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Wafer - NOAH18 Berlin


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Company Pitch by Simone La Torre, Wafer at the Axel Springer NOAH Conference 2018 in Berlin, Tempodrom 6-7 June 2018.

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Wafer - NOAH18 Berlin

  1. 1. SIMONE LA TORRE Chief Executive Officer
  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 MissionMission To promote Israel - European relationships and enable funding To bring together future-shaping executives and investors active across segments driven by digital revolution 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 13-14 June 2019 STATION Berlin 9-10 April 2019 Haoman 17, Tel Aviv
  3. 3. PROBLEM: COMMON AND ANNOYING 2 Users rely on 4 - 20 chat apps at the same time LIMIT Your REACH CONSTRAIN Your CREATIVITY EXPLOIT Your DATA All current chat apps
  5. 5. COMPETITION: THE SAD SCENARIO 4 <1 M (M.A.U.) 100% Reach from Day 1 Private Creative The Average* Smartphone: 112contacts *Average of all iOS and Android smartphones in 21 European countries SORRY,YOU DO NOT HAVE 1.1 BILLION FRIENDS! 62 M (M.A.U.) 200 M (M.A.U.) 211 M (M.A.U.) 250 M (M.A.U.) 600 M (M.A.U.) 1.1 B (M.A.U.) 12 out of 112 70 out of 112 720 M (M.A.U.) (Data on this slide is valid as of December 2017) Private Creative CreativeCreative Creative Creative Creative Creative Private Private Private Private Private Private
  6. 6. THE COMPANY THE PRODUCT CURRENT STATUS: MOVING FAST Team L USA IN Offices 140 kEUR - Seed - 2015 800 kEUR - Post-Seed - 2017 3 MEUR - Series A - 2018 2410 5 6 monetization initiativesOfficial launch: September 13, 2017 Social community: 245,000+ followers 600,000+ installs in the first 6 months 4 marketing channels 36-month tech roadmap Focus on growing the user base
  9. 9. WAFERIANS: THE STELLAR TEAM 8 OPERATIONS PRODUCT Product Designer CEO Senior Architecture Engineer iOS Engineer Senior iOS Engineer Senior Android Engineer Android Engineer [Red Squad] Senior Architecture Engineer iOS Engineer Senior iOS Engineer Senior Android Engineer Android Engineer [Green Squad] Senior Architecture Engineer iOS Engineer Senior iOS Engineer Senior Android Engineer Android Engineer [Blue Squad] Marketing and Event Strategist Character Designer Press and Media Coordinator Press and Media Coordinator Accounting Strategist USA Accounting Strategist Luxembourg COO
  10. 10. We are currently seeking for: EUR 10 Million (Series B) by the end of October 2018 The funds will mainly be used over 12 months to: GROW THE TEAM RUN GLOBAL MARKETING CAMPAIGNS SIGN BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS (TECH+MARKETING) HANDLE REGISTRATIONS + OPERATIONS (BACKEND) ca. 3 MEUR ca. 3 MEUR ca. 1 MEUR ca. 2 MEUR COVER MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES ca. 1 MEUR ACCESS TO FUNDS: OUR ASK 9 IPO possible Exit by acquisition possible Cash-flow positive by 2020
  11. 11. YOUR QUESTIONS. OUR ANSWERS. 10 So you are saying that in order to change the ecosystem, your solution is to launch yet another chat app? What about GDPR and Privacy in general? How far do you think Wafer can go? THANK YOU! How do you plan to bring Wafer to the users? We are all used to juggle between 4 and 20 chat apps already. Download Wafer and you will quickly understand that it is not just another chat app, but it is rather the only messaging ecosystem that allows you to instantly delete all the others. At Wafer we take privacy very seriously. So much so that we are extending the GDPR efforts to all users worldwide. Through explosive marketing efforts revolving around press coverage, collaboration with influencers, social content production/boosting, and inbound campaigns. Our average cost per user is now 0.16 EUR, but we can confidently go below that. Wafer will become the most comprehensive and connected communication ecosystem, scaling up to billions of daily users in size.
  12. 12. 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 2016October 2016 December 2016 Financial Advisor to Oakley Capital ® Marco Rodzynek Managing Director & Founder Jan Brandes Managing Director The NOAH Advisors Core Banking Team 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 Aleksander Skwarczek Analyst Nikhil Parmar Director