News by year: Top Topics

The ICO Is Dead. Long live Blockchain! Part 1

A year ago, we reported that the ICO (Initial Coin Offering) bubble had burst – just as we had predicted already in 2018. This was pretty easy to foresee, even though we did get a bit of hate mail from ICO fanatics along the way. The ICO bubble grew to a significant size before it […]

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The Hottest VC Trends – Our Predictions for 2021

In our previous blog post, we looked at general VC activity and exit trends in 2020. Now we make some bold predictions for 2021 and beyond. Inspecting Our Previous Predictions Let’s start with a little bit of introspection (or, self-flagellation, if you will) and assess our predictions from our last year’s edition of this blog: […]

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The Hottest VC Trends – The Numbers from 2020

Numbers and studies about the state of the VC and technology growth market in 2020 are coming out at a fast pace and, adhering to tradition, we have again looked at reams of data and we’ve done some of the heavy lifting for you. We’ve: Compiled some of the most interesting numbers Added some of […]

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Investing after Covid – growth investor playbook

In this installment of the Activist VC blog, we will take a look at the effects of Covid-19 on the investment landscape and where we at Nexit see opportunities going forward. The evolving investor landscape After the Covid-19 pandemic hit with full force, I was worried about the markets crashing. I was wrong. The unprecedented […]

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Entering the US: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

This third and final entry (see the earlier entries here and here) in our three-part series goes through some of the critical drivers of US market entry and gives some advice as to when you should consider making the leap and when not. Strategy First The question of whether or not to invest in entering […]

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Ekahau Acquired by Ookla – The Largest Ever Exit for Nexit

Ookla LCC., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis, has acquired the Nexit portfolio company Ekahau. The acquisition broadens the offering portfolio of Ookla, the global leader in worldwide internet performance testing and also gives Ekahau more resources to serve its global customer base. Great News for Ekahau and Ekahau customers Ookla is the global leader in […]

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Ekahau Achieves Major Growth Milestones

Company delivers 40% record 2017 growth amid strong Wi-Fi industry growth, expands into a full-suite product provider already serving 30% of the Fortune 500, and wins Frost & Sullivan’s Customer Value Leadership Award RESTON, Va., Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Ekahau, the global leader in enterprise wireless network design and planning, announced it achieved its fourth consecutive year […]

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Thundersoft’s acquisition of Rightware

Helsinki and Beijing, 19 December 2016. Rightware, the leading provider of automotive user interface software, today announced its acquisition by Thundersoft, the world’s leading provider of operating systems and smart device platform technology. The arrangement supports the continued development of both companies — by creating a growth platform to help secure the top position in […]

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Akamai Acquires Octoshape

Akamai Acquires Octoshape Octoshape to provide Akamai unique video optimization technology designed to enable superior IP broadcast experiences CAMBRIDGE, MA and COPENHAGEN – April 6, 2015 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) announced today that it has acquired Octoshape in a cash transaction. Octoshape’s services are designed to help optimize the quality of video streams […]

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Futuremark Oy Acquired by UL

UL Signals Strategic Expansion into Performance Benchmarking Services with Futuremark Acquisition UL, a global safety science leader, today announced the acquisition of Futuremark, the market leading provider of performance benchmarking software. Futuremark, a privately held company based in Finland, develops the world’s most widely used benchmarks for desktop computers, notebooks, tablets and smart phones. NORTHBROOK, […]

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