Nicolaj Højer Nielsen

Nicolaj Højer Nielsen


Copenhagen Area, Denmark
Venture Capital & Private Equity
  1. Sepior / KMaaS,
  2. Penneo Aps,
  3. MotilityCount Aps
  1. CodeSealer Aps,
  2. Biostrat,
  3. detOkay ApS
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Since 1999 I have been involved in startups. I focus on high potential start-up companies, primarily within IT. I've cofounded Sepior (protecting cloud data against hacking), CodeSealer (patented obfuscation technology to protect online/mobile transactions), Penneo (cloud-based electronic signature software) and MotilityCount (home-test kit for analysing male fertility). I am also seed investor in Recon Instruments (heads-up display technologies for action sports). I dedicate a significant part of my time to help other startups, via my employment as external lecturer at Copenhagen Business School where I teach entrepreneurship, and via pro-bono coaching and mentoring of other entrepreneurs. My educational background is a MBA from INSEAD in France and Singapore, and an MSc in Marketing from Copenhagen Business School.

Specialties: Start-ups, entrepreneurship, venture capital, business angels, financing, fundraising, strategy, mergers & acquisitions, financial analyses, due diligence, general management, business development.



Sepior / KMaaS

Sepior enables organizations to encrypt data going into cloud solutions in a very flexible manner, and takes care of the related encryption key management.

Sepior offers an ideal solution in the form of a pure cloud-based key-management solution that uses strong encryption and does not rely on trust in any third party; neither does it require any on-premise hardware or software as the encryption gateway.

For providers Sepior delivers a Key Management as a Service that seamlessly integrates into your SaaS/cloud solution.

The first product enables organizations to encrypt data going into web-based storage solutions (Dropbox, Box, Google Drive etc.).


Penneo Aps
Copenhagen Area, Denmark

Investor in Penneo Aps. Leading Danish supplier of cloud-based electronic signature solutions.


MotilityCount Aps
Copenhagen Area, Denmark

Co-founder of MotilityCount Aps that is developing the world's first valid home-test kit for measuring male fertility (sperm quality). In late-stage development. Will be on the market in early 2014


Recon Instruments

Recon has established itself as the leader in consumer Heads-up Displays for sports and active lifestyle. Investor in Recon Instruments since the first external investment round in 2008.

External Associate Professor (Ekstern Lektor)

Copenhagen Business School
Copenhagen Area, Denmark

Teaching entrepreneurship and counseling MSc students part-time at Copenhagen Business School.


CodeSealer Aps
Copenhagen Area, Denmark

Cofounder and CEO of CodeSealer from 2010 to 2013. Took company from prototype to a post-revenue VC backed company. The company is funded by VF Venture, SEED Capital, the management team and a number of private investors.



Management consulting (strategy, licensing, financing)


detOkay ApS

Commercial Manager


Main tasks: Management of out-licensing (co-promotion) agreement, M&A activities, management of international affiliates, strategic and financial analyses for the Board of Management.

SAP Project Manager


In charge of optimizing the Group's business-processes across countries, departments and business-units by the use of a global SAP implementation. Reported to the Group CFO and managed two project-groups with 15 members from 7 countries.

Assistant to Group Management


Reported to the Group VP, who is in charge of the Group’s international subsidiaries (15 companies). Main responsibilities: Strategic/financial analyses, international business-controlling, representing Group Management in international projects.

Copenhagen Area, Denmark

Co-founded and led the company into one of the leading online magazines for men in Denmark. Sold the company in 2002.

Management Consultant

Strand Consult

Management Consultant in a consultancy specialized in mobile-communications. Main tasks were strategic analyses and consulting assignments to top-management for Telecom, Media and IT-companies.

Skills & Endorsements

  • Start-ups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Development
  • Due Diligence
  • Strategy
  • Venture Capital
  • Fundraising
  • Mergers
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Analysis
  • Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Business Planning
  • Product Management
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Management Consulting
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Executive Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Valuation
  • Analysis
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Project Management
  • International Business
  • Security
  • Mobile Devices
  • Market Analysis
  • Cloud Computing
  • Product Development
  • New Business Development
  • Corporate Finance
  • Marketing
  • E-commerce
  • Investments
  • Telecommunications
  • Corporate Development
  • Finance
  • Innovation Management
  • Coaching
  • Business Modeling
  • Angel Investing
  • Private Equity
  • Strategic Consulting
  • M&A experience
  • Leadership
  • Restructuring
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MBA, General Management

Copenhagen Business School

MSc, Business Administration (Marketing)

University of Texas, Austin

N/A, MBA Exchange Student

Aalborg University

BSc, Business Economics



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