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GS seminar approaching vc basics 20130327
GS seminar approaching vc basics 20130327
GS seminar approaching vc basics 20130327
GS seminar approaching vc basics 20130327
GS seminar approaching vc basics 20130327
GS seminar approaching vc basics 20130327
GS seminar approaching vc basics 20130327
GS seminar approaching vc basics 20130327
GS seminar approaching vc basics 20130327
GS seminar approaching vc basics 20130327
GS seminar approaching vc basics 20130327
GS seminar approaching vc basics 20130327
GS seminar approaching vc basics 20130327
GS seminar approaching vc basics 20130327
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GS seminar approaching vc basics 20130327

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Short & simple presentation I used to support my seminar at Gruenderszene.

Short & simple presentation I used to support my seminar at Gruenderszene.

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  • 1. Approaching VCs: Basics, DO’s and DON’Ts Berlin, 27.3.2013
  • 2. Early-stage Venture Capital firm based in Berlin investing internationally (focus Europe) Current key investment themes and examples:SaaSNetwork effectsCommerce
  • 3. Currently investing Point Nine Capital Fund II (40m Euro) PNC I - 6m Euro (launched 2009/10) PNC II - 40m Euro (launched 2012) Investment size: 100k - 1m Euro + follow-on Stage: seed / series-A
  • 4. Early stage investment landscape (largely simplified)Angels / Accellerators / VCs Incubators
  • 5. Other investor types / financing sources BANKS (need collaterals / cash flow / history)CORPORATES (can make sense, issues with exit)STATE SUPPORT (varies over time / by region)
  • 6. VC investment landscape looking from Berlin (super simplified, based on perception and not exhaustive :-) €5M+ €1-5MInvestment size €500k Accel- erators Business Grants Angels €100k F&F Seed Series A Series B Stage
  • 7. How VCs work and make money.... Look for potential for fast growth:- market (opportunity / competition) - team
  • 8. VCs develop theses and patterns and spend a lot of time looking for companies that match them Point Nine Capital in 2012: - 2500 business plans - 10 investments=> we invested in 0.4% of business we have seen in 2012. other investors will have a similar rate
  • 9. VCs tend to specialise, but in general they look for: Amazing teams Great productsHuge / fast growing / not very competitive market opportunities Great unit economics Traction Exit
  • 10. Approach - network! Do your research Try not to cold approachNetworking wins, info@ is weakest channel
  • 11. Approach - have a Deck! +/- 10 slides - be visual + numbers english only no paper no 50 page business plan no NDAs=> the initial info needs to grab attention and explain basics, not everything!
  • 12. To be included in the basic info pack: Simple/simplified concept description + vision Product screenshots / linksMarket definition and size (not always easy, but give it a go) Competition / comparables Traction / KPIs / unit economics Team Next 12 months budget / capital required
  • 13. Get prepared!Read (blogs > books):
  • 14. Good luck! @pawell www.pawel.chpawel@pointninecap.com

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