The Covid-19 crisis has resulted in an increased interest in GovTech across the Nordic and Baltic region, with some sub-sectors such as HealthTech and edtech seeing an especially large increase in uptake.
To help startups navigate the current funding landscape, we have collected some of the best sources of advice from Nordic and Baltic venture capital investors on raising capital in uncertain times.
The Nordic-Baltic region is known for its digital nature, welfare system and values such as inclusion, openness, trust, equality and democratic rights. These factors have been key to the Nordic-Baltic regions' way of tackling the Covid-19 crisis in an effective yet humane manner. It also shows that digital solutions can play a role in almost every part of society.
We spoke to Jenni Vartiainen, founder of Finnish Kide Science about how her pedagogy research into how young children learn has influenced the technology her startup uses.
We spoke to Valeria Bortoletto, one of the founders of Novear Venture Architects, a student led consultancy helping startups through these uncertain times. Listen to the interview to hear how Novear has helped business stay afloat by rethinking business models and advising startups on how to innovate their way through the crisis.
New initiatives have cropped up to tackle the aftermath of the last months and some startup initiatives have shifted their focus to supporting the community as business opens up again. We highlight some of the most exciting initiatives from the Nordic and Baltic region that are supporting startups in this new phase of the Covid crisis.
Though the crisis has had a devastating impact on many aspects of society and the economy, insights from our database show that the crisis has also spurred an increased interest in the GovTech sector.
Finland’s strong digital infrastructure and technology ecosystem enabled a rapid response to the crisis. As it adapts to a new normal, Finland is well-positioned to consolidate its digital progress.
In this interview we spoke to Arūnė Matelytė, Manager of GovTech Lab Lithuania, to hear how the Covid-19 crisis has prompted an influx of GovTech startups that are innovating to solve public sector challenges.
The EdTech sector in the Nordic-Baltic region has been accelerating [...]