#IxDT - Venture Capital: a user manual

#IxDT - Venture Capital: a user manual

How the Venture Capital System works and how can be of any help for a startup
w/ Emanuele Levi, 360° Capital Partner

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Piermaria Cosina

May 22, 2013
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    VENTURE CAPITAL IS A SMALL PART OF PRIVATE EQUITY ≈

    VENTURE CAPITAL (€4.9BN, 2011) Cashin To Finance Growth Minority Shareholders Next To The Entrepreneur Highly Innovative Industries Young Companies, Losing Money With Ambitious Plans Pure Equity Risk Expected Return Above 10x Over 5-7 Years Time Horizon
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    PRIVATE EQUITY (LBO,CAPDEV) (€34.9BN, 2011) ≈ Cashout to buy shares

    from existing shareholders Majority shareholder with usually new management team Traditional industries Consolidated and profitable companies Structured finance = lever is one of the key Expected return 2‐3x over 3-5 years time horizon
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    IMPACT ON THE REAL ECONOMY OF VC INVESTING ≈ A

    RECENT SURVEY ON A SELECTED NUMBER OF VC-‐BACKED FRENCH COMPANIES IN THE DIGITAL INDUSTRY HAS PROVED THAT: VC investing generates employment growth (not true for the rest of the economy!!) and better quality (full time vs temporary contracts) than SMEs on average VC backed companies hire younger people on average (31 years) and almost 13% of hirings are straight out of college VC backed companies invest more in R&D (2 Emes average SME) and are more internationally oriented (40% of turnover)
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    OUR GOLDEN RULES (INVESTMENT CRITERIA) ≈ THE ENTREPRENEUR HAS TO

    PROVE STRONG LEADERSHIP, VISION AND PASSION THE MARKET YOU ARE ADRESSING HAS TO BE HUGE LOOK AT PROFITABILITY! THE RIGHT TEAM ON BOARD (NEED PEOPLE TO PUSH, HIRE SLOW AND FIRE FAST) 1 2 3 4
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    VCS TYPICALLY TAKE A MINORITY STAKE IN THE COMPANY. STANDARD

    PROTECTION TOOLS IN THE INDUSTRY ARE: ≈ Preferred versus ordinary shares Liquidation preference: participating and non-participating Anti-dilution clauses: full ratchet or weighted average Corporate governance rules
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    VC EXIT TARGET IS TO BE NEGOTIATED WHEN THE DEAL

    IS CLOSED ≈ Exit emeframe Tag along Drag along
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    OTHER STANDARD CHARACTERISTICS OF A VC DEAL: ≈ Internal investors

    partecipation Preferred dividends Rights in future rounds Rights of first refusal Information rights Management salary and commitment
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    20 deals: 1 Blockbuster, 20x=80 M 1 star, 10x =40

    M 2 successes, 5x=2x20M=40 M 4 average, 2‐3X =4x10M=40 M 6 bad investments:0,5-2x= 20 M 6 write offs
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    Total : 220 M, net IRR to investors 12%, carried

    interest 20‐25 M (for 12 years’ worth of work) ON ANY GIVEN INVESTMENT, 10X MUST BE POSSIBLE In a successful fund, fund managers make less money than successful entrepreneurs, which is normal, similar to average entrepreneur NB: FCPI/ISF funds are different
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    HOW TO APPROACH A VENTURE CAPITAL FUND ≈ Tell us

    who you are (management team CV and track record) Tell us what you want to do (value proposition to customer) and how (we can be your beta testers!) Sizing of the market Is there any IP protection envisageable Ambitious but credible financials with validated hypothesis Financial need and existig cap table
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    FEW TIPS PRIOR TO YOUR MEETING ≈ Short &clear (make

    your investor deck short & clear) Get challenged (train yourself) Qualified endorsement (get opinion leaders on board since the beginning) Standard venture capital terms (be familiar with the VC legal jargon) Pick the right VC firm and the right person to talk to Feedback & next steps (ask for feedback and next steps at the end of your meeting)