We help your startup get funded

In need of funding? Does your startup have a validated business case, and an ability to scale? Look no further, apply now!

ABOUT

Hub Invest is a startup investment program by The Hub and Danske Bank. The program is directed for startups from pre-seed to seed stage, from all industries. We will prepare you for your funding round and help you connect with a wide range of angel investors at a matchmaking event in March 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.

What we offer you:

  • Access to 30-50 angel investors, from Danske Bank Private Banking and FiBAN (Finnish Business Angels Network), looking for new startup investment opportunities
  • Coaching to raising funding by industry experts - FiBAN, Inventure, experienced entrepreneurs and angel investors
  • Free Danske Bank banking package for one year
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INVESTORS

The angel investors at Hub Invest are individuals from Danske Bank Private Banking, and investors from the Finnish Business Angels Network. Investment discussions will be closely facilitated in Hub Invest, to ensure that the right investors meet with the right startups - to help create as many investment decisions as possible. Prior to the Spring 2018 event on 22.3., investors will be introduced to all participating startups.

BACKGROUND

Hub Invest is a central part in Danske Bank’s increasing startup collaboration through The Hub. We are expanding the offering of The Hub to concrete funding opportunities, to serve its purpose to help startups in the Nordics in recruitment, funding and best practices. More on The Hub here!

FAQ

Your startup should have initial traction in the market and scalability that is appealing to investors. We select startups at different stages, but are focusing mostly on pre-seed and seed stage. However, don’t hesitate to submit your application, we will reply to all.

Most importantly, direct access to dozens of angel investors. In addition, we will provide coaching for raising funding and prepare the selected startups for startup investment practices. Investment discussions will be closely facilitated, to ensure that the right investors meet with the right startups – to help create as many investment decisions as possible.

Investments are determined between the startups and investors, but, typically, investments range from some tens of thousands to a couple hundred thousand. An average angel seed round in Finland is 200 thousand euros, with an average angel investor putting in 20 thousand.

After the application period, all applications will be screened by the Hub Invest screening board. The board consists of startup investment professionals with long experience in startup screening – FiBAN, Inventure, experienced entrepreneurs. All board members will evaluate each case, using a standard scoring system. Based on the scores and comments of the board members, the best 10 to 20 startups will be chosen to participate.

First round of application period ends on 14th of February 2018. Selection based on these applications will be conducted during late February. A pre-event for selected startups will be held on 8th of March, where your team will be prepared and coached for meeting the investors. Hub Invest Spring 2018 event itself will take place on 22nd of March.

Investors are private individuals from Danske Bank Private Banking and FiBAN network. They come from multiple industries and multiple backgrounds in startup investment scene.

Questions?
Don’t hesitate to contact us on info@hubinvest.fi, or send us your questions using the form below!

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