How do you combine Nordic innovation, Japanese networks, and Silicon Valley mindset to make a positive impact on the world?
Welcome to the fireside chat of Startup Grind Stockholm with Claes Mikko Nilsen, Investment Director at NordicNinja - the biggest Japanese deep tech fund in Europe investing in companies building the world we want to live in. From self-driving electric trucks to AI-driven identity verification; from brain scan analytics predicting Alzheimer’s to mixed reality headsets training astronauts for their Mars mission; from seamless urban mobility to end-to-end transparency of sensitive supply chains, NordicNinja VC is searching for #1 teams in the world who are based in the New Nordics.
In this fireside chat, we discuss:
⭐️ What led to the formation of NordicNinja VC?
⭐️ What's the investment focus of the fund?
⭐️ How is the fund different from other VCs in the Nordics?
⭐️ What technologies, teams, and markets are of interest when it comes to investing?
⭐️ How does Claes view the Nordic state of VC?
⭐️ Given the current global VC / startup climate, what are recommendations from Claes for the startup founders?
⭐️ How, in Claes' view, deep tech investment works: insights for startup founders!
⭐️ Claes has a passion for pitch moderation: what are some guidelines for startup founders, esp. in the deep tech space?
⭐️ A short - but deep - dive in Claes' angel networks expertise for ecosystems and experts listening in to the fireside chat.
⭐️ Audience Q&A and open-mic!
The discussion will be moderated by Naimul Abd, Business Advisor & Partnerships Lead at Coompanion Stockholm, serial impact entrepreneur, Regional Director Nordics at the Founder Institute, and Director Startup Grind Stockholm.