Activist VC

Nexit and the Team

In a nutshell, Nexit Ventures is the largest, oldest, and most experienced VC fund in Finland with numerous exits to leading global tech industry players. Nexit Ventures team members have launched and developed numerous successful high-tech companies and also worked for world-class corporations. In doing this, we have picked up vast amounts of experience and expertise and gotten to know many of the key players in the industry.

In other words, the Nexit team has been there. We understand the problems and have insight on the solution.

You can find more information about the Nexit Team here.

Nexit Track Record

We expect to be successful with over half of our latest portfolio companies and return over 5 times the funds invested in these companies.

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This clearly exceeds industry averages and demonstrates – at least in our opinion – the power of our Activist VC approach.

Focus on Digital Disruption

Nexit Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on digital disruption. We invest primarily in disruptive and scalable Nordic companies in early growth and more mature stages of their development.

Transatlantic Bridge

Nexit Ventures has its home bases in the Nordic countries and Silicon Valley creating a transatlantic bridge. Our continuous and active presence on both sides of the Atlantic connects technologies, markets, partners, resources, and exit opportunities, creating significant value for our portfolio companies.

Activist VC principles

In the nearly two decades of successful Venture Capital investing, we have developed a set of operating principles that create value for both our LPs and portfolio companies:

1. Selective and focused portfolio
2. Only few active investments for each partner
3. Recognize the need for change early enough
4. Having the guts to make big changes
5. Being able to execute the big changes
6. Being hands-on (or hands-off) if needed

The Activist VC principles represents the condensed essence of our two decades of history – what we have learned and discovered.

Our successes and failures over this period have continually shaped our thinking and lead to the formulation of the principles. Countless meetings with entrepreneurs, colleagues, industry experts, and our own investors have also taught us a lot and helped us to fine-tune the principles.

You can read more about these Activist VC principles in further posts in our Activist VC Manifesto.

Nexit Funds

Nexit Ventures is an independent and partner-owned venture capital management firm. Nexit was founded in 1999 and has over 150 MEUR under management:

  • Nexit Infocom 2000 (66.7 MEUR)
  • Nexit Infocom II (85.0 MEUR)

Our investor base is global and includes:

  • The Nexit team (an Activist VC always has skin in the game)
  • Insurance companies
  • Pension funds
  • Funds of funds
  • Public sector investors
  • Corporate investors
  • High-net worth individuals (financial & technology backgrounds)

You can find more information about the Nexit portfolio here.

In reporting to Limited Partners the recommendations by European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association are used when applicable. The Funds’ portfolios are valued at fair value in accordance with the International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines (IPEVG).