Grow VC Group Forum Oxford 2012-11-23

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Grow VC Group presentation in University of Oxford, Forum Oxford, on November 23, 2012. The presentation covers issues and new solutions for private company funding from seed phase to IPO, including crowdfunding and new solutions based on JOBS Act and open market places.

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Grow VC Group Forum Oxford 2012-11-23

  1. 1. Grow VC Group :: :: www.growvcgroup.com :: :: @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 www.growvc.com - 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 www.growvc.com
  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 www.growvc.com - confidential
  7. 7. Case :: CINTEP ::First $100,000 from crowdfunding, excellent progress since then!7 11/22/12 www.growvc.com - confidential
  8. 8. Case :: The Tip Card ::Money and resources (Work Investments) thru crowdfunding!8 11/22/12 www.growvc.com - confidential
  9. 9. :: :: From Seed to IPO :: ::
  10. 10. Startup crowdfunding system ::10 November 22, 2012 www.growvc.com
  11. 11. JOBS Act in the USA ::11 Nov 1, 2011 www.growvc.com
  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 www.growvc.com - confidential
  13. 13. Seed to IPO :: Broken Pipe ::13 Nov 1, 2011 www.growvc.com
  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 www.growvc.com - 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 www.growvc.com
  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 components!§  Important get different models and phases to work together!§  Also traditional finance sector has noticed startups and private companies! 17 10/16/12 www.growvc.com
  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 :: ::www.growvcgroup.com :: :: Jouko Ahvenainen :: :: jouko@growvc.com :: :: +44 7889 833 165 :: ::

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