We are happy to announce that Capassa was awarded the SkatteFUNN R&D tax incentive scheme for 2020 and 2021 from The Research Council of Norway last week. This enables Capassa to keep focusing on innovation and development. We are grateful that there is such an arrangement supporting innovative companies in Norway. The SkatteFUNN R&D tax incentive scheme is a government program designed to stimulate research and development (R&D) in Norwegian trade and industry.
Thank you to Sander J. Tufte and Bjørn Harald Pedersen for great assistance with the application!
It was an honor to participate in high-level discussions on how to help SMEs with digitalization globally, states Capassa’s CEO Marit Wetterhus. Accelerating digitalisation is important to Capassa, a fintech startup devoted to helping SMEs by using new technology. COVID-19 has shown that digital SME’s are more resilient and have resisted the global shutdown better – digitalisation is more important than ever. Great discussions and input by OECD – OCDE Director Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Minister of Small Business, Revenue, Police and Fisheries of New Zealand Mr Stuart Nash, Mr Tancrède de Lalun, Global Merchandising Director at Maison Margiela, Mr Didzis Dejus, Managing Director at Baltics 3D Ltd. in Latvia, Ms Siobhan Cummiskey, Director of Public Policy, Campaign and Programs, EMEA at Facebook and Professor Michael Luca at Harvard Business School and Ms Sandrine Kergroach, Senior Senior Economist at OECD – OCDE.
The Capassa team is excited to have Ronja Ek onboard as a Summer Intern. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in computer engineering at NTNU and will be a great asset for Capassa going forward.
Another great trip to Sri Lanka last week with our development team. We are super excited to invite two new members, Ameer Najath and Thisara Ranasinghe to the team. Thank you also to Suram, Danushka, Thushara, Dhara, Rajith, Sameera and Sanath for another super week !
It was such an honor for the CEO of Capassa, Marit Wetterhus to participate at the First Roundtable of the OECD Digital for SMEs (D4SME) Global Initiative at the OECD in Paris. Marit Wetterhus was the main speaker for the Fintech session. Thank you to OECD Secretary General Angel Gurríaa, the Minister for small Business Stuart Nash of New Zealand and Chair for the OECD Digital for SME initiative, the Minister of SMEs and Startups of Korea Young Sun Park, the Minister of State for Trade and EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection of Ireland Pat Breen, as well as Director OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities Lamia Kamal-Chaoui and her great team for a fantastic event. Thanks also to all the other participants that made the day such an incredible experience.
CEO of Capassa Marit Wetterhus and all the other participants at the First Roundtable of the OECD Digital for SMEs (D4SME) Global Initiative at the OECD Headquarters in Paris
The First Roundtable will be chaired by the OECD Secretary General and co-chaired by the Minister of Business of New Zealand, the Minister of SMEs of Korea, and the Minister of State for Trade and EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection of Ireland.
It is a real honour to be asked to participate in such high-level discussions on how to help SMEs with digitalization globally. The focus areas, which are all very important to Capassa, are access to digital infrastructure, AI, blockchain and fintech. Capassa – Your Digital CFO is a Fintech company that aims to help SMEs make better financial choices. SMEs are important for growth globally and it is paramount that they take part in the digital transition. At the Roundtable, Capassa will join policy makers from governments and public institutions, entrepreneurs, business representatives and representatives of private sector associations across the OECD and beyond.
Capassa was honored to get the opportunity to present the Digital CFO and talk about how to finance innovative SME’s in Europe at the European Banking Summit October 3rd. The panel consisted of Kris Boschmans, Policy Analyst at the OECD Alberto Casorati, Advisor, European Investment Bank Adrià Batlle, Head of Business Design, InnoCell Armando Melone, Policy Officer, European Commission Stephen Pegge, Managing Director of Commercial Finance, UK Finance & Director, UK Business Angels Association. Daniel Bouzas was a great panel moderator. It was great to discuss how we can help innovative SMEs with their financing and changes we need to make to ensure that innovative SMEs get a better future!