Todd Stevens Presentation at SECFC13


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Todd Stevens Presentation at SECFC13

  1. 1. SECFC13 How Entrepreneurs Can Change the World September 27, 2013
  2. 2. Investing For A Better World • Investing for profit has been common for centuries • Queen Isabella of Spain possibly 1st VC in 1492 • Columbus received title, 1/10 of gold and 1/8 of voyage profits • Monarchs and landowners believed wealth endowed to them by God • Giving to poor showing mercy to unworthy lower class • Industrialists of the 19th & 20th Centuries become Philanthropists • Defined today as private initiatives for public good, focusing on quality of life • Social Entrepreneurs of the 21st Century investing in double bottom line • Double Bottom Line focuses on profit and planet • Triple Bottom Line focuses on profit, people and planet
  3. 3. World Changing Innovation Double Bottom Line Inventions 1439 Gutenberg Printing Press 1712 Newcomen Steam Engine 1877 Pasteur Penicillin 1879 Edison Electric Light 1908 Ford Model T Automobile
  4. 4. “History shows that technology revolutions occur about every 50 years. We believe clean tech is at the beginning of a high-growth period much like computing was in the early 1970s. The application of technology to resource problems should cause profound changes in the energy, utility and automotive industries.” Merrill Lynch Research Report Clean Tech Opportunity
  5. 5. Computer/ IT Revolution Yesterday • Mainframe Computers • Dumb Terminals • Centralized CPU & Storage Today • Computer Networks • Distributive Computing • Virtualization • Cloud Computing & Storage • Personal Computing Devices
  6. 6. Clean Tech Revolution Tomorrow • Distributive Power Networks • Onsite Power Generation • Onsite Power Storage • Smart Power Grids • Personal Power Generation Today • Monolithic Power plants • Build to Peak Demand • Centralized Power Distribution • Dumb Power Grids
  7. 7. Global Problems Global Solutions
  8. 8. Problem: Climate Change caused by C02 emission
  9. 9. Current Technology: Carbon Sequestration PROCESS • C02 is captured and liquified • Liquified C02 is pumped below the surface into rock and shell formations COSTS: •Europe is introducing the world’s most comprehensive regulatory framework, •Seeks to build 12 demonstration plants by 2015. •Estimated cost $15 billion EUR DISADVANTAGES:: • C02 can leach through the soils and resurface into the atmosphere • Extremely expensive • Creates no valuable byproduct – simply waste management
  10. 10. RTV Portfolio: Solid Carbon Products Convert CO2 into solid carbon nanotubes through a patented, low cost, continuous flow process. Process uses reducing agent of methane or hydrogen is combined with CO2 using a catalytic process to produces a high grade carbon nanotubes and pure water (H2O) as a byproduct. Water (H2O) Nanotubes (C) Sequestered C02 Stream Catalytic Process By-products RTV has invested $5M along with angels & Boston based co-investor. Total capital raised $16M.
  11. 11. Uses of Carbon Nano-tubes • Carbon Nano-tubes (CNT’s) are a crystalline carbon based structures • Strongest structures known to man • Electrical conductivity 1000x greater than copper • Highly desirable for electronics, aerospace, the automotive • Used as a replacement for graphite carbon fiber and metals in industrial applications. • Current market size is est. at $300 Million USD retailing above $100,000 per metric ton in 2010. • Market growth projected at >45% annualized rate. • Permanent solution to CO2 • Turns CO2 from a liability into a profit center. • Large quantities of Carbon Nano-tubes will enable a new generation of manufacturing technology to emerge with lighter, cheaper, stronger components.
  12. 12. ProblemProblem •Poor HealthPoor Health SOLUTION •Business Model •Social Impact •Implementation & Management Health Problems in Ghana: Problem Iron Deficiency: -4% of infants die (or 38 for every 1000) - 20% of maternal deaths are related to Anemia Heme Vs. Non-Heme
  13. 13. ProblemProblem •Poor HealthPoor Health SOLUTION •Business Model •Social Impact •Implementation & Management Achatina
  14. 14. ProblemProblem •Poor HealthPoor Health SOLUTION •Business Model •Social Impact •Implementation & Management Achatina
  15. 15. Microfranchise Attributes: Turn-key Farm Operation Business model ProblemProblem •Poor HealthPoor Health SOLUTIONSOLUTION •Business ModelBusiness Model •Social Impact •Implementation & Management