Tomosaku is one of the founding partners of NordicNinja. He was inspired by the vibrant Nordic and Baltic startup ecosystems while leading investments for growth funds at JBIC IG Partners and financing cleantech and mobility projects in Mexico and Europe.
He knew Japan was hungry for digital innovation, and since New Nordics have always been at the forefront of digitalization, Tomosaku teamed up with Shinichi Nikkuni and Makoto Shiono to look for a local partner. After finding like-minded people at BaltCap they moved to Helsinki and in 2019, NordicNinja was born.
Having been a baseball coach in Japan, Tomosaku knows how to empower talent and build a strong team. His goal is to show both the Japanese and the New Nordic companies their strengths, and how combining them can lead to new world-class innovations.
Tomosaku’s dream is to connect the startup world to Japan and make Japan more agile.
Autonomous transportation-as-a-service using electric trucks with zero emissions.
Award-winning full-stack software for autonomous driving in snow, rain, and fog – without seeing road markings or surrounding landmarks.
Provide your customers on-demand, same-day, or scheduled deliveries without breaking your bottom line or the planet.
Listed as one of the most innovative companies in the world, ClimateView offers the pathway towards a zero-carbon economy.
During Slush Helsinki we hosted an interesting talk about how entrepreneurship thrives in crisis and what actions are taken to support new innovation, especially deep tech. Find the highlights in the text.
Investment announcement into ClimateView – Climate action technology for Cities Identifying the most effective route to net zero.
Background and future expectations for decentralised apps and what led us to invest in DappRadar.
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.
DappRadar is the number one store for decentralised apps. In our article, our Managing Director Tomosaku opens the details behind why we made the investment and the future expectations for this new service category.
After our introduction to the CEO and Co-Founder Mihkel, it didn’t take long for us to make the decision to back their growth goals. What got us excited? Read our article for more info.
An on-demand solution for local e-shops and restaurants to optimize and distribute deliveries in real-time. The Covid-19 pandemic changed consumer behaviour and their habits. How people buy, sell, and eat set new requirements for merchants and kitchens around the world. We believe Ziticity’s solution provides a seamless direct experience for the New Normal. Find out more in the text.
Logmore offers the building blocks for your cargo transparency changing the management of cargo to light and more secure.
Sensible 4 has developed one of the world’s leading software making self-driving vehicles of all types operate smoothly and safely in changing conditions.
Finnish Venture Capital Association’s interview about the launch of our fund in the Nordic-Baltics.
Why we invested in Einride, the World’s first autonomous, all-electric truck to operate a commercial flow with a permit on public roads.
Bolt is one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and NordicNinja is thrilled to be part of this journey. Read more about our investment from the announcement.