Helsinki region named one of world’s top emerging startup systems

The Finnish Capital Region is listed as the world’s 20th best emerging startup ecosystem in startup genome’s global startup ecosystem report 2021 (GESR).

The startup ecosystem, the report indicates, generated some 5.6 billion euros in added value for the region in the past two-and-a-half years while attracting nearly 470 million euros in early-stage funding. The ecosystem drew praise for the availability of funding and support, be it from its large network of business angels or public organisations, and its talent pool in the gaming, digital health and artificial intelligence sub-sectors.

“Finnish startups receive the most venture capital per capita in Europe,” the report acknowledges.

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