Finnish digital investing platform Invesdor gets to the next level of its growth journey. After merging with the Austrian Finnest, to support its role as the leader among digital investment platforms in Northern Europe, the company has eventually found a new CEO and can now plan ahead.
In a letter to his family, friends and contacts on LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, Invesdor Group Co-Founder, Lasse Mäkelä, who Oliver* interviewed here, writes:
“Although there [have] been some customary challenges with the merger with Finnest, getting our new CEO on board and in re-alignments of the group, I am convinced that we will come out of these changes as a real powerhouse in our industry.”
One part of the change of the platform, which has raised since its inception over 130 million Euros in equity, bond and debt financing in DACH regions (i.e. Nordics and German-speaking Europe), is that Mäkelä will join the board with a focus on “sales and business development activities, “where I am at my best,” he pointed out in a previous post.
“I am extremely proud of this Company and I am especially proud of our amazing international team of 35 people, which are based in five countries. Without this team, we would [definitively] not be here. Invesdor is an international finance and technology company with amazing platform and products, more than 50,000 registered users from more than 160 countries, who have helped more than 200 companies raise funding and [fulfil] their dreams.”
The platform had been looking for a new CEO since September 2019 when Lasse Mäkelä let his shareholders know that, “I am good at starting and creating things, but after eight years, we need new skills in order to take us to the next level. I have come to the conclusion that Invesdor needs a new CEO.”
At the end of 2019, the digital investing platform closed an equity offering raising 1.86 million Euros from a selected group of large-scale investors, current shareholders and employees to continue its expansion to European markets.
The name of the new CEO will be shortly disclosed.
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