Finnish mobile company Jolla said on Tuesday it has raised $12 million to develop its Sailfish mobile OS business further.

After the financing challenges last autumn, the company now looks forward to closing the Jolla Tablet project and extending its licensing partnerships.

Born in 2011 out of the passion of its founders towards open innovation in the mobile space, the developer of mobile operating system Sailfish continues with the heritage of Nokia and MeeGo.

“This investment is sufficient to run our operations until the end of this year. We are also in the planning phase for our further financing rounds. Now we can put all focus on further improving our main asset, Sailfish OS. In order to secure our future projects we are also recruiting new developers to our team. Interviews are currently ongoing, and we are looking forward to welcoming new sailors aboard soon,” Antti Saarnio, chairman of the Board, said in a statement.