Venture Capital Fund – Minority & Female Early Stage Tech Companies

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Helping Great Companies Grow

Overview

Ozone X is seeking $150 million for its venture capital fund investing in early stage minority and female-owned tech and ESG companies.

  • Back top-performing, underrepresented founders
  • Minority and female owned/managed businesses are underserved by the venture capital community
  • Limited competition for investments – supporting attractive valuations
  • Invest in Seed and Series A
    • tech companies with bold missions, ready for scale
    • ESG companies, including sustainability, health, education and employment
  • Led by team of investors, operators and founders with significant experience and excellent track records – strong networks
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Strategy – Arbitrage Unwarranted Human Bias

  • First Round – Woman co-founded companies outperformed companies founded by men by 63% as measured by valuation
  • Kauffman Foundation – Private technology companies led by women are more capital-efficient
    • achieving 35% higher ROI
    • when venture-backed, 12% higher revenue than startups run by men
  • BCG – Businesses founded by women deliver higher revenue (>2x as much per dollar invested) than those founded by men
  • Pitchbook – Women led startups are faster to exit – 6.4 years (< average of 7.4 years)

However…

  • Investment size in companies co/founded by women averaged less than half than companies founded by men ($0.94 million vs $2.10 million)
  • Women-led startups were awarded 2.8% of Venture Capital in 2019
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Portfolio Strategy

INVEST EARLY (SEED and SERIES A) AND WITH CONVICTION

  • Invest with conviction at the earliest stage possible post product
  • Allow Xperts to co-invest alongside Ozone X
  • Co-invest with leading VCs and Strategics
 

CREATE A TOP-PERFORMING, DIVERSIFIED PORTFOLIO

  • Target ~25 (first-money in) investments across the fund
  • Double-down on portfolio’s most successful investments
  • Retain 50% of capital for follow-on investments
 

INVEST 80% IN WOMEN AND MINORITY LED COMPANIES

  • Solving the talent to capital access imbalance in private markets
  • 20% reserved to opportunistically back stellar entrepreneurs
  • Majority of investments in the U.S. & Europe
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Management

Jacques-Philippe Piverger, Co-founder & Managing Partner

20+ years Executive at $100 Billion+ funds, Serial Founder. Graduate of Georgetown. Dartmouth MBA.

Lea Bajc, Co-founder & Partner

Tech investor and entrepreneur. Harvard MBA. HEC MsC, Stockholm School of Economics, Kaufman Fellow.

Caen Contee, Co-founder & Partner

Founding team at Lime, angel investor & advisor. Graduate of Dartmouth College.

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Thanks, Ken

Ken Margolis | Managing Partner Castle Placement, LLC
1460 Broadway Street, Rte 400
New York, New York 10036
(212) 418-1188 | C: (516) 712-7784
kmargolis@castleplacement.com

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