Epistemic.vc is the newest venture capital fund in Europe. The new venture is founded by four seasoned industry and technology leaders: Taneli Tikka, Viivi Nuorti, Javier Reyes and Erik Tjelta.
Together, they act as experts in the fields of technology, legal, corporate finance, and who have also worked for years at the very frontier where digitalization meets enterprise operations.
The partners draw on hard-won, prior successes to work with validated fintech startups and scaleups that digitize and automate enterprise BPOs.
The partners have already raised an encouraging amount of equity commitments and will continue accepting equity until the early 2020.
Epistemic also welcomes highly technical fintech trainees and analysts to join the practice as the healthy equity flow traction and amount of agreed investment targets calls for more hands.
“We stay a few steps ahead of agnostic fintech VCs by knowing how to pick the real winners from our niche and developing field. We are ultra-specialized and ONLY invest into what seems to most as the boring side of enterprise digitalization — and that exactly is our secret to success.” says Nuorti, an Enterprise Digital Transformation Project Manager who works with manufacturing, financial sector, and resources industries enterprise clients.
The founding team warmly welcomes new investors to commit equity by the end of 2019 with the promise of exceptionally good terms. Inquiries shall be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction of the Founders
Taneli Tikka is widely celebrated as one of the most successful tech heads in the Nordics. He most recently worked as the CEO of the Finnish state-owned VC-fund Vake Oy. Tikka has worked for more than 30 companies in a leadership position. He is passionate about building the tech industry in Finland as an investor, an advisor, and a true industry thought leader.
Viivi Nuorti leads enterprise digital transformation projects as a Project Manager. She brings industry-leading insights to Epistemic from the world of enterprise process automation and digital transformation. In addition to working with enterprise clients, Nuorti has co-lead several industrial startups, which adds to her ability to further develop and grow portfolio companies into increasingly valuable investments.
Javier Reyes teaches International Corporate Law at the University of Helsinki Faculty of Law as a visiting lecturer and leads a Luxembourg-based investment fund as a Senior Corporate Legal. Reyes’ industrial expertise in cross-border enterprise compliance and the developing technologies in the niche area of fintech, regtech, and BPO’s give Epistemic an edge over other funds. Reyes explained, “I have known Taneli, Viivi, and Erik for a long time — the timing was ideal for us to launch the fund. The right first investment opportunities have presented themselves, our niche industrial focus is now starting to get digitized, and the overall timing of founding Epistemic was a great fit also for each of our careers.”
Erik Tjelta is an industry veteran in enterprise outsourcing business and in developing outsourcing services. He has founded and scaled several outsourcing scaleups for enterprise accounting, financial services, and insurance solutions for enterprise core functions. Tjelta has a sixth instinct for picking and expert abilities in sparring portfolio companies.