Droppe, Finnish online marketplace for industrial wholesale, raises €2.2M seed investment

Droppe, a Finnish marketplace for European industrial wholesale, has raised a €2.2 million seed investment. The round was led by a Finnish early-stage VC Lifeline Ventures, EU-Startups reports.

Henrik Helenius and Johannes Salmisaari, founder of Droppe
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  • Founded in 2020 by Henrik Helenius and Johannes Salmisaari from Finland, Droppe is a technology company that distributes work supplies and protective equipment via its own platform. The marketplace addresses the top concern for industrial buyers at present — finding and stocking operating supplies that are low in cost and responsibly sourced.
  • Apart from the lead investor, the round was joined by angel investors Ilkka Paananen, CEO & Co-founder of Supercell, and Miki Kuusi, CEO & Co-founder of Wolt.
  • Droppe’s vision is to make the European wholesale industry more connected by creating shorter and more responsible supply chains, the company states.
  • The startup has already reached over 500 customers, including several small and medium-sized enterprises.

“Droppe is the first in the market to build a European industrial wholesale marketplace, a mission that we are excited to continue building and expanding with new resources,”

CEO and Co-founder of Droppe, Johannes Salmisaari, comments on the deal.
  • Droppe plans to use the fresh funds to expand its operations in Germany and further accelerate its growth in Sweden and Finland.