Liquifying the venture capital industry.
STATIC BECOMES LIQUID
Traditionally, the venture capital market is quite static, which means that assets are not easily tradable. Investment funds invest a certain amount into a company, which is usually sold years later to another fund. EMPORIUM breaks the static market and makes assets instantly tradable at any time.
Till now venture capital returns were only assessable to investment funds and high net worth individuals. EMPORIUM enables even small investors to trade fractions of equity online as on the public stock market.
EMPORIUM will be licensed and regulated in Germany and the USA, the highest regulated and controlled markets for security trading, ensuring investors and traders the highest possible standard.
BUILDING AN ECOSYSTEM.
HOW EMPORIUM WORKS
With traditional venture funds, investors had to invest in all the companies that the fund management chose, often at a minimum of >$250.000USD. Out of 10 investments, only 2–3 performed considerably well and that if the fund management made the right decisions for the investors. Returns were paid back after the end of the fund’s lifetime, usually 10 years. EMPORIUM will change… everything.
EMPORIUM will raise an initial $50M in an STO in 2019. The money raised will be used to develop the EMPORIUM portal and to invest $0,5M-$2M in Seed and A rounds, resulting in a portfolio of about 50 companies.
In an additional STO in 2020, further $500M USD will be raised and invested in up to 300 companies leaving about $150M USD for follow-on investments.
In the beginning, investors get a share of the fund and therefore of each portfolio company according to their initial investment. An investor who has invested $10.000, for example, will get a share in each of the initial 50 companies.
He can then either choose to not trade particular assets and keep a share in each company (like an index fund) or sell some assets and buy bigger stakes in other assets that he believes in.
EMPORIUM enables investors to take full control of their portfolio and invest in companies that perform well and sell those that don’t, thus enabling them to only hold companies in their portfolio that outperform the others while at the same time being able to sell some or all assets at any time.
CAPITAL GAINS FOR EMPORIUM INVESTORS.
1. RETURN ON THE FUND (ALONE)
EMPORIUM will raise up to $550M USD in two STOs in 2019 and 2020. The fund will hold $525M USD and have a 10-year lifetime. After 10 years, the invested money will be returned along with all potential gains and losses. We aim to have 3X return on the fund, meaning that $1.5B would be repaid to investors.
2. RETURN ON INDIVIDUAL ASSETS
During the lifetime of the fund, each investor can buy and sell assets within the fund on the EMPORIUM platform. If an investor believes that a portfolio company will perform better than another, we can sell the assets he or she does not believe in and buy the assets that he or she does believe in. If these assets do perform better, the investor can either sell them again at any time or wait till the fund closes and get a higher proportional return on the fund.
3. RETURN ON TRADING ASSETS
By buying and selling portfolio assets within the investors’ community, an investor can generate returns based on individual trading strategies just like on the stock market.
4. RETURN ON TRADING THE TOKEN
Each investor will receive tokens for their investment, which will be listed on cryptocurrency exchanges, thus making it possible to transfer the investment to other cryptocurrencies or to fiat money. The EMPORIUM token will be listed on Binance, BitMEX, OKEx, Kraken, Gemini and many other platforms.
5. GAIN FROM NEW MEMBERS
After the STO is over, new investors that want to buy and sell venture assets on EMPORIUM need to buy the EMPORIUM token. Out of these new investments, 3% will be distributed to investors who have participated in the ICO, providing the initial investors with a constant return on their investment.
6. GAINS FROM VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDS
All venture capital funds face the problem that they need to sell their assets within a given period of time and that the community of potential buyers is small. EMPORIUM enables them to add their assets to the platform offering them for sale. Initial ICO investors will receive 2% of traded value.
7. EVERY MEMBER IS A VENTURE PARTNER
We know that to build a portfolio of 300+ companies a substantial deal flow is required, which is why every member/investor is also a venture partner. If you suggest an investment that the fund ends up investing in, you get 10X your usual return at a successful exit.
8. PRE-SALE INVESTORS
Pre-sale investors will in addition profit 4% from each token sale made by new investors after the STO. In addition, they will profit from the discount they get on acquiring the token early.
EMPORIUM TRADING PLATFORM.
100% MARKET TRANSPARENCY
Each investment gets benchmarked to their industry comparables. Additionally, we also monitor each market very closely and provide you with monthly market reports for each investment category that we hold portfolio companies in.
The portal enables you to turn ideas into efficient trades and provides you with all kinds of analysis tools, technical indicators and signals, similar to professional trading platforms, to quickly synthesize data and information.
LATEST TRADES & VOLUMES
The latest trades and volumes made on a specific asset give you an overview of the course in which it might be heading and how strong the course correction is. A very powerful tool, it is often overlooked because it is such a simple indicator.
Company KPIs are very important in assessing the company’s health. As an EMPORIUM investor, you have access to regularly updated inside information and KPIs such as sales volume, cost development, market share, employee turnover, growth KPIs, and many more.
VENTURE CAPITAL STOCK EXCHANGE
Once the fund is fully invested more than 300 investments from fast-growing industries will be tradable on the EMPORIUM platform with new investments added regularly. Creating a venture capital stock exchange.
See the latest news about the companies in your portfolio. EMPORIUM regularly provides you with inside information from the company and the market about each company in the portfolio.
You will get access to industry comparables, which will enable you to compare your potential investments with the performance of their competitors and the overall market.
For each investment, a comprehensive investment memorandum will be created including expert opinions, audits, market research and due diligence reports of the company. In addition, each company will be audited by the EMPORIUM team twice a year, providing you with an expert opinion that is not otherwise available on the market.
North American funding increases as deal activity declines in full-year 2018. Total annual funding activity increased by 29% in 2018, as $102B was invested across 5,936 deals.
In Europe, the funding increases in full-year 2018. The total annual funding activity increased to $21B in 2018 across 2,745 deals.
In Asia, funding increases for the second straight year; deal activity increases for the fifth straight year. Annual funding for Asian companies increased to $81B in 2018, up from $73B in 2017. Deal activity jumped to 5,066 transactions, a 42% increase compared to 2017 and the fifth straight year of increasing deals.
North America surpasses Asia for most new unicorns for the second straight quarter. North America saw a record number of private companies hit $1B valuations in Q4’18, at 21 companies. Asia surpassed North America in Q2’18 with the most new unicorns but has since fallen behind in Q3’18 and Q4’18.
The median seed-stage deal size jumps in North America. Median North America seed-stage deal size jumped to $2.0M in Q4’18, from $1.5M in Q3’18. Asia and European seed-stage medians were mostly flat during this period. Europe remaining at $1.2M and Asia on average as well with slight fluctuations.
The median early-stage deal size in North America increased to $8M in Q4’18. Asian and European medians declined from $5.2M at the end of 2017 to $4.5M at the end of 2018 in Europe and $7.0M at the end of 2017 to $5.0M at the end of 2018 in Asia.
SEED DEAL SIZE IN MILLION USD
EARLY STAGE DEAL SIZE IN MILLION USD
DEALS BY INDUSTRY
- Other IT
- Consumer Elect.
DEALS BY STAGE
- Series A
- Series B
- Series C
- Series D
DEALS BY REGION
- North America
VENTURE INDUSTRY TODAY
Average holding period for a venture capital asset till it can be sold again:
Average runtime of a venture fund till investors can expect a repayment:
Minimum investment in series A investment rounds for investors:
Minimum investment in a venture fund for private investors:
Time taken for a fund to return 250% on the invested capital:
EMPORIUM INVESTMENT PROCESS.
The investment scouting is one of the core capabilities of the EMPORIUM team. Our team will be located in major hubs around the world—Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, Berlin, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore. In addition, we accept leads from the community that will be evaluated by the team.
Possible investment opportunities get proposed to the EMPORIUM partners who consult with the community regarding a possible investment by the fund. If the partners and the community believe in the potential of the target, the due diligence is started.
The due diligence is conducted by the investment team and external professionals. Together they produce the investment memorandum, a 60–80 page document summarizing the investment opportunity, which will be shared with the community.
If the due diligence turns out positive and the investment team is satisfied with the company’s founders, business plan, technology, and market potential, the investment is made, converted to the EVC token and made tradable to the community.
BLOCKCHAIN BASED VENTURE ECOSYSTEM AND TRADING PLATFORM WITH BANKING CAPABILITIES.
EMPORIUM WALLET AND PAYMENT CARD.
Coming in 2020, the EMPORIUM Metal Wallet and Payment Card will store your funds on your card, serve as your personal ID on the EMPORIUM platform and serve as a payment card that you can use to buy anything you want from the funds and tokens you have not invested in.
At EMPORIUM, we develop a technology which allows us to reissue tokens to the investors if they lose their wallet keys subject to terms and conditions. The wallet must be compatible with legal requirements, and the investor must have the right to reclaim lost tokens.
- Metal Master Card
- Personal verification & key card
- Token wallet
ABOUT THE EMPORIUM TEAM.
The team will be spread out around the world with over five offices, each office managed by at least 2 partners and 4 investment managers. Additionally, there will be support staff, such as investment banking support, legal, research, and administrative support as well as an investor relations team.
The hiring process of the wider team will commence after the first pre-sale. At the moment, we are in hiring discussions with key personnel form the best venture funds and investment banks in the world. The first partners have already signed up to join EMPORIUM, but their names will remain confidential until the end of the first pre-sale.
Anders Johnsson is an ICO and Blockchain expert with over 15 years’ experience in working in the Tech industry in Sweden, US, UK, Australia and 10 years in China. He is also co-founder of 24/7 BlockLabs and was co-founder of Diakrit, building the company from 0 to 400+ employees and operations in 11 countries.
Dr. Christoph Lymbersky
Christoph is a Managing Partner at GLOBAL VENTURES and a former Managing Director @ T-Venture, one of Europes oldest and biggest Venture Funds. He is also a former Vice President @ Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, one of the 20 most successful venture funds in the world (CB Insights). He is also one of Germany’s most active investors (CrunchBase).
Mark is a former Venture Manager @ Techstars and has analyzed thousands of startups over the last couple of years. He has also worked for BlackRock, KKR, and Mastercard in the respective investment teams.
Thomas has worked for Sequoia Capital one of the most successful venture funds in the world. He is very analytic and also brings unique experience from Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank to EMPORIUM. Thomas is an Investment Manager.
Sean consulted to the Boards of the Fortune 100, founded multiple high-growth startups in the algo trading, mobile app, social video, and self-driving AI spaces, and as Senior Product and Business Development executive for a $100M global video platform and industrial augmented reality hardware company.
Frederik Lund is EMPORIUM’s legal and business advisor. With an extensive background as an international business lawyer and as an advisor with the Office of the Auditor General of Norway both rules and numbers are used as a basis for giving assistance. Frederik’s main areas of expertise are finance, technology (including crypto) and real estate.
Eric Allen is the CEO and Co-founder of InfraEx development, a blockchain development company. He has extensive hands-on experience in credit card processing along with point of sale software. After spending over a decade in B2B financial services, Eric believes in the vision that sees cryptocurrency as the best alternative to credit cards and traditional banking.
ROADMAP TO INDUSTRY CHANGE.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the minimum investment size during the pre-sale?
The minimum investment will be $1.000 USD and can be made in fiat money (Credit Card), Bitcoin or Ethereum.
What is the minimum investment size during the STO?
During the STO phase, the minimum investment ticket will be $1.000 USD in the pre-sale. It can be made via fiat money (Credit Card), Bitcoin or Ethereum. If you are planning on investing more than 250.000 USD, please get in touch with us.
Will the token be trade able on other exchanges?
Yes, the EMPORIUM token will be listed on Binance, BitMEX, OKEx, Kraken, Gemini and many other platforms.
What is the soft cap?
The minimum soft cap is 2$million USD. In that case, a light version of the platform will be developed and a roadshow will be conducted to raise the funds from private equity and venture capital fund-in-fund investors, pension funds and high net worth individuals.
AS SEEN & MENTIONED ON.
Former T-Venture CEO Ranked as One of the Most Important People in the Venture Capital Industry in Germany
Christoph Lymbersky gründet neues Startup, das die Venture Capital Industrie grundlegend verändern soll
Venture Capital Veterans Form EMPORIUM, a Trading Platform for Venture Capital Assets Based on Blockchain Technology
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