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ACTIVE ENGAGEMENTS

The Firda Active portfolio consists of 5-7 companies, and we devote a significant amount of time and energy supporting the companies through all phases of the company journey. We always have one or two board seats and often serve as Chair.

Our initial investment is typically very early and sometimes already at company inception. Initial investment amount is typically in the range of 5MNOK for 20-25% ownership.

We are a full lifecycle investor and aim to maintain or increase our ownership throughout the journey, most often as lead investor in investment rounds. We can cumulatively invest up to 100MNOK per company.

We like that founders and employees have a significant stake in the company and we also enjoy co-investing with others who are dedicated to supporting the long-term success of the venture. We prefer to build values for the long-haul and target the companies to become publicly listed companies rather than being acquired.

Our portfolio companies

Our portfolio companies share the passion for solving unsolved problems, the excitement of disrupting the market with new ways of doing things and the dream of creating something bigger than themselves.

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https://www.ardoq.com/

Ardoq's cloud-based enterprise architecture and compliance platform help companies prepare for a secure digital future.

Initial investment: 2015. Ownership: 20%

Private

https://www.hystar.com/

Hystar makes efficient PEM electrolysers for large scale green hydrogen production.

Initial investment: 2020. Ownership: 12%

Private

https://www.zivid.com/

Zivid made the world's most accurate real-time 3D color camera and is defining the future of industrial 3D vision.

Initial investment: 2016. Ownership: 23%.

Private

https://www.airthings.com/

Airthings is empowering the world to breath better by providing the industry leading air quality monitoring system.

Initial investment: 2015. Ownership: 14%.

Public

Chipcon became a global leader in wireless chips for the IoT.

Acquired by Texas Instruments for 1.3 billion NOK in 2006

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Energy Micro invented the world's most energy friendly microcontrollers and radios.

Acquired by Silicon Laboratories for 1.1 billion NOK in 2013

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Prox Dynamics pioneered the soldier-borne surveillance and reconnaissance market with a 18-gram drone.

Acquired by FLIR Systems for 1.15 billion NOK in 2016.

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