Capricorn Venture Partners

Dr. Jos B. Peeters
Founder & Managing Partner
Capricorn Venture Partners

Leuven – 30 October ...
The Capricorn in me
There is less competition at
the edge
Risks focusses the mind
More visibility from the top

2

Private...
My Previous Lifes
• K.U. - Leuven - Research Assistant – Experimental solid
state physics
• Bell Telephone Manufacturing C...
Entrepreneurship
“The pursuit of opportunity beyond
the resources which one controls”
Prof. Howard Stevenson

4

Private &...
Entrepreneurs versus Managers
• Where is the opportunity?
• What resources do I control?
• How do I capitalise on it?
• Wh...
Everybody said it could not be done,
Until two fouls, who didn’t know,
Made it happen

6

Private & Confidential
Definition of Venture Capital
• Provides equity capital at its own risk
• Seeks medium term capital gains
• In Partnership...
A history of building companies
From early development

Mature technology
Production

Idea
Laborato
ry

Tea
m

Commercial ...
Fall 1992 – all options open

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First Capricorn Office

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My start-ups
• Capricorn Venture Partners – Venture capital
• Quest for Growth – Quest Management – asset
management – mer...
2 Feet of snow, but don’t let this stop you..

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Private & Confidential
Anticipate the cycles

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Don’t be shy to speak your mind

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Private & Confidential
Fortunate timing helps

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Private & Confidential
Don’t be afraid from the big guys, they are slow

16

Private & Confidential
Don’t panick; go for the long term benefit

The man are
concerned about
their stock options

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Private & Confidential
Try not to forget to enjoy live

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Capricorn Venture Partners
ICT
€ 15 million
CLEANTECH
€ 112 million
HEALTHTECH
€ 42 million

Quest for Growth
€ 115.8 mill...
The Capricorn Team

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Private & Confidential
Capricorn’s base in the historic centre of Leuven

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Private & Confidential
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AFC Café STST - Jos Peeters (Capricorn Ventures)

  1. 1. Capricorn Venture Partners Dr. Jos B. Peeters Founder & Managing Partner Capricorn Venture Partners Leuven – 30 October 2013
  2. 2. The Capricorn in me There is less competition at the edge Risks focusses the mind More visibility from the top 2 Private & Confidential
  3. 3. My Previous Lifes • K.U. - Leuven - Research Assistant – Experimental solid state physics • Bell Telephone Manufacturing Cy - Process engineer advanced technologies • Belgian Integrated Products - Technical Manager • P.A. - Technology - Senior Consultant Applied Sciences • BeneVent Management - Managing Director • Independant 3 Private & Confidential
  4. 4. Entrepreneurship “The pursuit of opportunity beyond the resources which one controls” Prof. Howard Stevenson 4 Private & Confidential
  5. 5. Entrepreneurs versus Managers • Where is the opportunity? • What resources do I control? • How do I capitalise on it? • What structure determines our organisation’s relationship to its market? • What resources do I need? • How can I minimise the impact of others on my ability to perform? • How do I gain control over them? • What opportunity is appropriate? Prof. Howard Stevenson 5 Private & Confidential
  6. 6. Everybody said it could not be done, Until two fouls, who didn’t know, Made it happen 6 Private & Confidential
  7. 7. Definition of Venture Capital • Provides equity capital at its own risk • Seeks medium term capital gains • In Partnership with the Entrepreneurs 7 Private & Confidential
  8. 8. A history of building companies From early development Mature technology Production Idea Laborato ry Tea m Commercial products Produ ct IP 8 To global leadership Exit prospects Private & Confidential Market traction
  9. 9. Fall 1992 – all options open 9 Private & Confidential
  10. 10. First Capricorn Office 10 Private & Confidential
  11. 11. My start-ups • Capricorn Venture Partners – Venture capital • Quest for Growth – Quest Management – asset management – merged into Capricorn Venture Partners • Quartz Capital Partners – Investment banking – sold to Knight Trimark • Easdaq – stock market – turned into Equiduct Systems • Polytechnos Partners – venture capital Munich – sold to partners • NW Brown Capital Partners – venture capital Cambridge – sold to partners • IPES – fund administration – sold in a management buyout • De Jonge St. Jacob – De Hopbloem – business center 11 Private & Confidential
  12. 12. 2 Feet of snow, but don’t let this stop you.. 12 Private & Confidential
  13. 13. Anticipate the cycles 13 Private & Confidential
  14. 14. Don’t be shy to speak your mind 14 Private & Confidential
  15. 15. Fortunate timing helps 15 Private & Confidential
  16. 16. Don’t be afraid from the big guys, they are slow 16 Private & Confidential
  17. 17. Don’t panick; go for the long term benefit The man are concerned about their stock options 17 Private & Confidential
  18. 18. Try not to forget to enjoy live 18 Private & Confidential
  19. 19. Capricorn Venture Partners ICT € 15 million CLEANTECH € 112 million HEALTHTECH € 42 million Quest for Growth € 115.8 million* * September 31, 2013 Quest Cleantech Fund € 13.2 million* * September 31, 2013 Head office, Leuven, Belgium Partners-owned 20 people organisation, 20 years existence Licensed asset manager – AIFMD compliant Over € 250 million under management 19 Private & Confidential
  20. 20. The Capricorn Team 20 Private & Confidential
  21. 21. Capricorn’s base in the historic centre of Leuven 21 Private & Confidential
  22. 22. 22 Private & Confidential

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