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Kiilto Ventures

Let’s build a sustainable future together!

Kiilto Ventures is an agile partner in building a sustainable future. We invest in innovations that push the boundaries of our current businesses in the fields of industrial adhesives and fireproofing, construction and professional hygiene.​

We are part of Kiilto, a growing family-owned chemical solutions market leader, with a hundred years of history and a vision looking ahead to 2080. ​

Together we boost growth of start-ups with passionate founders and researchers – people who are shaping the future through businesses that are sustainable and data driven in nature.

When you grow – we grow​

Exploring new opportunities has been sacred to Kiilto since the very beginning. We are committed to bringing you long-term value and taking your company to a commercially viable stage. ​

Our 100 years of top-notch expertise in RDI, business development and sales will help you to speed up development and growth, and reach leading market coverage in Northern and Eastern Europe.

Committed to bringing long-term value

We invest in sustainable, data-driven innovations at the outer horizon of industrial adhesives and fireproofing, construction and professional hygiene. ​

Within the defined domains and criterias (sustainability and data driveness) we have defined three focus themes that we emphasize on when looking at new opportunities: Deep tech & Smart chemistry solutions, Ecosystems & platform and As a service business models

The sweet-spot for minority investments is in companies with a validated team and solution starting to scale-up​
(most ideally between pre-seed and A-rounds).​

Let’s have a chat!

We are keen on collaborating with talented people, who are determined to change the world and fun to work with. We provide added value through our experience, network, know-how and resources.

Ville Solja
Chief Business Development Officer
ville.solja@kiilto.com
+358 50 329 5211
Jussi Hannula
Venture Development Lead
jussi.hannula@kiilto.com
+358 40 839 0022

Our portfolio companies

Origin by Ocean

Origin by Ocean is tackling the Baltic Sea eutrophication problem with an innovative solution. The company wants to refine algae into bio-based raw materials that can be used in novel ways in detergent products and cosmetics.

About the cooperation

We both have a strong belief in the future of hygiene and cleaning products that are bio-based and fulfil the requirements of sustainable development. The plan is to launch entirely new and versatile products that include ingredients refined by Origin by Ocean from Baltic Sea algae. 

“Kiilto’s strong commitment to sustainable development and the environment is an excellent starting point for our cooperation. This is our opportunity to work together with a big player.”
Origin by Ocean’s founding member, Chief Business Activist Mikael Westerlund

“We aim to double the amount of secondary raw materials in our production by 2022, so from a product development viewpoint, cooperation like this is extremely interesting and inspiring.” Kiilto’s RDI Director Oili Kallatsa

Aiforsite

Aiforsite is changing the construction industry using its strong expertise and technological know-how. Their mission is to solve the productivity problem in the construction industry without compromising on quality and occupational safety by halving the project lead time and doubling profitability.

About the cooperation

Our investment will provide Aiforsite the necessary resources to boost its growth and internationalization. Furthermore, Kiilto and Aiforsite will explore cooperation opportunities related to product development and commercialization that Kiilto’s network would provide.   

“We have a great solution and team on a global scale, ready-made plans for growth, and now sufficient resources to implement them. Now the feeling is like the track is open to successful cooperation and growth.”
Aiforsite’s COO Pyry Virrantaus

“The construction business is in an interesting stage where productivity, quality and resource efficiency can be radically improved. Aiforsite offers a holistic solution that can drive the development of the whole industry, and we at Kiilto want to promote and drive this kind of development.”
CBDO Ville Solja, Kiilto Ventures

CleanDet

CleanDet is a start-up company specialized in non-contact measurement of surface hygiene. It’s an Aalto University spin off company founded after the successful development of methods and techniques for detecting surface contaminants during the AutoDet project.

About the cooperation

We’re working together with CleanDet to test the device for a variety of different applications.

“The requirements for surface hygiene vary depending on the application area – for example, standards for medical instruments in hospitals are different compared to standards for coffee shop tables. I would venture to say, however, that after the current virus epidemic, there will be a general tightening of hygiene monitoring standards. This kind of device would enable us to assure that a surface is hygienic and respond to problems as quickly as possible.”
CBDO Ville Solja, Kiilto Ventures