Finland has been branded a vibrant start-up hub for a reason. Finnish sense of entrepreneurship dates back to the post dot-com period in the early 2000s when MySQL and Rovio were born. Now we boast a growing start-up community buzzing with enthusiasm and creativity. Not to mention the abundance of start-up agencies, entrepreneur-led accelerators such as TEKES, pool of high-tech know-how and entrepreneurship-friendly environment. However, up till now the Finnish tech and business press, with the single exception of ArcticStartup – an independent technology blog, has been eerily silent about the emerging start-up scene. It is nice to see it springing to life, however.

Kauppalehti, the most influential business paper in Finland, just launched a special start-up section compiling all the news, public information, features and most recent capital investments. The newspaper picked out 149 promising companies, fishing for high potential and growth orientation. Interestingly, only 26 of them reported positive profits, most of which would usually not exceed €100,000 per annum. In the article,Tuxera was presented as a star among the start-ups, stands out with high potential, profitability, and forecasts for the future.

Tietoviikko, Finland´s only independent ICT news magazine, also gets its say on the start-up scene. The March 2013 edition of the bi-weekly publication comes out with an article on Tuxera, highlighting the international aspect of our business. The article highlights that almost 100% of our sales occur abroad and it is hardly surprising that our team boasts nearly 20 different nationalities. We speak multiple languages – bringing culture diversity and expertise from various parts of the world. Artturi Tarjanne, sought after mentor and advisor for Infocom entrepreneurs, comments in the article about Tuxera’s high growth, tech expertise, and ideas for business expansion in the future.

With Tuxera in the lead, the start-up focus is slowly moving away from gaming industry into more diversified products and services.