The Nordic Asian Venture Alliance (NAVA) seeks to increase the flow of East Asian venture capital into the Nordic Baltic region, both as direct investments into startups and new partnerships between
Nordic VC’s and East Asian LP’s.
Who we are
NAVA seeks to increase the flow of East Asian venture capital into the Nordics, both as direct investments and by creating new partnerships between Nordic VCs and East Asian LPs.
We are a collaboration between Asia House, TechBBQ, Copenhagen Capacity and the Danish Innovation Centres in Shanghai and Seoul.
We are supported by the Danish Industry Foundation and thus non-profit. All our work is open source and free of charge.
What we believe in
Though we have Danish roots, we are firmly committed to the Nordic vision, and deeply embedded in the Nordic community.
Nordic collaboration is paramount in an Asian context. East Asian investors are increasingly looking to Europe for new opportunities, but only by presenting ourselves with a united front can we hope to compete with large hubs in the UK, Germany and France.
For this reason we define the Nordic region broadly, and invite startups and investors from the Baltic region to join.
Mette Fløe Nielsen
Ascend Capital Partners
Partner and Co-Founder
Martin von Haller
NAVA and Nordic Innovation House Tokyo put together a fantastic itinerary
NAVA managed to secure meetings with high-level executives from top-tier partners, and gave us an excellent intro to the Japanese market!
Head of Data & Analytics
We connected with a major Japanese company that seems to be the right partner for us
NAVA gave us a unique opportunity to network with Nordic peers and Japanese leads.
Thanks to the support from NAVA we’ll now be able to scale up our smart city analytics to a new market
The trip organized by NAVA was an eye-opening experience that solidified our confidence in the potential for a successful business in Japan.
The NAVA delegation kick-started the process of connecting us to the right people in Japan.
Co-founder & CCO / COO
LightCode Photonics, Estonia
The trip to Tokyo was eye-opening in the best sense. We got a direct insight into the Japanese technology sector and met a lot of industry stakeholders as well.
GScan , Estonia
Board Member, Founding Partner
Spermosens AB, Sweden
NAVA’s brand is strong in Japan, and helps Nordic Ninja reach out to a broader Japanese community
Nordic Ninja, Japan
The work NAVA provides to further the New Nordics is great, and has helped Invest in Skåne gained new insights and contacts
Invest in Skåne
NAVA has provided immense value for us and we cannot be more grateful. I would highly recommend start-up founders using NAVA.
The Plant Era - Denmark
We highly value NAVA’s role as a bridge between Nordic and Asian companies
Sani Nudge - Denmark
The visit to Tokyo was truly exceptional! I have been part of similar initiatives before, but never experienced such level of quality.
Tera Ventures - Estonia
Exceptional Tokyo trip with NAVA visiting both current and prospective LP’s
byFounders - Denmark
NAVA is important for Investment Promotion Agencies like Oslo Business Region. NAVA strengthens our competitive advantage.
Head of Investment
Oslo Business Region
NAVA is truly committed to the New Nordic vision, and offers concrete value for all the players in our ecosystem