Hi there welcome to

We accelerate growth stage companies. We work arm in arm with the founding team to reach $100M ARR as quickly as possible. We invest our time, expertise and network and exit when you exit.

About

If you have a company that wants to grow from $3M to $100M ARR in the shortest possible time without securing your imminent demise, divorce or destruction of your team then get in touch.

Our model is simple we align the founder’s interests with our own over the long term. When we bring the company deals or investment we take a percentage in cash or shares. We increase the company’s valuation and hold a maximum 5% in any company.
Ultimately we exit when you exit but obviously at a much higher valuation to when we started.

Our risk is the opportunity cost. Working with one company and helping them accelerate means we aren’t working with another company and supporting their growth. Our model does not work if the company is too small or too big. It’s also a question of timing and sector. 
You need to have a business we can really add value to and have to be super focused on accelerated growth and be prepared to work with us everyday to get stuff done!  

Sector wise we focus on Edtech, Future Diagnostics Testing, Biotech, AI and Gaming but we want to go deep on solar energy so expect that in the future. Our clients are global from the USA, UK, India, Austria, Poland, Netherlands and so on.

Our Partners

Paweł Czech

  • Pawel has led market entry for three global tech companies into 45 countrie
  • He specialises in helping prepare companies to scale into multiple markets with a full stack offer. Pawel founded a Nex.D to be the company he would have wanted to work with as a founder.
  • Pawel has held three global roles in the technology sectors in the last 15 years working extensively in business development, operations and sales capacity actively serving in a governance and leadership role with those founders and management teams.

Andrea Marazi

  • Andrea is a Dynamic and result-driven professional with 20+ years of international management experience in Digital, IT, business development and operational management. A leader and analytical thinker who translates business strategies into results in the best interest of shareholders, customers and employees.
  • Andrea has .25 years experience in strategic leadership with opertional execution as the primary goal.
  • During his career, Andrea has built teams in large corporations like Accenture and Amadeus and introduced operation excellence in startups like Cyclad and testFRWD

Nicolas Huras

  • Experienced governance, entrepreneurial leader in FinTech and impact investing serves as mentor and advisor to various companies and professional bodies in Europe and Asia. Elected Chairman of Digital Innovation Committee at IMAS Investment Management Association of Singapore hosting the Digital Acceleration Programme for mature FinTechs as well as Annual IMAS – Bloomberg Conference.
  • Until October 2020, responsible for APAC activities of UBS Asset Management’s fund distribution platform in Singapore and South East Asia, has commenced his carrier at UBS as Head of Alternative Fund Structures in Zurich later to assume a EMEA regional head of business development role.
  • Prior to joining UBS, Nicolas had been a Partner and Head of Business Development at a niche fund administration company and a hedge fund manager where he joined from an offshore wealth management adviser.

We are based in Gdansk Poland and as well as servicing our global clients we have committed ourselves to achieving three objectives in Poland over the next 10 years:

Obviously all four objectives overlap to build a Polish Founder led ecosystem e.g. if you can show successful exits you attract more capital and more would be entrepreneurs. If you train the entrepreneurs and help them execute you will get more high profile exits and attract more capital etc…

Or we fail to create a growth flywheel in Poland and continue to service our global clients from one of the beautiful places in the world to live!

NB: Please be aware that we do not regard going public on a CEE stock exchange as a substantial exit. This is not a derogatory statement to anyone who has gone down that route or is planning to but it’s simply not a route we want our clients to take.

Companies

Current clients:

BVI is an innovation-driven molecular biotechnology company, conducting applied research, product development and production, utilizing advanced genetic engineering, molecular biology, biochemical and microbiological technologies.

Biotech

Poland

testFWRD is a ground-breaking, innovative, patented Covid-19 testing solution specifically designed to enable pain-free, large-scale, and low-priced testing with a focus on the tourism industry.

Distribution

Austria

Mindstone is an innovative platform that will change the way we learn and collaborate, empower us to remember more, and revolutionise the way we manage our digital content.

Edtech

UK

BOOKR Kids inspires a love of reading whilst boosting literacy, social-emotional and cognitive skills through interactive e-books.

Edtech

Budapest

The number one video and content platform for K12 education

Edtech

London

Gamified Learning Management System
We help Classrooms, Schools and Districts re tool to inspire their students with Personalized Learning protocols designed to unleash hidden talent

Edtech

USA

Everything Video. Our mission is to power any video experience, for any organization

Edtech

USA

World’s #1
Online Bootcamp
3,000,000 careers advanced
1,500 live classes every month
85% report career benefits including promotion or a new job

Edtech

INDIA

With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.

Nonprofit

USA

Past clients:

HOMER is the proven early learning program that provides the best educational start possible.

Edtech

USA

Yoti is a company on a mission to become the world’s most trusted identity platform.

Identity

UK

CatchUp is a fast growing virtual event platform with ​a strong technology stack and a global customer base​.

Events

Poland

MarcoPolo Learning is an award-winning producer of educational media for the digital generation (ages 3-7).

Edtech

USA

ChuChu TV is one of the most popular preschool kids channels on YouTube.

Edutainment

India

Internet in a box for K12 & Vocational Education.

Edtech

Netherlands

FAQ

No. We don’t have a fund. But we work with and know a lot of great VCs, Family Offices, Angels and PE funds.

Yes but we are still a young company. The best example of a company that started executing on this model is The Blackstone Group who started working in this way in the mid 80s and they have done pretty well!

Do we invest our time, team, network, sweat into a company then yes 100%.
In fact our opportunity cost is much, much higher than a VC firm so due diligence is super important to us to ensure alignment and timing are in sync. Do we invest pure capital into a company and walk away then no – never! Do we ever just raise capital for a company with no business development work – no.

Yes – by holding equity in the company it focuses us and the founders on a long term relationship. We increase the company’s valuation and hold a maximum 5% in any company as we never want to distort the cap table of any business we work with.

No. But we always love to meet founders at any stage so feel free to get in touch and if we can be helpful with advice or a few introductions then we will.

We are networked. All of the team has spent most of their careers travelling and working in 50+ countries. We have an amazing network of partners who are even more impressively networked and live all over the world.

Yes – Education 4.0 was co-founded by Nex.D and Kovexa as a public benefit corporation in order to create a growth fly wheel to reduce learning poverty in the global south.

We don’t like capital raising. It slows down business development opportunities and is a huge distraction for founders. We prefer to work with a company to bring in deals, grow revenue, grow valuation and when we have to help with capital raising. We certainly don’t do one off capital raises as that isn’t our sweet spot and isn’t forming a long term relationship with the founding team.

Nex.D Sp. z o.o.

Office address:
ul. Bora Komorowskiego 19/2
80-377 Gdańsk

Registration address: ul. Zaruskiego 11, 80-299 Gdańsk, Poland, entered into the Register of Entrepreneurs of the National Court Register by the District Court Gdańsk-Północ in Gdańsk, VII Commercial Division of the National Court Register, under KRS number 0000358513, NIP: 5842698475, with share capital of PLN 5,000.00