5523 Week 5 Slides.pdf - FINS5523 Alternative Asset Classes Lecture 5 VC Investing Investment Selection and Monitoring 1 Review and Outline How do VC

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FINS5523 Alternative Asset Classes Lecture 5: VC Investing: Investment Selection and Monitoring 1
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Review and Outline How do VC funds ensure returns and minimize risk, agency problem, and adverse selection? Financing instruments (last week) residual control and liquidation rights anti-dilution protection Highly selective screening process Proactive and robust due-diligence Conservative valuation Monitoring and value adding services Staging and Syndication The “Term Sheet” 2
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How Do VCs Select Investments? 3
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VC Investment Decision Making Screening/Deal Sourcing (Strategy identification and Qualitative analysis) Due Diligence/ Deal Evaluation (Preliminary quantitative analysis, questionnaires, making inquiries, seeking expert opinions) Valuation and Risk Analysis (Detailed quantitative analysis) Deal Closing (Bargaining, Contracting, and Funding ) 4
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5 Conservative Valuation The idea: only a few companies in a VC portfolio need to deliver returns to make up for losses in the others VC price investee companies really cheaply relative to their value estimates Large discounts normally apply when comparing investee firms to similar listed firms VC therefore relies a lot on sensitivity analysis Valuation of an investee firm should be below the AVERAGE-case scenario Valuation increases as more information becomes available
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6 Quotes For the rest of the lecture, I will use quotes taken from interviews of seasoned Silicon Valley VCs to illustrate the theoretical concepts Risk and return “We need to make good venture multiples, say 5 to 10 times”. “The brave new world has more market risk but not necessarily more technical risk” “We lay out our investment hypothesis. We typically list 3 or 4 key risks we want to mitigate with the money going in”
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7 Quotes Valuation “Last year we did 2 investments that were 2 nd round financing. In both cases, they were in revenue and starting to ramp. We’re willing to pay a higher value for that . They should be of lower risk: the dogs were starting to eat the dog food. It was a question of how quickly they’d eat and how well the company would scale from an execution standpoint. In those cases if we made five times our money we’d probably be happy, but we’d also expect the success rate to be much higher.”
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8 Continuing with the survey results from Gompers, Gornall, Kaplan and Strebulaev (2019)
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9 Screening Process Top-down approach Analysing industries/markets, identifying opportunities/strategies and approaching firms Often used by late-stage, buyout and generic funds Bottom-up approach Inviting/screening proposals, narrowing down target firms, and building portfolios Often used by early-stage funds and funds with very deep technological focus
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10 To Fund or not to Fund The screening process often leads to outright rejection of funding
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