CII-TiE VC-PE Summit, October 2006 in Bangalore
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Plenary presentation given in Bangalore at the CII-TiE VC-PE Summit, "Cross Border Investments" seminar in October 2006... talking about creating a new partnership between Birmingham (Ala.) and ...

Plenary presentation given in Bangalore at the CII-TiE VC-PE Summit, "Cross Border Investments" seminar in October 2006... talking about creating a new partnership between Birmingham (Ala.) and Bangalore (IN)

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CII-TiE VC-PE Summit, October 2006 in Bangalore CII-TiE VC-PE Summit, October 2006 in Bangalore Presentation Transcript

  • An Alabama-India TechVenture A joint project of TechBirmingham and AITA, pursuing a new trade model between Alabama and India
  • Purpose of the TechVenture
    • Alabama-based angel investors will visit India to seek operating , proven tech-based businesses with an established market but no penetration into the USA
    • Moderate investments will be made to establish new Alabama HQ’s with sales/marketing for these tech companies
  • The TechVenture Timeline USA USA New Delhi Hyderabad New Delhi Bangalore Agra Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Thursday View slide
  • Partners in India
    • NASSCOM
      • Official country-wide host for the trip
    • Confederation of Indian Industry
    • TiE
      • Coordinating entrepreneurs
      • 200+ business plan pool in each city
    View slide
  • Your Lifestyle, Your Mind, Your Future About Birmingham
  • Where Are We? Birmingham Washington DC Huntsville New Delhi Bangalore Hyderabad Mumbai
  • Birmingham’s Past
  • Birmingham’s Present + Future
  • Who is TechBirmingham?
    • Not-for-profit
    • Started in the fall of 2001
    • Board of Directors is made up of Technology Industry CEO’s, Venture Capitalists, and Service Providers
  • Who is TechBirmingham?
    • Mission Statement:
      • “ Formed to lead, support, and coordinate the start-up, attraction, growth, retention, and expansion of technology-based businesses, investments, add jobs for the Birmingham metropolitan region”
    • Aligned with…
    … among others
  • Your Lifestyle, Your Mind, Your Future Entrepreneurism
  • #3 Hot City for Entrepreneurs
  • Our Startup Ecosystem
    • Business Incubation / Startup Assistance
    • Economic Development
    • Technology User Groups
    • Technology Centers / Research Institutions
    • Venture Capital Funding Sources
    • Workforce Development and Tech Education
  • Entrepreneur Accelerator Program
  • Innovation Depot ~ the downtown incubator
    • Combining the Entrepreneurial Center and UAB’s OADI @ old Sears Building
    • $12M+ Project
    • <12 blocks vs. ~9 miles from UAB
  • Innovation Depot ~ the downtown incubator
  • Your Lifestyle, Your Mind, Your Future Other Projects
  • Community Engagement
  • TechMixer
  • Your Lifestyle, Your Mind, Your Future The Tech Industry
  • “ Large” Tech Companies ~ >100 emp. 80 60 40 20 200 400 600 800 Command Alkon not shown
  • “ Midsize” Tech Companies ~ >20 emp. 80 60 40 20 Command Alkon not shown
  • A Sampling of Tech Companies
  • Your Lifestyle, Your Mind, Your Future India & Alabama
  • Why TechVenture? Why Now?
    • A significant opportunity exists to invest in Indian technology startups and enhance their value by establishing USA headquarters in Alabama
    • An untapped business model with an opportunity for Alabama to lead the way
    • Leverage India to improve cost structure
    • USA as platform for growth
    • Introduce new service offerings
    • Capture Intellectual Property
    Steps for value creation Results we seek
    • Seamless global service value chain
    • More efficient, profitable, and valuable companies
    • Bring value to Alabama for the global outsourcing trends
    Characteristics of target investments
    • Defensible market position
    • High value, high switching costs
    • Small and medium size enterprises with a stable revenue ($20M to $200M)
  • Cross Border Growth = Alabama
    • Becoming Multinational
    • Increased Market Opportunities
    • Leveraging Indian Cost Advantage
    • Valuation on Exit
    • Cultural Fit
    • Availability of Angel Funds in Alabama
  • Your Lifestyle, Your Mind, Your Future Stay Informed About Birmingham’s Tech Economy by signing up for our monthly e-newsletter at www.TechBirmingham.com Other URLs to visit: TechMixer.org / EcyclingDay.org BhamWIFI.com / TechWalk.org