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Fire Tech - NOAH17 London

Startup Stage - Gaming, Education & Media - Presentation by Jill Hodges, Founder & CEO of Fire Tech at the NOAH Conference London 2017, Old Billingsgate on the 3rd of November 2017.

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Fire Tech - NOAH17 London

  1. 1. F I R E T E C H T R A N S F O R M I N G E D U C AT I O N
  2. 2. Three Conferences, One Mission: Empower the European Digital Ecosystem To provide a physical marketplace that facilitates funding of digital European companies at all stages Mission Mission Mission Connecting Capital with Entrepreneurs Connecting European Champions and Challengers Connecting Israel’s Startups with Large Corporates and Investors 30-31 October 2018 Old Billingsgate, London 6-7 June 2018 Tempodrom, Berlin 13-14 March 2018 Haoman 17, Tel Aviv To promote Israel - European relationships and enable funding To bring together future-shaping executives and investors active across segments driven by digital revolution
  3. 3. A R E O U R Y O U N G P E O P L E P R E PA R E D ? • Parents are anxious that their children are not being taught critical skills • Schools struggle • Our goal is to bring a supportive, fun, blended learning environment to empower young people with 21st century skills
  4. 4. I T ’ S N O T J U S T C O D I N G • Addresses other 21st century skills: collaboration, communication, design thinking • Problem-solving and creativity are key • We want to be the GO-TO resource for families preparing young people for a digital world
  5. 5. M A R K E T- L E A D I N G C O M M U N I T Y • Currently the market leader delivering tech education to 9-17 year olds • Delivered over 7000 courses and workshops • 20 proprietary curricula in coding, making and digital arts
  6. 6. T R A C T I O N • Already active in the UK, Australia, Poland, France, Italy and Gibraltar • 7 going to 10 full time staff, 100+ tutors • Revenue run rate of £1m+ prior to digital tools launch • Raised £800K so far
  7. 7. E X T R A C U R R I C U L A R L E A R N I N G I S L A R G E A N D G R O W I N G • Private tutoring market $200B+ by 2020 • In UK alone, parents spend £6B on private tutoring, 75% of kids do extracurriculars and 25% of kids do private tutoring • Asian parents send 7x as much on tutoring
  8. 8. B L E N D E D L E A R N I N G I S T H E F U T U R E • Community and social aspects particularly important for kids • Wrap digital around IRL communities • Increases engagement and stickiness • Makes learning SOCIAL
  9. 9. I N T H E P I P E L I N E • Digital toolkit for instructors and owner- partners • Social learning platform for students and their parents ➡ Will scale both online and offline activities
  10. 10. T O I N C L U D E • Live online classrooms • Collaborative coding • Digital curricula created for apps and websites • Special events • Community tools • Parent dashboard and 
 resources • Global reach
  11. 11. A C C E L E R AT I N G G R O W T H • Sales up 40-100% each of last four years • Digital platform will accelerate growth in all business lines • New digital products - multiplier effect Sales £0 £413 £825 £1,238 £1,650 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018e
  12. 12. T H A N K Y O U F I R E T E C H
  13. 13. Selected Completed NOAH Transactions Focus on Leading European Internet companies Covering over 400 companies across 25 online verticals, a broad range of over 500 investors as well as 100+ online-focused corporates Deep understanding of industry dynamics Ability to add value beyond banking advice Facilitates overall process and minimizes management distraction NOAH Advisors is globally well connected and has direct access to virtually all key players in the industry Knowledge of and strong relationships with potential buyers’ key decision makers Proactively finds and unlocks attractive investment opportunities for leading investors Annual NOAH Conference in its 8th year Over 40 years of combined relevant M&A experience Routine execution of M&A and financing transactions with sizes of several billion euros 30 successfully completed NOAH Advisors transactions underline successful transfer of M&A competencies to the Internet sector Entrepreneurial mind-set, focused on growing the business and establishing a reputation for excellence Ability to deliver top results in short time frames Highly success-based compensation structures align interests of clients and NOAH Advisors, and demonstrate conviction to deliver top results Creative deal solutions December 2014 September 2014 October 2014 May 2014 Sale of 100% of for $800m to Exclusive Financial Advisor to Fotolia and the Selling Shareholders Sale of 100% of for €80m to Exclusive Financial Advisor to Trovit and its Shareholders Sale of controlling stake in to Exclusive Financial Advisor to and its Shareholders sold 100% of for $228m to a joint venture between Exclusive Financial Advisor to Yad2 and its Shareholders Unique Industry Know-How Unmatched Network and Relationships Strong Investment Banking Competence Full Commitment - We Are Entrepreneurs! EUROPE’S LEADING INTERNET CORPORATE FINANCE BOUTIQUE September 2016 December 2016 October 2016 Financial Advisor to Oakley Capital ® Marco Rodzynek Managing Director & Founder Jan Brandes Managing Director Justus Lumpe Managing Director The NOAH Advisors Core Banking Team Nikhil Parmar Director Acquisition of a Majority Stake in by from at a valuation of €300m Investment in Exclusive Financial Advisor to KäuferPortal and its Shareholders by 84% Ownership Financial Advisor to Silver Lake Investment in by August 2017 Financial Advisor to EMK Capital Acquisition of a Majority Stake in by at a valuation of $200m