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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 gained funding from the biggest VCs in the world together with 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 get a €1M investment from the world’s 5 top tier VCs. Alongside the competition around 20,000 meetings are expected to take place and aaany of those is a chance for investment.

Here is a quick rundown of what 4 outstanding startups have done along the way since taking part in Slush:


1. Fishbrain

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 just secured an investment of $6M in August 2023 and is now valued at $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

Slush? Earlybird led a series A round in Aiven after meeting at Slush in 2018 and IVP led a $40M series B round at Slush 2019. 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? Current valuation being over $3B, Aiven has grown rapidly and is currently employing nearly 500 employees around the world from Amsterdam to Auckland.


3. Eversend

Slush? The winner of Slush 2018’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? Firm’s valuation is now at $4-6M and its services are available in seven African countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon, Zambia, Rwanda, and Uganda.


4. HappyOrNot

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

What? An instant feedback company that creates terminals for measuring customer satisfaction. Accurate, real-time data that helps companies keep customers happier and boost their operations!

Now? As of today, HappyOrNot has sold its SaaS 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, doesn’t it?

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