Oceanvolts crowdfunding kampanj samlade in 2 miljoner €

Aboa Advest deltog i crowdfunding kampanjen arrangerad av Invesdor. Nedan är Oceanvolts tack till de nya aktieägarna efter den lyckade finansieringsrundan. Timo Ketonen är aktieägare i Oceanvolt sedan tidigare och hans nya segelbåt har elektrisk propulsion (ServoProp Sail Drive). S/y Iurima Ultima kan besökas på den flytande båtmässan i Helsingfors, samt på The Shift Business Festival på Åbo Båtvarv i Augusti.


The Oceanvolt crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor’s site closed on 27th June 6 hours before the deadline when the maximum 2 million € was reached. We are overwhelmed about the fantastic interest in investing in Oceanvolt from people and organisations from 37 counties. To our more than 500 new shareholders we say welcome and thank you for believing in Oceanvolt!

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Piia Maaranen ny vd i Plantui Oy

Plantui media release 28th June 2019 (in English)


The Board of Directors of Plantui Oy has appointed Piia Maaranen as the company’s new CEO as of 2nd September 2019. Piia Maaranen is currently the CEO of Avanto Ventures. She will bring new competencies in digital business development and a proven track record as the leader in a growth company. 


The Plantui team benefits from new strategic skills, when Piia Maaranen joins the company. She has previous experience in successful brand building and profitable growth.

– Our new CEO is the perfect match for Plantui’s needs in our next phase as a growth company. With Piia’s leadership we will be able to meet the targets set for our growth especially in our digital business and international partnerships, says CoB Timo Ketonen.

Piia Maaranen has for the last 2.5 years been the CEO of Avanto Ventures, the leading Nordic corporate venturing house. Previously she was the COO and co-owner of tech startup Yogaia. Piia has over 15 years of experience in major FMCG businesses, leading sustainable business development and transformation globally. She starts in her new role at Plantui in September.

– Plantui has all the keys to international success. It is a real pleasure to be part of the passionate team and to accelerate the growth of an innovative company, Piia Maaranen says.

In the recruitment process Plantui underlined the importance of brand building, experience in international marketing, profitable growth and leading a talented team. Plantui has set a challenging growth target for this year – the goal is to triple last year’s turnover in order to reach 2.4 million euros.

Investments into future growth 

The growth targets also include new products and services. In September Plantui will launch two new products, in order to meet the rising global demand for healthy superfood.

– Our product launches will strengthen Plantui’s position as the leading Smart Indoor Gardening company. Our new and innovative products in the superfood category will meet the demand generated by the megatrend of a healthy lifestyle, pointed out by Timo Ketonen.

The new products will be launched at the IFA Fair in Berlin during 6–11th September.


For further information please contact: 

Timo Ketonen, Chairman of the Board, Plantui Oy Welc+358 400 831 205, timo.ketonen@plantui.com

Piia Maaranen +358 40 515 1321, maaranenpiia@gmail.com



Plantui is a Finnish Design & FoodTech company specializing in the development and manufacturing of smart hydroponic indoor gardens. Plantui products make it easy for everyone to grow fresh, delicious, clean and healthy salads and herbs anywhere, anytime – green thumb or not. All Plantui products are designed and partly manufactured in Finland. www.plantui.com 

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Samarbetet med Bosch bidrar till Plantuis tillväxt – nya strategiska kompetenser

Plantui pressmeddelande på engelska

The cooperation with Bosch announced last August provided a strong boost to Plantui turnover. Expanding in the global indoor garden markets is accelerated by a six-person advisory group, in addition to the Plantui team and board of directors.


In 2018 Plantui’s turnover grew by 26% to €706,000. In 2019 Plantui aims to triple its turnover to €2.4 million. Plantui’s cumulative turnover is €2.1 million, and it has sold a total of 25,000 smart gardens and 250,000 plant capsules.

“The growth of Plantui’s turnover is the result of the work of many years. We have acquired strategic competence and succeeded in creating profitable partnerships,” says CEO René Österman.

The urbanization megatrend and growth of the foodtech category have also put wind in Plantui’s sails. Hydroponic gardening is a market worth billions globally, and Plantui wants to tap into a significant portion of this with its premium service concept for Smart Indoor Gardening.


From product manufacturing to licensing

In the near future, Plantui is going to invest even more in product development. Plantui’s specialty and success factor is its patented growing method and the indoor garden’s unique light spectrums which can be used to adjust the taste and texture of the plants.

The features of Plantui products have also convinced home appliance manufacturers. Last August Plantui launched OEM product manufacturing with electronics company Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (BSH). The partners will continue product development and aim to launch new products in the autumn of this year.

“Our success is based on patented technology and our unique growing method, which are packaged in a high-quality design product. Our technology makes us a pioneer in an extremely competitive market,” says Plantui CTO Kari Vuorinen.

Plantui continues to grow with the help of new partnerships. Negotiations about possible cooperation have been begun with a Canadian company. Other new developments are also in the offing.


Top team to support Plantui growth

Plantui’s expanding operations and team will in future be supported by a six-person advisory group, in addition to the board. The group has foodtech and management competence which is particularly important to Plantui.

The members of the advisory group are corporate law specialist Harri Lukander, metal industry professional and Leino Group CEO Liisa Leino, HKScan strategic director Heli Arantola, Asian markets and community specialist Myron Tay and Aventum partner Kari Heinistö. The group will also include a specialist in technology licensing. All advisors are also shareholders in Plantui Oy.

“Plantui’s innovation manages to simultaneously satisfy several different consumer needs, and I am extremely excited to get to help the company grow,” says Heli Arantola.

Timo Ketonen will continue as chair of the board, with Riia Sandström and Ville Hurnonen as members. New members of the board are Bonalive Biomaterials founder and CEO, Dr Fredrik Ollila, Phd (Biochemistry), and former Oral CEO and experienced board professional Martin Forss.


For further information, please contact:

Timo Ketonen, Chairman of the Board, Plantui Oy

Tel. +358 400 831 205, timo.ketonen@plantui.com


Plantui is a Finnish Design & FoodTech company specializing in the development and manufacturing of smart hydroponic indoor gardens. Plantui products make it easy for everyone to grow fresh, delicious, clean and healthy salads and herbs anywhere, anytime – green thumb or not. All Plantui products are designed and partly manufactured in Finland. www.plantui.com

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