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Business Guide: Company and market information

Information about startup companies: Global Corporate Venturing

Global Corporate Venturing contains information about investments made by large companies to internal ventures and external startup companies as well as other ways of co-operation between them.

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Link to the database: Global Corporate Venturing

Company information

You have access to many company and business information databases that contain basic, financial and contact information on companies. E.g. the following company information databases are available at Aalto University:

  • Orbis provides information on companies from around the world
  • MarketLine contains market research, company information and SWOT analyses
  • website provides information the largest companies in the Nordic countries
  • Finnish Business Information system (please, see 'Yritys- ja yhteisötietojärjestelmä' (YTJ)  offers basic information on Finnish companies
  • In addition, there is Finnish trade register information on businesses and foundations available through the Virre system provided by Finnish Patent and Registration Office. Basic information searching is free. All orders for additional information and documents are based on charge.

Market research

MarketLine contains market research papers, company information and SWOT analyses. Market research and reports can also be retrieved from e.g. the following databases:

  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
  • ABI/INFORM (ProQuest)

Company, industry and country information, market research


Where can I find annual reports?

Annual reports can be found on companies' web pages and e.g. in the following databases:

  • ABI/INFORM (ProQuest)
  • YritysPalvelin (CompaniesInfo); not updated after 2009
  • Vuosikertomuspalvelu (Annual Report Service of the Finnish daily business newspaper TalousSanomat)

For printed annual reports of Finnish companies you can also contact the National Library of Finland. Annual reports are archived in the National Collection.

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