Investing in the Nordic Deep Tech w/ Claes Mikko Nilsen (NordicNinja VC)

Aug 26, 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Welcome to our fireside chat with Claes Mikko Nilsen, Investment Director at NordicNinja VC - the biggest Japanese deep tech fund in Europe investing in companies building the world we want to live in.

Virtual event
Fireside Chat

About this event

How do you combine Nordic innovation, Japanese networks, and Silicon Valley mindset to make a positive impact on the world?

Welcome to  our fireside chat 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.

Check out what happened


  • Claes Nilsen

    NordicNinja VC

    Investment Director


  • Naimul Abd

    Founder Nutty Ventures

    CEO Connect Öst


  • Naimul Abd

    Startup Grind

    Regional Director Nordics Startup Grind


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Coompanion Stockholm

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Founder Institute Nordics

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NordicNinja VC

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