CollectiveCrunch selected as first and only firm into ESA BIC Finland

CollectiveCrunch selected as first and only firm into ESA BIC Finland programme. BICs are Business Innovation Centers across Europe that encourage and support innovation and start-ups in the space ecosystem of the European Space Agency. The programme involves a grant of €50 000 and technical and business support from within the ESA BIC’s network of experts. Our goal is to adopt …

CollectiveCrunch joins Microsoft Turbopump Program

CollectiveCrunch joins Microsoft’s Turbopump Program. We are one of five high-potential start-ups selected by Microsoft into its accelerator program. The purpose of Turbopump is to give promising startups the boost they need to help them secure the next phase of financing, expansion into new markets and to recruit new talent. The program has a particular focus on Germany and expansion …

CollectiveCrunch Oy moves to new offices

CollectiveCrunch Oy just moved into new offices in “A Grid”, Otakaari 5, 02150 Espoo. “A Grid” is an new office space associated with Aalto University. The offices will open officially in February, more details to come.

CollectiveCrunch is on SLUSH

Who would – well, we! And you can even visit us on SLUSH! Where? Microsoft stand, 7B.5 near the Founder Stage on Thursday 30.11 all day Vertical Booth, 6D.6 Thursday 30.11 from 11am to 2pm and Friday 01.12 2pm to 5pm Aalto University stand, 7A.6 on Thursday 30.11 from 10:30 to 11:30 Sounds complicated? Put simply: Microsoft on Thurday or Vertical …

CollectiveCrunch wins Fingrid LightsOn

CollectiveCrunch wins Fingrid LightsOn competition. Excellent news: After intense preparation by Jarkko and Christof we just won the “LightsOn” start-up competition run by Fingrid, the Finnish energy supplier. We will work with the Fingrid team on the next phase. Watch this space! More about LightsOn competition More about Fingrid

CollectiveCrunch in the Press – Tekniikka & Talous, technology and commercial publication

CollectiveCrunch was mentioned in the press by leading Finnish technology and commercial publication Tekniikka & Talous. The article describes CollectiveCrunch’s work for Stora Enso, the leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood and paper. We address paper breaks with machine learning analytics, developing a solution for a problem that causes €40 million of extra costs for Stora Enso. The article …

CollectiveCrunch in the Press – Kauppalehti business publication

CollectiveCrunch was mentioned in the press by leading Finnish business publication Kauppalehti. CollectiveCrunch has worked for Stora Enso, the leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood and paper, to address paper breaks with machine learning analytics. “Paper breaks costs Stora Enso 40 million euros per year, start-up found a solution” says Stora Enso’s Otto Mertanen. Link to full article …

CollectiveCrunch joins Digital Fiber Initiative

CollectiveCrunch joins Digital Fiber Initiative. The Digital Fiber Initiative was founded by VTT of Finland, Siemens and Spinverse to help drive the digitisation of the forestry industry. The Digital Fiber challenge: “New digital business from data and wood fiber process innovation. The companies in the forestry industry (including pulp & paper) are facing a dramatic upheaval. The demand for traditional paper …

CollectiveCrunch selected into ESA Copernicus Accelerator Programme

CollectiveCrunch selected into ESA Copernicus Accelerator Programme. The programme provides business and technical mentoring with the aim of developing and accelerating space-related business opportunities. On the Copernicus Accelerator: “Earth observation and the big data it produces hold huge potential for the creation of innovative products and services. The Copernicus Masters is an international competition which awards prizes to innovative solutions, …

CollectiveCrunch closes seed round

We are proud to announce the closing of our EUR 250,000 seed round. The equity round is part of a larger funding round involving debt and public funding. Among the investors are experienced industry professionals, including Jukka Sonninen, former head of SAP Finland, and senior executives from the ICT, energy and forest sectors. As a result of this round, Jukka …