Who we are
and why we exist

Our mission

is to be Finland’s most remarkable inspirer for companies to grow and a window for them to enter global markets.

In the epicenter of our business are growth-hungry companies

Roihu’s organization and all our services are created around the needs of growth companies. We build different kind of platforms where innovative companies can find relevant growth partners. Our most well-known platforms are Kasvu Open the largest and most effective business coaching program in Finland and Grow to Market which connects companies with the best partners for a swift and efficient market entry to China, USA and Sweden.

Sparring growth-oriented companies and providing a channel for financing

Innovestor the leading Nordic startup investor is one of the Kasvun Roihu’s shareholders. Innovestor’s Nordic Source ecosystem includes well-known investors, the most promising Nordic startups and respected partners. Their model gives startups the best possible environment, financial support and network needed to turn their vision into a success story. For investors they offer unique investment opportunities via their co-investment platform and venture capital funds. For partners they are the gateway to startups, learning about the latest technology innovations and visibility in the region. Unlike other market players, Innovestor invests into each portfolio company together with the external investors. 

Together, Kasvun Roihu and Innovestor offer a unique service model for Finnish growth companies: sparring growth-oriented companies and providing a channel for financing the growth with the help of domestic and international investors.

Our story

Our own path to growth started in 2009. At the time, Finland, as most of the Western world, was struggling with the worst financial crisis of the decade… Nina and Matti – the founding partners of Roihu – met in a public project called Competence for Enterprise Central Finland. The goal of the project was to help local companies renew their business models for growth with fresh competence.

 

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Our team