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Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association Presentation May 2016

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UVCA (Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association) was established in 2014 and unites more then 35 members. The association promotes investment opportunities in Ukraine for foreign investment funds, conducts market research, lobbies laws for improving investment and business climate, implements Invest in Ukraine activity

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Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association Presentation May 2016

  1. 1. WE INVEST IN UKRAINE UVCA was established in 2014 and unites more then 35 members. Association promotes investment opportunities in Ukraine for foreign investment funds, conducts market research, lobbies laws for improving investment and business climate, implements Invest in Ukraine activity
  2. 2. UVCA Management Executive Director OLGA AFANASYEVA PhD ANDREY KOLODYUK Founder and managing partner, AVentures Capital JAANIKA MERILO Co-founder, ICT Competence Center LENNA KOSZARNY Founder and СЕО, Horizon Capital BOHDAN KUPYCH VP Business development, KM Core ALEXANDER SOROKA СЕО, Startup.Network MICHAEL KHARENKO Partner, Prudent Investments MICHAEL RYABOKON СОО, Head of Noosphere Ventures VYACHESLAV YAKYMCHUK Partner, Baker & McKinsey ROMAN SIMONOV Managing director, Ukraine Partners (SigulerGuff) ANDRIY DUBETSKY Executive Director, Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine Chairman of Supervisory Board Supervisory Board President
  3. 3. Members and Partners A7 GROUP (A7 CAPITAL and A7 CONFERENCES companies) is a dynamic private corporation founded in 2010 aiming to bring companies in Ukraine to new levels. A7 Group mission is to provide the society with the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, responsibility and integrity. We believe that our efforts will make the society more progressive and developed to provide partners and clients with superior operating returns with highest quality and perfect service based on the dignity of personality. AVentures Capital was launched in 2012, focuses on early stage IT and web-related projects with the focus on global market with technology teams based in Ukraine and CEE. AVentures Capital portfolio consists of such companies as Petcube, Augmented Pixels, nuPSYS, VoX, CheckiO, StarWind Software. VC fund coinvests with ABRT, Almaz Capital, Vegas fund, TA Venture, the Hive and other permanent investors Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and it is redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st. Baker & McKenzie currently assists more than 550 mul- tinational companies, financial institutions, and major Ukrainian enterprises with their domestic and international operations. Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine - the NGO that was formed around interest to blokchain technology and other protocols distribution, to show public benefit in it use, and aimed to become an information center for dissemination in Ukraine. BrainBasket Foundation was created with a mission to make IT a driving force to boost the economic development of Ukraine. By promotion of IT industry, free IT education and growing new tech genera- tion we improve lives of the Ukrainians and broad the perception of Ukraine as not only“breadbasket” but also“brainbasket”. “GreenEco Group”Ltd. provides consulting services on projects implementation of any complexity in the sphere of ecology and energy-saving technologies, carries out investment projects in these areas; promotes creation and implementation of systemic projects using the latest technologies to form the ecological environment in all aspects of human life and activities.“GreenEco Group”Ltd. provides a full range of services for enterprises on issues related to environmental protection and ecological safety
  4. 4. The FISON Project in its activities on attracting venture capital investment is cooperating with the Investment Fund managed by the Company “Pioglobal Asset Management”. FISON means projects with an innovative idea, which are financed by involving venture capital, and which include two main areas: - Portfolio investments with the lowest risk; - Investments in the start-up projects. Greencubator is a platform for connecting energy talents and driving green entrepreneurship. It cre- ates an ecosystem for green startups in Ukraine via its innovative events, hackathons, demo-days, educational programs. It connects energy innovators with international partners, educates the market about the green economy, evangelises VCs, policymakers, and media. Horizon Capital is a leading private equity firm in Ukraine, managing over $600 million in three funds with a track-record of selecting and building market leaders that demonstrate rapid growth in robust economic circumstances and the ability to weather economic downdrafts successfully. We are known for our integrity, commitment to transparency, corporate governance, value creation and successful exits.  IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclu- sively on the private sector in developing countries. We utilize and leverage our products and ser- vices—as well as products and services of other institutions in the World Bank Group—to provide development solutions customized to meet clients’needs. We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, opera- tional, and political challenges. InVenture Investment Group – Ukrainian investment company founded in 2012 with an aim to pro- mote investment and business opportunities in Ukraine and abroad.We are open for cooperation and will be beneficial in dealing with investment projects funding, business for sale in various industries, development and implementation of investment strategy, private banking.  KM Core, a technology investment company, develops and commercializes emerging technologies in Ukraine, capitalizing on the rich legacy of science and engineering and intellectual capital in the region. We have a diverse portfolio ranging from datacenter, cloud computing, outsourcing, systems integration semiconductor design, nanotech and a portfolio of start-ups through our venture arm, Borsch ventures. KM Core is based in  Kyiv, Ukraine Arzinger is an independent law firm headquartered in Kyiv and having its regional offices in Western and Southern Ukraine. For over 10 years, Arzinger has been among the legal business leaders provid- ing high-quality legal support to clients throughout Ukraine. Among the firm’s many clients are top representatives of the international and local business.
  5. 5. Established in 2002,  Ciklum  is a global  IT leader in software engineering and  technology ser- vices. Ciklum works with the most innovative brands around the globe, with more than 3,000 devel- opers and 250+ client teams in state-of-the-art development centers world-wide. Our teams provide clients with a range of services including extended software development teams, quality assurance, R&D, IoT, Big Data, product development, and engineering consulting.  Deloitte is a brand uniting more than 225 thousand professionals in independent firms operating in 150 countries of the world. Deloitte provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was founded in 1991 to create a new post-Cold War era in central and eastern Europe, furthering progress towards ‘market-oriented economies and the promotion of private and entrepreneurial initiative’. The EBRD is owned by 65 countries, the European Union and the European Investment Bank. The EBRD President is currently- Sir Suma Chakrabarti Eastgate Capital Group is the Private Equity and Real Estate investment subsidiary of NCB Capital. East- gate’s mandate is to source, structure and invest in attractive private equity and real estate opportuni- ties across global emerging markets, including Middle East and North Africa, Turkey and Asia. Empire State Capital Partners is a full service investment company with Western roots headquartered in Ukraine. We offer services in capital markets advisory, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity underwriting, corporate finance, brokerage, asset management and structured products. Our team is comprised of experienced professionals from United States, Europe, Australia and Ukraine, who have been involved in a wide variety of investment projects in CIS countries and overseas. Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. SMRK Venture Capital Fund invests in projects in the field of mobile development, development of software for MacOS, providing B2B and B2C-services on seed- and preseed-stages. In the future, the fund plans to support hardware-projects.
  6. 6. The Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) is the premier graduate school of economics and management in Ukraine, offering degree programs in Economics and Management as well as educational programs in Public Administration and business/economics journalism. KSE is also a leading institution in eco- nomics research and policy advice through its Kyiv Economics Institute (KEI) and the International Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC). Noosphere Ventures is a US private asset management firm, which focuses on several specific vertical markets. It invests in a wide range of products, including space technologies (EOSDA) and wearable based on advanced neuroscience (Thync). In Ukraine Noosphere Ventures also supports social projects such as the engineering startup competition the Vernadsky Challenge and Noosphere Engineering School. SCM Advisors (UK) Limited is a member of SCM Group, Ukraine’s leading financial and industrial group. It provides strategic advice to the Group on certain key investment and strategic decisions. SCM Advisors’ team explores new markets, searches for new investment opportunities, attracts new partners and investors, advises SCM Group on structuring international transactions, supports the pro- cess of making investment and strategic decisions at some of the Group’s existing assets (in particular, in financial services, telecommunications and media) and is involved in the governance businesses. Whether you’re seed stage or ready for growth, Intel Capital can help take it to the next level. Since 1991, we have invested more than US$11.7 billion in over 1,445 companies in 57 countries. In that timeframe, 212 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and more than 383 were acquired or participated in a merger. Start Up – Marani is Georgian project designed to create a union between entrepreneurs and inves- tors and connect them to each other. This will facilitate new, innovative business ideas to be imple- mented in the country. The project will give a chance to entrepreneurs to obtain financing and give opportunity to entrepreneurs to get familiarized with innovative business ideas and invest in interest- ing-for-them fields. Startup.Network - Investment Platform for the venture capital market participants - start-ups, private investors and professional advisers. Startup.Network helps entrepreneurs to find quickly the first in- vestment for their projects, investors - to invest effectively and professional advisers - to make money on the process.
  7. 7. Siguler Guff is a multi-strategy private equity investment firm which, together with its affiliates, has over $10 billion of assets under management.With 20 years of experience investing as a firm in the pri- vate markets, Siguler Guff seeks to generate strong, risk-adjusted returns by focusing opportunistically on market niches. Siguler Guff’s investment products include multi-manager funds, direct investment funds and customized separate accounts targeting specific areas of compelling opportunity. USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resil- ient, democratic societies to realize their potential. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad. Warsaw Stock Exchange has helped companies to grow for 25 years, enabling them to raise capital for investments, job creation, international expansion, research and development. Thanks to the devel- oped capital market infrastructure and the strength of the local economy, investors from around the world have invested their capital in Polish companies. Another major source of capital are the savings of nearly 20 million Poles managed by domestic investment funds and pension funds. WannaBiz is an angel seed fund, focused on seed stage global projects in ad tech and SaaS. Founded in 2012 by three young IT-entrepreneurs in Odessa, WannaBiz became one of the most active startup incubators in Ukraine. The founders were driven by the goal to form and to develop the ecosystem of IT-entrepreneurship in Ukraine. During the first 3 years WannaBiz raised 11 startups through the acceleration program, 7 of them raised investments, 6 projects achieved the next funding round. In September 2015 WannaBiz transformed into a seed fund, virtually stopping its incubation activity. Wolf Theiss is one of the leading law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE). We have built our reputation on a combination of unrivalled local knowledge and strong international capability. We opened our first office in Vienna over 55 years ago. Our team now brings together over 340 lawyers from a diverse range of backgrounds, working in offices in 13 countries throughout the CEE/SEE region. Investment company Digital Future was founded in 2014. Its CEO is a serial entrepreneur OleksiiVitch- enko who has successfully implemented a number of global projects in the field of digital and e-com- merce. Digital Future focuses on projects in the fields of e-commerce, digital marketing, mobile tech- nology and other high-tech solutions for businesses and customers. DF is willing to invest in start-ups at early stages and ready to become a strategic investor of promising companies
  8. 8. For exploring all opportunities of successful investing in Ukraine CONTACT US! Check 2015 Ukrainian VC/PE Activity Overview soon: olga.afanasyeva@uvca.eu www.uvca.eu WE INVEST IN UKRAINE

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