New Nexit Investment – Tosibox Oy Raises 5 Million Euros

Press Release  TOSIBOX OY RAISES 5 MILLION EUROS IN GROWTH FUNDING OULU, FINLAND, and ATLANTA, GEORGIA, September 15, 2021 – Tosibox Oy, the leading provider of operational technology (OT) networking platforms for enterprises and organizations, announced today it has raised new equity funding of up to 5 million euros from Nexit Ventures and its partner […]

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Aava Mobile – One More Activist Exit

We are proud to announce our latest activist exit: Aava Mobile has been acquired by the German electronics and sensor design group Pepperl+Fuchs. While we have agreed with the purchaser that the exact details of the deal are not disclosed, we can say the exit was a good one with over 4X return on capital […]

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The ICO Is Dead. Long Live Blockchain! Part 2

In the previous blog post, we went through some blockchain basics and had a look at Cryptocurrencies with questions like: What are the key features of cryptocurrencies? Bitcoin as a store of value – was it stable when Covid-19 hit? Ethereum, Tether, Ripple – how they differ from Bitcoin? Now we will focus on some […]

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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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Facebook executive Markku Mäkeläinen joins Nexit

Nexit Adds New Partner: Seasoned Executive from the Bay Area Nexit Ventures has appointed Mr. Markku Mäkeläinen, a seasoned tech executive and technology investor as a partner. Before joining Nexit, Mäkeläinen worked as Facebook’s director of partnership solutions and operations. The appointment strengthens the transatlantic and international role of Nexit as a value-added investor in […]

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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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