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2019 San Diego VC Case Competition

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Presentation from the kick-off event of the inaugural 2019 San Diego VC Case Competition.

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2019 San Diego VC Case Competition

  1. 1. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND Agenda • Welcome • Intro to University Growth Fund • SD VC Competition Rules and Schedule • Intro to Venture Capital and Deal Sourcing • Refreshments, Networking, Team Formation Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 2
  2. 2. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND University Growth Fund is the largest student-run growth fund in the country. Built on our successes at University Venture Fund, we invest alongside top tier investment firms in the best early, growth and late stage deals across the country. Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 3
  3. 3. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND Fund Size: $32M AUM Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 4 UGF Fund I Portfolio Select UGF Investors
  4. 4. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND Unique Student Experience Real Money = Real Experience Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 5 Leadership Development Exceptional Job/ Internship Opportunities Robust Training Program Unique Mentoring Environment Exclusive Networking Benefits Student Advancement 1st Semester Intern • 8 week training program • Min. 20hr/week commitment • Diverse backgrounds 2nd & 3rd Semesters Associate • More autonomy • Continuous training • Scholarship opportunities Senior Associate • Lead deals and projects • Train/mentor junior members • Work Directly with Professionals 4th Semester till Graduation Student Associates
  5. 5. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND Resumes due: November 17th ugrowthfund.recruiterbox.com or bit.ly/ApplyUGF Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 6 “I was head and shoulders above other business/economics graduates because I did (this program). I wouldn't trade my experience for anything.” “Easily the most useful thing I did while in school.” “(This program) was the single best thing I did during my undergraduate time. It was and has been a catalyst that has enabled me to obtain jobs and opportunities that otherwise would not have been available to me. (This program) was a game changer!” “Peter and Tom are great and are helping to facilitate a unique and phenomenal experience for students.” “This program absolutely changed my life and career trajectory.” “(Joining) was one of the most important decisions I made in my life and career.” “I can't say enough about (this program). It was the best thing I did while in school… Tom's mentorship gave me the confidence to have higher career goals and changed me career plans. I can honestly say that I would not be where I'm at today if it wasn't for (this program), Tom, and Peter.” “(This) was the best aspect of my education”
  6. 6. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND 2019 San Diego Venture Capital Case Competition Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 7
  7. 7. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND What is Venture Capital? Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 8
  8. 8. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND What is Venture Capital? • Investment in small companies that have the potential to become huge companies, like: Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 9
  9. 9. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND What is Venture Capital? • Investment in small companies that have the potential to become huge companies, like: Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 10
  10. 10. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND So what makes a good VC? 1. Ability to identify the next big thing 2. Ability to find the company that will win in that space 3. Ability to invest in that company 4. Ability to help that company succeed Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 11
  11. 11. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND SD VC Competition Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 12 Objective: Find, Diligence, and Convince your Partners to Invest in the Next Great Startup
  12. 12. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND SD VC Competition • Rules: – Team: 2-4 people, any combination of school, major, stage in school, etc. – Deals: Can source from anywhere, but must be current and you must have access to financials and other performance metrics. Data must be verifiable. – Attendance at all Workshops in not required, but HIGHLY encouraged Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 13
  13. 13. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND SD VC Competition Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 14 Event Topic Assignment Other Kickoff Workshop Competition Rules, Intro to VC Attend! Workshop 2 Deal Sourcing Submit Team Members and Name Last chance to sign up Feb 28th Workshop 3 Due Diligence I Submit 3 Companies Top 30 Teams Selected Workshop 4 Due Diligence II Submit Due Diligence on Target Top 15 Teams Selected, Paired w/Mentors VC Partner Meeting Final Judging Present to VC Partners/Judges Top 5-6 teams Select to Present
  14. 14. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND SD VC Competition: Dates to Remember Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 15 Date What Feb 27th Workshop 2: Deal Sourcing and Screening Feb 28th Signup closes, Team Submission Deadline Mar 2nd Teams Announced Mar 13th Workshop 3: Due Diligence Selection and Description of 3 Companies Due Mar 16th Top 20 Teams Announced Mar 23rd Initial Due Diligence Report on Target Company Due Mar 27th Workshop 4: Due Diligence and Presentation Top 12 Teams and Mentor Pairing Announced Apr 3rd Final Presentation Due Apr 7th Final 5-6 Teams Announced Apr 10th Final Event + Winning Team Dinner
  15. 15. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND SD VC Competition • Prizes: – Mentor pairing for top 15 teams – Cash prizes for top 3 teams – Winning team will join the judges for dinner that evening • Other: – All workshops will be recorded and posted to the website – Every event is open to everyone to come and learn Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 16
  16. 16. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND VC Fund Economics $100M Fund Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 17
  17. 17. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND VC Fund Economics $100M Fund Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 18
  18. 18. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND VC Fund Economics $100M Fund - Make 10 investments of $10M each - 2 return 2-3x your investment - 3 return 1x your investment - 4 are complete losses - How much does your 1 winner need to return? Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 19
  19. 19. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND VC Fund Economics $100M Fund - Make 10 investments of $10M each - 2 return 2-3x your investment - 3 return 1x your investment - 4 are complete losses - How much does your 1 winner need to return? At least 10x Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 20
  20. 20. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND VC Fund Economics Every deal needs to have the potential of returning 10x+ your investment. Google and Facebook return 1,000x investors’ investments. You need a company that can become a monopoly someday and scale VERY fast. Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 21
  21. 21. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND Things to Look For in Potential Deals • Can it scale super fast? (e.g. Software) • Strong team (i.e. great leader; experienced) • Operates in a huge potential market • Has unfair advantages over competitors (e.g. network effects) • Can create liquidity in the next 5-10 years (i.e. be acquired or go public) Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 22
  22. 22. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND How Are VC Funds Structured? • Small partnerships • Typically each partner finds and leads their own deals • But, must convince partners to invest -> this is the investment committee -> The final event will be your investment committee: you have to convince your partners! Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 23
  23. 23. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND Places to look for deals: • CircleUp • Angelist • SeedInvest • StartEngine • WeFunder • Fundable • Crowderfunder • EquityNet • LocalStake • EarlyShares • Crowd2Fund • Funding Circle • And others!! Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 24 As long as you can get reliable data, you can source from wherever you’d like. But, there are no promises of confidentiality.
  24. 24. UNIVERSITY GROWTH FUND Next Workshop: February 27th 5PM – 7PM Location TBD Assignments: Submit your team members and team name Due: February 28th (also last chance to sign up!) Start Looking for your Top 3 Companies Due: March 13th Enjoy some refreshments and meet some people! Copywrite 2019 University Growth Fund 25

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