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Presentation at Imperial College, July 2010

My presentation at the IED business plan competition awards on July 22nd, 2010.

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Presentation at Imperial College, July 2010

  1. 1. Capacity Building for Europe ’ s Next Generation Technology Entrepreneurs
  2. 2. Who is this guy? Associate at Seedcamp organization, processes, events, network, PR, portfolio management, general tidying up Biz head, startup heart business education, work experience in startups, tech, research, PPP VC, corporate VC Fresh on the ground but picking up speed
  3. 3. What is Seedcamp? A micro-seed fund.
  4. 4. What is micro-seed? The earliest of early investors Small amounts with big impact Very heavy involvement Opening rolodex and calendar
  5. 5. Micro-seed is not Incubators Company builders looking for teams Private investors / Angels PPP funds and subsidies
  6. 6. What is Seedcamp? A micro-seed fund that enables talent across every part of Europe to start up strong internet technology companies. Recognized as the leading platform to bring together tech entrepreneurs and mentors across Europe, US, Africa, and Asia
  7. 7. Why does Seedcamp exist? It is very hard to raise smart & early money for first-timers. A lot of European talent goes to waste in large corporations. Some very smart people did not like that.
  8. 8. Who started Seedcamp Saul Klein (Index Ventures, TAG) Reshma Sohoni (former 3i, Vodafone, Softbank, Broadview) Founding investors Atlas, Atomico, Balderton, Doughty Hanson, Eden, Index, Nauiokas Park, NESTA, Northzone, Venrex and private investors
  9. 9. How does Seedcamp work? Jan-Jun Mini Seedcamps PROPRIETARY CRM DATABASE LUNCHES, DINNERS WITH MENTORS DEMO INVESTOR, BROAD INVESTOR DAYS 2.5 person team behind all of this TRIP TO VALLEY AND CONFERENCES 60 Interviews 300 Mentors 20 Investments OPEN APPLICATIONS PROCESS 1500 Applications MENTORING AT EVENTS AND THROUGHOUT PROPRIETARY APPLICATIONS AND JUDGING SYSTEM ISRAEL, PARIS, LONDON, WARSAW, BERLIN, SWEDEN, LJUBJANA, KIEV 200 Companies STRONG LOCAL PARTNERS AND ADVISORS Aug-Oct Special Seedcamps Sept Seedcamp Week Oct-Dec 3 Months 40 Winners
  10. 10. 22 companies in 12 geographies Kyko
  11. 11. Secret Sauce Deal sourcing at scale Investing at volume Building globally
  12. 12. And – it works! 3 big rounds – ERPLY, MyBuilder, Zemanta Adapting model to be faster Global outreach – US, Africa, Asia, India
  13. 13. Question time Who of you is an entrepreneur? What would you like to know about Seedcamp? Get in touch!
  14. 14. Get in touch [email_address] @pmoehring www.pmoehring.de

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