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Flybridge Overview

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    • •  Founded in late 2001 to take advantage of market dislocations •  Four senior team members each with years of former investing and/or operating experience with Greylock, Upromise, Open Market and others •  Strong personal networks and domain expertise •  Lifecycle Investor: focus on capital-efficient start-ups, $0.5-6M initial investment, $6-15M in aggregate •  Value-added support: collaborative, hands-on investors focused on strategic guidance plus business development, marketing, and team building •  Culture: open, accessible, transparent, entrepreneurs as customers •  Enterprise 2.0 •  SaaS •  Big Data •  Digital Media •  Offices in both Boston and New York City •  Team split equally between both locations •  Bias to invest in companies where we can work closely as partners Early-stage VC firm created by experienced investors and operators Differentiated strategy that resonates with entrepreneurs Investing in software- driven themes across multiple industries Sharp geographical focus FIRM OVERVIEW
    • Creative, innovative, entrepreneurial team where each general partner has broad-based business training plus either years of investing experience or senior operating experience in start-ups WE HAVE AN EXPERIENCED TEAM THAT HAS WORKED TOGETHER Chip Hazard (Boston) Focus Enterprise IT, cloud computing, Big Data Previous Greylock, Company Assistance, Bain & Company Education Stanford, BA Harvard, MBA Matt Witheiler (NYC) Focus Hardware, financial technology and education technology Previous ATI Technologies, AnandTech.com Education Duke University, BA Harvard, MBA Jeff Bussgang (Boston) Focus Consumer, Internet commerce, marketing and financial services, software, SaaS and mobile start-ups Previous Upromise. Open Market, Boston Consulting Group Education Harvard, BA Harvard, MBA David Aronoff (NYC) Focus SaaS, cloud, mobile, data analytics, video and information security sectors Previous Greylock, Chipcom, Bell Labs Education University of Vermont, BS University of Southern California, MS Harvard, MBA
    • WE INVEST IN SUPPORTING RESOURCES Caitlin Strandberg, Associate (NYC) Focus Consumer infrastructure Previous LearnVest, Behance Education BA, Cornell University Kate Castle, VP of Marketing (Boston) Focus Portfolio & firm marketing Previous Battery Ventures, Cisco, SanGate, Porter Novelli Education BA, Wheaton College
    • Nate Westheimer, Advisor (NYC) •  Focus: NYC consumer infrastructure •  Current: NY Tech Meetup & PictureLife •  Previous: AnyClip, Rose Tech Ventures •  Brandeis University Paul Blumenfeld, Advisor (Boston) •  Focus: Executive networking “Gazelles” •  Current: Partner, Genero Search Group •  Previous: High Tech Ventures •  Hobart William Smith WE EXTEND OUR REACH WITH A NETWORK OF CONNECTED AND KNOWLEDGEABLE RESOURCES Cort Johnson, Advisor (Boston) •  Focus: Boston entrepreneur and start-up community •  Current: Director, Terrible Labs and Co-Founder, DART Boston •  Bentley University Sarah Hodges, Advisor (Boston) •  Focus: Boston entrepreneur and start-up community •  Current: Co-founder, Intelligen.ly •  Previous: Fitnesskeeper, Carbonite •  Babson, Scripps College Evan Korth, Advisor (NYC) •  Focus: NYC start-ups •  Current, Associate Professor CS, NYU and Co-founder of HackNY •  New York University, Syracuse Brian Kalma, Advisor (Boston) •  Focus: UI / UX Design, e-commerce marketing •  Current, Founder, GetGlorious •  Previous: Zappos, Gilt, Gemvara •  Pace University, California Institute of the Arts Greg Gomer, Advisor (Boston) •  Focus: Boston entrepreneur and start-up community •  Current: StreetWise Media, BostInno •  Previous: Fidelity •  Babson
    • HIGH LEVEL THEMES Macro trends Banks are too big to innovate •  Disruption of consumer and business credit markets •  Rethink the global payments infrastructure Implications Massive amounts of data can be stored and analyzed •  Mobile first strategies •  Major platform transition Cloud is the new application infrastructure •  Machine learning explosion •  New tools and infrastructure Mobile is the new platform •  Low cost, easily iterated, connected devices possible •  Crowd funding driving initial success Flybridge Portfolio Hardware is the new software Globallyconnected,clouddrivenworld •  Cross stack opportunities •  New architectures emerge •  Developer driven adoption
    • Seed (40%) Series A (40%) Emerging Winners / Series B (20%) Criteria Strong founder(s), attacking large market, milestone based Strong founding team with differentiated product/market vision Strong team and existing VC support, GA/beta product w/ significant pipeline/ momentum $ Invested $500K - $1M initial, $6-12M in aggregate 10-15% ownership target $1-3M initial, $6-12M in aggregate 20-30% ownership target $3-6M initial, $6-12M in aggregate 15-25% ownership target Flybridge Role Lead or co-lead Lead or co-lead Lead or co-lead INVESTMENT OVERVIEW
    • •  Responsible, committed, helpful board members •  Clean term sheets; fair valuations Entrepreneurs as partners •  Transparent process: “you know where we stand”Clear, issues-driven due-diligence •  Work with talented entrepreneurs to build exceptional and valuable companiesDemand Excellence OPERATING PRINCIPLES
    • SUMMARY Flybridge Capital Partners represents an experienced team that partners with entrepreneurs and provides deep support Flybridge Capital Partners leads or co-leads early to mid-stage companies, with a preference for capital-efficient businesses Flybridge Capital Partners builds value through providing experience, perspective and resources to the companies in which we invest
    • We invite you to keep up to date on our firm and portfolio news Read our Blogs • Geek VC: David Aronoff: www.geekvc.com • Hazard Lights: Chip Hazard: www.hazardlights.net • Seeing Both Sides: Jeff Bussgang: www.seeingbothsides.com • Bits of Cents: Matt Witheiler: http://www.bitsofcents.com Follow us on Twitter: @flybridge Join our LinkedIn Group: http://linkd.in/17ws6Vf Be our Friend: http://on.fb.me/1gRPqVK SUMMARY