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1VC / Angel Investor Workshop

Silicon Valley Innovation Center September 15, 2015


GENERALSOLICITATIONLegal Disclaimer2Under no circumstances should any material in this presentation be used or considered as an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy an interest in any individual company or investment fund managed by Georgetown Angels (Rubicon Venture Capital LLC and Georgetown Angels Fund I DBA Rubicon Venture Capital). Any such offer or solicitation will be separately made only by means of the Confidential Private Offering Memorandum relating to the particular fund to persons who, among other requirements, meet certain qualifications under federal securities laws and generally are sophisticated in financial matters, such that they are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of prospective investments. Copyright 2014 All rights Reserved Georgetown Angels & Rubicon Venture Capital.

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3andrew@rubicon.vcTwitter: active venture capitalist in Silicon Valley & New York Rubicon Venture Capital roughly 1 new investment per month unique value add platform for startupsVC-backed Entrepreneur - The Global TeleExchange (The GTX), a $50M venture-backed telecom VoIP ventureRaised $27m from Lucent Technologies + $20m VCVC investment banker / advisor - Georgetown Venture Partners & Georgetown AngelsFounder of The Founders Club (42 VCs on the advisory board)Author and frequent venture capital speaker on CNBC & msnbcFluent in English, German & French, conversant Slovak lived 15 years in EuropeBA University of Vermont, Duke University, FU Berlin, MBA in Finance from Georgetown University on scholarship

Andrew Romans, Rubicon Venture Capital


4Translated into Chinese & Russian


5Overview & analysis of the market from Pre-Seed, to Seed, Later Stage Seed / Seed Extension, Series, A, B, C, D to the private IPO phenomenon - understanding trends - which are crowded, overpriced, underpriced and key risk pointsWhy investing now is more attractive than ever beforeWhat industries, sectors, company stage and geographies are best for youConvertible notes - key points and the meaning beyond the moving partsProgram for the day 1/3

6Priced equity rounds -key points and the meaning beyond the moving partsValuation concepts on pricing valuations when investing, exiting and risk tied to perceived exitmultiplesPortfolio construction strategies for angels and VCs - how to allocate your capitalBest practices for sourcing deal flow and conducting due diligenceTactics to get into oversubscribed dealsProgram for the day 2/3

7Strategies for continuing to invest in portfolio companies a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th time, etcBest practices for post investment information rights,governance, adding value and Different options to invest ranging from Angel List, to other investor platforms, angel groups, demo days,accelerators,VC funds, SPVs, tax breaks for UK, EU and Israeli taxy payersDifferent options to get liquidity on the secondary market before definitive liquidity event for startup / how to sell some stock before the final exit Program for the day 3/3

The process of Startup financings

9Different stages of investingSmart, but a lot of work / needs a machineCrowded easy to accessover priced Less easy to access slightly over priced Difficult to access optimal risk / rewardDifficult to access optimal risk / rewardCrowded difficult to access over priced w/protection


10Tech VC more attractive now than ever before5.6x more Internet users now than in 2000. Women who make more than 50% of consumer purchase decisions are online (fixed and mobile).Broadband connections are 120x faster. 1995 56k modems > today 6.7 Mbps average US Internet connection.

People are mobile connected everywhere all the time. Personal, location aware, at point of purchase. 138m US smartphone users, up 18.8% since 2012. 99m US tablet users, up 42.3% since 2012.

Everyone socially connected driving viral growth rates. Facebook 1bn active monthly users. Twitter 288m. LinkedIn 200m. YouTube 4bn+ hours of video watched by 1bn+ monthly users.


11Tech VC more attractive now than ever beforeEveryone has credit cards with single click to purchase. Apple ecosystem $25bn up from zero in 2008

Amount of LP money addressing series A & B down. Most so-called VC dollars are investing in growth not VC. Amount of actual committed VC capital is far less now than in 1998 and todays system should require more to be right-sized

Amount of money investing in Seed increasing. Number of startups being created is increasing brings more funded deal flow to A & B rounds where Rubicon is focused

VC is the best place to position for a shift in the economy or correction of possible bubble. Pre-Seed, Seed, Growth and PE will be hit hard compared to early stage VC


121999 vs 2014 we are not in a bubble19992014US tech funding $$71bn$48bnFunding as % US Tech GDP10.8%2.6%S&P IT index forward P/E39.0x16.1xGlobal Internet Population0.4bn people3bn peopleUS e-commerce revenues$12bn$304bnNumber of IPOs37153Median time to IPO4 years11 years

Source: Andreessen Horowitz70% of VC dollars are actual private IPO expansion capital / Not enough VC cash in system


13sectors, stage & geographies best for you?Internet & Software









Later Stage


14The different processes of a VCs jobWhere do you fit or what makes you interesting enough to start a fund?

15Why convertible note vs a priced round?Cap or discount rate to the next priced round lower of the twoDiscount rate - 10% to 30% - 20% is the norm uncapped notes?Interest rate 4% to 8% - 5% or 6% is the normConversion feature what happens if NewCo is sold prior to a priced round. 1x, 2x, 3x or capMaturity date or SAFE note 12, 18 or 24 monthsWhats behind the moving parts?Pricing for successConvertible Notes

16Pre-money valuation = $10m (classic example)Size of financing round = $5m (classic example) Post money Valuation +


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