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FFCON19: Democratization of Venture Capital and the Opportunity Ahead (Brady Fletcher, MD & Head of TSX Venture Exchange)

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April 3-Day 1 of the 2019 Fintech & Financing Conference in Toronto at venue partner Gowling WLG Office. Brady Fletcher, MD & Head of TSX Venture Exchange talks about how US VC industry is being disrupted, how the early stage funding gap is real and growing, the growth in Canadian VC markets, how companies are remaining private longer than ever (10 years from first funding to IPO) and alternative finance activity in the Americas.

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https://ncfacanada.org/

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FFCON19: Democratization of Venture Capital and the Opportunity Ahead (Brady Fletcher, MD & Head of TSX Venture Exchange)

  1. 1. NCFA #FFCON2019 DEMOCRATIZATION OF VC & THE OPPORTUNITY AHEAD ©2018 TSX Inc. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Growth of US Venture Capital Industry Fostering Disruptive New Technologies 2
  3. 3. Early Stage Funding Gap is Real and Growing 3
  4. 4. Canada’s Growing VC Industry 4
  5. 5. Companies Raising More Prior to IPO 5 Median time between first funding and IPO: 10.1 YEARS
  6. 6. Potential 2019 IPOs to Create Liquidity for Early Stage Investors – May Help Increase Early Stage Funding 6
  7. 7. The Need for Democratization – Returns from Growth of These Companies Centralized to Select Few Investors 7
  8. 8. Public Demonstrating Risk Appetite & Demand 8
  9. 9. Alternative Finance in the Americas Activity Growing 9University of Cambridge – Judge Business School “Reaching New Heights – 3rd Americas Alternative Finance Industry Report”
  10. 10. Equity Crowdfunding Lagging (All in $B) 10 University of Cambridge – Judge Business School “Reaching New Heights – 3rd Americas Alternative Finance Industry Report” $260m
  11. 11. TSX Venture Exchange The Original Crowdfunding Model 11 $6.8B EQUITY CAPITAL RAISED 12SECTORS 1,707COMPANIES 1,701FINANCINGS Source: TSX/TSXV Market Intelligence Group. As at December 31, 2018.
  12. 12. Globally Unique Two Tiered Markets 12 TSX Venture Exchange Toronto Stock Exchange Public Venture Capital Success •  650+ companies that listed on TSXV have graduated to TSX •  20% of S&P/TSX** Composite Index constituents are graduates from TSXV **The S&P/TSX Composite Index is the product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC (“SPDJI”) and TSX Inc. (“TSX”). Standard & Poor’s® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and TSX® is a registered trademark of TSX. SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P and TSX do not sponsor, endorse, sell or promote any products based on the S&P/TSX Indices and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions or interruptions of the S&P/TSX Indices or any data related thereto.
  13. 13. Best Access to Follow On Funding Rounds 13
  14. 14. TSXV Growing Innovation Sector Leaders 14
  15. 15. TSXV Provides Access to Global Capital Markets 15 $125 Trillion Global Equity Capital Markets
  16. 16. The Opportunity Ahead Public Markets Embracing New Technologies 16
  17. 17. 17 TSX Venture Exchange Ecosystem Deal makers Retail investors and brokers Independent investment dealers Data providersCommunities Regulators Media Fintech Players Crowd funding ICOs Reg Tech Big Data AI Social Media CPC Program Angel Community Alt Finance

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