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Getting to know the Ukrainian venture capital market and the startup scene

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Getting to know the Ukrainian venture capital market and the startup scene

  1. 1. Getting to know the Ukrainian Venture Capital Market and the Startup Scene
  2. 2. WannaBiz Founded in 2012 as a business incubator Transformed into a venture seed fund in 2015 M E M B E R
  3. 3. Industry snapshot 2016 ● 87 deals (32% growth in number 2016 vs 2015) ● $87 mln total capital invested (125% up over 2014, 33% down over 2015) ● $525k average deal size at seed stage (31% growth in average 2016 vs 2015) ● 8 exits by VC and PE funds UkrainianVentureCapitalandPrivateEquity Overview2016
  4. 4. UkrainianVentureCapitalandPrivateEquity Overview2016 Investors overview ● 5 incubators and accelerators ● 17 venture capital funds ● 8 private equity funds ● 1 corporate fund
  5. 5. (Average) ● Portfolio: 20 ● Ticket: $50K - 10M ● Seed stage ● International presence Investors overview UkrainianVentureCapitalandPrivateEquity Overview2016
  6. 6. UAngeldealflowoverview2016 Assessment of Ukrainian startups by angels Weaknesses ● Lack of entrepreneurial experience ● Leg behind trends ● Raising investments on concept stage ● Lack of breakthrough and unique ideas ● Lifestyle entrepreneurship ● Focus on technical aspects instead of potential capabilities Strengths ● High IT potential ● Excellent IT engineers ● Low valuation of projects ● No competition for the objects of investment with other angels
  7. 7. ● Most promising: AI, BigData, Delivery, Agro, Fintech ● Completed investments: AdTech & Social Media, marketplace & e- commerce ● Less alluring: Fashion & Lifestyle Ukrainianseedinvestmentmarketoverview2015- 2016 Angels spheres of interest 2015-2016
  8. 8. UAngeldealflowoverview2016 Ukraine: top-5 verticals where startups have successful achievements ● PaaS ● Marketplace ● IoT/Hardware ● Mobile ● E-commerce UAngel dealflow overview 2016
  9. 9. Ukraine - international rankings UkrainianVentureCapitalandPrivateEquity Overview2016 Kiev is among Top 10 least expensive cities for living. It helps to reduce operation costs for companies based in Ukraine. 100+ multinational R&D centers are based in Ukraine, including Samsung, Huawei, Siemens, Playtech etc.
  10. 10. Startup scene ● Total: 3000+ by UVCA, 748 by Mapped in UA ● 2015-2016 by UAngel: about 300, 90 growing
  11. 11. Co-working spaces Infrastructure Incubators/accelerators Corporate incub-s/acc-s University initiatives
  12. 12. Alexandra Balkova a.balkova@wannabiz.com.ua Thank you!

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