Douglas Castro of Neural DSP is the Entrepreneur Of The Year
Douglas Castro, the founder of our portfolio company Neural DSP, was selected as Finland’s growth entrepreneur in the 2022 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year competition. The annual competition organized by the audit and consulting firm EY rewards entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership, and achievements. 51 Finnish growth companies participated in the 2022 competition. Douglas Castro was awarded as growth entrepreneur of the year at the Finnish Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 gala held on November 4, 2022. With the win, Castro will be able to compete for the world championship of entrepreneurship at the World Entrepreneur Of
In the Spotlight: Jobilla
Jobilla provides a digital recruiting solution that helps you to find the right candidates in less time. Founded by Henri Nordström and Tommi Siro in 2015, their mission is to make digital recruiting as easy and effective as hiring a headhunter. Jobilla was founded by serial entrepreneurs. Starting with the very first business we established, finding good employees was always one of the biggest challenges. Whether we were trying to hire developers, sales managers, or customer service staff, recruitment was never as easy as it should have been. We either did not get good applicants at all or we got
Trind VC raises new €55M fund to invest in startups with a consumer or community component in Europe
We are proud to announce closing our €55M second fund. We aim to invest in 30–40 startups with proven traction in four years. The fund is backed by institutional investors such as European Investment Fund, Tesi (Finnish Industry Investment), LHV Pension Funds, and Swedbank Investment Funds. “We were targeting to raise €50 million, but as we already have more commitments, we will go slightly above that in the second closing. Most of our LPs from Fund I joined Fund II, a sign of trust we truly appreciate. We are honored to have top-tier institutions from the region investing in the
Ready Player Me raised $56 million in a B-round led by Andreessen Horowitz
Trind Ventures portfolio company Ready Player Me received a B-round investment of 56 million dollars to become the leading avatar system in the metaverse. The investment round was led by one of the world’s best-known venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz. “2022 has been of significant importance in the company’s development — if at the beginning of last year 24 companies used the Ready Player Me platform, today this number has already risen to over 3,000” explained Timmu Tõke, founder and CEO of Ready Player Me. He added that the company’s goal is to become the leading avatar system in the metaverse. The B-round
Our Tech Partners
At Trind, we have partnered with the leading tech companies to provide support to our portfolio companies. On this page, you can find a short summary of our partners and their offerings to our portfolio companies. We are constantly adding new partners, so it might make sense to revisit the page. And if you represent a tech company wanting to partner with Trind, feel free to reach out! Aiven Cluster Aiven Cluster helps you grow your business by taking away all your data infrastructure worries so you can focus on developing your business offerings. Benefits $100,000 Aiven credits Access to
Trind Ventures team is looking for an Investment Analyst!
We are expanding our small team to find and support the best founders in Europe. Therefore, we are looking for a full-time Investment Analyst to join our team!
Faster Feedback, Faster Results — Consumer and Community Component Startups and the Secret of High Scalability
Our track record shows that startups with a consumer or community component have the potential for high scalability. But what is the secret behind this scalability, and how the founders can reach this potential? In this blog post, we will demystify the consumer or community component and share some insights on how you as a founder can achieve high data-driven scalability and convince investors to fund your A-round.
Questions with Founders: Speakly
Ott Ojamets shares the story behind Speakly and the underlying language learning methodology. Fancy learning a new language, why not focus on statistically significant words to speed up the process?
Questions with Founders: Showell
Sales enablement is reaching fascinating feats in the hybrid world. Time to meet Sami Suni, co-founder & CEO of Showell. Showell is an intuitive sales enablement platform for presenting, sharing, and tracking content, helping tens of thousands of B2B salespeople globally.
Questions with Founders: eAgronom
Meet incredible startup founders from Trind VC portfolio. Today, we will be having a quickfire chat with Robin Saluoks, CEO & co-founder of eAgronom, an AgriTech startup that is accelerating the global shift towards net-zero. We’ll dive into his learnings on his entrepreneurial journey and share the insights valuable for early-stage entrepreneurs.