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Funding the next disruptive event of sustainable built world

The world is changing. We need new solutions to make the places where we live, work and spend our time safer, healthier and more convenient. Caranto Capital invests in innovative start-up companies in Finland, Scandinavia and the Baltics who develop digital solutions making the Built World sustainable and productive.

BUILT WORLD INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

Built world is the world’s largest contributor to the climate crisis

Built World Industry Challenges

Many Challenges are Calling for Change:

Caranto Capital Built World Industry Challenges

WHY BUILT WORLD?

Real estate is the largest asset class in the world. How properties and city infrastructure is planned, built, and used impacts every one of us. The built world is the largest global CO2 emitter and consumes over one third of the planet’s energy. Small changes and improvements make a big impact, when they are scaled using technology. The built world is still early in digitalization, agile collaboration, and exchange of data. Innovative technology companies help everything run more efficiently, saving money and time, offering new flexible services, and reducing emissions.

OUR FOCUS

Caranto sustainable Built World Fund will invest into these new start-up and early growth technology companies that are changing – real estate in the Scandinavian and the Baltic markets.

We fund scalable technology teams who want to be a part of building a carbon-neutral future together.

SUSTAINA­BILITY

Sustainability and ESG is at our core for both ethical and economic reasons. We help our portfolio companies bring ESG to their focal point and measure it. This provides companies access to more funding, seeing enthusiastic faces every day in the office and more satisfied customers. We have seen it ourselves, and want to advocate that everyone else sees that, too.

One of our key targets is to reduce CO2 emissions by for the customers of our portfolio companies. We measure it and report it. We support multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals and national and EU goals of reaching carbon neutrality in the 2030s.

FOR INVESTORS

CARBON-NEUTRAL BUILT WORLD IS A SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE WORLD

The built world produces a bulk of the world’s CO2. Innovation in circular econony, sharing, planning, innovative materials and new digital services are a must in reaching carbon neutrality.

For Caranto’s portfolio companies, ESG drives value.

Caranto Capital Investors

THE BUILT WORLD IS THE BIGGEST MARKET. PROPTECH IS ITS NEW INNOVATION ENGINE

PropTech is one of the fastest growing investment trends in the US. Only few players in Europe – none in the Nordics. EU is falling behind.

Finland and the Nordics are the biggest innovators in PropTec per capita (2x times than the US).

THE TEAM IS COMMITTED TO HELPING STARTUPS SUCCEED

Caranto’s entrepreneurial team can and wants to assist portfolio companies in sales and marketing, digital services, partnering, operations and technology.
The team has international and domestic networks with the builtworld industries
and financiers.

INVESTMENT TEAM

Team is everything in a VC company – We have a unique mix of entrepreneurship, investment management, contech, proptech & fintech experience and international contacts.

PERTTI AIMONEN

PERTTI AIMONEN

Entrepreneur & Growth management

Pertti has strong background in several industries ranging from industry automation to smart device testing and from IoT technology to SaaS business applications. As the founding CEO of OptoFidelity Oy, he grew the company into the industry leadership the company over 50M USD revenue that operates globally in US and China. After OptoFidelity Oy successful exit 2017 Pertti has made business angel investments and focused on member of the board work. Pertti’s motivation with Caranto Capital team is to solve build world challenges and make also impact to reduce carbon footprint and increase circular economy in the built world.

MARKO TULONEN

MARKO TULONEN

Venture Management & Investor Relations

Marko Tulonen has twenty years professional experience as an investor, mentor and adviser for start-up and growth companies. He has a strong background in internationalization, investment management, and new businesses in the fields of software, digital media and technology companies, as well as representing various venture capital companies. Marko has held board and executive seats in over 20 growth companies and done several successful exits. Through investments he has gained investment experience in over 100 target companies in total. Marko’s motivation is to help Entrepreneurs to growth the companies with profitable and sustainable way.

ANNE URRILA

ANNE URRILA

Entrepreneur & PropTech Design SW

Anne Urrila has twenty years of experience in software development for construction industry. She has a strong background in BIM (Building Information Model) and a good understanding for customer’s (aka architects, engineers, construction companies and building owners) needs. Anne has a pragmatic way to solve problems – ‘things have to be done’. Anne’s motivation with Caranto is to find new innovative solutions to problems in build world.

JARNO PIIRONEN

JARNO PIIRONEN

International FinTech Entrepreneur

Jarno has 20-year experience in international business. He worked at Nokia in roles ranging from from project financing to leading an accessories business, set up a ESG startup assisting overindebted people get back financially and is a scaling up of a fund management software company.  Jarno builds strong teams, networks with customers and stakeholders, and helps people get stuff done. Jarno’s motivation with Caranto is to drive startups to international growth, see teams thrive and evangelize ESG.

IVAN NOKHRIN

IVAN NOKHRIN

International Networks & Built World Industry

Ivan Nokhrin has in-depth knowledge and experience in the real estate investment management sector. His 15-year career includes working at Aberdeen Asset Management, Sberbank, Jensen Group. He pioneered as a proptech entrepreneur with his first startupExquance in 2012 and since then co-founded several proptech companies in Finland, Germany, Sweden, and Russia. He has a strong international network in the emergingproptech market. He co-established a Russian national proptech accelerator in Moscow, andhelped over a dozen of companies set up and develop their proptech business.

BUILT WORLD NETWORK AND PARTNERS

RAKLI is association of professional property owners, real estate investors, corporate real estate managers and construction clients in Finland

KIRAHub is a non-profit association boosting sustainable digitalisation of the built environment in Finland

Urban Tech Helsinki logo
PropTech Finland is a non-profit organization created to build a network around real estate and construction innovation in Finland and help Finnish PropTech startups and scaleup companies grow internationally

Urban Tech Helsinki is an incubator for clean and sustainable urban solutions.
Urban Tech Helsinki brings together the best research from Finnish universities in Helsinki’s vibrant startup ecosystem.

CONTACT US

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Caranto Capital

Mail: team@caranto.vc
Phone: +358407749259
Address: Maria 01
Lapinlahdenkatu 16
00180 Helsinki, Finland