Invesdor, the Nordic provider of digital financial and crowdfunding services has announced a new investment from Mika Ihamuotila. Ihamuotila is chairman of the board of the iconic Finnish fashion and design company Marimekko. The amount of the investment is undisclosed.
Commenting on the investment Ihamuotila said: “I believe that in the near future there will be fewer middlemen, such as banks, between investors and businesses looking for funding. On the one hand this is made possible by digitalisation, but on the other hand, it is also about developments in legislation and proliferation of crowdfunding.”
”In my opinion Invesdor is a very promising startup in this sector. In a short time, it has grown to be the largest crowdfunder of Nordic businesses thanks to its digital platform and skilled team. I hope that I will be able to contribute to the growth and international success of this Finnish company.”
Invesdor CEO, Lasse Mäkelä (pictured above), said: “We are happy to have Mika Ihamuotila onboard as an investor and sparring partner. Mika is an exceptional combination of strong banking experience and strong knowledge of digital business. He has accumulated experience in the financial industry as CEO of Mandatum Bank and Sampo Bank and in digital businesses via board roles at Elisa, Rovio and Sanoma, among others.”
Invesdor, which is currently active in Finland, Norway, Denmark and the UK, is considering expanding into Sweden this year. Invesdor has so far raised a total of approximately three million euros in funding, most of which has been raised through its own digital fundraising platform.