Rafal Styczen, IIF @ TMT.Ventures'09 Warsaw

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Rafal Styczen, IIF @ TMT.Ventures'09 Warsaw

  1. 1. 1 How EU funding help IIF companies grow TMT Ventures’09 Warsaw 5 th March 2009
  2. 2. EU funds in IIF Group TOGETHER 16 mil. PLN (4 mil. EUR) IIF GROUP IIF SEED FUND SOFTWARE MIND PERSONAL SENSE MONETTO WROOM SCOOL MEBLE PERSONAL TV PERYSKOP M obile CRM system with sales recommendation module WE KNOW IT 2007-2008 2008 - 2011 2007 12 mil. PLN SPO WKP 1.2.3 2.8 mil PLN 7th Framework Programme 0.4 mil PLN SPO WKP 1.4.1 2007 0.8 mil PLN SPO WKP 1.4.1
  3. 3. Summary
  4. 4. <ul><li>New Programmes to be addressed </li></ul><ul><li>Operational Programme Innovative Economy </li></ul><ul><li>(Program Operacyjny – Innowacyjna gospodarka POIG) </li></ul><ul><li>Information society – increase of innovativeness of economy ( Społeczeństwo informacyjne – zwiększanie innowacyjności gospodarki) </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting business in the field of electronic digital economy ( Wspieranie działalności gospodarczej w dziedzinie gospodarki elektronicznej) </li></ul>New Programmes
  5. 5. <ul><li>Obtaining EU funding – pros and cons </li></ul>Pros and cons
  6. 6. IIF Seed Fund <ul><li>Seed and startup financing </li></ul><ul><li>EU funds leveraged 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 1 mil. EUR single investment </li></ul><ul><li>So far investments in 6 projects: </li></ul><ul><li>(Monetto, Wroom, Scool, Meble, Personal TV, Peryskop) </li></ul><ul><li>Investment sectors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e-commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>software development and services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>new electronic media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>consumer finance </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. WROOM – IIF Seed Fund <ul><li>Classified agregation of automotive advertisments </li></ul><ul><li>Leader in vertical search engines in European automotive industry </li></ul><ul><li>International expansion – currently in Poland and Germany </li></ul><ul><li>New countries soon </li></ul><ul><li>Second most popular automotive site in Poland </li></ul><ul><li>November 2008 (6 month from launch): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>over 0,8 mil. users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3,5 mil. page views </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Addtional information about motorcycles, lorries and other vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Search engine for tires </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Leader on furniture market </li></ul><ul><li>Plans to become Ikea of the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Development towards complex site with interior equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Horizontal and vertical expansion </li></ul><ul><li>Winner of WebStar 2008 award, granted by Academy of Internet </li></ul><ul><li>5 th place in GEMIUS/PBI Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>0,7 mil. users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 mil. page views </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-commerce profits from Dec.2008 reached 0,6 mil. PLN </li></ul>MEBLE – IIF Seed Fund
  9. 9. <ul><li>Virtual shopping advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Recommend products on the basis of millions product reviews and technical data </li></ul><ul><li>Millons authentic product reviews in one place </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze Reviews from the whole Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Used technology analyzes every gathered review to determine the best products </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative global product </li></ul><ul><li>Beta version – April 2009 </li></ul>PERYSKOP – IIF Seed Fund
  10. 10. <ul><li>An advanced recommendation technology based on sophisticated A.I. algorithms applicable to numerous vertical markets </li></ul><ul><li>„ Long Tail” activation </li></ul><ul><li>Improved retention rate </li></ul><ul><li>Two-fold increase in revenue per customer </li></ul>It is used by many high-profile customers. e_Commerce Recommendations and personalized Internet Content IPTV Personal content rating and Personal Program Guide Personal TV – IIF Seed Fund
  11. 11. <ul><li>Romanian social utility </li></ul><ul><li>Potential to recreate success of Facebook and Nasza Klasa in Romania </li></ul><ul><li>Scool.ro provides a virtual meeting ground for school friends </li></ul><ul><li>Unique way of sharing school memories </li></ul><ul><li>The social utility targets students as well as their parents </li></ul><ul><li>IIF investment in August 2008 </li></ul>SCOOL – IIF Seed Fund
  12. 12. <ul><li>Social lending platform </li></ul><ul><li>Launched March 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Loans granted: 1,1 mil. PLN </li></ul><ul><li>Registered users: 10 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Monetto offers: </li></ul><ul><li>interest rates higher than in banks (for lenders as well as for borrowers) </li></ul><ul><li>capital guarantee </li></ul><ul><li>using social mechanisms </li></ul>MONETTO – IIF Seed Fund
  13. 13. <ul><li>R ecommendation technology based on sophisticated algorithms </li></ul><ul><li>Personalization is responsible for more than 35% sales </li></ul><ul><li>Use of recommendation technology: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>interactive TV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e-commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two years R&D </li></ul><ul><li>Project co-financed from UE funds </li></ul><ul><li>Technology and platform architecture for recommendations, interaction and personalization of multimedia content and services offered electronically </li></ul><ul><li>SPO WKP 1.4.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Funding : 0.4 mil. PLN </li></ul>Personal Sense – IIF
  14. 14. <ul><li>Leader in Semantic Web solution </li></ul><ul><li>S oftware house acting globally </li></ul><ul><li>E mployment 100+ people </li></ul><ul><li>2008 sales : 11.7 mil. PLN </li></ul><ul><li>EBITDA : 3 mil. PLN </li></ul><ul><li>Key clients of Software Mind </li></ul><ul><li>Research UE PROGRAMME: </li></ul><ul><li>SPO WKP 1.4.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Design, creation and pilot implementation of mobile CRM system with sales recommendation module </li></ul><ul><li>Funding: 0.8 mil. PLN </li></ul>SOFTWAREMIND
  15. 15. <ul><li>Project &quot;WeKnowIt ” uses wide experience and Software Mind knowledge in the field of semantic web solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging, Collective Intelligence for personal, organizational and social use </li></ul><ul><li>The main objective of WeKnowIt is to : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>develop novel techniques for exploiting multiple layers of intelligence from user-contributed content, which together constitute Collective Intelligence </li></ul></ul>WeKnowIt – SOFTWAREMIND
  16. 16. Rafał Styczeń CEO IIF S.A. Bociana 22a 31-231 Kraków Tel. 012 614 51 73 www.iif.pl

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