Funding. Crowd. Trust. SME. Loan.Transparent. Reputation. Invest.Entrepreneur. Expertise. Cofundit.Enabling broad access t...
Legal DisclaimerCofundit is a Swiss company which offers an online networking platform on www.cofundit.com andalso organiz...
Agenda       •      SME financing       •      Investing in non-quoted companies       •      What is Crowd Funding?      ...
SME face challenges to fund growth•      Established SME rely on own cash flow to support•      Growth SME’s do not fit tr...
Limited access to direct investments in companies                                •   Bonds                                ...
Cofundit enables direct private investments      Traditionally       Banks / financial intermediaries        Individual   ...
What is Crowdfunding ?       Funding need of one party       Sourced from many       Usually through the internet       Mo...
How does the Screening and review work?                                          Investment policy fit                    ...
How does the funding phase work?                           Pays            Pays                          CHF 600          ...
Cofundit debt financing instrument                        Borrower Profile            Bridge Financing Debt facility•    S...
Cofundit Funding Case - Working Capital Bridge LoanCompany Faction Skis, VerbierIndustry Branded Skis                     ...
Cofundit in 2010 and beyond                           First Cofundit   Swiss Regulatory                                   ...
Join the Cofundit CommunityCofundit Internet Platform                  Cofundit Live Events•   Funding request overview   ...
Cofundit Member Benefits                          Non-Member   Member        Entrepreneur     Investor            ExpertPu...
Questions?                              15       Copyright Cofundit Sarl   15Funding Growth Together
Cofundit Contact                          Gerrit Sindermann                          Business Development Manager         ...
Appendix                              17     Copyright Cofundit Sarl   17Funding Growth Together
Cofundit – A 3-phased approach to fund business01       Pre-Screening / VotingCofundit (company stage, business model, rev...
Cofundit in the Press                          19   Copyright Cofundit SarlFunding Growth Together
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Cofundit - Basics Investors Jan 2011 (Crowdfunding)

  1. 1. Funding. Crowd. Trust. SME. Loan.Transparent. Reputation. Invest.Entrepreneur. Expertise. Cofundit.Enabling broad access to private investmentsLoan-based Investiments in non-quoted Growth Companies Funding Growth Together Cofundit Sarl
  2. 2. Legal DisclaimerCofundit is a Swiss company which offers an online networking platform on www.cofundit.com andalso organizes investment events, where small and medium sized businesses can seek opportunitiesto finance their growth, consultants can showcase their expertise and individuals can optimize theirportfolio of investments by participating in possible new investments alongside an indeterminatenumber of non-related co-investors ("Crowd Funding").Cofundit acts as financial consultant to facilitate the financing of companies registered in Switzerlandthrough investors from Switzerland and abroad. Cofundit has been confirmed by the Swiss FinancialMarket Supervisory Authority (FINMA) to be a non-regulated company.The Borrower undertakes to provide all items of information and documentation on its business, theInvestment Opportunity and the Borrower itself, to its best knowledge, in complete, correct and finalform, giving a true and fair view thereof in all relevant aspects. The Borrower guarantees, that suchinformation and documentation does not and will not contain any untrue, incomplete or misleadingstatement of any relevant fact at the time such information or documentation was provided.With the exception of claims for gross negligence or unlawful intent, Cofundit and Cofundit’scontracting parties are released and discharged (all as direct beneficiaries hereof with a right to claimof their own) from any and all claims the Borrower may have against any and all of them in connectionwith the promotion of the Investment Opportunity on www.cofundit.com or at special InvestmentEvents of Cofundit or the assessment of the Investment Opportunity by independent, third partyconsultants, including, with no limitation, any claims for losses of profits or consequential damagesunder or in connection therewith. 2Funding Growth Together Copyright Cofundit Sarl
  3. 3. Agenda • SME financing • Investing in non-quoted companies • What is Crowd Funding? • The Cofundit Process • Bridge Financing instrument: Debt • Successful Funding, Faction Skis • Engaging with the Cofundit Community • Wrap-up / Questions / contact 3 Copyright Cofundit SarlFunding Growth Together
  4. 4. SME face challenges to fund growth• Established SME rely on own cash flow to support• Growth SME’s do not fit traditional credit approval concepts• Insufficient funding puts limits on business development pace• SME under pressure to obtain financing from other sources SMEs are in need of Bridge Financing alternative 4 Copyright Cofundit SarlFunding Growth Together
  5. 5. Limited access to direct investments in companies • Bonds • Equities / commodities • Structured products • Investment funds • Pension funds • Real estate Access to direct investments in non-quoted companies is usually reserved to High Net Worth Individuals 5 Copyright Cofundit SarlFunding Growth Together
  6. 6. Cofundit enables direct private investments Traditionally Banks / financial intermediaries Individual Enterprise Investor(s) seeking growth Disintermediation capital Cofundit Direct Investments 6 Copyright Cofundit SarlFunding Growth Together
  7. 7. What is Crowdfunding ? Funding need of one party Sourced from many Usually through the internet Mostly to support social / creative / political / startup projects Cofundit‘s aim is to broaden the reach of Crowdfunding, to support established SME‘s growth 7Funding Growth Together Copyright Cofundit Sarl
  8. 8. How does the Screening and review work? Investment policy fit Detailed Business review Management Meeting / Face-to-face 1 week Basic background check Crowd Understand business model 2-4 weeks Like / Qualitative assessment Want to know more Quantitative Assessment Experts Financial viability 3-4 weeks Key Performance Indicators Industry trend / environment 8Funding Growth Together Copyright Cofundit Sarl
  9. 9. How does the funding phase work? Pays Pays CHF 600 5% sign-up success fee 9Funding Growth Together Copyright Cofundit Sarl
  10. 10. Cofundit debt financing instrument Borrower Profile Bridge Financing Debt facility• Swiss Based company • Private loan• Small Medium Entreprise • CHF 200k to 1mio• Successful Proof Of Concept • Term of 6 to 36 months• No Technology risk • Unsecured debt• Growth stage • All terms excl. Interest rate set by• Revenue Generating Entrepreneur • Interest rate defined by investors Optional Convertible option can be agreed 10 Funding Growth Together Copyright Cofundit Sarl
  11. 11. Cofundit Funding Case - Working Capital Bridge LoanCompany Faction Skis, VerbierIndustry Branded Skis Fund raising outcomeFounded 2006 Funded amount CHF 170‘000 Term 6 monthsTrack Record Repayment Bullet loan1‘200 pair of skis sold in 2009/2010Sold in 13 countries Interest rate 10 to 15%Doubling revenues every year Funding tranches CHF 10‘000 to 50‘000 „Cofundit helped us raising a bridge loan in 4 weeks - to secure product shipments for the 2010/2011 season. We will continue to work with Cofundit in the future“ Alex Hoye, Chairman, Faction Skis 11 Copyright Cofundit Sarl Funding Growth Together
  12. 12. Cofundit in 2010 and beyond First Cofundit Swiss Regulatory Clearance First Fund Raising Live Event Closed Cofundit.com Moves to PSE Launched New BusinessLausanne Office Developer Cofundit in the PressMar May June July Oct Nov 2010 12 Funding Growth Together Copyright Cofundit Sarl
  13. 13. Join the Cofundit CommunityCofundit Internet Platform Cofundit Live Events• Funding request overview • 3 Events each month• Discussion forum • Meet fundraising entrepreneurs• Automated dealflow notifications • Meet other Cofundit members, fellow• Investor dashboard tracking investorsCofundit Investor Webcast Cofundit Magazine• Weekly • Quarterly Issue• 1-2 Companies pitching • Review transactions• Q&A • Crowd funding Topics • Investor Knowledge • Investor Views • Cofundit Partners 13 Copyright Cofundit Sarl Funding Growth Together
  14. 14. Cofundit Member Benefits Non-Member Member Entrepreneur Investor ExpertPublic dataaccessPosting fundingrequestVoting / ForumPrivateMessagingFree MagazinesubscriptionNewsletterConfidentialdata accessInvestExpert review Free Free EUR 100 / year Free 14 Copyright Cofundit SarlFunding Growth Together
  15. 15. Questions? 15 Copyright Cofundit Sarl 15Funding Growth Together
  16. 16. Cofundit Contact Gerrit Sindermann Business Development Manager M: +41 76 5161637 T: +41 21 6938730 gerrit.sindermann@cofundit.com Skype: gerritskype1313 Cofundit S.A.R.L Parc Scientifique EPFL PSE-C 1015 Lausanne Switzerland www.cofundit.com 16 Copyright Cofundit SarlFunding Growth Together
  17. 17. Appendix 17 Copyright Cofundit Sarl 17Funding Growth Together
  18. 18. Cofundit – A 3-phased approach to fund business01 Pre-Screening / VotingCofundit (company stage, business model, revenue -generating, background 2-4 weekscheck)Cofundit members (Appeal / attractiveness of funding proposal) Free Share02 Review & Discussion 3-4 weeks Experts: Additional confidential information Webcast: company presentation / Q&A CHF 600 sign-up Meet the Entrepreneur – Live events Review03. Funding 2-4 weeks Investors commit share of total funding amount @ self-chosen interest rate Entrepreneur selects best financing offers 5% success fee Standardized loan contract signing / money wired Review 18Funding Growth Together Copyright Cofundit Sarl
  19. 19. Cofundit in the Press 19 Copyright Cofundit SarlFunding Growth Together

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