Investment Director, NordicNinja VC


Claes Mikko Nilsen is the investment director at the Nordic & Baltic fund NordicNinja VC. He is a Finnish-Norwegian, quick-witted character, well-known of his pitch moderator skills. Claes Mikko is an angel network expert and previously co-founded and worked as the first director of Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN), which is one of the largest and most active angel networks in Europe, actively inspiring private startup investing. FiBAN received the Finnish Internationalization Award of the President of the Republic in November 2017. After FiBAN, Claes Mikko moved over to manage the "Nordic angel Dating service" as the Managing Director of Nordic Business Angel Network (NordicBAN), which is driven by active business angels and angel networks. NordicBAN represents over 10 Nordic & Baltic business angel networks, linking over 1700 business angels, sharing angel investing best practices and supporting the matching of syndication ready startups.