Investment Cases

We guide, develop and grow our partner companies within Healthcare and Life Science to be among the top SMEs in their target market. Find here some interesting companies with whom Riverpark has had journey to share.

BC Platforms

BC Platforms is a world leader in providing powerful genomic data management and analysis solutions to address some of the biggest healthcare challenges today by leveraging the convergence of genomics and healthcare information technologies. Company was officially started by talented mathematician Timo Kanninen. Together with Timo and the core team we started to build a new company strategy and enable the company for growth in 2014.

BC´s high performing genomic data management platform enables flexible data integration, secure analysis and interpretation of molecular and clinical information. Company has a vision to revolutionize decision making in drug development to bring clinical benefits to patients. With twenty years of experience, BC Platforms truly is an expert in understanding the science of life. During this joint journey BC has tripled the revenue and tripled the headcount. In 2017 company did a round B financing round total of 10 MCHF.

BC Platforms in brief:

  • We employ some 50 experts in Switzerland, Finland and US.
  • We have offices in Zurich, Boston, Helsinki and Singapore.
  • We offer a solution for the genetic data management in 25 countries.
  • More than 70 research and healthcare institutions use our platform.

www.bcplatforms.com

NSION

NSION is a major technology innovator in the growing sector of government related high security video and data management market. Save Time, Save Lives. One of the biggest challenges is to optimize data security and speed in video data transferring in complex life critical field operations. NSION solves the problems with a unique high throughput platform, which enables integration of command and control systems to multiple different video production technologies.

NSC3™ is a NSION Ltd developed scalable PaaS solution, tailored for network operators, fully abiding the security and performance requirements of national emergency services. For operators NSC3 is a solid, distribute-ready service on one day deployment. For end-user it is the utility, when less than a second is a lifetime

NSION was established in 2018 by innovative technology team lead by Mattipekka Kronqvist. NSION holds industry history already from 2003 and there after re-established utilizing strong existing competencies and experience 2018. During 2017 and 2018 Riverpark started to work together with entrepreneurs in to build a strategy and a plan for accelerated go to market activities. Target is to work with most relevant carefully selected industry partners in each country.

NSION in brief:

  • We are experts in streaming and storing video efficiently from various platforms ranging from power savvy embedded systems to smartphones right off the shelf — to entire team or peer to peer
  • We have offices in Tampere, Jyväskylä and Helsinki (Finland).
  • We offer solutions for 3 main segments: Fire & Rescue, Safety & Security and Joint Operations
    • For example, drone applications for fire and rescue missions are many: scouting for wildfires on impassable terrain, searching for missing persons with infra-red camera or delivering sensor data from polluted area after a chemical spill
    • Being either public demonstration, manhunt, siege or general reconnaissance and surveillance ops, it’s imperative for the police and security officers to be able to assess the situation and adjust the following course of action, as well as the use of force, accordingly.
    • A drone in conjunction with multiple personal level mobile video sources and IoT vehicle cameras provide a unparallelled capacity for situational awareness. With the expertise and experience of the officers on duty, this ability can be put to use. Save time, save lives.

www.nsion.fi

BCB Medical

BCB Medical is the Nordic market leader in gathering and analysing clinical data. Our mission is to combine, analyse and present clinical data gathered from various sources in an understandable format so that current and future generations can live healthier lives. Our aim is to revolutionise the way clinical data impacts people’s lives. We help doctors provide better care for their patients and help them develop new forms of treatment to improve patients’ lives.

Our unique service offering encompasses disease-specific quality registries for healthcare professionals, an intelligent integration platform and the Omavointi service, which engages patients in their own clinical care. The overall offering is complemented by the BCB 360 information service, which enables the utilisation of clinical data in an unprecedented way.

BCB Medical was established in 2003 by Petteri Viljanen. In 2009 Riverpark and BCB started to work together building a new growth storyline and related capabilities. Today BC offers world-class solutions for the monitoring and analysis of more than 60 disease groups. Our solutions are used in all Finnish hospitals. In 2017 BCB ownership structure changed so that majority owners are a Swedish equity company Standout Capital and Finnish government owned equity investor Teollisuussijoitus.

BCB in brief:

  • We employ some 50 experts in different fields.
  • We have offices in Turku, Oulu, Tampere and Espoo.
  • We offer a solution for the monitoring and analysis of more than 60 disease groups.
  • More than a million treatment procedures are currently being monitored with the help of our disease-specific quality registries.
  • More than 8,000 healthcare professionals use our registries.
  • So far, more than 100 medical studies and publications have been based on our disease-specific quality registries.
  • With our intelligent integration platform, the quality registries have received some 200 million integration messages from the systems of other hospitals.
  • More than 60,000 patients use the Omavointi service every year.

www.bcbmedical.com

SuvantoCare

The objective of Suvanto is to enable safe living in one’s own home for as long as an individual wants. The vision of Suvanto Care, a safe and peaceful old age for everyone, stems from the nature of Finland. Suvanto (Finnish for “a stream pool”) reflects tranquility and being free from unnecessary worries. Company exists to ensure the preservation of a strong feeling of security for everyone living at home alone or needing support in living.

Suvanto Care is an innovation from Finland to support home care with unobtrusive technology that does not disturb the inhabitant’s daily life and routines. The devices and the whole service concept is been built around the technical solution that has been designed in Finland. The Suvanto observational devices are also produced in Finland, which ensures the best possible maintainability and operational reliability for the customer. 

Suvanto’s own product development team and wide network of collaborators enable our continuous service development, listening to the needs of the clients. We want to lead the way in implementing home care along with the ever growing and diversifying needs. Suvanto® Home observes the daily life of an elderly person in a way that respects their privacy. Thanks to it, an aging person can safely live in their own home as long as they themself want The system operates completely automatically and without disturbing the life of the client, learns the daily routines of the inhabitant and collects data about the changes that occur. Based on the continuous data, helpers can make inferences on the changes in the well-being of the inhabitant. Suvanto® Home automatically alerts about essential anomalies.

Behind the Suvanto® service is a research and development work that started 2012. The service development is continuously driven by new research projects executed in real working environments. Suvanto has an ambitious target to become a leading home care driven IoT company in the Europe. 

www.suvantocare.fi

Hospital Neo

Riverpark and Tero Silvola was one of the founders in Hospital NEO establishment. This story started in the day dreams many years ago, but official launch was the year of 2009 when Tero, Harri, Jussi and Timo wrote the first business plan in Teboil gas station somewhere between Turku and Helsinki.

Neo is grew fast as a private hospital group in Turku and was there after acquired by Mehiläinen in 2017, that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. NEO specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, hand surgery and the treatment of sports injuries. Surgical procedures are primarily performed as day care surgery. We also have an inpatient ward and overnight stays are possible. Top Finnish surgeons in the field and 30 other health-care professionals provide our customers with competent and expert care.

NEO fields of expertise:

  • Shoulder stabilization
  • Rotator cuff surgery
  • Knee cartilage repair
  • Knee ligament repair
  • Ankle ligament surgery
  • Hamstring tendon surgery
  • Achilles tendon surgery
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Lumbar spine surgery

www.hospitalneo.com

Mawell

Mawell was established during 2001 by 4 innovative founders: Kimmo Alaniska, Petri Morko, Veli-Matti Qvintus and Tero Silvola. It grew first as a Finnish and there after as a Nordic Healthcare informatics company to employ over 150 specialists in several countries by 2009. Mawell was the fastest growing technology company in its domain in the whole North Europe. 

Mawell became the market leader in virtualized patient informatics in Northern Europe. The operations were based on dedicated customer cooperation and in our own product development. Unique technology offering encompassed solutions for Medical Imaging, Healthcare Contact Center Services and Technologies and Data Integration and Interoperability software.

Today Mawell business segments in consultation, software and contact center operations are divested. Software and product business was acquired by CSAM Health AS from Norway. CSAM is a privately-owned eHealth company based in Norway, focusing on software solutions enabling healthcare providers to access relevant clinical information at the point of care. CSAM is #1 in Scandinavia on oncology medication software, #1 in Norway on maternity software and #1 in Norway on emergency and acute care software.

CSAM, through its acquisition of Mawell Oy’s eSystems division, is now one of the Nordic’s leading eHealth software export firms in its industry, providing integrated specialist solutions across many healthcare disciplines.

www.mawell.com

Thermidas

Thermidas Oy is a Finnish health technology company established in 2008 by entrepreneur Ari Nevalainen. Thermidas’s business idea is to make IR imaging available for medical use. IR imaging is used relatively little in medicine, and especially at the time the company was established, Thermidas was one of the world’s first in this sector. The growth story for Thermidas was written and establish by Tero and Ari, which then enabled new investors joining the journey.

From the very beginning the company has invested in research and development of IR imaging in various medical applications. The IR imaging technology developed by the company has been applied in the University of Eastern Finland’s research project “Detecting Arthritis in Children and Adolescents with IR Imaging”.

The study’s IR images were taken by physicist Roope Lasanen as a part of his doctoral thesis work. Comparative images were taken with ultrasound. An article about this research was published under the title “Thermal Imaging in Screening of Joint Inflammation and Rheumatoid Arthritis in Children” in the esteemed journal Physiological Measurement, 36 (2015) 273-82. Roope Lasanen defended his doctoral dissertation in the field of applied physics on 9.10.2015; the topic was “Infrared thermography in the evaluation of skin temperature: Applications in musculoskeletal conditions”. In addition, the method developed by the company has been used to capture a large quantity of images, particularly in prosthetics and vascular surgery cases. Based on the research, the most promising results have been found in monitoring changes in peripheral circulation. Based on these results the company has developed a method for imaging the feet of diabetes patients.

www.thermidas.fi