Sitra invests in domestic early stage companies mainly through venture capital funds.
Optomeditech Helps Solve Catheter Insertion & Grabs $2.5 Million From Lifeline And SitraPublished December 10, 2014
Weekly notes – Week 41: healthcare services grow and prosper in AsiaPublished October 14, 2014
Sitra invests in NaturVention, developer of FreshWall active plant wallsPublished August 20, 2014
6.5 million to Mendor, 7.3 million to BetterDoctor... A cause for celebration?Published July 23, 2014
Sitra invests SEK 20 million in a new Nordic tech fund by Spintop VenturesPublished July 1, 2014
Nexstim Announces New Stroke Therapy Produced Significant Gains in Motor Function Post-StrokePublished February 18, 2014
Sitra is investigating the potential of impact investing in FinlandPublished February 17, 2014
Business activities that promote sustainable well-being
The main focus of our investment activities has shifted towards fund investments. Sitra’s investment activities are market-driven; i.e. investment transactions are conducted in compliance with the same investment principles as those that govern other investors. In addition to achieving a high financial return, Sitra uses investments as a tool for promoting its strategic goals by selecting targets with a social impact, such as the more effective use of industry sidestreams or advancing the adoption of self-care solutions.
Emphasis on responsible and active ownership
Sitra’s operations comply with the principles of socially responsible investments. Sitra commits to the ownership and development of the portfolio company for an average period of 4 to 10 years. Exit from a portfolio company will be carried out according to a specific plan prepared together with all other co-investors. Sitra is an active owner and typically nominates a representative to the board of directors.
No subsidies to companies
Sitra grants no subsidies or free support to companies. Please visit Enterprise Finland for information on services and funding for small and medium-sized companies available from other organisations.