Tekes selected Piceasoft in its Young Innovative Company program May 2016. Piceasoft has completed program phases 1 and 2 with great business results and has now applied to phase 3. Collaboration with Tekes has accelerated Piceasoft’s international growth, especially in Europe, but also in other areas. Tekes help has been fundamental to achieve 98% of Piceasoft’s revenue coming from export sales. In addition being a young company, coaching and advices from Tekes has been very valuable.
Piceasoft Chairman of Board, Risto Kivipuro, says: “Collaboration with Tekes has encouraged us to set and achieve extremely ambitious business targets in international markets, which is crucial for a Finnish software company because of limited domestic markets.”
Pauli Noronen, Tekes Chief Advisor says: “Piceasoft is excellent example that Finnish software company can enter into international markets.”
Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation is the most important publicly funded expert organization for financing research, development and innovation in Finland. Research, development and innovation funding is targeted to projects that create in the long-term the greatest benefits for the economy and society. Tekes does not derive any financial profit from its activities, nor claim any intellectual proprietary rights. Young Innovative Company program is specific program from Tekes aimed for enterprises under 5 years old aiming at the international markets.
Piceasoft is a Finnish company, located in Tampere. Since it was founded in 2012, Piceasoft has created a unique set of software solutions to cover the whole lifecycle of mobile devices. These solutions create new business opportunities and enable a cost-efficient service for mobile operators and retail chains. Our innovative products are disrupting mobile device buyback, repair and recycling business. Our software products are easy to use and offer added value to the end user, which means better ROI and user satisfaction. In short, we promise to Simplify Your Mobile Life.