Starting a Business

Are you planning to start or acquire a business? You can seek Finnvera financing for purchases, investments and working capital during the early stages of your business.

Financial planning

Financial planning

The financing requirement determines whether Finnvera can act as the only provider of funding or whether other sources and adequate self-financing are also needed.

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Assessing the company

Assessing the company

Before making its financing decision, Finnvera examines whether the company is able to engage in profitable business and put its plan into effect. The entrepreneur must also have a good financial standing.

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FAQ

FAQ

Does Finnvera grant loans without collateral? Which application form should I complete? What is the maximum amount of loan? If you do not find the information you are seeking, see the list of frequently asked questions.

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ENTREPRENEUR STORIES

These entrepreneur stories aim to shed light on companies from their start-up phase onwards.

The stories also try to cover Finnvera's role in financing these companies

Social games for big crowds

Social games for big crowds

Most recent Entrepreneur stories

Social games for big crowds

Uplause is a Finnish company founded some two years ago that had a unique innovation not found anywhere else in the world.
Uplause

Full ahead to Russia

‘A man and a toolbox’ grew into a major export company.
Vulganus

Finnvera

Finnvera provides financing for the start, growth and internationalisation of enterprises and guarantees against risks arising from exports. Finnvera strengthens the operating potential and competitiveness of Finnish enterprises by offering loans, domestic guarantees, venture capital investments, export credit guarantees and other services associated with the financing of exports. The risks included in financing are shared between Finnvera and other providers of financing.

Finnvera is a specialised financing company owned by the State of Finland and it is the official Export Credit Agency (ECA) of Finland.