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We accelerate and invest in early-stage technology startups with high international business potential. Nostetta team is built to offer the startups top hands-on experience in all key fields of business acceleration. We are eager to use our experience to create more successful startup growth stories.


Partner, Investments

Serial entrepreneur and business accelerator with a successful track record in leading tech startups. Strong visionary skills, firm hands-on attitude. COB and co-founder of Rocsole, previously CEO and co-founder of Numcore, acquired by Outotec in 2012. Many board positions, currently at Rocsole and VRT Finland. Professor of Practice in innovation management at University of Eastern Finland.


Chairman / Partner, Investments

Serial entrepreneur and business architect with extensive experience in growing medtech startups globally. Sharp business analyst with proven track record in raising funds and building successful teams. CEO and co-founder of Aurealis Pharma, previously CEO and co-founder of Cerebricon, which was sold to NYSE listed Charles River Laboratories in 2009. Board member at Aurealis Pharma and Fennogate Finland.


Partner, Investments

Serial entrepreneur and technology sales visionary. Has successfully set up and led international sales in many technology startups, including Nanocomp, Numcore and Rocsole, where Pasi currently works as CEO and co-founder. Masters in solution sales and IPR strategy.


Partner, Investments

Business finance and M&A expert with years of experience in working with growth companies. Previously as business consultant, currently as Business Manager at Danske Bank. Strong analytical skills, great with numbers. Board member at VRT Finland.


Partner, Corporate Law

Corporate law professional with strong startup experience. Specializes in M&A, due diligence investigations, contract law and limited company administration. Partner at Lukander Ruohola HTO, advisory board member at Rocsole.


Partner, Process Industry Investments

Experienced process industry influencer. CEO of Savon Sellu, the most profitable forest industry company of Finland in 2013. Co-founder and chairman of wood procurement company Harvestia, board member of Finnish Forest Industries Federation.


Partner, Business Development

Business strategist and experienced growth advisor. CEO and founder of strategic consulting company Talentree, partner and board member at VA-Varuste. Has extensive experience in business development of growth companies within several industries. Masters in strategy planning, HRD and process development.


Partner, Software

Highly analytical software development professional with a strong background in startup business development. Years of experience in industrial and machine vision software architecture development. Owner of software consulting company Tomaattinen, previously Technology Manager and co-founder at Numcore.


CEO / Partner, Marketing

Marketing enthusiast with wide experience in setting up and developing marketing of international tech startups, including Rocsole, Numcore, and VRT Finland, where she currently works as CMO. Specializes in result-based marketing concepts and marketing message clarification – from strategy to execution.


Partner, Technology Advisor

Professor at the University of Eastern Finland with years of experience in developing tomographic technologies. Co-founder of Rocsole, co-founder and former CTO of Numcore.

Partner, Technology Advisor

Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Auckland with over 20 years of research experience in mathematics, physics and inversion problems. Co-founder of Rocsole and Numcore.

Savroc has developed hard trivalent chromium coating technology that exceeds the mechanical performance of existing hard chrome coatings. Savroc’s coatings do not contain toxic chromic acid used in existing hard chrome coating process and are therefore safer to the environment and people working in the coating process.


VRT is the market leader in underwater structural inspections and measurements. VRT’s solutions ensure that even hidden changes or damage do not cause unpleasant surprises. Cost effective measurement techniques together with the best equipment on the market result in the most accurate and highest quality results.



OwnSurround brings personally tailored 3D surround sound to the user’s own headphones.



Aurealis Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company based in Kuopio, Finland and Basel, Switzerland, has developed an effective, safe and economical treatment method that greatly improves the quality of life for chronic inflammation and cancer sufferers.



RPS Brewing is an innovative, award-winning indie brewery based in Kuopio, Finland. The brewery describes its beer as balanced, fresh and pure to the palette. beers have been awarded for their taste for example in various categories of “the best beer in Finland” -competition in 2018.


Nostetta portfolio grows with RPS Brewing, an award-winning indie brewery from northern periferia

Nostetta has invested in an innovative indie brewery RPS Brewing based in Kuopio, Finland. RPS Brewing completed a directed share issue in the end of 2018 to strengthen its team and competence in business development and to accelerate its growth in international markets. Along with Nostetta Oy, a Finnish business person of the year 2017 Mika Sutinen, the CEO of Kotipizza Group Tommi Tervanen and a group of private investors and employees joined the company as investors.

RPS Brewing’s beers have been awarded for their taste for example in various categories of “the best beer in Finland” -competition in 2018. RPS Brewing’s brewmaster Aki wishes to produce tasteful but drinkable beer. The brewery describes its beer as balanced, fresh and pure to the palette. And as we need a game in everything in life, the beer also can beat each other in different forms. In strength, freshness, body type, or else. Eventually the strength meets softness and cuddliness and is melted. You know the drill.

Besides the tasteful beer, the company is also known for its innovative marketing efforts. One of the most famous examples is release of the “Let’s Settle This Like Adults” beer for Trump-Putin summit 2018 in Helsinki.

Read more about the RPS beers here:

More information about the directed share issue in RPS Brewing’s Facebook (in Finnish):


Savroc’s TripleHard chrome coating benefits proven in a variety of industrial applications

Since its establishment in 2012, Nostetta portfolio company Savroc has developed TripleHard chrome coating to offer the chrome plating industry a more durable and more sustainable alternative to conventional hard chrome.

TripleHard’s performance, such as hardness, wear resistance and lower friction, exceeds the performance of conventional hard chrome, enabling a variety of opportunities to save costs in terms of extended maintenance cycles and decreased energy costs, for example. Unlike the plating process of traditional hard chrome, TripleHard plating process does not contain chromic acids harmful to the environment and people working in the process.

Savroc has “Good laboratory results are not enough, the performance has to be industrially proven as well”, says Osmo Jahkola, the CEO of Savroc in an article (in Finnish) published by the leading technology publication of Finland, Tekniikka&Talous.

Today, TripleHard coating’s benefits have been industrially proven in a variety of applications for over 2,5 years. The current customers include for example a Finnish hydraulic cylinder manufacturer Hydroline and a French agricultural machinery manufacturer Egretier, in addition to an automation manufacturer and some weapon manufacturers. In July 2018, Europe’s biggest cylinder manufacturer ASO Group agreed to take TripleHard coating method into use.

Finnish speaking readers: check the whole story of Savroc and TripleHard in Tekniikka&Talous.

Got a great business idea and ambition to take it further?
Let us know about it and we’ll see what we can do. We specialize in turning high-tech innovations into global business. With a successful track record and hands-on attitude.

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