Global Entrepreneurship Institute lecture oct 2012 v3

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Global Entrepreneurship Institute lecture oct 2012 v3

  1. 1. Investing locally: Winning globally• Global Entrepreneurship Institute• Nic Brisbourne guest lecture• 4th October 2012
  2. 2. Agenda• A bit about me• Venture capital in global markets• Characteristics of an attractive deal• DFJ Network
  3. 3. Nic Brisbourne• Partner DFJ Esprit• Social scientist, geek• Blogger: theequitykicker.com
  4. 4. Venture capital in global markets• Investing is local• Big opportunities are global
  5. 5. “A global entrepreneur systematically seeks out and conducts new and innovative business activities across national borders. These activities mayconsist of exporting, licensing, opening a new sales office, or acquiring another venture.”But many entrepreneurs aren’t global!
  6. 6. Building an international business• Assessing the opportunity• Adapting the product• Testing the market before committing $$$
  7. 7. Characteristics of an attractive deal• Great market• Awesome product• Fantastic team• Momentum
  8. 8. DFJ Network• Super charges our networks• Helps us to help our companies go global• Market intelligence
  9. 9. Questions

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