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Stella Korpikuusi,

Marketing & Comms


Carbo culture, Yousician, Hormona, 1047 Games…

We don’t want to brag, but – over the years Slush has been part of many success stories. Startups from truly diverse industries (such as the ones above & below) have raised funding from the biggest VCs in the world and gained international recognition.

On Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2023, Slush will gather the 5,000 startup founders and operators together with 3,000 investors. Slush 100 startup competition is one extraordinary opportunity to win a €1M investment from some of the world’s 5 top VCs. Alongside the competition around 20,000 meetings are expected to take place, many of which may result in an investment.

Here is a quick rundown of what 4 outstanding startups accomplished since taking part in Slush:


1. Fishbrain

Connection to Slush? Fishbrain won Slush 100 startup competition back in 2012. What a catch!

What? Fishbrain provides local fishing maps, catch forecasts, a fishing logbook, and a social network platform to make the most of the sport.

Now? The social network of fishing has raised a total of $65 million with the latest investment occurring in August 2023 with a valuation of $119M. The app has been downloaded over 15 million times and the fishy data is now being used to study the effects of climate change on fish.


2. Aiven

Connection to Slush?  Earlybird led a €8M series A investment in Aiven after meeting at Slush in 2018. Just one year later, IVP led a 40M series B investment in the company. Boom!

What? Aiven provides a data platform on the cloud, immediately deployable and available to all, offering simplified management, deployment, and scaling of databases.

Now? Aiven’s is valued at more than $3B to date, having grown rapidly and currently employing nearly 500 employees around the world from Amsterdam to Auckland.


3. Eversend

Connection to Slush? The winner of Slush 2019’s edition of Slush 100!

What? Eversend is a developer of a finance app for currency exchanges and cross-border money transfers with the best possible rates. Currently, they are focusing on the African market.

Now?  The company’s valuation is estimated at $4-6M, and with services available in seven African countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon, Zambia, Rwanda, and Uganda.


4. HappyOrNot

Connection to Slush? Northzone led a $14.5M Series A round in HappyOrNot at Slush 2017.

What? A tool for measuring customer satisfaction through real-time data that helps companies keep customers happier and boost operations.

Now? As of today, HappyOrNot has sold its software to over 135 countries around the world and is valued between $100-150M.


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Mike ChalfenCo-founder at Mosaic Ventures


Sounds impressive, right?

Apply to Slush 100 by the Sep 8 and have the opportunity of becoming one of the future’s Slush success stories! If you’ve got any questions, send them our way to [email protected].