The Lure of Corporate Venture Capital

Increasingly often, high tech startups are offered funding by Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) players with seemingly attractive terms. The CVC may also offer synergies, network and other support your business that a regular VC may not bring to the table. This sounds good, but is there a catch? Potential mismatch An entrepreneur should keep in […]

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Study Says: European VC On Par With US

A recent study by the London School of Economics shows that when comparing the right parameters, European VC actually performs equally well as US venture capital. Why does the European VC industry have such a bad reputation? The reputation of the VC industry in Europe still suffers from the unreasonably large weight of investments made […]

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CEO – The Most Important Success Factor

We believe the CEO is the single most important success factor of a startup. And the most important way for a VC to add value for a typical portfolio company is to ensure having the right CEO in charge and helping her to succeed. So, it should not be a surprise, that the CEO is […]

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How we monitor and help our Portfolio?

Now it is time to get down and dirty. In this blog entry (and several that will follow), I will describe in detail the process we use to monitor the portfolio companies and help the management teams achieve our common goals. Tools: Slack and Company Canvas First of all, we use Slack within Nexit. We […]

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The Activist VC Manifesto

In our two decades of Venture Capital, Nexit has adopted a set of six key operating principles. We call them the Activist VC Method and will share them with you now. In Venture Capital, things don’t always go as planned – in fact, they rarely go. Early stage companies are pivoting while searching for a scalable […]

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Nexit Who?

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 […]

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Why VC’s Seek 10x Returns

When a VC firm turns down an investment and tells the company that they do not see the potential for at least 10x return on investment, the reaction is sometimes pretty incredulous. From a founder’s perspective, building a business that creates a 5x return on investment might sound very good. To understand why VCs seem […]

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Good Companies Always Get Funded, Right? Wrong!

Surprisingly, I quite often hear local industry experts claiming that all good startups always get funding – that they will get international funding even if there is no local money available. And from this, they infer that the availability of local funding is not really a bottleneck for growth companies. I believe this is a […]

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Current & Planned Posts

In this Activist VC Blog we will share in detail how we operate, why we and portfolio companies have been successful, and also where we have gone wrong. We will also share the actual tools and methods that we use ourselves for things like valuing companies, tracking company progress, and planning exits etc. The full […]

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Activist VC Glossary

In the Venture Capital game, we tend to use a fair bit of industry jargon that might look like gibberish at first but actually makes some good sense. In this Activist VC Glossary, you can find some of the key terms and jargon commonly used by VCs. By referring to this list you should be […]

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