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Grow VC group Forum Oxford 2012


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Grow VC Group presentation on Forum Oxford 2012: new funding models from seed to IPO, including crowdfunding and how it works with other models.

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Grow VC group Forum Oxford 2012

  1. 1. Grow VC Group :: :: :: :: @growvc :: ::Disruption in finance: from seed to IPONovember 23, 2012 :: Jouko AhvenainenForum Oxford 2012
  2. 2. :: :: Grow VC Group :: ::
  3. 3. Grow VC Group has grown to have globally 5 companies for new3 investment models and growing number of portfolio companies
  4. 4. Grow VC Group :: Finance and Services Infrastucture Portfolio Samples:4 11/22/12 - confidential
  5. 5. Over 16,500 investors Over 4,300 startups Users from 200 countries Almost $35 Million investment money 10% monthly growth Dozens of investments, millions of money Over 400 3rd party crowdfunding network on the platform The most global market place for equity 5 Nov 1, 2011
  6. 6. Anyone can start market place in Crowd Valley ::Full solution: investment community, tools, payments,backoffice and reporting – set up in a minute6 11/22/12 - confidential
  7. 7. Case :: CINTEP ::First $100,000 from crowdfunding, excellent progress since then!7 11/22/12 - confidential
  8. 8. Case :: The Tip Card ::Money and resources (Work Investments) thru crowdfunding!8 11/22/12 - confidential
  9. 9. :: :: From Seed to IPO :: ::
  10. 10. Startup crowdfunding system ::10 November 22, 2012
  11. 11. JOBS Act in the USA ::11 Nov 1, 2011
  12. 12. Several Investment Models ::1.  Direct investments! -  An investor invests directly in a company, become a shareholder, company can have hundreds of small shareholders!2.  Investments through an instrument! -  An investor can select a company he/she invest in, but the actual investment is done by an investment company that aggregates all investments together, the investment company is the shareholder!3.  Crowdfunding of investment instruments! -  Crowdfunding model is used to raise capital in a fund and the fund makes investments!4.  Co-investment models! -  Different models to make co-investments with crowdfunding!12 11/22/12 - confidential
  13. 13. Seed to IPO :: Broken Pipe ::13 Nov 1, 2011
  14. 14. We can fix it ::Phase Problem Solution candidateSeed How to build the first version Angels, crowdfunding, new lending modelsSeries A VC’s pick only a few Other funding models like companies lending and crowdfunding for no-VC casesSeries B to C No many investors in this New market place models: area crowd-based funds, syndicate market places and instrumentsExit of The market is not liquid, i.e. Market places for differentinvestor very long-term investments, phasesbefore Exit decrease investment willingnessIPO Big step Easier transition thru different market places14 11/22/12 - confidential
  15. 15. JOBS Act is not only startup crowdfunding :: Title II! §  Online Solicitation of Accredited Investors! §  This part opens possibility market, sell and trade private securities in market places! §  This part can have more important influence on later funding phases than the early phase crowdfunding!15 Nov 1, 2011
  16. 16. Many regulatory activities ::ü US Delegation in Transatlantic Economic Forumü Cooperation with Singapore Government Investment Company,ü Crowdfunding Regulatory Intermediary Association (CFIRA)ü Crowdfunding Professional Association (CFPA)ü National Crowdfunding Association (NLCFA)ü European Crowdfunding Networkü Cooperation with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  17. 17. Disruption in finance and funding models ::More open market!§  Crowdfunding for early phase is one component!§  Important get different models and phases to work together!§  Also traditional finance sector has noticed startups and private companies! 17 10/16/12
  18. 18. A new language:Read & write, participatory, conversational:markets are conversations, marketing is aconversation, business is a social science!
  19. 19. A cultural challenge …for corporates…for governments…for human beings
  20. 20. To resist will lead to financial andorganisational exhaustion
  21. 21. Grow VC Group :: :: :: Jouko Ahvenainen :: :: :: :: +44 7889 833 165 :: ::