Claes Mikko Nilsen is the investment director at the Nordic & Baltic fund NordicNinja VC. He is a builder of communities and networks, keen on the future of work and creator economy. Claes Mikko is a Finnish-Norwegian, quick-witted character, well-known for his pitch moderator skills. He 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.
In addition to angel activity, Claes Mikko has been part of developing Slush’s Investor Day concept, which today is one of the most important events in the North-European startup scene. Claes Mikko has an entrepreneurial background and he has worked with startup guiding at EnterpriseHelsinki and building their startup accelerator service, currently NewCo Helsinki. Claes Mikko was a steering board member at the Rising North Fund, which funded startup ecosystem initiatives supporting the internationalization of Nordic startups.
At SHIFT Claes Mikko will moderate the sustainability and digitalization as growth drivers -panel