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RisingStars Growth Fund II LP Early-stage Technology Investment Dr Mark Rahn Meet the Investors 4th March 2008
Introduction <ul><li>Enterprise Ventures is a fund management company </li></ul><ul><li>Investment focus in the North of E...
Technology Funds <ul><li>Three dedicated technology funds under management:- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RisingStars – £19m, ful...
RisingStars team Julian Viggars (Head of Technology Investment) Edward French (Software) Mark Wyatt (Green and Med tech) M...
 
 
What does RisingStars look for? <ul><li>Commercial return - Market opportunity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Large market (>£200m)...
<ul><li>Commercial return – value for money </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low cash burn before the concept is proven </li></ul></u...
What does RisingStars contribute? <ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><li>We look to build a high calibre team </li></ul><ul><ul><...
We Invest in technology Happy to invest at proof of concept stage Bright people with bright ideas To make things happen ma...
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  1. 1. RisingStars Growth Fund II LP Early-stage Technology Investment Dr Mark Rahn Meet the Investors 4th March 2008
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Enterprise Ventures is a fund management company </li></ul><ul><li>Investment focus in the North of England </li></ul><ul><li>Funds under management:- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RisingStars – Early-Stage Technology >£250k - £1000k </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coalfields – Generalist Enterprsie Fund ~£500k </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rosebud – Generalist Lancashire Fund - £5k - £500k </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Offices in Leeds, Manchester and Preston. </li></ul><ul><li>Also located in Rotherham with the South Yorkshire Investment Fund </li></ul><ul><li>9 investment managers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Technology Funds <ul><li>Three dedicated technology funds under management:- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RisingStars – £19m, fully invested and managing the portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RisingStars II - £14 and currently investing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Yorkshire Seedcorn Fund – £2m and currently investing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RisingStars II is 100% commercial money </li></ul><ul><li>South Yorkshire Seedcorn Fund co-invests with RisingStars II on deals in South Yorkshire </li></ul><ul><li>~40 deals to date: typical £200-500k first round commitment </li></ul><ul><li>We follow our money from proof of concept, through commercialisation and to exit </li></ul>
  4. 4. RisingStars team Julian Viggars (Head of Technology Investment) Edward French (Software) Mark Wyatt (Green and Med tech) Mark Rahn (semiconductors, materials and instruments)
  5. 7. What does RisingStars look for? <ul><li>Commercial return - Market opportunity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Large market (>£200m) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favourable tail wind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Growing or emerging market, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A well recognised problem or pain, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>technology disruption </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scaleable business model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barriers to entry (behind you) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Commercial return – value for money </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low cash burn before the concept is proven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business description that identifies an opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan that addresses the key risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial </li></ul></ul></ul>What does RisingStars look for?
  7. 9. What does RisingStars contribute? <ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><li>We look to build a high calibre team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A good team can be assembled around a good idea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RisingStars has recruited scores of CEOs, NXDs and Chairmen. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to contacts / market intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Birds-eye view of the early-stage technology space </li></ul><ul><li>Hands on support where necessary </li></ul>
  8. 10. 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………
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