Venture capital firm NordicNinja VC, Helsinki-based joint venture by JBIC IG Partners and BaltCap, has invested into Estonian company Bolt, formerly Taxify.
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Bolt is a European transportation platform that focuses on making urban travel easier, quicker and more reliable. Bolt launched in 2013 and has more than 25 million users in over 30 countries globally.

“We are extremely impressed by Bolt’s achievement in positioning the company as a leading ride-hailing platform and we will support the company to build the future of transportation in the world,” says Tomosaku Sohara, the Managing Partner of NordicNinja VC.

The €100 million NordicNinja VC started operating in January 2019 and is backed by Japanese blue-chip companies Honda, Omron, and Panasonic, as well as the Japan Bank for International Cooperation. It aims to support scale-up goals in the New Nordics (Nordic and Baltic region) through supporting startups expand into and develop business opportunities in Japan.

The amount of the investment is not disclosed.

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