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Japanese funding to the Nordics

 

This list has been compiled in collaboration with NordicNinja VC, Copenhagen Capacity, Startup Norway, Nordic 9 and other Nordic stakeholders. Feel free to contact us, if you have additional information.

Please note that this list is focused on investments into startups and scaleups. Also, we haven’t included Japanese investments before 2013 (we only found three in our research, dating back to 2003 and 2006…)

 

Last update: 13 October 2020
YearCountryStartupJapanese stakeholderType
2020DenmarkGrazperYokogawaAcquisition
2020FinlandLogmoreNordicNinja VCInvestment
2020EstoniaVeriff NordicNinja VCInvestment
2020EstoniaCleveron ITOCHUMoU for R&D
2020EstoniaClanbeat MistletoeInvestment
2020EstoniaTera VC ITOCHULimited Partner
2020EstoniaThorgate Ventures III Alesco venturesLimited Partner
2020FinlandVarjoNordicNinja VCInvestment
2020FinlandSensible 4NordicNinja VCInvestment
2020FinlandAttractive.ai Keisuke HondaInvestment
2020SwedenVoiNordicNinja VCInvestment
2020SwedenTracklibSony Innovation FundInvestment
2020DenmarkWARMSony Innovation FundInvestment
2020NorwayBrandpad Thorgate Ventures IIIInvestment
2020NorwayKahootSoftbankInvestment
2019DenmarkAddiFabMitsubishi ChemicalInvestment
2019EstoniaBoltNordicNinja VCInvestment
2019DenmarkChainalysisMitsubishi UFJInvestment
2019SwedenEinrideNordicNinja VCInvestment
2019SwedenExegerSoftbankInvestment
2019FinlandFlexoundNordicNinja VCInvestment
2019NorwayGirff AviationDronefund VCInvestment
2019FinlandMaaS GlobalNordicNinja VC, Denso and othersInvestment
2019NorwayNevionSony CorporationInventment
2019NorwayOncolmmunityNECAcquisition
2019EstoniaRealeyesDocomoInvestment
2019FinlandHatch EntertainmentDomoco Investment
2019FinlandSensireYokogawa Investment
2019FinlandCanatu OyDensoInvestment
2019FinlandNightinggale HealthKirin and MitsuiInvestment
2019FinlandCombinosticsNordicNinja VCInvestment
2019DenmarkUnibioMitsubishi CorporationInvestment
2019FinlandMeru HealthIT-Farm CorporationInvestment
2019SwedenInkonovaTerra DroneInvestment
2019SwedenTracklibSony Innovation FundInvestment
2019EstoniaStartship technologiesTDK venturesInvestment
2018FinlandBroadbitYaskawa ElectricInvestment
2018SwedenEINS ConsultingNTT DataAcquisition
2018FinlandKIDE Clinical systemsTopconAcquisition
2018EstoniaLift99MistletoeInvestment
2018DenmarkPie SystemDG IncubationInvestment
2018NorwayExabelSandenInvestment
2018FinlandIndoorAtlasYahoo! JapanInvestment
2017EstoniaFunderbeamMistletoeInvestment
2017EstoniaJobbaticalMistletoeInvestment
2017DenmarkNodesMonstar LabAcquisition
2017EstoniaTransferwiseMitsui, World Innovation LabInvestment
2017EstoniaXoloMistletoeInvestment
2017FinlandMedfilesWDB HoldingsAcquisition
2017FinlandTeraloopYaskawa ElectricAcquisition
2017SwedenOutfox IntelligenceDentsuAcquisition
2017Finland3rd Eye Studios Oy LtdColoplNextInvestment
2016FinlandInkronNagase GroupAcquisition
2016DenmarkMagnetixDentsuAcquisition
2016SwedenSymfoni SoftwareFujitsuAcquisition
2015EstoniaPlanetwayMistletoe, Tokusui, Sakura InternetInvestment
2015NorwayFishBrainRecruit HoldingsInvestment
2015EstoniaFits meRakutenAcquisition
2015EstoniaLingvistRakutenInvestment
2013FinlandSupercellSoftbank, GungHoAcquisition