Corenvest Oy

Corenvest Oy is a company and an angel network that is dedicated to helping our customers achieve success through professional development, funding and coaching services. Our team is committed to improving business processes and strategies, with a focus on investing in coachable teams and internationally scalable businesses. With our expertise and experience, we aim to empower our clients to reach their full potential and achieve their goals. We pride ourselves on our innovative approach and commitment to delivering high-quality services that drive tangible results. At Corenvest Oy, we are passionate about helping businesses and individuals thrive, and we look forward to partnering with you on your journey towards success.


Corenvest Oy was founded on 2011 with the goal of providing equity funding and high-quality development & coaching services to early stage businesses in Finland and abroad. Over the years, we have gained a strong track record for our expertise in funding, growth management, business processes, and strategy. Our team of experienced professionals has helped numerous companies to achieve success through our personalized and results-driven approach. In addition to our coaching services, we also invest in promising businesses that have the potential for international growth.

Flying Finn Angels (FFA)

Today you can reach also Flying Finn Angels (FFA) a women-led investor syndicate via Corenvest. FFA was founded by three Angels - Audra Shallal, Nina Rautianen and Ella Suominen - on August 2023. This network combines the strengths of both female and male investors and emphasizes more women to become an angel investor as well as women entrepreneurs to get funded, grow and succeed. 

The Team

Vesa Lehtinen

Angel Investor, Serial Entrepreneur, Professional Business Developer - performed 20+ private investments and 10+ exits. Has made several medical device investments and has been active in R&D of innovative powertrains for the future electric mobility solutions as an investor and board professional. Startup Coach in an Incubation Center (Jyvaskyla Startup Factory / Yritystehdas), a Business Development Specialist in University of Jyvaskyla and a board representative for University's investment fund Unifund in their portfolio companies.

Board professional, Business Development Director, CEO and a Business Owner of a real estate / travel business in Turkey. Track record as a race driver in the field of international motorsport.

 M.SC, Business Economics. CBM (Certified Board Member). Member of FIBAN, EBAN and Sophia Business Angels.

Audra Shallal 

is a bilingual (English, French) American national and French Resident with an impressive educational background. She holds degrees in International Business and International Economics from the American University of Paris (AUP), an MBA from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), and a DEA degree in Strategic Management from the Sorbonne. Currently, Audra is Vice-president of Corenvest based in Finland and France. With over twenty years of experience, she specializes in Entrepreneurship- Business Planning and Pitch Coaching-Investor Ready Programs. Audra consults for international organizations such as OECD, UNEP, UNIDO, and the European Commission. She is also actively involved in teaching courses on Entrepreneurship, Business Plan Development, and Entrepreneurial Finance to prestigious institutions like ENSCP, X, ParisTech, CELSA. Audra conducts her signature « Craft a Killer Pitch » workshop globally. Additionally, she has played a key role in launching the Enterprise Financing Network within the MENA-OECD Investment Programme, connecting entrepreneurs, financiers, research bodies, and policymakers to improve the conditions for financing entrepreneurship. As past Vice- president of FBA and past board member of NFBAN, Audra holds various positions on advisory boards with startups and business angel networks such as EBAN, SBA, I4W, BAdGE, Tenmou and co-founder of the Flying Finn Angels. She is also an Expert Jury Member for the European Commission's European Innovation Council (EIC) and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). Audra's dedication to supporting entrepreneurs extends to managing entrepreneurship programs, participating in business plan competitions as a jury member, and promoting women entrepreneurs and business angels. Outside of her professional life, Audra is a former professional classical ballet dancer and actively pursues performing arts initiatives. She also excels in competitive fencing and horseshow jumping, earning several gold, silver, and bronze medals in a short span of three years.