All you need to know to
get set up
Building a new company can seem like going through an obstacle course of financial and legal regulations. Oh, and you left your gear at home.
With our network of corporate advisors and financial services, we can link you to the service providers most suitable for your particular industry. Talk about a perfect match — you’ll be up to speed with the local best practices in no time.
We are investors ourselves. Today we have incubated
more than 50 start-ups from across the globe
and more than $80 million under management.
We invest across all sectors and stages.
pre-series A series A & B
As investors, we know what investors look for when choosing a start-up investment.
Apart from investing our own funds, we aim to help our clients finesse their fundraising presentations and strategies, for their best shot at securing funding.
Our network of potential investors range from individuals, to families offices, to corporations from all over the world: we’ll hook you up, you just focus on how to wow them over.
And we don’t just throw money at problems. This is why our team is dedicated to guiding you every step of the way.
We don’t do gadgets and gizmos just for the sake of it.
Our in-house technology development and consultation team is here to craft out the perfect fit for your technological requirements.
From frontend to backend, short-term necessities to long-term services, we will create technology frameworks which are exactly what you need. No more, no less.
We could disrupt the marketplace, but we'd rather be building a better world.
protecting your baby
Not sure if you need a trademark, a patent, or a copyright? Our legal team will find the right Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) strategy to keep your company and products safe from those pesky copycats.
We specialise in enforceable IPR prosecution as we believe that your originality deserves to be well-protected.
We weave it all into a brand positioning that helps people say “yassssss” to you over and over again.
Building a great company is the first step. Next comes branding, positioning and marketing.
Without a differentiated positioning, you’re going to sound just like everyone else, even if you don’t look like everyone else. And we already know what the other guys can give.
If you’re ready to launch your project into the world (and make major waves), you need a megawatt presence to back you up.
That’s why we want to work on your tone, your visual identity, and what information you share.
We also help you to understand your offer, your target market, and your clients better, so you can start selling with confidence. You can finally say goodbye to icky sales conversations.
When your messaging sounds like you, your whole brand starts to come together. And that’s where the magic (and measurable profitability) begins.
weaving big dreams into even
Teams have pressure to be ‘innovative’ but don’t know how to start.
A Design Sprint at Eight Mercatus is a 4-day process for rapidly solving big challenges, creating new products, or improving existing ones.
It compresses potentially months of work into a few days.
The default product development cycle doesn't check how customers will react until after you launch. The Design Sprint validates new ideas fast before you invest time and money to build them.
Fastest way to find out if a product is worth developing, if a feature is worth the effort, or if your value proposition is really valid.
Don’t invest months of time, invest a week. Launch, tweak, validate and learn extremely fast.
Multiple stakeholders are included in the idea development process, leading to less mis-alignments and misunderstandings.
A 4-day process used for rapidly solving big challenges, creating new products, or improving existing ones. It compresses potentially months of work into a few days.
is no fun
Whatever your industry, we’ll find you the best businesses to complement yours, so that you can go further, faster. From the highlands of Asia to the great European plains, we’ll scour through our extensive network to find you your most ideal business partners.
Finland is one of the friendliest countries for start-ups and has been gaining international recognition for its technology and innovation. Its location also provides an ideal gateway into the European marketplace. All that gorgeous nature doesn’t hurt either!
This is why we have created a strategic partnership with Innovation Home Finland, a business home platform for entrepreneurs right in the heart of Helsinki.
Through this partnership, startups have fast-tracked market access to Europe, via Finland. This also extends to Finnish/Nordic startups that seek fast-tracked market access through our network of business contacts in the ASEAN region.
Think of them as the Eight Mercatus of the West — they’ll have you setting up shop in Finland in no time.
Learning from those who
came before us
Whatever challenges you’re facing, there’s probably someone else who has been there before. That’s why we believe in the importance of mentorship, in guiding current generations of entrepreneurs to become future generations of movers and shakers. We also know that a company is only as strong as its leaders, which is why we provide both personal development and leadership courses — a strong leader starts first with being a strong human being. We believe that together, we can all keep getting better.