Investor Deck Aug 2020
The World’s No.1
Entrepreneur Education Group
Genius Group is the World’s No.1
Entrepreneur Education Group.
Genius Group is disrupting the old education system by
building a 21st century curriculum, faculty, campuses and
Edtech platform to deliver entrepreneur education globally
through events, camps, accelerators, schools and companies.
The group has 1.4 million students, forecast revenues of $40m,
and net profit of $6m in 2020, with a market valuation of $300m.
We plan to maintain our annual revenue growth of 50% per year
over the next 10 years through the acquisition and integration
of profitable entrepreneur education related businesses.
Genius Group plans to have an IPO on the NYSE in
Q4 2020 / Q1 2021 as part of its growth strategy.
The group currently plans to list at a valuation of approx $300m,
with a series of acquisitions leading up to its IPO on NYSE
American. The plan is then to grow to over $1 billion in size
within 5 years, and to grow to 100 million students by 2030. Our
IPO team includes EGS as lead advisor, Think Equity as
investment bank and underwriter, and PKF as auditors.
The IPO valuation is supported by recent third party valuations
conducted on Genius Group and our EdTech arm, GeniusU.
Acquisitions already in process include entrepreneur education
companies totalling $60 million. For example:
Genius Group has acquired Entrepreneur Resorts, the world’s leading group of
resorts and beach clubs running entrepreneur events and accelerators, with
locations in Bali, Singapore, South Africa and Czech Republic. The company is
a public listed company and was acquired by Genius Group for US$32 million.
Genius Group is acquiring Quantum Learning Network, a company partnering
with the USA Schools Superintendents Association & The National Association
of Elementary School Principals for their 21st century education programs &
SuperCamp programs. The company has revenues of US$4 million and is being
acquired for US$8 million, adding US$15 million to Genius Group’s value.
The current crisis has accelerated the need for the Genius Group’s
entrepreneur curriculum and online education tools.
The impact of the current COVID-19 crisis will extend far beyond the health
crisis. The number of companies in difficulty and number of employees out of
work is already unprecedented on a global scale. The need for a new education
system is already urgent. The crisis accelerates the problem that we solve.
We have seen a 50% growth in our online traffic and engagement. In addition,
our acquisition growth strategy works best in down times, as it becomes easier
and cheaper to acquire valuable assets and integrate them into our online
structure and global community.
Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis
We are raising a final $3 million in a Pre-IPO raise prior to the
submission of our SEC Filing at end Sep 2020.
We are raising a final $3 million at a $150 million valuation to provide additional
funds to complete on the current acquisitions prior to the SEC Filing. Based on
the anticipated $300 million valuation at IPO, this indicates a potential 100%
return for our Pre-IPO investors between now and the IPO.
This is a limited private offer subject to our current timeframe and availability.
Based on our current financial performance and number of shareholders, we
already meet the qualifying criteria to list on NYSE American. So we anticipate a
fairly smooth path to IPO subject to SEC approval.
Final Pre-IPO Raise
Genius Group Structure
A Singapore public
Listing on NYSE
Genius Group includes a global network of over
7,500 partners, faculty & content partners
NZ based early
Genius Group owns a group
of companies that have been
built or acquired to serve
the Entrepreneur Movement
with global network
Dollar values are acquisition
price or recent third party
valuations based on
comparables in education
and EdTech companies
UK based property
with 50 locations
US based primary
by Genius Group
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
GeniusU has grown 2,000% in five
years from $1.1m revenue in 2015
to over $26.6 million in 2019.
2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030
$57m $300m $450m $675m $1.0b $1.5m
+100% +425% +50% +50% +50% +50%
$2.2b $3.3b $5.0b $7.5b
+50% +50% +50% +50%
The 10 Year Plan
The plan is to reach over 100 million
students within 10 years, with
consistent 50% year on year growth.
Individuals from students to employees to freelancers to
startup founders want to learn how to be entrepreneurial
and “create a job” instead of needing to “get a job”.
The current education system and online courses do not
provide any recognized curriculum that they can rely on.
This problem has been highlighted in the recent World Economic
Forum white paper, on the need for a 21st Century Education system
Genius Group delivers a full entrepreneur education system which has already proven
to be in high demand, with over 1.4 million students across 20,345 cities already using
the curriculum in camps, events, accelerators, schools and companies.
The curriculum is being used by leading companies and schools around the world.
The faculty includes the world’s leading entrepreneurs and over 1,500 certified trainers.
The campuses range from schools to colleges, resorts and co-working offices.
The calendar includes over 500 local, online events and Microdegrees
on our EdTech platform, GeniusU.
The Genius Group curriculum includes both a core curriculum and accredited curriculum,
ranging from school camps and programs through to entrepreneur accelerators, events
and online courses. Our IP includes the most popular entrepreneur tools in the world.
The curriculum is delivered locally via our 1,500+ city leaders and faculty in cities around
the world, as well as online via our EdTech platform, GeniusU. Courses and content are
charged for in a variety of ways, from company sponsored camps for primary and
secondary school students through to company funded courses, training, retreats and
accelerators from startups to large corporations.
Chris & Janet
Our faculty consists of over 1,500 mentors and certified trainers delivering online and in
person education as part of a multi-year curriculum to build entrepreneurial expertise.
These include world famous entrepreneurs and NY Times bestselling thought leaders
Richard Branson Elon Musk
Jeff Bezos Jack Ma
Our community includes 1,400,000 students across 20,345 cities and 205 countries,
meeting online and in over 500 events, with over 1,000 new students joining every day.
Our Global Community
Our entrepreneur community meet online via GeniusU, and in person - from our
events and training in cities around the world through to retreats and accelerators
at our entrepreneur retreats, beach club & city central co-working spaces.
The paths to market that we have created has resulted in an ongoing flow of over
1,000 new students per day joining our community
Our Tech Platform
Our GeniusU EdTech platform includes assessments algorithms which provide us with
intelligent data on each student’s interests, entrepreneur level and social connections.
While most A.I. is backward facing, focused at past habits,
GeniusU’s A.I. is forward facing, based on where students want to go on
their entrepreneur journey and the best steps to get there.
Companies that are already using the Genius Group entrepreneur curriculum include
many of the largest companies in the world, including Google, Microsoft & IBM
Roger Hamilton, CEO
Roger is Founder of Genius Group, Genius Resorts and Genius Institute. He is a New York
Times Bestselling author, futurist and social entrepreneur. He has had over 30 years
experience launching and building companies, and has spent the last 10 years building the
current group. In 2017 he took Genius Resorts public with the team on the Seychelles
Stock Exchange and is now focused at the group IPO on NYSE American.
Sandra Morrell, COO
Sandra has had over 30 years’ experience in management and general management
positions in banking, commerce, training and hospitality. She has most recently been COO
of Entrepreneur Resorts, overseeing a multi-million-dollar portfolio of companies and a
global leadership team with offices in Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Thailand,
South Africa and England.
Jeremy Harris, CFO
Jeremy has over 25 years’ experience as an accountant and business advisor. He is co-
owner and partner of Gill McKerrow, a full-service accounting and audit company in
Australia. He specializes in providing strategic financial advice to entrepreneurs and
investors, and is a registered Tax Agent, Financial Adviser and Member of Chartered
Accounts Australia & NZ.
Nic Lim brings 20 years of experience in hi-growth tech companies to the Board. He is
Founder of 8capita and Executive Chairman and Founder of 8common Limited (listed on the
Australia Securities Exchange 8CO:ASX). He is also Co-Founder of Catcha.com which has
evolved and spawned 3 tech IPO's. Iproperty.com (IPP:ASX), Catcha Media (CHM:MAL),
Nic Lim, Director
Anna Gong is the CEO of Perx Technologies, a leading mobile customer engagement
solutions provider with investors including Golden Gate Ventures and Facebook co-founder,
Eduardo Saverin. She is a sought after speaker and expert in the latest AI tech enabling
customer engagement and loyalty, and is the winner of the Singapore Women Entrepreneur
Anna Gong, Director
The Genius Group team includes over 200 full time staff and 7,000 partners with teams, locations and offices divided
across three geographic regions: NASA, EMEA & APAC. Our teams operate from over 40 cities in USA, South
America, Europe, Africa, Asia & Australia. The curriculum is delivered in 7 major languages to a global community.
Patrick Grove is CEO and co-founder of Catrcha Group. He has been listed by Bloomberg
Businessweek as one of Asia’s Best Young Entrepreneurs, by Business Week Asia as Top
Entrepreneur under 40 and served as a judge of Talent Unleashed alongside Richard
Branson and Steve Wozniak. He has listed four tech companies, with iProperty selling to a
subsidiary of News Corp for A$751m and iFlix selling recently to Tencent.
Patrick Grove, Director
Genius Group is growing as a Venture Builder, acquiring entrepreneur
education companies, adding them to our platform, and then increasing their
revenues and capital value with GeniusU’s digital layer of A.I. and customer
By acquiring schools, colleges and universities in US and UK, Genius Group
provides the first fully viable alternative for students from the current US and
UK systems. It also enables us to receive full government accreditation for our
programs and access government funding and grants.
Our structure enables us to separate digitally delivered courses, certification
and degrees into GeniusU with EdTech valuations, from the revenues delivered
offline. Acquired companies will also benefit from a PE multiplier as they are
integrated into our public listed education company.
Genius Group is part of the United Nations Global Compact.
In 2016, the United Nations set the measures for the new 17 United Nations Sustainable
Development Goals. The Purpose Test, launching on GeniusU, enables entrepreneurs to
align their enterprise with their No.1 Goal, connect with others aligned
to their purpose and have an impact in the world.
Today, it is the entrepreneurs of the world who have the greatest power to trigger change.
We see Genius Group as the global community where the Entrepreneur Movement meets.
130kYear Students Revenue Development Funding Value
2015 313K $1.1M MVP $400K Seed Round 1 $8M
2016 529K $3.5M Scalable Model $1.2M Seed Round 2 $12M
2017 736K $7.4M Global Partnerships $400K Seed Round 3 $20M
2018 1M $10.6M World Game $500K Seed Round 4 $30M
2019 1.2M $20M Venture Builder $2M Pre-IPO Round $57M
2020 1.8M $40M NYSE IPO
$5M Pre-IPO Round
$30M IPO Round $300M
2021 2.7M $60M AI / AR Development $15M Growth Round $450M
In May 2020 we raised $2m in Pre-IPO funding and are raising a final $3m in
Pre-IPO funding prior to complete our acquisitions prior to our NYSE IPO.