The brand new Nordic portal business.kreanord.org provides creatives with a potential new source of venture capital
The brand new Nordic portal business.kreanord.org provides creatives with a potential new source of venture capital.
"The cultural and creative industries find it particularly difficult to drum up enough investment," says Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning about the launch of the new Nordic portal.
Creative companies in industries such as computer games, design and fashion now have a new portal where they can seek venture capital, knowledge and networking opportunities. They also have the opportunity to meet business angels and investors who might be interested in their next big idea at the new Nordic portal business.kreanord.org, launched by the Nordic Council of Ministers and KreaNord.
The creative industries are a catalyst for growth in the Nordic countries. Studies regularly show that the creative industries have fared better than others in the recent financial crisis. They create jobs, add value and export. International comparisons also reveal that they have the same growth ambitions as companies in other industries.
However, the same studies also show that creative companies often need venture capital and, in particular, coaching from business angels or investors to help turn ideas into golden eggs. This new Nordic initiative is designed to provide just such a service.
"The idea is to focus more closely on funding opportunities for cultural and creative industries and to make business angels and investors aware of the huge growth potential in these industries in the Nordic Region," explains Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning, Director of the Center for Culture and Experience Economy (CKO).
The centre runs the websites business.kreanord.org and kreanord.org for the Nordic Council of Ministers.
"The cultural and creative industries find it particularly difficult to drum up enough investment, so the idea behind the new online service is to bring people together and forge new partnerships," Tscherning adds.
I-Investor was involved in developing and designing business.kreanord.org.
"We opted to support business.kreanord.org for two main reasons. Firstly, the Nordic angle is exciting. We share a lot of features across our national borders·– in terms of culture, language and business. Secondly, the creative industries constitute an area that is full of exciting opportunities for a business angel or investor," says director Johnnie Bloch Jensen of I-Investor, who is himself a business angel and provides the technology behind the network Business Angels Copenhagen.
Registration is free and without obligation at business.kreanord.org.
Jesper F. Schou-Knudsen
Phone +45 33 96 03 55
Media Contact: Director Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning, CKO, Tel.: +45 2840 4668 Communications consultant Morten Schwarz Lausten, CKO, Tel.: +45 2946 4972