"More than just a capital partner."

Our Working Model

We’re a seed and early-stage venture capital investor. We partner with technology-driven entrepreneurs and companies looking to turn big ideas into global, scalable and profitable realities.

We know from experience that investing in a vision is about much more than just investing capital. Through our due diligence readiness assessment, strategy workshops and growth program, our partner companies receive world-class coaching and personalized mentorship targeted at each company's specific needs. They also gain access to our extensive network of investors and partners.

The value we provide to our portfolio companies is centered around services and capital.

Unique combination of expertise to help startup companies to accelerate their growth.


Capital

Exio helps small and medium-sized businesses secure the funding they need. Our international investor network via our London office gives our partner companies access to capital that fuels their growth from seed and early-stage capital to later-stage financing.

Due Diligence

While capital is a big part of our offering, our investments are about more than just money. For technology-driven businesses looking to exit or attract additional funding, ensuring that their operations are due diligence ready is key.

When we invest in a company, we help ensure that it is due diligence ready every step of the way. Our due diligence process is run by our partner company, Lexia Attorneys.

Strategy

You can’t reach your destination without first knowing where you are, where you’re going and the best way to get there. We help our partner companies set rapid and profitable growth objectives with strategy workshops tailored to each company’s needs.

We put together a team of professionals who have the skills, passion and expertise to help each partner define and refine their vision and carve out a path on how to turn that vision into a reality.

Growth program

When you’re on a mission to change the game and conquer the global market, you have to evolve. Our growth program helps our partner companies evolve at every stage.

All of the companies we partner with are welcome to take part in our growth program. We bring together experts and advisors from a range of fields to help our partners set and reach goals. It’s also a great chance to network with likeminded entrepreneurs and our network of mentors and investors.

Our Team

Simo Puhakka

Partner & CEO

simo.puhakka@exio.fi

+358 50 520 83 09


Simo is an experienced and goal-oriented investment professional with over 20 years of experience. In that time he’s built a proven track record of success in investments and building profitable financial service businesses and products.

As Exio’s CEO, Simo oversees day-to-day operations and helps screening attractive investment opportunities. He also advises companies on ensuring financial resources and is in charge of developing Exio’s business.

Before joining Exio, Simo held positions including portfolio manager, hedge fund manager, head of trading, CEO and board member at companies like Opstock, OKO Asset Management, OP Asset Management Execution Services and MRB-Holding Ltd.

Simo has a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Joensuu and a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the Wärtsilä Institute of Technology.

Teemu Lahtinen

Partner & CIO

teemu.lahtinen@exio.fi

+358 50 330 2807


Teemu is an investor and former banker with a passion for helping startups and other companies grow fast and go global. He has over 19 years of experience and a proven track record of success.

As Exia’s CIO, it’s Teemu’s job to make sure that make sure that our deals flow, and that the companies we invest in meet our investment criteria and complement our portfolio. He is also responsible for planning and leading Exio’s strategy workshops and investor relations.

In addition to his role at Exio, Teemu has spent his career managing investments, portfolios and assets for clients in Finland and beyond.

Teemu has Master’s Degree in Finance and Accounting from the the University of Vaasa and is certified as a European Financial analyst (CEFA) by the Hanken School of Economics and approved board member (ABM).

Ossi Valtanen

Partner

ossi.valtanen@exio.fi

+44 79 2112 9488


Ossi is an investment professional based in London with over 18 years of experience in asset management and corporate finance. He is currently a managing partner at Eurcoredit Exchange, which specialises in capital raising for middle market companies and projects in Europe.

At Exio, Ossi brings extensive investment and capital structuring experience and vast international investor contacts. In addition to screening attractive investment opportunities, Ossi helps portfolio companies build capital strategies that ensure financial resources for successful growth.

Ossi’s previous positions include senior European credit portfolio manager at Wellington Management, head of European credit at State Street Global Advisors and senior credit portfolio manager at UBS Global Asset Management.

Ossi has a Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons) in Business Economics from the University of Surrey.

Portfolio

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Your health in your pocket


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Offices

Helsinki Office


Lönnrotinkatu 11, 6th floor, 00120 Helsinki, Finland



London Office


Green Park House, 15 Stratton Street London, W1J 8LQ