Startups need a strong foundation and a bit of a push in the beginning. This is natural: when stepping into the unknown, it is a power move that is both necessary and rewarding. We have - proudly - been partners with Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation. All our research and development efforts would not have been possible without the enabling power of Tekes. Its availability goes beyond money. It helps us stay the course by giving us strategic advice, facilitating access to industry insiders and providing legal tools that takes us closer to our global banking ambition every day.
The demanding path of growth for any startup starts with having access to knowledge. A strong strategy means that it is not enough to know a lot about software development, maths, growth strategy, the lot. What we had missing regarding this, until Tekes came along, was gaining special startup specific insight into realising a full growth strategy with real advice from people with real experience in the field. Tekes mentors are a treasure trove of sound advice on topics ranging from sustainable innovation, market fit, human resources and overall finding ways of getting an edge in a highly competitive financial market.
One of the key aspects of modern banking is to meet the strict regulatory standards, in place to keep us and our hard earned money as citizens safe from online treats. This went beyond understanding the legal hurdles of virtual banking: it was about understanding the importance of creating multiple layers of protection and elegantly designed solutions that will help us stay on course as a legitimate force in the banking world as our mission guides us there.
We are incredibly thankful for the opportunity given to us to grow a company in a way that is sustainable, rewarding, challenging and with mission to make the business world a better place with better, faster and more transparent banking. If you are interested in working with these incredible people. they offer startup-specific lines of financing that enable people with promising ideas to accelerate growth and solidify their position in the marketplace.