City Family + LavasDesign Oy

We enable Entrepreneurship with Community+Marketing+Capital for Growth and Success.

Yes! Entrepreneurs have innovations. Your innovation can be big with our marketing expertise and media connections. Together we can make big change in challenges that growing cities face daily. Today 54% of world population lives in cities and by 2050, 66% of us live in urban areas.

Growing cities face new challenges 

We can solve worlds biggest problems
by designing cities to be smarter 

Together with urban innovation, digital marketing and growth models and by access to capital  you can make impact and solve biggest problems we face in our daily life.

Join the family of innovators for growth and success

The City Family helps millions of people every month. We help  thousands of companies to make digital success.

Join our community of innovators, enjoy ideas of other growth minded people and get access to capital.

Join the City family and accelerate your idea into big success!

City family network of growth minded people and companies. Our independent companies run  media, provide advertisement tools, manage  big data pools, marketing expertise and ad network.

City Family is building strategic ownerships and our whole family is ready to help you to grow faster as a person, your ownership value, your  business models and impact in growing cities.

Together we can make this world better. We organize world class events. We share ideas, publish books, teach lean startup methods and provide consulting to help our customers grow faster.


Reinvent Media and Information

City Family works in Media field to help people find information about the best news, events and restaurants in the City Magazine. We want to delight your day by publishing happy moments and entertainment.

Platform Economy

Reinvent Global Restaurant Discovery

City Family members and companies innovate new services and content for multiple digital platforms. Best known services are EatAndTheCity, EatPass and TableOnline table reservation software. Feel free to use our services or contact us to create your own digital service or platform.


Reinvent the
Daily Life

City Family companies and customers innovate new services for our daily lives. Success stories include, and EatAndTheCity is widely used restaurant software, table booking and media platform in Northern Europe and growing fast. TV Guide and car classifieds site provide world class information. Together City Family members and companies serve millions of people weekly with world class services.

Reach and Interact

Reinvent Marketing &
Digital Commerce

City Family helps customers with advertising solutions and tools. Largest online advertisement network Improve Media if one of our member companies. City Family helps in Content Marketing. Digital sales and Online Commerce is growing and City Family helps customers with unique global logistics company who has customers in over 100 countries and is largest online shop for Finnish goods catering the needs of Finns living around the world.

Drive with Data

Reinvent Data and
Automate Processes

City Family has members and companies provide world class knowledge in Big Data management and Artificial Intelligence. Our success stories include M.A.D. where we help architects to design world class buildings and to create building information models to streamline smarter cities. City Family Companies streamline business life and for example Samex is the most smooth, streamlined and used Export Import software as a service used in Nordics.


Reinvent Your Business
or Accelerate Your Startup

City Family company City Dev Labs members providing consulting services in different areas. We help companies to design new services, new infrastructure, new platforms, new processes and use data to create competitive advantages. Innovative process models and strong background in growth businesses, digital marketing and media helps City Family members and Companies to create sustainable business. We organize events, publish books, support academic research and create unique tools to help your business to be reinvented and developed for sustainable growth. As a City Family Accelerator member, you have access to growth capital and you can accelerate your business.

Motto: Do what you love to do and what makes people happy.

Digitalization and innovations can help humans to live better life. We love people. We love to help customers. We are proud of our enthusiastic team. Believe in yourself. If you can dream it, you can do it.

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Our Strategic Ownership Companies

City Family enables Entrepreneurship with Community+Marketing+Capital for Growth and Success

City Family (City Ventures / LavasDesign Ltd) is the parent company of City Magazine, City Digital, Improve Media, City Dev Labs  (formerly W3 Group Finland),, EatAndTheCity, City architecture design company M.A.D., Samex,, TV Guide, Asennemedia,,, EatPass,, and Duunitori.

The Key To Success: Hiring People Better Than You

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.


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Inspiration and News.

Explore the World to find new Business opportunities. Start from Small. Grow to be Bigger. Accelerate your Speed. Inspire yourself with us and open your eyes for new innovations.

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