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Technopolis Online: Finnish Venture Capital Market in Q3 2010

Technopolis Online: Finnish Venture Capital Market in Q3 2010                   

In Q3 2010, 11 Finnish Companies Received Investments Worth €29,9 million       

Technopolis Online has today released its report on the venture capital market  
in Finland for the third quarter of 2010. According to the report 11 Finnish    
companies received 29.9 million Euro worth of venture capital investments.      
Compared to the third quarter of 2009, the number of investments increased by   
one, and the value of investments remained practically the same (29.2m€).       

The biggest investment of the quarter was made by Nexit Ventures, which invested
17 million Euro into Blyk Ltd. The investment was also the largest single       
investment made during the whole 2010 thus far.                                 

Key highlights                                                                  
- Since 2008, the size of investment of domestic venture capitalist has grown
by more than 100% - from 6,6 million Euro to 14,6 million Euro 
- Software industry attracted most investments (4) - however, the average value
of investments was low (300,000€) 
- Mobile industry attracted the most value, totalling 18m€ 
- The share of third round investments measured by value increased from 0% to
- The share of seed investments when measured by volume more than doubled, from 
20% to 46%                                                                      
- Helsinki Metropolitan Area companies attracted 75% of all invested Euros 

Head of Technopolis Online Timo Valtonen: “The data shows a continued pickup and
clear stabilization of high tech investments compared to the low point in 2008. 
Especially the increased round sizes are driving more rapid growth and          
internationalization of Finnish high tech companies.”                           

The quarterly report is based on information from the Technopolis Online        
service, and can be found entirely at                


Artur Surov, Project Manager, Technopolis Development Services +358 41 501 0732,                                                      

About Technopolis                                                               
Technopolis Plc provides business environments and services for                 
knowledge-intensive companies and organizations. The service portfolio ranges   
from comprehensive business and development services to modern premises.        
Currently, close to 1,200 companies with 16,000 employees operate in the        
Technopolis centers located in Espoo, Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lappeenranta,
Oulu, Tampere and Vantaa in Finland, St. Petersburg in Russia and Tallinn in    
Estonia. Technopolis Plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.                      

About Technopolis Online                                                        
Technopolis Online is a comprehensive investment database and virtual           
matchmaking portal that offers complete and unbiased ecosystem coverage of      
Finnish high tech. It covers all major high tech industries, companies,         
investors, universities and key people. With dedicated national analyst team,   
Technopolis Online is able to produce precise, relevant and valuable information
that is validated and exclusively in English.

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