Press Release

Nexoya strengthens board with senior marketing strategist Marco Caradonna

Founder and Managing Partner of BlackSheep MadTech Fund strategically shapes the international expansion of the Swiss marketing analytics start-up.

Zurich and Berlin, June 12, 2023 – Nexoya welcomes Marco Caradonna as a new board member. The internationally recognized CEO and marketing expert founded Simple Agency, the largest digital marketing agency in Italy. He also served as CEO of the media agency Carat Italia (part of Dentsu Inc.) and is co-founder and Managing Partner at BlackSheep MadTech Fund. The start-up Nexoya, based in Zurich and Berlin, benefits in particular from Caradonna’s international experience in the marketing industry: with his expertise, he provides strategic support to the founders Manuel Dietrich and Marco Hochstrasser in the international orientation of the company, which was founded in 2018. Nexoya optimizes and automates digital multi-channel marketing campaigns based on artificial intelligence. Advertisers thus achieve up to 70 percent more conversions.

Until now, the board of directors had four members: the two Nexoya founders Manuel Dietrich and Marco Hochstrasser, the president of the Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC) Thomas Dübendorfer, and the international marketing strategist Chris Boorman, who worked as a marketing executive for B2B SaaS companies such as Salesforce or NTT, among others. With Marco Caradonna, a proven marketing strategist and media expert with international experience, now strengthens the board. The board primarily fulfills strategic tasks at Nexoya: the members consult with regard to the major strategy, make strategic decisions for the business units, and develop the long-term planning for the start-up.

Enormous potential on international markets

Marco Caradonna sees good opportunities for international expansion: “Nexoya is the only solution in the market that combines state-of-the-art AI-based predictions and algorithms with fully automated and optimized cross-channel budget allocation. This compelling and innovative technical solution is critical to the performance marketing and digital advertising industry. In combination with the first-class team around Marco Hochstrasser and Manuel Dietrich, I believe Nexoya has enormous potential on the international stage as well. I know advertisers’ and media agencies’ needs accross international markets and have relevant experience in the strategic management of companies in the marketing industry. My expertise and commercial network will be useful for the Nexoya team to successfully establish in new markets, also outside Europe. Nexoya is the ‚holy grail‘ for every marketers, my mission on the Board of Directors will be to strategically support the acceleration and scaling-up of the company.

Five million US dollars for expansion

Caradonna’s enthusiasm for Nexoya was already evident: in his role as Managing Partner at BlackSheep MadTech, the Series-A investor funded the startup as lead investor in the five million US dollar investment round. BlackSheep MadTech Fund, managed by Eureka! Venture SGR, specializes in investments in innovative marketing and advertising technology and is the leading European investor in the marketing industry. The capital secures further growth in Switzerland and Germany and enables Nexoya to expand into new markets. Currently, Nexoya AG is represented at its headquarters in Zurich for the Swiss market and Nexoya GmbH with a team in Berlin for customers in Germany. In the course of internationalization, the team’s next step will be to focus on Great Britain and then on the USA expansion.

Marco Hochstrasser says: “With Marco Caradonna we have gained a top-class and very successful marketing expert with experience in international markets for our board. He brings to the work at Nexoya exactly what will be crucial for us in the near future: enormous experience in internationalization and in the strategic management of a fast-growing company in the marketing technology sector.”

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Internationally recognized marketing strategist Marco Caradonna joins Nexoya’s board of directors. (Photo: Marco Caradonna)

Marco Hochstrasser, CEO and Co-Founder Nexoya. (Photo: Nexoya)
Nexoya Management Team

The Nexoya management team (from left to right): Alen Cerovina, Managing Director Germany, Philipp Meier, Head of Software Engineer, Marco Hochstrasser, CEO and Co-Founder, Flavia Wagner, Head of Customer Experience, Manuel Dietrich, Co-Founder. (Photo: Nexoya)

About Nexoya

The start-up Nexoya Ltd., based in Zurich and Berlin, has been implementing automated analyses for the digital marketing of medium-sized and large companies since 2018 – in a user-friendly manner and in compliance with data protection laws. Based on artificial intelligence and machine learning, the SaaS platform “nexoya Marketing Analytics” optimizes multi-channel marketing campaigns: For this purpose, the solution aggregates key figures from different channels such as Google Ads, Instagram or Facebook, presents them clearly and takes over the monitoring of the key figures. Based on the collected data and using artificial intelligence (predictive analytics), Nexoya then optimizes the campaign budgets. The solution relieves marketing teams of routine operational tasks, simplifies automated data-driven decisions and reduces marketing costs by up to 30 percent. Nexoya only collects non-personalized data that resides in certified Swiss data centers. Customers include well-known companies such as Generali, Yuh, Magix, Sunrise, or Kardex.

Press contact
Sabrina Ortmann, Nexoya
Phone: +49 (30) 549 092 40