MyNextRun Raises €500K To Help Runners Find Events

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What is it about Finnish startups and fitness? We’ve recently covered Sportsetter, an app that lets you discover different fitness experiences, and HeiaHeia, the corporate wellness platform — both companies that hail from Finland. Today another Finnish startup, MyNextRun, which helps runners discover and signup for running events, has raised a new round of funding.

The Helsinki-based company has raised €500,000 from Andy Phillipps (Investor & Chairman of YPlan, founder of Active Hotels/Booking.com), Moaffak Ahmed (Investor of Next Games & Nosto), Juha Lindfors and AJP Holding (Investors of Moves App).

Existing investors, including Reaktor Polte, Dreadnought Finance and the Finnish taxpayer-funded funding agency Tekes, also participated in the round, bringing total raised by MyNextRun to €1 million.

Founded towards the end of 2010 when co-founders Sami Granfors, Emma Huovinen and Tatu Mäkiläa spotted a need for a single place online where runners could find and register for…

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