Angel forum slides april 23 pdf

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Angel forum slides april 23 pdf

  1. 1. Social learning and career platform Cyri Jones & Reza Ghaeli Founders cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute
  2. 2. cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute Key Employees Advisors Technology WordPress, BuddyPress SaaS delivery model Canadian Hosted Users Zen Portfolios: 8000 District Sites: 4000 Founders Investors Financials Pre-seed: $155K BCIT Commercialization Assistance Program and funds invested by founders Seed: Raising $670K Cyri Jones CEO Canadian Web Hosting (in-kind) $180K Committed Matthew McKinney, CWH Nkosi Kumalo, KSM Technologies Novak Rogic, Web Strategy, UBC Brent Calvert – Sales & Marketing Boone Gorges – Development Lead Raymond Hoh – Sr. Developer Joseph Fall – LMS Integrations Brad Howe – Infrastructure Reza Ghaeli CIO Located in North Vancouver Launched 2013 288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver
  3. 3. Products and Services cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver • social learning networks to K-12 school districts • Portfolio, learning and recruiting platform to post-secondary students. • Careers and jobs recommendation engine
  4. 4. K-12 • Moving to a system of personalized learning but few tools to implement Big problems cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver
  5. 5. Post Secondary • Losing relevancy – difficulty preparing students for the modern world • Lack of data required for evidence based decisions • Facing intense pressure to help students be more career ready Big problems cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver
  6. 6. Students / Workers • Online presence and social connections critical • One third of all students unemployable based on what shows up on Google • Technology literacy gaps Big problems cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver
  7. 7. Employers • Skills gap, cost of bad hire -- $10,000+ Government • Labour market inefficiency • Reduction in economic output due to skills gap -- 5-10% Big problems Sources: CMEC, Teulings and Gautier (2011) cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver
  8. 8. K-12 900 - School Districts 15,500 Schools 5.5 - million students Post Secondary 346 – Universities and colleges 10,000+ - Undergrad and grad programs 806,000 - Full time students Recruiting Numbers Cost of bad hire - $10,000+ Reduction in economic output due to skills gap – 5-10% Target market – Focus on Canada initially Sources: CMEC, Teulings and Gautier (2011) cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver
  9. 9. Competitors cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver Open Source • Mahara, Sakai Proprietary • Pebble Pad, Pathways, Digication LMS • Desire2Learn, Canvas Social Learning • Edmodo, Google Apps Web Tools • WordPress.com, Weebly Recruiting Tools • LinkedIn
  10. 10. Management Team cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver Team Member Role Cyri Jones Founder & CEO Brent Calvert Sales & Marketing Reza Ghaeli, Ph.D. Data Scientist Boone Gorges Lead Developer Joseph Fall LMS Integration Brad Howe Hosting Infrastructure
  11. 11. Competitive Advantage cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver Open source approach • WordPress, BuddyPress Data model • Continuously improving, machine learning Sales and marketing team • Deep domain experience, quick moving Regulatory advantages • Temporary privacy barriers for US competitors
  12. 12. Business Model cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver K-12 • Set up fee, recurring monthly revenue, managed but custom install per district Post Secondary • Set up fee, recurring monthly, industry subscriptions • SaaS Employers • Recruiting services Exclusive deals • Locks up data stream
  13. 13. Employers can search directory and filter cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver
  14. 14. Before viewing full portfolio, summary available cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver
  15. 15. To dig deeper, can view full portfolio cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver
  16. 16. Social learning capability, complements or replaces LMS cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver
  17. 17. Financials cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver Asking for • $850K at $2M pre-money valuation Getting • Opportunity in large, growing market • World class management and devs • Existing market traction and $300K sales pipeline • Exit within 5 years at target of $50M+, 15x P/E • 20x ROI target • Opportunity to positively impact education
  18. 18. cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca | Confidential – Do not distribute288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver
  19. 19. Follow up investor meetings at Zen Portfolios office, 288 East 1st Street, North Vancouver Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 1 pm to 3 pm Thank you for your time and consideration cyrijones@zenportfolios.ca 604-783-8601

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