Open Oceans new fund has closed

Open Ocean's new Fund celebrated with pitching competition - I'll give the winner Black vodka as much as he/she can carry (inside and outside)!

I am delighted that we now have been able to launch our new Open Ocean Fund. With 40 M euro (60M USD) in first closing, the race is now on to identify new disruptive start ups, that we with Community and Open Source strategy and proper funding, can help drive for similar success as achieved with MySQL.

In my mind a vital part of entrepreneurship is to be able to combine work with fun!

For this reason we decided to launch a pitching competition, where we bring the winning team to Finland, both for good worktime with our team, but also for some social time and nice summer activities.

On top of the boat trip and crayfish party already mentioned in the news item, I add here an additional personal price. During the evening party I will offer our guests with a chance to taste some (or a lot) of one of my personal favorites: The Finnish Black Vodka. And, the next morning, as a gift to take home, I will provide the winner with Black Vodka - as much as he/she can carry - to take home as a souvenir. Something that should help to remember the trip, and something enabling the entrepreneur(s) to share the fun with family, friends and colleagues!

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