Why Hel­skini is the Euro­pean twin to the US’s tech cen­tral

There can be few cities around the world bet­ter than Helsinki to host an event such as Slush, awash with de­vel­op­ers po­tent enough to draw in VCs from across the At­lantic in their hun­dreds – VCs like a part­ner at prom­i­nent Su­per­cell in­vestor In­dex Part­ners. “Fin­land has fig­ured out Helsinki is a ma­jor vec­tor, and it’s fully in­vested in it, and I don’t think you see that any­where else in the world,” Rimer said. “They don’t need Sil­i­con Val­ley any more – if you’re look­ing at gam­ing, then Helsinki is Sil­i­con Val­ley. My one wish is that ev­ery city in Europe would re­alise that this is the bet they have to make.”

Neil Rimer,

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