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Bjoern Herrmann - blackbox - Stanford - Jan 3 2011

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Bjoern Herrmann - blackbox - Stanford - Jan 3 2011

  1. 1. blackbox • Preceding organization: techVenture, Cofounder Network, Startup School, Founders First, Palomar5 • Accelerator vs. incubator • Startup science & entrepreneurial enlightenment • Support network • Born global • Mc Kinsey for startups
  2. 2. Target group • Transformational entrepreneurs • Technology background • 80% internet (reinventing service sectors) • 20% emerging technologies (biotech, nanotech, etc.)
  3. 3. Deal flow • Networks: Sandbox, Ted, Singularity University, Palomar5, Cofounder Network, • Recruiting: techVenture • Universities & Accelerators
  4. 4. Business model • Seed equity 3-8% of company • Growth service infrastructure (Education, Market Entrance, Team Building, etc.)
  5. 5. Track record • techVenture (5 years): 42 startups - 15 exits • Startup School (1 year): 100+ startups - 15+ funded • Founders First (1 year): 6 startups - 6 funded • Cofounder Network ( 3 Month): 100 members - 15 matches

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