Before co-founding NordicNinja, Shinichi worked with manufacturing, ICT, healthcare, and utility industries at McKinsey and Industrial Growth Platform Inc. During his MBA studies in Health Concentration at the University of Cambridge, he also co-founded H2GO Power, a climatetech startup in hydrogen storage spun off from Cambridge.
In 2017, Shinichi joined JBICIG Partners, a fund advisor subsidiary of JBIC, as a founding member, and soon embarked to set up an overseas investment fund in the Nordics to bridge the gap between Northern European startups and Japanese companies. In January 2019, he and his family moved to Helsinki to establish NordicNinja.
Shinichi’s personal motivation is to help deeptech entrepreneurs build and grow successful businesses, so they can pass on their expertise and capital to the next generation of deeptech entrepreneurs.
Also, working as an advisor to the Japanese Data Center for Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (JDCJCT), he can bring real-world examples of how European startups can create value in healthcare.
Self-learning machine vision solution for early detection of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, based on the MRI scan of your brain.
Ready Player Me is an avatar engine to create your unique avatar to navigate the metaverse across all platforms in a matter of seconds.
Starship builds autonomous robots designed to deliver food, groceries, and packages to your doorstep.
The new Series D Funding will continue Varjo’s mission to build the world-leading true-to-life, industrial metaverse.
$30m fresh funding to bring AI-powered product support to hardware brands.
An interview with Starship CEO Alastair Westgarth and CTO & co-founder Ahti Heinla.
NordicNinja joins Starship Technologies’ investment round of $100m as demand for its autonomous delivery service triples in 2021.
Our series A round investment in the freedom of expression of your online self.
Since our launch in 2019, we have answered many times “why NordicNinja was established to the Nordics”. Here we’ve gathered our experiences so far.
Why we invested in Varjo, the leader in industrial-grade VR/XR hardware and software.
The largest startup community in the Nordic Maria01 made an interview about our Managing Partner Shinichi about the experiences of landing to the Nordics and launch a venture capital fund.
Combinostics is able to make sense of the overwhelming amount of data with their cloud-based platform. Find out more about this solution supporting healthcare to have a better view on neurological disorders.
Finnish Venture Capital Association’s interview about the launch of our fund in the Nordic-Baltics.
Personal soundsphere takes you inside the sound originally developed with health benefits in mind. Read more about Flexounds solution from our investment announcement.
Our first investment in the Nordic-Baltics and we start with those who coined the term MaaS (Mobility as a Service)! 🚀