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Hello all and Welcome to our March newsletter!

🔥🔥 What a month it's been again... startups across the region have raised capital and achieved big results, we have travelled the global to identify new opportunities and grown our team further to help deliver them for you all. This month's newsletter is dedicated to showcasing the unique international opportunities we unlock through our international, high impact programmes, partners, events, trade missions and Global Tech Advocates global footprint - and of course, it's been International Women's day - and what a day it was. Read on ....


Starting in Stockholm, on Wednesday we co-hosted a dinner with London Stock Exchange gathering key representatives of Sweden's #tech #startup #investor #banking and wider ecosystem, for a discussion on #swedish #tech #startup #capital raising needs to support scaleup and international expansion and London Stock Exchange's unique offer to capital raising #Nordic & #Baltic #tech startups from early stage private investors to #IPO.

Ayuna Nechaeva, Head of Europe, Primary Markets, Co-Chair, WIN UK, London Stock Exchange says "Together with Tech Nordic Advocates, we are hosting our first tech dinner here in Stockholm. We will be gathering CEOs, tech founders, investors, and Swedish companies to talk more about capital raising opportunities in London". Click on the video to watch in full. 

We caught up with Dhaval Gore, Community Director, Globalization Partners - and Tech Nordic Advocates partner who was at the dinner also. Click on the video to hear Dhaval's take:



Are you a startup building solutions for hotels, restaurants or cafés?🍴Our friends over at Rainmaking have partnered with Coca-Cola HBC to find the most sustainable, scalable and innovative solutions within the following themes: 

🚪 Internet-first restaurants & Dark Kitchens
🦾 Restaurants’ tech hardware
💻 Restaurants’ in-store software
🍌 Food waste management
💬 Feedback management & consumer engagement
🥣 Food discovery & ordering 

Do you think your idea has what it takes to massively improve the HORECA industry? If so, apply now for a chance to receive €100,000 to scale your business. 🚀 
➡️ Read more about the challenge and apply at:

LONDON CALLING - TLA AND GTA Investor Showcase, 21 April

🔊 The fourth TLA and GTA Investor Showcase takes place on April 21st. This biennial summit focuses on the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the investment landscape and offers a unique opportunity to hear from leading investors and high-growth businesses. The event will be hosted online on the TLA & GTA YouTube channel and we will be hosting a limited, in-person audience at Here East. If you're interested in attending in person, please email Find out more HERE


The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the top event in the United States for FDI promotion, connecting investors, companies, economic development organizations (EDOs) and industry experts to seize every opportunity available to make investment deals happen through U.S. investment. The 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit returns to National Harbor, Maryland from May 1-4, 2023 to establish new connections and opportunities to grow through investing in the U.S. Find out more about the summit HEREApply to attend HERE

🔊 We are proud that our very own Jeanette Carlsson, Founder and CEO, will be judging the startup pitches at the SelectUSA Investment Summit and representing Global Tech Advocates. Says Jeanette: "So pleased to support this important initiative as part of our US Market Access Programme"


🔊 On May 8-12, we're bringing a Nordic startup delegation ready for US expansion on a Trade Mission to New York, to meet and pitch to U.S. investors, soft landing agencies, potential clients and partners interested in (investing in) Nordic startups. If you're interested in joining this trade mission please DM: NO LATER THAN TUESDAY 4 APRIL.

🔊 We're busy preparing for this year's London Tech Week - the 10th Anniversary. So celebrations are in order.

We're back at London Stock Exchange - our much valued partner and host - for our "Shape the future: scaling diverse and inclusive tech business internationally" event 15 June. We're taking a Nordic delegation to pitch to London /International Investors again. UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY for our members and programme participants. DM: if you'd like to go.


Financial well-being is something we're all after, so congrats to Stockholm-based fintech startup Dreams Technology which has been acquired by Doconomy. In the first-ever deal that bridges the unique intersection of behavioural economics and climate impact, Doconomy will incorporate Dreams Technology's proprietary platform into its suite of environmental impact measurement tools. This will enable Doconomy to offer modules for things like climate-smart savings, debt management, and investments.


DelSiTech has been awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop controlled and sustained-release injectables for prophylactic HIV vaccines. The Turku-based startup is a drug delivery and drug development company that develops biodegradable silica-based controlled release of small molecule drugs, biologics, and viral vectors.

Also from Finland: #Employment #exclusion is a major challenge for youth, disabled, seniors, refugees, immigrants and those who have been away from the job market for a while. This is a challenge, WorkPilots Oy are addressing head on. WorkPilots Oy - one of the first female-led tech businesses which participated in our Helsinki Female Tech Founder Frontrunners international mentoring programme -  have created a simple and effective ABC-model that takes the job seeker from "Any Task" via "Better Tasks" to "Career" (ABC).  WorkPilots  have roled out their solution in Helsinki and a high number of additional city councils. With Denmark, facing the same employment exclusion challenges, it was obvious for WorkPilots Oy to expand to Denmark and so on 6 March, WorkPilots Oy co-founder Eija Kiviranta and her team launched in Copenhagen at a well attended event hosted by Copenhagen Capacity. Congratulations ! What an achievement. 


Landfolk, who put a Danish spin on Airbnb’s business model with their platform for holiday home rentals, has raised €3.8 million in seed funding. The funding comes from Seed Capital and is the startup’s second round of capital since it was launched in 2021 by a group of former Airbnb employees.

Estonian-based GreenTech scale-up Roofit.Solar has successfully raised €6.45M in a financing round led by BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures and EdgeCap Partners. The company plans to use the funds to boost production capacity and expand distribution to help meet the rising demand for rooftop solar across Europe and beyond. 


Norway Oslo-based Breyta has secured a €1.8 million pre-seed funding round backed by angel investors. Backers including Unpopular Ventures have been joined by angel investors Martin Henk, Magnus Kongsli Hillestad, Edvard Engesæth, David Clarke, and Carsten Thoma. Startup accelerator Antler also contributed to the round. Founded in 2021, Breyta is developing a collaborative CRM tool tailored for product-led SAAS companies. 

Congrats this month to Stockholm-based Einride for raising $652.3 Million in startup funding to support their mission. The company provides a digital logistics solution for autonomous and digitised shipping through the use of EVs and were the first to use an autonomous electric freight vehicle on a public road, back in 2019. The funding came through deals with 19 investors and the business had its last round of funding in December 2022, where it received $300 Million from Barclays. 


📣 Are you a female founder/co-founder/c-suite leader of a Norwegian tech sector company? Maybe you're fundraising and ready to raise capital in London? Would you like to pitch to UK/international investors at London Stock Exchange during London Tech Week?💥 Come and pitch your company in a bid to become Norway’s next success story. More information and registration here 

Thank you to our partners: London Stock Exchange London Tech Week Capassa British Embassy Oslo Microsoft NORA – The Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium BI Norwegian Business School Digital Norway KPMG Idékapital Katapult Goodwille. Epicenter Oslo TRK Group AS Kongsberg Innovasjon Advokatfirmaet Berngaard AS

The winner will join us at London Stock Exchange 15 June and pitch to UK/international investors live on stage at London Stock Exchange.



 Are you a female founder/co-founder/c-suite leader of a Finnish tech sector company? Missed the chance to join Cohort 1 of "Helsinki Female Tech Founder Frontrunners" - our high-impact international female tech founder growth programme? Don't worry, here's your second chance to get dedicated Finnish and international mentor support, skills training, access to office hours with experts, inclusion in Northern Europe's largest female tech founder community, events, trade missions, and more. ➡️ Read more and apply HERE

Want to put your business/financial/legal/technical/leadership/entrepreneurship expertise to great use and help a tech entrepreneur hit the ground running? Want to help unlock ALL talent and correct the gender imbalance in tech innovation and entrepreneurship in Finland? Come and join "Helsinki Female Tech Founder Frontrunners" as a mentor and help amazing female founders launch and grow new innovative tech businesses. ➡️ Find out more and how to apply here.


Module 1 - International Mentoring Programme targeting early stage female tech founders

Are you a woman with a passion to solve a real business problem, supported by digital/technology and dreaming of launching your own business? Perhaps you have recently launched a business in the digital/tech sector and could do with a little help from a friend to help you launch and/or grow your business? Look no further. Help is right here. Join other super inspiring women on Cohort 2 of "Denmark as Female Tech Founder Frontrunner" - our international mentoring programme , get 2 dedicated mentors, skills training delivered by Danish and international experts, access to office hours with our financial, legal, tech, sales, marketing and other experts, meet peers in the same boat as you and become part of Northern Europe's largest women in the tech community.   Cohort 2 starts 30 May 2023. ➡️ More info and how to apply here.

CALLING MENTORS #DENMARK: Join "Denmark as Female Tech Founder Frontrunner" as a mentor and help amazing female founders launch and grow new innovative tech businesses. The Programme is looking for international mentors with a track record as entrepreneurs/business leaders/experts/investors to become TNA Rock stars. ➡️ Find out more and how to apply here.


Module 2 - International Accelerator targeting growth stage tech companies led by women
Are you a woman running or co-running a growth-stage tech sector business? Would you like a little help from a friend to scale your business and expand internationally? If yes, hurry up and join our kick-ass, best-in-class International high-impact accelerator as part of Europe's leading international female tech founder growth programme - you put a little in and get so much more out. ➡️ Apply here NOW for the programme. Starting 17th April 2023. 


👏 The first round of applause goes to Mia Negru CRO at 2030 Builders for making waves and breaking barriers in the tech industry! A female leader of a high-growth potential tech company, she fits the bill perfectly for what we look to achieve at TNA. Does it sound like you? Get inspired here

Meet Isabella Agdestein Co-founder & CEO Focalx and find out why she decided to join us and what she has achieved. You are an inspiration to us all, Isabella! Get inspired here 

  And there's more! HUGE CONGRATS TO Jette Louise Larsen Founder and CEO at Minplan on their expansion to Ireland. She is yet another "Denmark as Female Tech Founder Frontrunner  International Accelerator" alumni expanding internationally! Check here


On the subject of amazing women, 8th of March was of course International Women's Day. And what a day it was:

🌷 Prönö has listed five incredible female-led businesses that are currently looking for investors.   THREE of them are part of TNA - and either are, or have been in our cohorts.

#TNA celebrates all the powerful female founders, advisors and investors making a difference in the world. Congratulations Laura Avonius from Audicin and Juulia Karjula & Meliina Räty from Aila.

 Celebrating International Women's Day in Helsinki with a networking event for our Finland mentees! Huge thanks to TNA's amazing female founders for joining us and thanks too, to the Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce and Tommo Koivusalo for hostingWe are so glad that you could make it! Check here

Meanwhile, #TNA Thuri Kledal, PhD💫 Diversity Venture Fund Manager, was honoured to celebrate International Women's Day at an event arranged by   Denmark`s Export and Investment Fund. At the "Diversity and inclusion as a springboard for innovation" event, Minister Morten Bødskov shared his visions for creating a more diverse entrepreneurial environment, Hekla Arnardóttir, Founder at Crowberry Capital spoke about her experience and knowledge of how a VC fund like Crowberry works with diversity in the portfolio, and Erik Balck Sørensen Chief Investment Officer at Denmark`s Export and Investment Fund outlined the role diversity plays in the investment environment, and how we can create a more diverse ecosystem. Check here

🔊 Check out Jeanette Carlsson Tech Nordic Advocates Founder and CEO's interview for Women in Tech: London’s Leading Voices and Their Advice for The Next Generation Ironhack. To celebrate the month of International Women’s Day, they asked some of the leading women in tech to share their advice. Found out what they had to say here


📢  We're delighted to announce the promotion of Eeva Haaramo to Head of Tech Nordic Advocates Finland. Thank you for your excellent contribution Eeva! You're a pleasure to work with and amazing to see how you have developed in recent years. Can't wait to take our work in Finland to the next level with you at the helm. 💐 Please join us in congratulating Eeva on her promotion!

  📢 And a warm welcome to Angeliki Papagiannopoulou Tech Nordic Advocates' new Ecosystem Manager! Angeliki is based in Helsinki, and her primary role is helping with partnerships and the female founder programme in Finland. She is passionate about working with startups and females and helping them get to the next level of growth and impactful success. She is a perfect fit for us at #TNA and we’re absolutely delighted to have her and her expertise on our side. 

 📢  And a warm welcome too, to our new TNA Sweden ambassador, Stephanie Mazzotta! Stephanie is based in Stockholm, and has been named in the "Inspiring 50 women in tech in the Nordics." Stephanie is the Co-Founder of Femtech Sweden, a community that works with tech and startup ecosystems to help women excel in their businesses, and work towards bridging the funding gap. With 20+ years of experience in the technology sector across three continents and several years as an award-winning impact entrepreneur, Stephanie works to propel impactful innovation within the shipping & logistics industry on a global scale. We're so pleased to have you onboard Stephanie, welcome to Tech Nordic Advocates! Needless to say, Tech Nordic Advocates Sweden and Femtech Sweden have BIG PLANS. Watch this space!

🏆 A huge Thank You to VC Challenge for inviting us to your event! I Thuri Kledal, our #TNA Diversity Venture Fund Manager attended this excellent kick-off event and met so many talented and innovative startups: 24 venture teams have been selected from across the Nordic region and  are planning to develop funds focusing on BioTech, HealthTech, Gaming, FinTech, women-led startups, Circular Economy, Energy, Climate, Impact, and other sectors key for the Nordic region. Find out more here

👏 Thank you WorkPilots and Eija Kiviranta Co-founder for inviting #TNA to your workshop FUTURE PATHS TO WORK. Employment Exclusion is a major challenge for youth, seniors, disabled, refugees, immigrants and many who have been out of the job market for a while, so their work is to focus on the challenges of municipal (and private) employment/unemployment efforts. Check here 


"Stronger together" remains a mantra here at TNA, and our partnerships are an integral part of what we do. It's always good to hear what's going on in their business too, so here are a few snippets...

Talent Garden is Copenhagen's leading digital and tech Coworking Space with a strong community united by a like-minded vision for digital innovation. Our campus is designed to provide digital and tech professionals with a physical base to succeed and scale. We offer startups a place to grow their business and provide a community for everyone seeking to build the future. We want to be the home for a community of people who believe lifelong learning is the answer for thriving within constant change. Talent Garden Denmark is part of Europe's leading digital skills academy, combining work life and learning to empower people and organisations. Across our campuses in seven European countries and beyond, we create transformative experiences that help people grow. Want to know more or become a part of the vibrant community? Reach out to Lisa Winther Nielsen, Ecosystem & Relation Manager at Talent Garden Denmark. 

Still on a legal note, and with crypto still high on many peoples' agendas, Dreist Storgaard has published a new guide to help companies and individuals in the field. You can read it here (in Danish). 

Zendesk is a customer service software and Sales CRM suite expert, and another new partner of ours. As part of their Startups partner programme, our member startups and scaleups will have access to a host of VIP benefits, including 6 free months of their Zendesk Suite and sales CRM software. Key Benefits include 6 months free of Zendesk Suite and Zendesk Sales CRM (any edition) 15% off first annual subscription after initial 6 month free period and VIP access to their community programmes, experts, and events. Thank you to Jeremy Ambrose, Zendesk Startup & VC Lead  for his leadership in making our partnership happen. Click HERE to take advantage of Zendesk's offer.

And a quick reminder of our partnership with Hubspot. Hubspot for Startups offers TNA startup members a whopping 30% discount instantly to enable you to unlock Hubspot for Startups suite of tools to help you rapidly expand your business with a simple, user-friendly, and cost-effective suite of tools and resources. What are you waiting for? To take advantage of this offer, click HERE

Bootstrapping is a new independent Danish digital media focusing on the people changing society, the entrepreneurs, the startups and the high technology development changing the way we co-exist and live together as human beings. Formed in 2017, Bootstrapping delivers relevant and critical journalism and content, distributing it through and through a paid newsletter, which is sent to subscribers on a weekly basis.

TNA members can get a premium membership for half price at Write an e-mail containing your full name and the name of your company to to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

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4IRE is happy to announce the launch of a Custodial Wallet Solution that can offer a single interface for a wallet that can store a large number of different crypto tokens and digital assets, where you can manage a user’s private key on the user’s behalf. 4Ire is also offering a new solution - a Crypto Messenger Bank - a Telegram bot that allows easy up-sells and cross-sells of new banking products. It significantly improves user experience via timely communication of key events and status updates. Last but not least, 4IRE has partnered with Tradeleaf, an ambitious blockchain startup aimed at unifying all stakeholders across the traditional import/export supply chain. Check out here 

On the events front, there are, as always, several interesting things happening in the coming months across the Nordics to look forward to. 

  ARCTIC 15 - 1-2 June, Helsinki

We're excited to partner with our friends at Arctic15 Startup for this year's event, which promises to be the usual high octane meetings between startups, investors, corporates, media and business partners. Come meet us at our stand, join the Matchmaking in The Deal Room, Networking, Themed Speed Dating, Startup Pitching, Engaging Workshops, and an Interactive meeting area.
What are you waiting for?

🔊 Arctic15 Startup 
🔹When: 1st and 2nd June 2023
🔹Where: at Kaapelilehdas / Cable Factory, Kaapeliaukio 3 - Helsinki
🔹All you need to do is follow the link here.

Our members get 25% off tickets and booths for startups, investors, angel investors, and attendees, and also for the Startup Demo Booth and Startup Premium Demo Booth via us. DM: for info.

WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY - 22 November, Copenhagen

We celebrated International Women's Day. It's now the turn of Women Entrepreneurship Day

🔊 We're excited to celebrate Women Entrepreneurship Day in partnership with the Confederation of Danish Industry -  DI - Dansk Industri on 22nd November . Join us for an impact-focused event to up the game on women's entrepreneurship and help female founders raise capital. Register here 


After last month's launch of GTA Black Women in Tech France Chapter and Tech Thailand Advocates in Bangkok, GTA continues planning for the formal kick-offs for Tech Chengdu Advocates and Tech Wuxi Advocates in China.

They are also busy with the next TLA & GTA event on 21st April at Plexal at Here East in Olympic Park, London, and, looking further ahead, London Tech Week.

You can also see Russ Shaw founder of Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates talk at the TNA launch event "Denmark as Female Tech Founder Frontrunner" here. He talks about Global Tech Advocates and how TNA #womenintech Programmes are taking practical actions towards the lack of diversity and inclusion promoting female founders. Thanks Russ for being a great ally!

And don't forget: It’s the 10th anniversary of London Tech Week this year. If you would like to know more about why you should attend London Tech Week, check out here

While on global matters, did you know we have our own global tech magazine? Check out GTA Connects. Check out also our Tech for Net Zero 'Resource Hub' via this link 

If you are interested in expanding from the Nordics and Baltics, into the UK, or any other 20+ places globally in our Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates network, reach out to us at Tech Nordic Advocates for an intro.

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