Presentation on theme: "International Professional Master in Management of Eco-Innovation"— Presentation transcript:
1International Professional Master in Management of Eco-Innovation Criteria that professional investors use in 'winners' identifying processBased on research note Investor Driven innovation: What can we learn from the way professional investors spot 'winners' by Clarysse et al. (2012).International Professional Master in Management of Eco-InnovationAnna Aghvanyan
2Investments have huge role in the development and growth of businesses Investments have huge role in the development and growth of businesses. But, How to become the next Google? To get funding start-ups must:Have high potential technology,Have clear targetHave rapidly growing markets,Have strong managerial support
3The criteria for identifying 'winners' with high-technology opportunities and minimum requirements are:CriteriaVenture capitalProductDisruptive technology or explicit improvementGood cost/ efficiencyDo at least 2 times betterMarketExisting market: big enough, measurable and reachableNew market/ large growth potentialGeneral:-Little concentration (few players), leadership potential-Good knowledge of competitive dynamics-Be able to really change the gameManagement teamProven track record: with previous entrepreneurial experienceHigh energyExperience in the domainCohesive team that can be easily adaptedReturn30-40% return
4Recommendations for investment decision making 1. Enhance the advice from the community of investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, lawyers and other professionals.2. Use certain criteria and personal heuristics developed over time.3. Be within the network of individuals and organizations related to the innovation and technology process.
5Concluding remarks Decision making and identifying process is quite complicated,But if your company succeed in investing in innovative high technology opportunities with rapidly growing markets potential,It will become the next successful funder getting huge strategic and financial profits.