Finnish Companies in SF Bay Area, July 28 2014 (some updates)
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Summary of Finnish companies related to San Francisco Bay Area (companies currently here, VC investments, exits, past companies)

Summary of Finnish companies related to San Francisco Bay Area (companies currently here, VC investments, exits, past companies)

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  • 1. Version: July 28, 2014
  • 2. Total: 49 12 established companies 25 ICT start-ups (2 gaming companies) 3 other start-ups 5 other companies / organizations 4 U.S. companies founded by Finns having operations in Finland U.S. Companies founded by Finns: 12 Exits of Finnish companies in SF Bay Area: 20+ VC investments from SV VCs in Finnish companies: 10+ Note: Only 12 Finnish companies had presence in SF Bay Area in the end of 2010
  • 3. Biotie Therapies (http://www.biotie.com/) Bitbar (http://www.bitbar.com/) BLSTream (www.blstream.com) Conformiq (www.conformiq.com) Digia (www.digia.com) F-Secure (www.f-secure.com) Idean (www.idean.com) Ixonos (www.ixonos.com) Nokia (www.nokia.com) SSH Communications (www.ssh.com) Symbio (www.symbio.com) Tieto (www.tieto.com)
  • 4. AndersInno (www.andersinno.com) AppGyver (www.appgyver.com) AudioDraft (www.audiodraft.com) BaseN (www.basen.com) Beddit (www.beddit.com) BiiSafe (www.biisafe.com) Codenomicon (www.codenomicon.com) Continuent (www.continuent.com) Cresense (www.cresense.com) Ekahau (www.ekahau.com) Futuremark (www.futuremark.com) IndoorAtlas (www.indooratlas.com) Joberate (www.joberate.com) Modulight (www.modulight.com) Movial (www.movial.com) MultiTouch (www.multitaction.com) Optofidelity (www.optofidelity.com) Rightware (www.rightware.com) Senso Solutions (www.sensosolutions.com) Shark Punch (www.sharkpunch.com) SuperCell (www.supercell.com) Surveypal (www.surveypay.com) Tuxera (www.tuxera.com) Vaadin (www.vaadin.com) Zonesco. (www.zonesco.io)
  • 5. Ambronite (www.ambronite.com) - known earlier as Ambro Common Tribes Transfluent (www.transfluent.com)
  • 6. Finpro (www.finpro.com) Internalization consultancy for Finnish companies Nexit Ventures (www.nexit.com) Finnish-American VC fund Tekes (www.tekes.com/en) The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation Vendep (www.vendep.com) Start-up accelerator and seed investor VTT (www.vtt.fi) Multitechnological applied research organisation
  • 7. Airstone Labs (www.airstonelabs.com) Supercomputing as a service AlphaSense (www.alpha-sense.com/) - also operations in Finland Search engine for financial professionals Appington (www.appington.com) Adding voice to mobile apps Beatroot (www.beatroot.co), was Hacklog (at Matter.VC) Analytics for journalists BetterDoctor (www.betterdoctor.com) - also operations in Finland Find the right doctor in minutes Crowd Valley Inc. (www.crowdvalley.com/) Linko (www.linko.io) - also operations in Finland Lost in Translations (www.lostintranslations.com) - also operations in Finland Pilot Network services (www.pilot.net) - listed in NASDAQ Skydom (www.skydom.io) Build rich data services in the cloud Trulia (www.trulia.com) - listed in NASDAQ – being acquired by Zillow Real-estate search tool Vuact (www.vuact.com) A smarter way to watch and share video.
  • 8. Animoi – acquired by Macromedia in 2004 Applifier / EveryPlay – acquired by Unity in 2014 Bitboys – acquired by ATI / AMD in 2007 Bitdeli – acquired by AdRoll in 2013 Ditto – acquired by Groupon in 2012 drawElements – acquired by Google in 2014 Flowdock – acquired by Rally Software in 2013 Hantro – acquired by Google in 2010 through Hantro’s acquisition by On2 Technologies in 2007 Hybrid Graphics – acquired by Nvidia in 2006 Innobase – acquired by Oracle in 2005 Jaiku – acquired by Google in 2007 Kippt – acquired by Coinbase in 2014 Mr. Goodliving – acquired by Real Networks in 2005 MySQL (Swedish company with Finnish co- founder and Finnish CEO) – acquired by Sun (now part of Oracle) for $1 billion in 2008 Protogeo / Moves – acquired by Facebook in 2014 Pryte – acquired by Facebook in 2014 RedLynx – acquired by Ubisoft in 2011 Smartner – acquired by Seven Networks in 2005 Solid Information Technology – acquired by IBM in 2007 Stonesoft – acquired by McAfee (part of Intel) in 2013 Sumea – acquired by Digital Chocolate in 2004
  • 9. AppGyver from Initial Capital in 2014 AudioDraft from 500 Startups in 2013 BetterDoctor from NEA (New Enterprise Associates) in 2014 Continuent from Trident Capital in 2005 G-cluster from Intel Capital (Asia) MySQL (Swedish company with Finnish co-founder and Finnish CEO) from Benchmark Capital in 2003 Next Games from IDG Ventures and Lowercase Capital in 2014 Ovelin from True Ventures in 2012 Rovio Entertainment from Accel Partners & Felicis Ventures in 2011 SuperCell from Accel Partners & Initial Capital in 2011 and from Index Ventures and Institutional Venture Partners in 2013
  • 10. Alcom Basware (now on East Coast) Capslock Cybelius Software Design Power Documill FogScreen Gearshift Group Hantro Helmi Inreality Innopinion LinkoTec Luxus (www.luxus.fi) US HQ now in Texas MadOnion (now Futuremark) Mobile Backstage Closed, part of IP in Common Tribes Modera Point Play My Song QPR Software Sonera (+ SoneraZed & SmartTrust) Star-Arcade Stonesoft Sumo Tekla Terapixel TinkerCAD Closed, founders started Airstone Labs Vaisala
  • 11. Nonstop Games – founded by Finns in Singapore, have office in SF Sensinode – acquired by ARM in 2013, had activities in SF Bay Area earlier? Heptagon – started as Finnish company but no ties to Finland anymore
  • 12. Denmark: ScaleIT – www.scaleit.us Enterprise Estonia – www.eas.ee German Silicon Valley Accelerator – www.germanaccelerator.com Innovation Norway / Innovation House - innovationhousesf.wordpress.com Business Sweden – www.business-sweden.se/en/ Switzerland: Swissnex – www.swissnexsanfrancisco.org Silicon Vikings – www.siliconvikings.com Not officially a country organization
  • 13. Bootstrap Labs – www.bootstraplabs.com US MAC – www.usmarketaccess.com
  • 14. Company Web sites Direct communication with companies Silicon Valley Journey, Tekes (http://www.tekes.fi/Julkaisut/silicon_valley_jo urney.pdf) Updates and corrections can be sent to Hartti Suomela