Rooting for startup growth

We support companies in the challenging phase of getting started and aid in nourishing startups into growth ventures.

We are Kielo, a 100% privately owned startup-investor, business community and angel investor family, with our main purpose to plant new growth ventures to Oulu and the entire Northern Finland. Kielo is an active participant in Oulu’s startup-ecocsystem aiding all startups and growth ventures in the area.

Kielo growth

Early Stage Investor

Kielo Growth is an Oulu-based early stage investor. We are an active participant in Oulu’s
business ecosystem and through the growth of the companies, we aim to develop the
attraction of the area into a blossoming field of success stories.

We work in deep collaboration with Oulu Startup Incubator (OSI).
Kielo was founded in the autumn of 2015, made its first investment in January 2016 and
launched the business community during the same year. In the beginning of 2021 the
community held around 40 companies employing over 150 people.

In the year of 2020 Kielo participated in ten investment rounds, from which six were follow-
on investments. Altogether, Kielo has invested over 1000k euros into 27 startups.

Oulu startup incubator

Oulu Startup Incubator – Privately Owned Business Incubator

Oulu Startup Incubator is a subsidiary of Kielo and a privately owned business incubator.
Our incubator service entail, among facilities and business community, individual expert
assistance for among other things finance, economic management, internationalization
and other challenges which may appear with growth.

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Sami Halonen

Tuuli Heikura

Esko Herrala

Sauli Herrala

Marko Hiltunen

Markku Koskela

Markku Känsäkoski

Antti Pelkonen

Toivo Polso

Jarkko Ruottinen

Ari Saartenoja

Mikko Sarkkinen

Ari Takanen

Erkki Tiittanen

Reijo Tiuraniemi

Harri Valasma

Petteri Vanhanen

Tatu Vehmas

Kari Vierimaa

Markku Virta

Markus Vähäkangas

Incubator services for startups

What is your greatest idea?


Teknologiantie 18, 90590 Oulu
040 0426561 / Sami

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