Finnish-Japanese NordicNinja VC launches new €200M Fund II

Finnish-Japanese VC firm NordicNinja has announced the launch of a new €200 million Fund II, aimed at helping Northern European climate, deep tech, and digital society startups to tackle global challenges.

  • NordicNinja Fund II is the largest joint Japanese-Europeand fund in Europe backing companies tackling the world’s carbon footprint.
  • Fund II will continue to invest in early-stage, Series A and B founders driving impactful change in sustainability and the digital society. The average investment size will vary between €2-8 million.
  • It will offer also support to European founders from an experienced Japanese-European team of founders, engineers, and operators turned investors, and access to a global network of 120+ blue chip Japanese corporations.
  • Following demand, the fund is now expanding its operations to the UK, Ireland, and BeNeLux countries, while doubling down on the Nordics and the Baltics.
Managing Partners: Shinichi Nikkuni, Marek Kiisa, Rainer Sternfeld, and Tomosaku Sohara
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“At NordicNinja, we’re looking for founding teams creating companies that have the potential to become leaders in their fields, solving the most pressing global challenges such as climate change and healthcare crisis. This takes more than just capital. Collaboration on a global scale is at the heart of this fund, building bridges of knowledge, experience and ambition so that we can become greater than the sum of our parts and create a better world to live in for all,”

Shinichi Nikkuni, Managing Partner at NordicNinja, comments.

About NordicNinja

NordicNinja is a founder and operator-led VC fund helping world-beating teams solve society’s hardest problems with the most innovative tech. Founded in 2019 as a Japanese-European joint venture between JBIC IG Partners and BaltCap, NordicNinja is managed by Tomosaku Sohara, Shinichi Nikkuni, Marek Kiisa, and Rainer Sternfeld.

To date, NordicNinja has made 20 investments, three of which became unicorns. From its €101 million Fund I, NordicNinja invested in Bolt, Einride, Veriff, Voi, Starship, ClimateView, Kognic, Mavenoid, Pactum, Varjo, DappRadar, and Ready Player Me.