Founders making founders

We help super-early-stage teams get their startup off the ground.

Our Story

We are recent startup founders, we’ve just been there.

We have met hundreds of investors and understand what it takes to build a successful business.

We want to make use of our recent hands-on experiences, knowhow, and networks to help new ventures succeed and to make Finland a better place for founders.

We invest early. Unconventionally early.

We invest at a very early stage – start-stage. You might have a proof of concept ready - or just a dedicated founder team with a scalable business idea you want to pursue.

There are many things we wish we had known in the beginning. Simple pitfalls to avoid. Low-hanging fruits and opportunities easy to miss.

We want to help you get on the fast lane.

We offer more than just cash.

We invest our own money. But cash is just the tip of the iceberg.

We will guide you in the right direction by asking tough questions and sharing our hard-learned lessons in building successful startups.

We give your team an office space along with other founders to share ideas and keep you in the zone.

We leverage our networks to get you talking to the right, value-bringing investors and other strategic partners.

You get your own “Founder Godfather” to call about (almost) anything at (almost) anytime.

We look for the world-class potential.

Our own industry expertise includes e-commerce, B2B software and services, mobile apps, marketplaces, fintech, and SaaS.

We look for scalable ideas and people with talent, ambition with the rock star attitude at a very early stage.

Our founders have also extensive experience in alternative finance strategies such as crowdfunding and bootstrapping.

We are happy to help and spar, no strings attached. Get in touch and let’s book lunch!

We are a Helsinki-based team of founders eager to make and help new founders.

Simo T. Suoheimo
Founder and Super Hero
Henri Talvitie
Founder and Head of Sales
Iiro Kormi
Founder and CEO
Umesh Gowda
Angel Investor
Anssi Markkula
Corporate finance expert with background in mergers and acquisitions
Alexander Bützow
Lawyer with an emphasis on IP and technology

Ready for the ride?
Talk to us and let’s connect.

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Bulevardi 14 A 5th floor
00120 Helsinki Finland
Start Here Oy