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3 META Group Company Outlook 2013

4 1 META Group Mission Global Reach 1 (META ) Clients 2 (Startups Village) Start-ups trained 3 (Zernike META Ventures) They say about us

5 1 META Group Mission Global Reach 1 (META ) Clients 2 (Startups Village) Start-ups trained 3 (Zernike META Ventures) They say about us

6 META Group Our mission An international, dynamic and independent group dedicated to the creation and growth of Knowledge Intensive Companies, for the wealth of open, entrepreneurial regions. META works together with: policy makers and public executives that are focused on innovation and in promoting entrepreneurial activity to increase regional growth and competitiveness, entrepreneurs that are building and developing their businesses, researchers willing to exploit their research activities and investors interested in seed and start up capital. To render the Knowledge to Market process effective and profitable is our mission! June,

7 META Group Our mission Knowledge to Market June,

8 META Group Our global reach Permanent Offices Representative Offices and Permanent Partners June,

9 1 META Group Mission Global Reach 1 (META ) Clients 2 (Startups Village) Start-ups trained 3 (Zernike META Ventures) They say about us

10 Thanks to the extensive experience gained by cooperating along the last 20 years with international institutions, such as the European Commission and development banks, local and regional governments, universities, development agencies, META offers to its clients a complete set of products. Large EU Project Management Feasibility Studies & Pilot Projects Regional Strategies June,

11 Technical assistance in the implementation of programmes and projects in the areas of research & innovation, entrepreneurship and finance. Large EU Project Management Feasibility studies of intervention tools such as science parks, accelerators and early-stage financing mechanisms; Design and implementation of novel support tools and test of pilot projects to support economic development, innovation and entrepreneurship at regional level Feasibility Studies & Pilot Projects Regional Strategies Design of Strategic and Action plans to foster innovation and entrepreneurship through the analysis of friendliness to the process turning knowledge into market of regional context, policy benchmarking and access to practices; June,

12 META has been selected by a number of EC Directorate General to implement large projects dedicated to the deployment of policies related to Research&Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Finance. Active in the design of regional innovation and entrepreneurship strategies since More than 30 EU regions in (both Western and Eastern EU Countries) assisted in strategy design and implementation. Currently active in the policy dialogue around Smart Specialization Strategies Over 300 feasibility studies and pilot projects delivered worldwide Associate member of EURADA, TII and INSME Technology Innovation International International Network for SMEs Association of Regional Development Agencies June,

13 Clients European Union / Institutions European Commission Enterprise and Industry European Commission - DG Education & Culture European Commission - DG Regional Policy European Commission - Research & Innovation European Commission - DG Europe Aid Inter-American Development Bank European Investment Bank The World Bank InfoDev Programme European Investment Fund Regional / National Organizations Republic of Slovenia Italian Presidency of Council of Ministers Malopolska Regional Government Sardegna Ricerche ACC1O Lewiatan Hungarian Ministry of National Resources AUR (Agenzia Umbria Ricerche) DICTUC June,

14 1 META Group Mission Global Reach 1 (META ) Clients 2 (Startups Village) Start-ups trained 3 (Zernike META Ventures) They say about us

15 Regional development of new companies can be accelerated by acting on two levels: developing challenge oriented innovation ecosystems and building entrepreneurial culture and capacities. Globe Innovation Platform Training June,

16 Regional development of new companies can be accelerated by acting on two levels: developing challenge oriented innovation ecosystems and building entrepreneurial culture and capacities. Innovation ecosystem activation through actual challenges solution. Delivered engaging regional vs. global players and driven by entrepreneurship. Globe Innovation Platform Training Developing creativity and entrepreneurship through a series of internationally recognised formats. June,

17 Successful delivery of Globe Innovation Platform in partnership with Globe Forum since 2004 European wide partnership with Kauffman FastTrac to deliver NewVenture, TechVenture and GrowthVenture entrepreneurship courses Worldwide delivery of Investor Readiness format AyR for high growth companies Supporting European scientists in exploiting their results through Research Helicopter Leading the development of Creativity Camp in Europe Global Entrepreneurship Week Kauffman Foundation European Business Network Creativity Camp International Association of Science Parks June,

18 Some start-ups coached 3R Metals Apeiron Synthesis Athlos Bhaskara Biosistemika EgzoTech egzotech.pl Elianto Flosslab Geneplanet Geotech Homplex Sp z o.o. Karalit Labced Laboratorio Scienza My Baze NPP Nutraceutical & Phitochemical Poema Polidea Prolabin Prossima isola Respect TechOnYou Unistrains Visionect Wisepower Xorovo June,

19 1 META Group Mission Global Reach 1 (META ) Clients 2 (Startups Village) Start-ups trained 3 (Zernike META Ventures) They say about us

20 Zernike META Ventures is the leading private European management firm for regional co-investment funds. Thanks to more than 20 years of experience in the field, Zernike META Ventures has a unique ability to execute customized solutions of early stage funds. Ingenium Fund Science Fund Angel Fund Spark Fund June,

21 Ingenium is an early stage risk capital co-investment fund typically built around a Region of a few million inhabitants focused on Seed and Start-up but also considering expansion phase, companies with high value of intangibles, knowledge intensive companies with high growth potential, Regional coherence of sector of activity. Angel Fund is the fund of co-investment for Business Angels Club and Business Angels Network. It has been created on the basis of the experience and results reached in the USA, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom. Ingenium Fund Angel Fund Science Fund Spark Fund Science Fund act as the missing link between academia and industry, providing the muchneeded seed capital and business counselling to academic researchers, start-up companies and potential entrepreneurs. Spark Fund makes it possible for individual science parks to access venture capital by creating a partnership among a number of them thus reaching critical mass for a fund to be financially successful June,

22 Evidence from the market IRR 25.0% 20.0% 15.0% 10.0% 5.0% Hystorical 20 Year Returns for alternative Assets 22.4% 18.7% 18.7% 15.5% 14.9% 13.2% Early stage returns: The study s results showed that, on average, exits generated 2.6 times the invested capital in 3.5 years from investment to exit. The angel investors achieved an average 27% internal rate of return on their investments. Source: Returns of Angel Investors in Group Report. Angel Capital Education Foundation, Kauffman Foundation. 0.0% Seed Funds All Ventures Hedge Funds Source: Venture Economics, HFRI Equity Hedge Index Buyouts S&P 500 NASDAQ June,

23 8 seed capital funds (approximately 100M EUR) currently under management in the EU Leveraging on the relationship with international informal investors (members of the BoD of IBAN, BAE and members of AIFI Venture Capital Committee) Unique expertise in designing and implementing public / private seed vehicles (co-investment mechanism, compliance with state-aid rules, the pari passu principle, etc.) Design and feasibility studies for seed capital vehicles run for the major financing players / donors in the EU and at the International level (EIF, EIB, IADB, World Bank) Business Angels Europe Italian Business Angels Network Association Ass. Italiana del Private Equity e Venture Capital June,

24 Funds under management Fund Period Size Ingenium Emilia Romagna I ,000,000 Ingenium Emilia Romagna II ,000,000 Ingenium Sardegna ,000,000 META Ingenium d.o.o. (Slovenia) ,000,000 Ingenium Provincia di Catania ,000,000 Ingenium Poland ,000,000 Ingenium Umbria (ATI Prisma I and II) ,000,000 Source: Zernike META Ventures Global Report 2012 June,

25 They say about us On March, 11 th 2013 the most important Italian financial newspaper "Il Sole 24 Ore" published the ranking of the best Italian mobile apps on the market. 3 out of a list of 10 are companies backed by ZernikeMeta Ventures. More precisely: Appsbuilder, financed by Ingenium Provincia di Catania Fund; Atooma, financed by Ingenium Umbria Fund; Spreaker, financed by Ingenium Emilia Romagna II Fund. Appsbuilder Atooma Spreaker June,

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