Scale to Asia Through Japan

We are a new venture capital fund focused in the New Nordics

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We back Entrepreneurs and Investors with bold goals to make the world a bit better and more interesting. We expect our startups to have Ninja Intelligence* and a kick-ass mindset. Together we will learn along the way!

We love tech, especially robotics, automation, health tech, AI and mobility, but we’re open-minded. Our ideal investments are around 2-4 million euros, following the standard terms in the Nordics like seriesseed.fi and Startupdocs. We’d also love to co-invest with the local investors, but if needed, we are happy to lead as well.

*Ninja Intelligence: Following the path of professional Ninjas who were brave, adaptive, loyal, proud, reactive and had immense dexterity.
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WHY US

We are a venture capital firm with over 100 million euros for supporting scale-up goals in the Nordic and Baltic regions. 

We know the investment size is not everything, and that’s why we’re proud to have an awesome network of great minds around the world, especially in Japan. We are backed by Honda, Panasonic, Omron and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, making sure entering Japan has never been simpler!

We are a joint-venture by JBIC IG Partners and BaltCap.

OUR COMPANIES

We are glad to have joined so far five growth journeys and  more exciting news coming, stay tuned! 

EINRIDE

We’re proud to back Einride – The world’s first Transport as a Service solution that is electronic and autonomous

Find out more here.

MAAS GLOBAL

In May we did our first investment to the all-in-one mobility service, MaaS Global. They have already gained great global visibility, especially in Japan, and we look forward to be part of this journey.

Find out more here.


FLEXOUND

FLEXOUND Augmented Audio™ is a Finnish ingredient brand that disrupts industries from cinema to automotive, and therapy on a global scale.

Find out more here.


BOLT

We are super excited to be part of another of the latest Estonian unicorns, BOLT, formerly known as Taxify.

Find out more here.


COMBINOSTICS

Combinostics, a Finnish healthtech company developing the software platform for early-stage Alzheimer’s diagnosis, is our first healtech investment. 

Find out more here.

TEAM

MAREK KIISA

Managing Partner

Fintech || Mobility || Petrolhead II Engineering || Super Angel

Marek has founded several companies and currently operates as the partner of NordicNinja VC. His background includes investment companies SuperAngel.io and Baltcap and personal investments as an active business angel. Marek was awarded with the “angel exit of the year” from GrabCad. Marek has studied in Estonia, Sweden, and the USA. A proud Kauffman Fellow!

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SHINICHI NIKKUNI

Managing Partner

Healthtech  || Sauna || Science || Baseball

Shin just moved to Helsinki with his family to run NordicNinja VC. He is a Cambridge alumnus, previously worked in finance around the world and found a startup. Focuses on health tech – and is very passionate about sauna!

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CLAES MIKKO NILSEN

Investment Director

Deal management || Angel Expert || Communication || Nordics

Claes Mikko is a Nordic angel network expert, currently managing deals with the Japan spiced NordicNinja VC. He is a Finnish-Norwegian, #Nordic100 listed, quick-witted character, well-known of his pitch moderator skills.

+358 5049 13001
claes.mikko@nordicninja.vc
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JESSE SAARELA

Associate Director

Deal Execution  || Financial Analysis || Mobility  || London

Jesse brings his experience from banking and finance to NordicNinja. Previously he worked in Deutsche Bank in London as well as in Nordhaven in Finland. He advised PE investors and other companies on M&A and financing transactions. Jesse holds an M.Sc. in Finance from Aalto University in Helsinki and has also studied in the US. 

+372 5348 1949
jesse@nordicninja.vc
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TOMOSAKU SOHARA

Managing Partner

Mobility II Energy II Baseball II Latin America

Tomosaku has an extensive background in working with finance internationally. He’s also the founding member of RJIF, 1bil USD Russia-Japan Investment Fund. In his free time, Tomosaku can be found on the baseball field.

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RAINER STERNFELD

Managing Partner

AI/ML || Developer Platforms || Data Systems || Mobility || Healthcare || Energy || Insurance || Robotics || Sustainability

Former GM Trusted Data Platforms at Intertrust and founder of Planet OS. Relocated from Silicon Valley to help build a bridge between Japan and the Nordic-Baltic region, investing in mission-driven companies with cutting edge technology in mobility, healthcare, energy, insurance, robotics / AI, geospatial, and climate risk.

rainer@nordicninja.vc
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Matts Andersson

Advisor

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NIKLAS Johansson

Advisor

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Makoto Shiono

Board of Directors 

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ENEKEN NAPA

Finance and Risk Director

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Juri Pervjakov

Finance and Risk Director

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Peeter saks

Board of Directors

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GET IN TOUCH

In addition to awesome numbers, we would like to see a referral from your previous investor(s) or someone you are proud of. Surprise us! 🙂

To keep things simple, we can give quick verbal feedback if you pitch us with a short teaser via Whatsapp. What comes to good old email, we all know it can be tricky, but we aim for a 100 % answer rate  (we’ll do our best!).

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(+358) 504913001

Mail

hello(at)nordicninja dot vc

Address

Maria01, Lapinlahdenkatu 16
00180, Helsinki
Finland

BUSINESS ID

FI29470954 (JB Nordic Ventures Oy)