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alice. CEO Samer Karam's Keynote deck about Bridging the Valley of Death startup funding gap at DigitalK 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

alice. CEO Samer Karam's Keynote deck about Bridging the Valley of Death startup funding gap at DigitalK 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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  • 1. http://www.alice.li - May 30, 2014 bridging the Valley of Death Samer Karam CEO of
  • 2. Pitched KPCB Founded Wunbox Founded Cooki3man Co-organized ArabNet2010 Founded Seeqnce Accelerated Cinemoz Created&Deployed Seedfund Facilitated&Advising $400MillionFund Created 1stStartupIndex Co-founded alice.
  • 3. All characters appearing in this image are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
  • 4. The $30 billion VC Market
  • 5. The $30 billion VC Market
  • 6. 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 -10 NetIRR Vintage Year source: Cambridge Associates, 2010 Benchmark Report Median IRRMean IRR Average VC Fund Returns
  • 7. $0 $200 $400 $600 $800 $1000 3.5 3 2.5 2 1.5 1 0.5 0 -0.5 4.5 4 Returns Fund Size (USD Millions) source: Kauffman Foundation, VC Portfolio Analysis 1989-2007 Smaller Funds Perform Best
  • 8. 74 % 74 % 73 % 49 % 47 % 45 % 1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round 2.8x 1.7x 1.3x Partial Loss Full Loss average money multiple source: Sand Hill Econometrics Risk Doesn’t Decrease
  • 9. the Valley of Death PRE-SEED SEED GROWTHFUNDING GAP EARLY source: Forbes
  • 10. FOUNDATION MVP FIT VALIDATION GROWTHSTAGE PRE-SEED SEED GROWTHINVESTMENT FUNDING GAP EARLY VERY HIGH RISK HIGH RISK PRODUCT RISK MARKET RISK SCALE RISKRISK VERY LOW LOW MEDIUM HIGH VERY HIGHDATA Bridging the Valley of Death 75% measured Business Model Market Team Industry Stage Geography MCDA RiskModel 25% mitigated
  • 11. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Risk Model Framework Expert Data Public Data Private Data Adjust Learn 2 31 5 64
  • 12. alice. Variable 2-5% (risk adjusted) On Closing 0%Management Variable 10-20% (risk adjusted) Performance HighInvestor Calibre Relative (facilitated smartness) Smart Money VCs 0% 20-30% lifetime 20% High Relative (depends on VC ) Disrupting Startup Investing Syndicates 0% 0% up to 20% Medium Relative (depends on lead) Crowd- investing 7.5% 0% 0% Low No Yes Continuous Due Diligence No No No Yes Investment Tracking & Data Insights No No No 200k-1M (per startup) Target Size 1M+ 100k-500k 25k-250k
  • 13. Upcoming Startup Indexs™ 15 Countries, 193m Population, $4tn GDP 5000+ Startups 30 Accelerators €250-300m total VC investment CEE.1 MENA.1 15 Countries, 295m Population, $2.4tn GDP 2200+ Startups 30 Accelerators $150-200m total VC investment
  • 14. www.alice.li CEO Samer Karam samer@alice.li +44.20.32.90.89.70