Finnish companies Surgify and LullaMe won European Venture Contest 2018
Last week, the European Venture Contest connected European startups and venture capitalists in Düsseldorf, Germany for the 12th time. In a competition of over 2 400 startup companies, Finnish companies Surgify and LullaMe were chosen as winners of their own categories.
”This is excellent for our Finnish companies! There are surprisingly many startups in Finland that are interesting to venture capitalists” tells Visa Sippola, CEO of Surgify.
Over 2 400 startups from 27 countries applied to the European Venture Contest. 600 interesting companies made it to the regional semifinals and 125 best companies were invited to the final in Düsseldorf. In the final, a jury, consisting of venture capital investors, chose the winners for each of the 24 categories of the competition.
Surgify and LullaMe were two of these jury favorites based on an assessment of an online application and a live pitch presentation in Düsseldorf.
Surgify develops surgical drill technology which cuts bone selectively and protects the vital soft structures of the patients. LullaMe sells and produces innovative rocking mattresses that help babies to sleep.
”According to professional investors, we are now among the most interesting 1 percent of European growth companies. This gives us the best possible kick for the international growth”, says Hanna Sissala, CEO & Founder of LullaMe.
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