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NordicNinja appoints new chief operating officer post-UK expansion

NordicNinja chief operating officer
NordicNinja chief operating officer, Rowena Knapp

Venture capital firm NordicNinja has today revealed the appointment of former Tech Nation chief operating officer Row Knapp in the same role.

Shared exclusively with UKTN, Knapp’s appointment to NordicNinja’s team follows the Helsinki investor’s move to the UK in September along with the launch of its £172m fund.

“I think a good operator should use their past experience to look around corners and approach the business with flexibility and agility,” said Knapp.

“They should be able to steer a company in the direction of growth and read people well, and I look forward to working with our founders to help them do just that.”

The NordicNinja chief operating officer has held prior roles at, MOO, King, Skype and eBay.

Knapp will work with the venture capital firm’s portfolio, which contains Einride, Bolt and Voi, to aid founders in scaling their companies.

Rainer Sternfeld, managing partner at NordicNinja, said: “We know that there’s a shortage of experienced operators in European ventures and we’re thrilled that Row wants to work with us, putting collaboration at the heart of our work and investing in a better future.”

The venture capital firm was started as a joint venture by JBIC IG Partners and BaltCap in 2019.