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IDCEE - models of early stage funding

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A presentation on the currently prevailing modes of seed funding in Europe and the US for the IDCEE in Kiev, November 29th, 2010.

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IDCEE - models of early stage funding

  1. 1. Capacity Building for Europe’s Next Generation Technology Entrepreneurs
  2. 2. Who is this guy? Philipp Moehring @pmoehring Associate at Seedcamp portfolio management, organization, events, general tidying up Biz head, startup heart business education, experience in startups, tech, venture capital
  3. 3. What is Seedcamp A micro-seed fund that enables talent across every part of Europe to start up strong internet technology companies. Recognized as a leading platform bringing together tech entrepreneurs and mentors across Europe, US, Africa, and Asia
  4. 4. Mini Seedcamps TEAMS PROPRIETARY CRM DATABASE LUNCHES, DINNERS WITH MENTORS DEMO INVESTOR, BROAD INVESTOR DAYS 4 person team running it TRIP TO VALLEY AND CONFERENCES 20+ MENTORS 300 INVESTMENTS 11 EQUITY 8%-10% SHORTLISTED MINI SEEDCAMP TEAMS PROPRIETARY APPLICATIONS AND JUDGING SYSTEM ISRAEL, PARIS, LONDON, WARSAW, BERLIN, SWEDEN, LJUBJANA, KIEV STARTUPS 220 LOCAL ADVISORS 700+ MENTORS 600+ Investment Seedcamp Week 3 Months Mentoring A year-long program supporting seed stage start ups in Europe FUNDING €50K
  5. 5. 33 companies across 17 geographies Kyko
  6. 6. New models of seed investing Start ups are cheaper More folks with experience & network Quite a compelling job
  7. 7. Who has seen this? FFF “proper VCs”Angels
  8. 8. So what’s happening? FFF “proper VCs”Angels Super Angels Growth Funds VCs’ Seed funds Builders Incubators PPP/Gov Micro Seed
  9. 9. FFF Friends, Family and others Always been there Won’t go away
  10. 10. Builders & Incubators Involved in ideation Take large stakes (not all!) Added benefits (corp, dev, etc)
  11. 11. Angels Experienced individuals Giving back Not a full time job
  12. 12. Super Angels Experienced individuals OPM – other people’s money Definitely a full time job Lots and lots of deals
  13. 13. VCs’ seed funds Carve outs Get in on the action Signaling problem? Adding value & easing follow on
  14. 14. But: we’re all friends Everybody can play together More deals = more opportunity Everybody does play together
  15. 15. Why? Earlier proof points easy to reach Smaller exits and profitable companies Inefficient markets allow for specialisation
  16. 16. Results More start ups Smaller exits in untraditional ways More movement, more entrepreneurs
  17. 17. Where is Seedcamp in this All shapes and sizes Follow on by angels, super angels, VCs, PPP, international investors, bootstrapped Scaling acceleration across Europe and US
  18. 18. Secret Sauce Deal sourcing at scale Investing at volume Building globally
  19. 19. Get in touch Follow us: facebook.com/seedcamp and @seedcamp @pmoehring and pmoehring.de www.seedcamp.com

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