Juha Lehtola


Juha Lehtola has been active in the Finnish and Nordic venture capital landscape for 15+ years. He joined Tesi, the Finnish state-owned investment company with €1.2bn in assets under management, in 2009 and is currently heading the direct VC investments team which focuses on Series A-C stage investments into fast growing Finnish companies. Between 2016-2018 he also worked with European Investment Fund (EIF) in the VC fund investments team. Before joining Tesi, Juha was Investment Director with Nordic Venture Partners, a pan-Nordic ICT focused VC firm.


Role: Investor - Venture Capital (VC)


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We accelerate companies' growth stories by investing in them, directly or via funds. Operating as an active minority owner, we provide access to business expertise and international networks. We invest together with private investors on the same terms as them and with the same expectations for returns. As a state-owned investment company, our mission is not only to be commercially profitable but also to develop Finland’s venture capital and private equity market as well as to promote Finnish business and Finland’s economic growth.


Organisation Type: Investor - Venture Capital (VC)


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Geography: Finland