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Switzerland has become a top-3 European hot spot for high-tech startups. Update on improvements of general conditions, role models, top exits, spin offs, top investors, wanted investor profiles, ...

Switzerland has become a top-3 European hot spot for high-tech startups. Update on improvements of general conditions, role models, top exits, spin offs, top investors, wanted investor profiles, average and media IRR, missing government co-investment fund

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Nicolas Berg_Swiss Early-stage Trends_Redalpine_SECA_sep2013 Nicolas Berg_Swiss Early-stage Trends_Redalpine_SECA_sep2013 Presentation Transcript

  • Swiss early-stage ecosystem has gained momentum SECA evening event Zurich 11. September 2013 " Redalpine Venture Partners Ltd, Pfingstweidstrasse 60, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland, +41 44 271 15 30, www.redalpine.com " early stage investments by entrepreneurs NICOLAS BERG
  • Agenda 1.  About me & Redalpine 2.  Conditions to enable a high-tech startup cluster 3.  Impact of high-tech startup cluster 4.  Swiss high-tech startups 5.  Swiss early-stage investors 6.  Challenges 7.  Opportunity & risks 8.  Wanted investor types 9.  Interfaces to Corporate Finance M&A Copyright Redalpine Venture Partners AG, Switzerland 2
  • Speaker: Nicolas Berg §  Serial entrepreneur with 10 start-ups (1984-2011) -  e.g. founder of Borsalino 1998, sold 2000 at 20x multiple to Ringier -  CEO Sharoo since June 2013 §  Full time angel investor in 16 start-ups (2000-2006) -  e.g. Investor & Country Manager XING 2004-2010 IPO at 30x multiple 2006 §  Partner at Redalpine Venture Partners (since 2007) -  Built a portfolio of 20 European high innovation start-ups with Redalpine Capital I & II -  5 portfolio companies ranked among 13 Swiss top start-ups in 2011 §  Lecturer, journalist and jury member -  Teaching students & entrepreneurs at venturelab.ch since 2006 -  Jury member of business plan & seed money contests (Venture kick, SVC, Suvorov) Copyright Redalpine Venture Partners AG, Switzerland 3 View slide
  • Redalpine in a nutshell §  Manages Redalpine I CHF 20M micro VC fund (2007-2015) §  Manages Redalpine II CHF 30M* micro VC fund (2012-2020) -  Seed/early-stage in continental Europe (* aims at CHF 60M in 2nd closing) §  Most innovative sectors in Europe -  Technology/New Media and Life Science §  Fund thesis -  European seed/early stage offers potential for superior exit multiples -  Best choice in Switzerland – leading accelerator in Berlin §  Convincing track-record Copyright Redalpine Venture Partners AG, Switzerland 4 View slide
  • Conditions to become a high-tech cluster Copyright Redalpine Venture Partners AG, Switzerland 5 ①  Successful startup founders à role models ✔✔ ②  Successful early-stage investors à Venture Capital ✔ ③  International Top-10-university à innovation, spin-offs ✔✔ ④  Qualified immigrants à recruiting, risk takers ✔✔ ⑤  Vital support ecosystem à entropy thru networking, training ✔✔✔ ⑥  Non bureaucratic research grants à transfer ✔✔ ⑦  Mature companies of same sector à cooperation, M&A, recruiting ✔✔ ⑧  General economic conditions & infrastructureà image, recruiting ✔✔✔ ⑨  Attractive home market à faster & safer Proof of Market ✔
  • Great job creation impact of startups Copyright Redalpine Venture Partners AG, Switzerland 6 Jobs 4m 3m 2m 1m 0 - 1m - 2m - 3m - 4m - 5m Net job change startups <5 yrs Net job change companies >5 yrs §  US start-ups create 3 million jobs per year, existing firms slash 1 million jobs (Kauffman Foundation Source: Kaufmann Foundation, Business Dynamics Statistics, Tim Kane US start-ups create 3 million jobs per year 1977 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005
  • Spin-offs by international top-10-universities Copyright Redalpine Venture Partners AG, Switzerland 7 ①  Most Swiss university spin-offs by ETH, EPFL, UZH ②  Number of spin-offs independent from economic sentiment (e.g. 2008/09)
  • Top exits of Swiss ICT startups Copyright Redalpine Venture Partners AG, Switzerland 8 1996 – 2008 (12 years) ①  Oanda à Index Ventures ②  Search.ch à Post à Tamedia ③  Scout à Ringier ④  Auktion24 à Ricardo ⑤  Comparis à Investors ⑥  Borsalino à Cash Ringier ⑦  Kelkoo à Yahoo ⑧  LeShop à Bon appétit ⑨  Mediastreams à Microsoft ⑩  LeShop à Migros 11  Endoxon à Google 12  Jobs.ch à Tiger Fund 2009 – 2012 (4 years) ①  Wuala à LaCie ②  Svox à Nuance ③  DeinDeal à Ringier ④  Doodle à Tamedia ⑤  Liberovision à Vizrt ⑥  Procedural à Esri ⑦  Trigami à eBuzzing ⑧  Fashionfriends à Tamedia ⑨  Borsalino/Cash à Bankzwei ⑩  Umantis à Haufe 11  Jobs.ch à Ringier/Tamedia 12  Spontacts à Scout 13  Digitec à Migros 14  Housetrip à Index
  • Top exits of Swiss life science startups Copyright Redalpine Venture Partners AG, Switzerland 9 1999-2004 (5 years) ①  Actelion à IPO ②  Prionics à 30x pay-back ③  Axovan à Actelion ④  Jomed à IPO 2005 – 2008 (4 years) ①  Arpida à IPO ②  Glycart à Roche ($200m) ③  Serono à Merck (€10.2b) ④  Speedel à Novartis ($880m) 2009 – 2012 (3 years) ①  Esbatech à Alcon ($589m) ②  Neurimmune à Biogen ③  Levitronix à Thoratec ④  Okairos à GSK ⑤  Glycovaxyn à investors
  • About 2000 Swiss early-stage investors Copyright Redalpine Venture Partners AG, Switzerland 10 ICT: Early-stage VCs, angels & founders with recent top exit ① Index Ventures ② VI Partners ③ Brains-to-ventures ④ Redalpine ⑤ Creathor ⑥ Beat Schillig ⑦ Peter Schüpbach ⑧ Klaus Hommels ⑨ Oliver Jung ⑩ Roland Zeller (…) Live Science: Early-stage VCs, angels & founders with recent top exit ① Index Ventures ② VI Partners ③ Redalpine ④ Nexgen ⑤ NVF ⑥ BioBAC Basel ⑦ Bruno Oesch ⑧ Peter Pfister ⑨ Jürg Geigy ⑩ George Haas (…)
  • Challenges for early-stage investors Copyright Redalpine Venture Partners AG, Switzerland 11 ①  Early-stage à smaller transactions à small fund à lower fees ②  Active investment managers à higher returns à 5 startups per manager ③  Diversified portfolio 15+ à better risk return à 3+ investment managers ④  Entrepreneurial skills needed to select winning early-stage deals
  • Opportunities & risks Copyright Redalpine Venture Partners AG, Switzerland 12 ①  Early-stage angel investments deliver 27% IRR - 8 studies in US/UK on historical return in business angel markets, RSCM 2010 ②  But <10% of virtual portfolio (>6000) delivered >70% of returns ③  «Average» investor got 27% IRR, but median investor looses money
  • Wanted investor types for Switzerland Copyright Redalpine Venture Partners AG, Switzerland 13 ①  Serial entrepreneurs with at least one top exit ②  Micro VC funds -  managed by serial entrepreneurs (age 25-45) and successful angels -  Very active investment approach in seed and early-stage -  Diversified portfolio of 15+ -  Entrepreneurial LPs (serial entrepreneurs 50+, family offices) ③  Co-investment & side-car funds -  Less active or passive investment manager approach -  Government and corporate funded (e.g. HTGF) -  Driven by economic impact, not returns only
  • Interfaces to Corporate Finance Copyright Redalpine Venture Partners AG, Switzerland 14 ①  Exit planning starts at deal selection & term-sheet negotiation ②  Professional & fair term sheets & shareholder agreements -  Tag along, drag along -  Minority rights & corporate governance -  Pooling -  Single liquidation preference -  Gentlemen rules (e.g. against excessive squeeze outs/dilution) -  Business lawyers that offer broad range of templates & product pricing at early-stage -  Big-4 consulting companies may further bigger rounds or exit ③  Early research & market reach cooperation M4E) might further better exit -  Examples: Glycart, StudiVZ, Borsalino ④  Corporate investor at early-stage might reduce risks -  But: might add cost, and -  reduce maximized exit multiple
  • Bonus slides Copyright Redalpine Venture Partners AG, Switzerland 15 ①  Scouting talents delivers better multiples than acquiring stars ②  Pro-active investors know where the puck is going to be ③  PE best asset class 10 out of 20 years (and worst 4 out of 20) ④  PE best in class if combined with commodities and healthy bonds* (* = bonds from governments & corporations with little debt)
  • Grow big stars by scouting many talents Copyright Redalpine Venture Partners AG, Switzerland 16 Analogue to a football team you have 2 options: §  invest $100m to buy a star (Bale, Messi or Ronaldo) à try to earn $110m extra with him (à1.1x) or §  invest $5m to scout & train 20 young talents à sell best one (Doumbia, Shaquiri) for $20m (à4x) §  à good Micro VCs prefer a movie rather than a photo (= 3 pitches)
  • Invest pro-active – don’t follow the crowd An ice hockey player can either: §  skate to the place where the puck is now – as most players – or §  to the place where the puck is going to be (Wayne Gretzky) Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/w/wayne_gretzky.html Copyright Redalpine Venture Partners AG, Switzerland 17
  • 18 Private equity best in class – sometimes Source: UBS QIS Equally weighted Portfolio Liquidity USD Bonds USD Corporate Bonds USD Equitiy Developed Countries Hedge Funds Real Estate USA Commodities Private Equity USA Returns year by year 1990 1992 1993 1994 1999 2000 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 29.1% 48.3% 14.2% 31.5% 5.3% 60.6% 36.8% 54.0% 48.5% 40.9% 49.7% 13.4% 32.1% 45.5% 32.2% 25.6% 36.4% 32.7% 6.6% 41.9% 28.3% 17.5% 41.0% 12.3% 26.3% 5.1% 22.2% 34.4% 18.6% 24.3% 34.6% 27.3% 10.3% 11.6% 36.4% 17.3% 12.9% 22.8% 9.0% 4.1% 30.0% 23.0% 9.0% 19.4% 9.7% 22.5% 4.4% 20.7% 33.9% 16.2% 8.7% 26.5% 11.3% 9.3% 10.1% 33.1% 15.6% 9.5% 20.1% 8.3% -4.9% 26.1% 11.9% 8.8% 18.5% 8.7% 14.0% 3.1% 20.6% 17.8% 15.8% 8.6% 24.9% 9.1% 4.9% 3.5% 20.7% 14.7% 8.5% 10.4% 7.4% -23.3% 19.7% 11.8% 7.1% 18.3% 8.2% 13.0% 1.7% 20.3% 14.4% 13.7% 5.8% 14.9% 8.7% 2.8% 2.0% 19.8% 11.8% 7.8% 9.3% 6.6% -25.4% 18.7% 9.0% 1.5% 16.7% 7.1% 12.2% 1.4% 16.6% 13.5% 10.2% 2.9% 5.6% 6.8% -3.9% 1.0% 12.0% 5.4% 3.4% 5.2% 5.7% -38.4% 13.5% 9.0% -4.7% 14.5% 4.4% 10.3% -2.4% 12.1% 5.8% 8.2% -5.1% -0.7% 4.1% -16.8% 0.2% 8.2% 3.1% 2.7% 4.3% 4.6% -40.7% 13.4% 5.2% -17.0% 7.1% 4.2% 3.5% -3.5% 11.1% 4.0% 6.0% -17.8% -2.0% -13.2% -18.0% -19.9% 3.2% 2.7% 2.0% 4.3% 4.2% -46.5% 3.3% 5.1% -34.2% -6.1% -5.2% -12.3% -3.9% 6.5% 3.3% -14.1% -35.7% -6.0% -18.6% -31.9% -32.5% 1.3% 1.5% 1.7% -15.1% -17.1% -50.7% 1.4% 0.5% BEST ASSET CLASS Highest return that year WORST ASSET CLASS Lowest return that year Nur zur Veranschaulichung. Die Marktbedingungen können sich ändern und die Renditen schwanken. Bitte lesen Sie die Erklärungen unter «Simulierte historische Performance» am Ende dieses Dokuments. Bitte beachten Sie, dass diese Seite immer in Verbindung mit den Risikoinformationen und Begriffserklärungen im Anhang zu dieser Präsentation zu lesen ist. 1991 1995 1996 1997 1998 2003 2009
  • 19 PE always best in class – if combined Go for a mix with low correlation and high returns: Combine PE with commodities, corporate bonds or real estate Source: UBS WMR; generated by QIS Private Equity Real Estate (REITS) Hedge Funds Commodities Equity MSCI World Bonds (USD) Bonds(USD) Commodities HedgeFunds RealEstateREITS PrivateEquity EquityMSCIWorld 0.12 0.18 0.18 0.12 0.27 0.27 0.72 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.72 0.42 0.42 0.160.18-0.07 0.04 0.480.09 0.16 0.16 0.160.040.28 0.18 0.08 0.08 0.09-0.07 0.28 0.48 0.30 0.30
  • «You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.» Wayne Gretzky, Hockey legend «To evaluate the potential of a new idea requires a clear understanding of the market dynamics. We trust in the team of Redalpine to master this challenge successfully.» Jürg Staub, Reichmuth & Co www.redalpine.com www.facebook.com/redalpine www.twitter.com/redalpine Redalpine Venture Partners AG Pfingstweidstrasse 60 CH-8005 Zürich Switzerland phone +41 44 271 15 30