2014 Developments in Ukrainian IT sector, Yevgen Sysoyev @ IDCEE2014


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2014 Developments in Ukrainian IT sector, overview of venture capital market in Ukraine. Announce of Dealbook Ukraine. By Yevgen Sysoyev, managing partner of AVentures Capital @ IDCEE2014

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2014 Developments in Ukrainian IT sector, Yevgen Sysoyev @ IDCEE2014

  2. 2. UKRAINE IT SECTOR AS OF 2013 OUTSOURCING 2 • $2B in revenue • 50,000+ engineers • 500+ firms R&D GLOBAL CO • $ billions created • 5,000+ engineers • 100+ centers SOFTWARE TECH • $2B worth total value • Thousands engineers • 2,000+ startups ECOMMERCE • $2B local market • Thousands employees • 100+ companies On one hand, IT industry in Ukraine is over $5B in value and is growing fast. On the other hand, most of the largest IT companies have been built with little external funding, with venture capital market limited by low tens of millions US dollar per year
  3. 3. DEALBOOK UKRAINE: ABOUT THE REPORT 3 TO RECEIVE A COPY OF DEALBOOK ON 1 NOV 2014, WRITE TO EDITOR@EWDN.COM WITH SUBJECT “COPY OF DEALBOOK” KEY FACTS: • Data driven analytics and insights into Ukrainian IT and venture market • 250+ venture deals analyzed in 2011-2013, 9M 2014 • Most notable M&A and venture deals not previously covered in media • 20+ VCs investing in Ukraine and their insights • Expert opinions by 5 top international VCs MEDIA PARTNERS: PARTNERS & SPONSORS: Digital Future
  4. 4. DEALBOOK UKRAINE: KEY HIGHLIGHTS 4 Total amount of investments, USD million, 2010-2013 KEY HIGHLIGHTS: Total amount of liquidity events, USD million, 2010-2013 68% 5,7X • Growing amount and volume of VC deals: in 2013 the amount of investment reached $79m, a 68% increase from 2012 • Seed and Series A rounds are dominating: number of seed deals doubled to 44 in 2013 vs. 2011, series A deals tripled from 4 in 2011 to 12 in 2013 • The liquidity volume is up until 2013. Decline during 9M 2014 is to recover once there is peace in the region
  5. 5. VENTURE ECOSYSTEM AS OF OCT 2014 5 INVESTORS’ GEOGRAPHY Global Local TICKET Round A Round B Pre seed and seed Few angels with local residence or roots FFF is still predominant funding method Number of Ukrainian startups are residents 50 deal/year $15-100k ticket 10-15 deals/year $0.5-1M ticket Limited number $1.5-3M 100s/year $15-50k ticket Late stage Buy out $5-10M+
  6. 6. IT COMMUNITY INITIATIVES IN 2014 ALONE BrainBasket Foundation to invest funds and resources to be invested into training 100,000 IT specialists by 2020 and making the IT industry the #1 exporting industry, contributing over $20B yearly UAngel is Ukrainian business angel network, providing platform for entrepreneurs to meet investors and for investors to locally and internationally syndicate UVCA association unites VC and PE investors and promotes investment opportunities in Ukraine, representing interests of investors to policymakers and improving investment and business climate in Ukraine Innovative Ukraine program is an IT community initiative for government reforms in the IT industry meant to boost the development of the sector and the entire economy of the country RPR developed reforms to modernize the country. Among other notable initiatives, RPR promotes 3G/ 4G and reforms to boost innovative and high tech business UAID association drives the development of high-end and IT technologies in Ukraine through country promotion on foreign markets and internal shifts stimulation 6 Innovative Ukraine UVCA Brain Basket Foundation UAngel Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association Innovative Ukraine RPR (Reanimation Package of Reforms) Ukrainian Association for Innovation Development
  7. 7. SUCCESS STORIES FROM UKRAINE 7 …#1 global payment platform for games, other virtual goods and web services. Over 100+ payment options for 200+ countries. IPO prospects within 3-5 years… …SaaS technology for spelling and grammar checking. More than 3m registered users worldwide trust Grammarly’s products, which are licensed by over 100 leading universities and corporations… …global provider of CRM and BPM solutions. Numerous international awards. Is presented in more than 35 countries around the world servicing over 5000 organizations… …provides tools for seamless integration of CRM systems and makes users love software. Engineered to increase user adoption and ROI of enterprises. Over 1k customers and 1m paid users globally… …micro photo stock company, top 4 globally and the world's fastest growing company in their niche. It has major exit and IPO prospects within 3-5 years… …among TOP-3 job search engines globally operating in 59 countries with an audience over 1 million job seekers per day…
  8. 8. CONTACT DETAILS 8 TO RECEIVE A COPY OF DEALBOOK ON 1 NOV 2014, WRITE TO EDITOR@EWDN.COM WITH SUBJECT “COPY OF DEALBOOK” YEVGEN SYSOYEV Managing Partner AVentures Capital www.aventurescapital.com ys@aventurescapital.com Twitter @YevgenSysoyev http://www.slideshare.net/YevgenSysoyev http://ua.linkedin.com/in/ysysoyev News about Ukrainian IT www.uadn.net