Blaž Kos: Business Angels of Slovenia

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Blaž Kos: Business Angels of Slovenia

  1. 1. Blaž Kos, [email_address] Ljubljana, 9. maj 2008 BUSINESS ANGEL INVESTING
  2. 2. Business A ngels <ul><li>Successful high net-worth individuals who have already built one or more successful companies </li></ul><ul><li>Equity financing – with his/her investment the Business Angel becomes a shareholder of the company </li></ul><ul><li>“ Smart Money” - high value-added for entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know-how </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social capital (!!!) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High personal engagement into growth of the company (hands on investors) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Profile of the C lub <ul><li>Legal founding form : Association (club) </li></ul><ul><li>Founding date: June 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Official name: Poslovni angeli Slovenije </li></ul><ul><li>International name: Business Angels of Slovenia </li></ul><ul><li>Webpage: www.poslovniangeli.si , www.businessangels.si </li></ul><ul><li>Primary investment region: Slovenia </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary investment region: C ountries in the Balkan region (cross border investments - trend ) </li></ul><ul><li>Our members: Between 20 and 30 carefully selected top high net-worth individuals from Slovenia </li></ul>
  4. 4. Club a ctivitie s <ul><li>Scanning and evaluating the projects/teams/companies </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation with entrepreneurial support organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Execution of the investment process and organization of internal events </li></ul><ul><li>Development and implementation of IT support to the investment process (Angelsoft) </li></ul><ul><li>Guest promotional and educational appearances on entrepreneurial events </li></ul><ul><li>Information exchange between members </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation with foreign business angel clubs </li></ul>
  5. 5. Investment criteria <ul><li>Phase of the company: Seed or startup (founded company with first revenues) </li></ul><ul><li>Investment size: 50.000 € - 300.000 € (syndication , trend ) </li></ul><ul><li>Investment mechanisms : Equity financing, convertible loan agreements (rare) </li></ul><ul><li>Sectors: No limitations (ethical business) </li></ul><ul><li>Investment time: 3 to 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>Expected: Minimum 30% annual return </li></ul><ul><li>Targets: Companies with high growth potential, excellent management and viable exit strategy. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Start Up School <ul><li>The purpose is to help entrepreneurs write appropriate investment documentation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive summary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business plan presentation (10/20/30) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The emphasis is on financial projections for a 3 to 5 year forecast </li></ul><ul><li>For every project , we try to make a basic deal structure which is the starting-point for further negotiation s between the investors and entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>We also prepare the entrepreneurs for their presentation to the investors </li></ul>
  7. 7. Current results <ul><li>Founded in June 07 (very young BAN) </li></ul><ul><li>25 members, business angels </li></ul><ul><li>Scanned more than 150 projects </li></ul><ul><li>30 projects involved in Start Up School </li></ul><ul><li>2 investments were already made </li></ul><ul><li>Assigned mentors to 2 companies </li></ul><ul><li>2 more investments are expected in year 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>We are partnes in different EU projects and associations </li></ul>
  8. 8. Contact information Business Angels of Slovenia Železna cesta 18, SI – 1000 Ljubljana Phone number: + 386 1 30 70 933 E-mail: [email_address]

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