About

 

Xeilon brings Scandinavian energy into building global companies. We prefer to enter prior to seed stage. We partner with our entrepreneurs and provide what we call company formation capital.

Xeilon protects the DNA of an entrepreneur, this is the most valuable asset going from zero to something in building a valuable and solid enterprise. We have been on journeys that take more than ten years. We are long term.

 

Xeilon was founded by Knut H. Nylænde and Petter Kleppan.

Essentially two careers of 15 plus years working with startups has been combined and the firm has unparalleled experience building companies alongside entrepreneurs. Here we combine 15 years of Silicon Valley experience with 15 years of experience in Scandinavian technology and IP centric businesses. We have founded companies and we have sold businesses.

Xeilon partners has always been a partner with entrepreneur. There is empiric data that demonstrate this as some of our longer journeys you can still find the entrepreneur as the largest shareholder. This is atypical for the Norwegian market. Our peers seem to crave shorter investment horizons and quicker exits than the reality that a startup offer. This is against physics. Especially very valuable companies take time to build and we have this patience.

Today the market value of portfolio equity securities is above 450 million USD and we still look for that company that will blow our portfolio out of proportions. In the mean time we concentrate supporting and helping our entrepreneurs, however we do not get involved with any operational matters. Otherwise we would not get involved in the first place.

We look for exceptional IP, entrepreneurs and scalable businesses. Please contact Knut or Petter for an introduction of Xeilon and how we can assist you in your journey. We think you would enjoy the partnership as we.

 

 

What’s New in Our World

 

Norwegian startup Gobi raised $500,000 at a $15 million valuation to take on Snapchat with its “Stories” communication tool. The platform enables users to..
It’s fitting that the already Snapchat-crazy Norway would give birth to a competitor.
Snapchat-challenger Gobi has recently broken through on the global stage, but is getting some political counterpush at home.
NTNU-gründerne har satset alt på mobilappen Gobi. Nå kan de bli styrtrike.
Fem NTNU-studenter tok permisjon for å utvikle en norsk Snapchat-konkurrent. Nå er selskapet verdt 124 millioner kroner.
Fem kompiser fra NTNU reiser denne uka til Silicon Valley for å leve ut gründerdrømmen. Med seg på laget har de Petter Northug og to styrtrike investorer.
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PALO ALTO (VG) Gründerlivet i Silicon Valley er alt annet enn luksus for seks nordmenn og deres app-satsning.
Studentene bak appen Gobi har slått seg ned et steinkast fra statsministerboligen. Nå håper de å omringes av et yrende gründermiljø.
NTNU-studentene bak appen Gobi jobber for å utfordre Snapchat, og har en månedslønn på 3000 kroner.
Ap-leder Jonas Gahr Støre takket først ja, så nei til å møte norske suksess-gründere og deres ansatte.
Statsminister Erna Solberg besøkte gründerbedriften Gobi som Ap-leder Jonas Gahr Støre takket nei til tidligere i år. Nå skal bildedelingstjenesten satse på tv-innhold.
Petter Northug har gått inn på eiersiden i selskapet bak bildedelingsappen Gobi. Nå flytter NTNU-gründerne til Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley (ITavisen:) – Dette gjør oss unike.
Svært populær i studentmiljøet i Trondheim.
Kristoffer and Petter from Gobi visited Good morning Norway on Wednesday!