Founded in 2016, Icebreaker has invested in over 50 fast-growing tech startups built by domain expert founders from companies like Rovio, Nordea, Pipedrive, Eniram, IBM and BCG. In addition to the fund, Icebreaker also runs a community of more than 1000 founders and pre-founders with 5+ years of relevant industry experience and the will to start, build or join strong tech companies.
Icebreaker.vc has invested in over 40 fast-growing tech companies in the Nordics and Baltics. The team has experienced hundreds of startups from the role of a founder, investor, and early-stage team member.
Initial investments vary between €150–800k and they do follow-on investments. There is no such thing as too early for this investor.
Icebreaker.vc is an investor focusing on early-stage tech companies and doing all they can to help companies succeed. The community of pre-founders helps people who want to start, build, or join strong tech companies to unleash their potential.
In addition to the network of the partners, you get to benefit from the community of more than 1000 professionals who have more than 5 years of relevant industry experience and the will to start, build or join strong tech companies
Lasse Lehtinen, CEO & Partner Lasse joined a Helsinki-based startup called Roottori as the first employee in 2006. The company ended up becoming the 2nd fastest growing Finnish tech company in '07 and '08, and then got acquired by Fonecta. Since then, Lasse has been curious about tech and how it changes the world. Before Icebreaker.vc, he was the CEO & Founder at Frontier Accelerator investing in Finnish and Swedish startups.
Aleksi Partanen, Partner Aleksi founded and worked as the CEO of a cloud service broker Nervogrid since 2007. In 2014, the company was acquired by ALSO and he was appointed as Senior Vice President of Digital Services. Ten years of hardcore international deal making, traveling few times around the world and living abroad has made him a curious mind, always keen to build and grow.
Riku Seppälä, Partner Riku has founded two companies in the developer tools space. He has also taken part in over 30 different types of funding rounds on different sides of the table, working at Open Ocean before founding Icebreaker.vc. He is very curious about technologies, society and the future.
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