica­tion (against forest insect dama­ge) iden­ti­fies star­ting bark beet­le-caused dama­ge in the forest, and so helps to com­bat forest infes­ta­tions alrea­dy at an ear­ly sta­ge. Insect dama­ge in trees can be iden­ti­fied by ana­ly­sing satel­li­te ima­ges pro­vi­ded by ESA’s Coper­nicus ser­vice.

Read more from press relea­ses:
Met­sä Group

Our latest investment, FreightOpt, provides shippers a system to search, book and track shipments - free of charge

This is good news for ent­repre­neurs with imports or exports & using Euro­pean road freights! 

We pro­vi­de the easiest way to book freights with com­pe­ti­ti­ve prices. Freig­hOpt offers compre­hen­si­ve freight mana­ge­ment with one sys­tem - ship­pers can search, book and track ship­ments. Savings are achie­ved with mul­tiple trans­pa­rent options, hig­her volu­mes and auto­ma­tion which enables inter­na­tio­nal com­pe­ti­ti­ve­ness.” sais Niklas Björk, Co-foun­der at Freigh­tOpt Oy

”We are hap­py to join the Freigh­tOpt sto­ry and to be able to help the team reach its best poten­tial. I have expe­rienced the chal­len­ges of freight logis­tics myself when being an ent­repre­neur at Topt­ro­nics Oy. Freigh­tOpt eases the hea­dac­he of many small and mid­size com­pa­ny ent­repre­neurs. The team has wor­ked tight­ly toget­her with cus­to­mers since 2021 to pro­vi­de the easiest way to book road freights with com­pe­ti­ti­ve prices – and the sys­te­ma­tic work is star­ting to pay off with +500 unique boo­king cus­to­mers and +1,500,000€ boo­kings per year! prai­ses Pet­ri Leh­mus­kos­ki, Foun­ding Part­ner, Goril­la Capi­tal

Read more:
Freigh­tOpt web­pa­ge
Freigh­tOpt LinkedIn

Gorilla portco Gravito was selected as the technology partner for Swiss media houses

The Swiss Digi­tal Alliance and Gra­vi­to Ltd int­ro­duce OneID, a revo­lu­tio­na­ry adver­ti­sing ID sys­tem. Empowe­ring 3 mil­lion users with unprece­den­ted data cont­rol, OneID sets new bench­marks in res­pon­sible adver­ti­sing and data protection.

The Swiss Digi­tal Alliance, a con­sor­tium of the four big­gest pri­va­te Swiss media houses (CH Media, NZZ, Rin­gier and TX Group) and public broadcas­ter SRG, is res­pon­ding to the inc­rea­sing inter­na­tio­nal com­pe­ti­tion for adver­ti­sing reve­nue by inves­ting in local cooperation. 

To achie­ve this goal, the Alliance has part­ne­red with Hel­sin­ki-based softwa­re deve­lo­per Gra­vi­to Oy, which will pro­vi­de softwa­re to crea­te the res­pon­sible adver­ti­sing ID for Switzer­land cal­led “OneID”. With OneID, over 3 mil­lion users can be addres­sed on the att­rac­ti­ve pre­mium publis­hers in Switzer­land wit­hout over­lap. At the same time, it ensu­res that modern data pro­tec­tion stan­dards are adhe­red to and that users retain cont­rol over their data.

Read more:
👉🏼 Gra­vi­to blog
👉🏼 Yahoo article

Gorilla invests in Dealguru – community for shopping great deals & saving money

Goril­la invests in Dealguru.se 🇸🇪

Deal­Gu­ru is crea­ting Swe­den’s lar­gest com­mu­ni­ty for shop­ping and deals. With SEK 10 mil­lion in risk capi­tal secu­red, the goal is to help Swe­des save money through smar­ter purc­ha­sing decisions.

I love good deals, but the­re is no site that col­lects all real­ly good offers and discounts. That’s why we star­ted Deal­Gu­ru, to give all Swe­des the oppor­tu­ni­ty to disco­ver all the great deals and save money,” says Johan Selin, CEO and foun­der.

- “I love saving in all forms, so Deal­Gu­ru’s busi­ness idea feels very exci­ting. Being able to be part of the jour­ney from the start and also start inves­ting in unlis­ted com­pa­nies is both very exci­ting and educa­ting,” says inves­tor Nicklas Anders­son, pre­vious­ly Avanza’s for­mer savings eco­no­mist, who joi­ned Deal­Gu­ru as one of the first inves­tors in 2022.

Goril­la Capi­tal is hap­py join forces with Deal­gu­ru team and the other inves­tors: Inno­ves­tor as well as a group of expe­rienced ent­repre­neurs, busi­ness angels and fami­ly offices from Finland.

We invest in teams with a clear vision and capaci­ty to trans­form ideas into success­ful com­pa­nies with the cus­to­mer in focus. Deal­Gu­ru ful­fills all our cri­te­ria with flying colours, which is why they are one of our very first invest­ments from our 3rd fund”, conclu­des Ris­to Rau­ta­kor­pi, Mana­ging Part­ner at Goril­la Capi­tal.

Read more about Deal­gu­ru from 👉🏼 Brea­kit article (in Swe­dish)


Deal­gu­ru Foun­ders Las­se Jär­vi­nen & CEO Johan Selin.

Axitare nominated 6th on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Finland winner list

Axi­ta­re nomi­na­ted 6th on the Deloit­te Tech­no­lo­gy Fast 50 Fin­land win­ner list

Goril­la port­fo­lio com­pa­ny / team Axi­ta­re, lead by Pent­ti­nen Juk­ka, has been nomi­na­ted 6th on the Deloit­te Tech­no­lo­gy Fast 50 Fin­land 2023 win­ners list.

Axi­ta­re is a Fin­nish inno­va­tor in healthca­re tech­no­lo­gy. Their hass­le-free medica­tion dis­pen­sers are sup­por­ting elder­ly people living at home.

Alrea­dy over 2,000 hap­py end-users due to tru­ly easy-to-use experience:

- Touc­he­less pill dose dispensing

- Clear voice noti­fica­tion by name to remem­ber to take the medicines

- Alerts for mis­sed medica­tion to the carer / relatives

- Easy to use for carers

- Remo­te care system

Read more about Axi­ta­re: https://axitare.com/en/

Gorilla invests in Raxalle led by CEO Lauri Sulanto.

Goril­la invests in Raxal­le led by CEO Lau­ri Sulanto.

Raxal­le auto­ma­tizes work­force mana­ge­ment and compliance on con­struc­tion sites.

It is buil­ding a plat­form to auto­ma­te day-to-day work­force mana­ge­ment and compliance tasks on con­struc­tion sites, free­ing up site per­son­nel’s time so they can focus on run­ning the project.

The Raxal­le team has spent its ear­ly days enti­re­ly cus­to­mer-fun­ded, deve­lo­ping a pro­duct in clo­se col­la­bo­ra­tion with their cus­to­mers whi­le for­ming a vision of what auto­ma­tion in this space could look like. The team is now loo­king forward to spee­ding up deve­lop­ment with the strengt­he­ned resources.

Read more

👉🏼 https://lnkd.in/dA2s39YK (Raken­nus­leh­ti, behind paywall)

👉🏼 https://lnkd.in/dBq5N7sp (Raxal­le webpage)

Gorilla invests in Kwizie.ai

Goril­la invests in Kwizie.ai

Kic­king off the year by announcing the second invest­ment from Goril­la Capi­tal Fund III

Kwizie.ai is trans­for­ming pas­si­ve video con­sump­tion into enga­ging mul­tiplayer quiz games.

Led by Chris Pet­rie (CEO), Andrei Lape­rie (CTO) and Jan­ne Jor­ma­lai­nen (Chair­man of the Board), Kwizie revo­lu­tio­nizes pas­si­ve video watc­hing by trans­for­ming any kind of video con­tent – from in-depth 3 hour lec­tu­res to brief, spon­ta­neous tuto­rials cap­tu­red using your smartp­ho­ne – into an inte­rac­ti­ve lear­ning expe­rience with AI.

In just a few minu­tes, educa­tors can trans­form even somew­hat disor­ga­nized or poor­ly recor­ded video con­tent into an orga­nized, data-dri­ven and gami­fied educa­tio­nal expe­rience for their lear­ners.

Kwizie has alrea­dy made its mark - the tool is now being used on all con­ti­nents by thousands of educa­tors (see educa­tor tes­ti­mo­nials in video and text) and ear­ning recog­ni­tion as a fina­list in five inter­na­tio­nal awards.

👉 Go and try Kwizie for free here https://www.kwizie.ai/

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