Investments

Since Neqst’s inception in 2008, we have invested in a relatively small number of exceptional companies. Or more correctly - we’ve invested in a few exceptional entrepreneurs. Because when we look at companies, we look at their products or services, their markets, their track record, but perhaps even more so their leaders. Do they have a vision? Can they execute on it? Do they share the same long-term approach to building companies that we do? If the answer to these questions is yes, are we confident that Neqst can add value in this particular situation?

If you’re an entrepreneur, take a look at our investment mandate [here]. Do you fit in? Then get in touch with us so we can learn about you, your company, your track record and your vision – and so that you can learn more about us. 

Please read about the companies we have invested in below.

Carmenta

Harnessing real-time geospatial information, Carmenta creates software products and solutions that optimize mission-critical operations. Users may be emergency response centers, owners of commercial maritime fleets or car companies developing autonomous driving solutions. What they all have in common is a need for geographical and situational data that is entirely accurate and actionable.

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Revenues (2018)

SEK 118 Million

Neqst invested

2009

Headquarters

Gothenburg, Sweden

Geography

Europe

Ownership stake

59%

Neqst board member(s)

Henrik Scharp, Wolfgang Kroh

CEO

Björn Berndtsson

CatalystOne

CatalystOne’s software and services enable companies to lift human resource management to a strategic level. The software functionality enhances HR decision-making and ensures alignment between individual goals and business goals. Serving the Nordic small and mid-size market, CatalystOne has full focus on delivery and customer service to support these companies’ needs.     

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Revenues (2018)

NOK 71 Million

Neqst Invested

2017

Headquarters

Oslo, Norway

Geography

Scandinavia

Ownership stake

37%

Neqst board member(s)

Jonas Fredriksson, Tobias Edvardsson

CEO

Avtar Jasser

Digital Route

At its inception, Digital Route provided data mediation solutions for telecom operators. Today, it is a world-class provider of data management technology, enabling digital transformations for customers across industries. Consistent throughout Digital Route's history is the ability to handle enormous amounts of data to ensure that customers get the right data to the right systems at the right time.      

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Revenues (2018)

SEK 294 Million

Neqst invested

2008

Headquarters

Stockholm, Sweden

Geography

Global

Ownership stake

89%

Neqst board member(s)

Wolfgang Kroh, Erik Fröberg, Henrik Scharp

CEO

Andreas Zartmann

HDR

HDR is a Nordic-based media company offering comprehensive production and streaming services. In addition to a cutting-edge fleet of outdoor broadcasting units and modern studios in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, HDR offers the services of the most highly skilled production technicians available. Whether sports, music or entertainment, HDR can deliver every type of live, studio or mobile production.

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Revenues (2018)

SEK 384 Million

Neqst invested

2012

Headquarters

Stockholm, Sweden

Geography

Nordic

Ownership stake

66%

Neqst board member(s)

Erik Fröberg, Jonas Fredriksson

CEO

Mats Dahlström

KSMG

KSMG is a full-service partner to companies aiming to find the right talent in a dynamic job market. With focus on social media channels, KSMG helps companies to brand themselves as attractive employers and reach qualified applicants, using both services and digital solutions to ensure a smart, effective and modern recruiting process.

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Revenues (2018)

SEK 39 million

Neqst invested

2018

Headquarters

Stockholm, Sweden

Geography

Europe

Ownership stake

51%

Neqst board member(s)

Tobias Edvardsson

CEO

Amar Singh

Marton

Marton is the disruptive real estate broker offering a low fixed-price commission on sales. Operating under the brand names Marton and Hemverket, the company offers an efficient and value-adding sales process facilitated by a proprietary technology platform. Viewings, though? They believe that the homeowner is best suited to that job. In short, you show your home, Marton sells it.

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Revenues (2018)

SEK 36 Million

Neqst invested

2016

Headquarters

Gothenburg, Sweden

Geography

Europe

Ownership stake

40%

Neqst board member(s)

Jonas Fredriksson, Julie Axelsson

CEO

Imre Marton

Redpill Linpro

Redpill Linpro may be the Nordic region’s most vocal proponent of open source technology. Its mission is to provide the support, solutions and services that enable customers across industries to optimize their use of open source products – and offer customers optimal flexibility, control and quality while saving money.

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Revenues (2018)

SEK 236 Million

Neqst invested

2013

Headquarters

Stockholm, Sweden

Geography

Scandanavia

Ownership stake

93%

Neqst board member(s)

Jonas Fredriksson

CEO

Henrik Gavelli

SINCH (previously CLX)

Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice and video. Sinch is a trusted software provider to mobile operators and its platform powers business-critical communications for many of the world’s largest companies.

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Revenues (2018)

SEK 3987 Million

Neqst invested

2011

Headquarters

Stockholm, Sweden

Geography

Global

Ownership stake

16%

Neqst board member(s)

Erik Fröberg

CEO

Oscar Werner

System Verification

Should the designer of a system also test the system to see if it works? System Verification was founded on the belief that the answer to that question is a resounding no. Now focused on testing, training and all forms of quality assurance, System Verification provides consulting services to a wide array of Sweden’s largest companies across industries. 

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Revenues (2018)

SEK 171 Million

Neqst invested

2008

Headquarters

Malmö, Sweden

Geography

Sweden

Ownership stake

46%

Neqst board member(s)

Jonas Fredriksson

CEO

Erik Björhäll

Varnish

Varnish Software offers software products and services that optimize web content delivery. Building upon the open source caching technology Varnish Cache, these products and services provide the most demanding customers with unparalleled reliability, speed and functionality in accessing any web content or streamed data. Slow sites? Never again. 

 

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Revenues (2018)

SEK 55 Million

Neqst invested

2013

Headquarters

Stockholm, Sweden

Geography

Global

Ownership stake

93%

Neqst board member(s)

Tobias Edvardsson, Erik Fröberg, Henrik Scharp

CEO

Lars Larsson

XLENT

XLENT is a Swedish-Norwegian IT and management consulting group operating under the brand names XLENT and Differ. The company’s history is firmly rooted in its strong local relationships with customers. With 13 regional offices and over 350 employees, XLENT ensures its Nordic customers enjoy the benefits of a large strategy and technology partner combined with the attention of a local supplier. 

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Revenues (2018)

SEK 512 Million

Neqst invested

2009

Headquarters

Stockholm, Sweden

Geography

Scandinavia

Ownership stake

60%

Neqst board member(s)

Erik Fröberg, Jonas Fredriksson, Tobias Edvardsson

CEO

Anders Franzén