"Last week I was in presentations. Pretty much all I've been doing is presentations to investors," Pienimäki said. Jolla expects the second round of investment to be announced later this month.
Jolla has so far received funding both from Nokia's Bridge programme, which supports workers leaving the company to create their own startups, and China Fortune, which owns 6.25 percent of the company.
While the company's main target markets are Europe and China, so far preorders have been received from 118 countries, according to the CEO. However, he declined to reveal sales figures to date.
Jolla expects to start manufacturing in June, with preordered devices to reach consumers before the end of this year. No formal launch date has been announced, however, and hardware and software elements of the device could still change before it goes to manufacturing.
It will ship with a removable backplate known as the OtherHalf, a NFC-equipped cover that can change elements of the UI, such as look and feel, when attached to the device.