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  • RisingStars Growth Fund II LP Early-stage Technology Investment Dr Mark Rahn Meet the Investors 4th March 2008
  • Introduction
    • Enterprise Ventures is a fund management company
    • Investment focus in the North of England
    • Funds under management:-
      • RisingStars – Early-Stage Technology >£250k - £1000k
      • Coalfields – Generalist Enterprsie Fund ~£500k
      • Rosebud – Generalist Lancashire Fund - £5k - £500k
    • Offices in Leeds, Manchester and Preston.
    • Also located in Rotherham with the South Yorkshire Investment Fund
    • 9 investment managers
  • Technology Funds
    • Three dedicated technology funds under management:-
      • RisingStars – £19m, fully invested and managing the portfolio
      • RisingStars II - £14 and currently investing
      • South Yorkshire Seedcorn Fund – £2m and currently investing
    • RisingStars II is 100% commercial money
    • South Yorkshire Seedcorn Fund co-invests with RisingStars II on deals in South Yorkshire
    • ~40 deals to date: typical £200-500k first round commitment
    • We follow our money from proof of concept, through commercialisation and to exit
  • RisingStars team Julian Viggars (Head of Technology Investment) Edward French (Software) Mark Wyatt (Green and Med tech) Mark Rahn (semiconductors, materials and instruments)
  • What does RisingStars look for?
    • Commercial return - Market opportunity
      • Large market (>£200m)
      • Favourable tail wind
        • Growing or emerging market,
        • A well recognised problem or pain,
        • technology disruption
      • Scaleable business model
      • Barriers to entry (behind you)
    • Commercial return – value for money
      • Low cash burn before the concept is proven
      • Business description that identifies an opportunity
      • Plan that addresses the key risks
        • People
        • Technical
        • Commercial
    What does RisingStars look for?
  • What does RisingStars contribute?
    • Money
    • We look to build a high calibre team
      • A good team can be assembled around a good idea
      • RisingStars has recruited scores of CEOs, NXDs and Chairmen.
    • Access to contacts / market intelligence
    • Birds-eye view of the early-stage technology space
    • Hands on support where necessary
  • We Invest in technology Happy to invest at proof of concept stage Bright people with bright ideas To make things happen mark. rahn @ enterprise- ventures.co.uk 07876 563043 Please contact us………