Finnish startup IndoorAtlas wants to become the go-to technology for navigating indoors. If the company gets its way, you'll never get lost inside a mall or department store again.
It maps out indoor locations using the magnetometers already found in your smartphone to detect magnetic anomalies that come from things like steel beams, and other obstructions in inside buildings. IndoorAtlas offers its API to companies and retailers to create indoor-location applications.
IndoorAtlas already has 15 patents filed, and has raised €600,000 in funding.
Jolla is Finland's answer to Android and iPhone.
Jolla, the new Finnish-based smartphone company that spun out of Nokia, just announced at Slush that its first phone will go on sale in Helsinki on November 27.
Back in June, Jolla secured its first mobile phone carrier. Finland's third largest smartphone carrier, DNA, will be the first to sell Jolla's (pronounced Yo-Lah) flagship phone.
The phone features a 4.5-inch display, dual-core processor, microSD expansion with 16GB of storage pre-installed, a 4G modem, and a replaceable battery. Jolla has previously said the device would cost about €399.
To date, Jolla has raised over €200m.
Beddit wants to make your bed smart.
Finnish startup Beddit essentially makes your bed smart. You simply place a super thin film sensor under your bed sheets to track your sleep throughout the night.
The sensor automatically tracks your sleep duration, sleep quality, heart rate, breathing, snoring, and sleeping environment.
Through its mobile app, Beddit provides personalized coaching based on the sleep data. It's currently building out its coaching engine with sleep specialists, Beddit tells Business Insider.
About a month ago, Beddit completed a $500,000 crowdfunding campaign on IndieGogo.
Ambro wants to make it easy to quickly consume healthy food.
Ambro strives to provide its customers with organic and premium liquid-based food substitutes. It only takes two minutes to prepare the natural smoothie powder.
Its target customers are those who need to get over hunger five minutes before your meeting, but in a nutritional fashion.
PulseOn claims to be the most accurate HR monitor.
PulseOn is a heart rate monitor that you wear on your wrist, as opposed to strapped around your chest. With PulseOn, it's continuously measuring your heart rate, and you don't need a chest strap. The first use case will be for sports and fitness.
PulseOn recently raised €1 million to develop its product for release early next year.
Seriously is a new mobile gaming company.
Finnish gaming startup Seriously won't release any titles until next year, but it seems to already be creating a lot of hype in Finland. Just last week, Seriously raised $2.4 million from Los Angeles-based Upfront Ventures and Scandinavian-based Sunstone Capital.
With Seriously, the idea is to take advantage of the popularity of the "free-to-play" games and target "casual plus" gamers, founder Petri Järvilehto tells Business Insider. It wants to create games that people play for days, weeks, months, and even years.
Supercell is one of the hottest gaming startups in the world.
Finnish gaming company Supercell is a $3 billion company largely in part to the success of its games Hay Day and Clash of Clans.
Clash of Clans and Hay Day are both among the top-ten grossing apps in the iTunes Store, according to AppData. Supercell makes over $2.4 million per day, on average, according to data released earlier this year.
To date, it has raised over $272 million.
BetterDoctor is a ZocDoc competitor that helps consumers discover doctors.
BetterDoctor aims to provide you with transparency on doctor quality. It helps match consumers to the right doctor. So far, it has helped 5 million people find a doctor, though we can't help but think of this as a ZocDoc clone. It claims to differentiate itself from ZocDoc in that it helps with discovery.
Weekdone helps teams cross-communicate with each other.
Weekdone wants to help you literally get your week done. It provides managers with weekly employee status reports. The idea is to help different teams understand what everyone else within the company is working on.
Makies harnesses 3D printing to deliver custom-made action toy dolls to its users. Each customer can design their own unique toy. Since these are effectively toys on demand, there's much less waste.
Wayray is basically Google Glass for your car.
Augmented reality car navigation system Wayray wants to make driving natural. It does this by projecting visual routes through your windshield. Wayway costs $500 and can be installed in any car. For what it's worth, it seems a lot safer than driving with Google Glass, which violates California driving laws.