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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The Activist VC Manifesto

In the 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?

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 […]

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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 many Nordic VC professionals have posited that all good startups always get funding – that they are able to attract international funding even if local money does not exist. And from this, they infer that the availability of local funding is not really a bottleneck for growth companies. I believe this is a wrong […]

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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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