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Luka Tomljenovic - Airbus Ventures - Stanford Engineering - 11 Feb 2019

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Talk by Luka Tomljenovic, Airbus Ventures (Silicon Valley), at Stanford Engineering on February 11 2019, Session #5: 'European Corporate Venture Capital : Aerospace & Energy'.

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Luka Tomljenovic - Airbus Ventures - Stanford Engineering - 11 Feb 2019

  1. 1. S t a n f o r d S c h o o l o f E n g i n e e r i n g F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 9 L u k a T o m l j e n o v i c , P a r t n e r l u k a @ a i r b u s v e n t u r e s . v c
  2. 2. 2 LUKA TOMLJENOVIC PARTNER @ AIRBUS VENTURES • US AIR FORCE ACADEMY, BS AERO ENG • UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, MBA • CROATIAN AIR FORCE (FIGHTER PILOT) • DELPHI / APTIV (CORPORATE FINANCE, M&A)
  3. 3. W E A R E W I T N E S S T O A N E W A W A K E N I N G I N A E R O S P A C E . T H E W O R L D I S L O O K I N G U P T O T H E S K I E S A G A I N 3
  4. 4. A E R O S P A C E I N V E S T M E N T I S A C C E L E R A T I N G . 4 2009 <50 companies <$1b investment 2018 >300 companies >$14.8b investment (1) (1) Cumulative non-governmental equity investment in space tech companies
  5. 5. 5 W H Y N O W ? T E C H N O L O G Y C A P I T A L P U B L I C Micro/nanoelectronics Moore’s law Artificial intelligence Energy storage Commoditization of componentry New generation of role models Rethinking the possible Return to first principles Desire for self-realization Global and connected intelligence Abundance of private capital Institutional VCs eager to invest High ROI opportunities Catching up with innovation Gradually embracing change Facilitating competition R E G U L A T I O N S
  6. 6. A I R B U S V E N T U R E S ▪ Early stage venture capital fund backed by Airbus ▪ Investing in technologies and services shaping the future of aerospace and adjacent markets ▪ Global presence ▪ Hands-on and value-adding investors
  7. 7. A I R B U S – O U R D N A ▪ From an upstart challenger of the 1970s to the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer, second largest space company, and unrivalled helicopter market share leader ▪ Technology pioneer with numerous game changing industry “firsts”: digital fly-by-wire; twin engine widebody aircraft; extensive use of advanced materials ▪ 50 years of technology leadership, record breaking, and relentless pursuit of excellence
  8. 8. 8 W H A T M A T T E R S I N C O R P O R A T E V E N T U R I N G ▪ Structure and operating system (VC vs. CVC) ▪ Support from the top ▪ Financial investment mindset coupled with a privileged relationship to the Mothership ▪ Clear value to portfolio companies ▪ Top notch team with diverse and relevant backgrounds
  9. 9. 9 A I R B U S V E N T U R E S P O R T F O L I O ( S U B S E T ) Autonomy Electrification Digital Design & Manufacturing Connectivity Materials Space Security / Other Opportunities CFRI
  10. 10. S t a n f o r d S c h o o l o f E n g i n e e r i n g F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 9 L u k a T o m l j e n o v i c , P a r t n e r l u k a @ a i r b u s v e n t u r e s . v c

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