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Genmedi: How to Value a New Company for an Upcoming Round of Financing 

Date: 27/01/2020 Author(s): Liechtenstein, Heinrich; Kolarova, Lenka Document type: Case Every venture capital and private equity deal involves determining the value of the company. This is one of the most important-and most difficult-tasks faced by an investor (and an entrepreneur), and skill is required when using the various methods for valuing a company. In March 2019, the investors in LifeCycle Ltd.-a technology company based in Shanghai, ... More information

Oltre Venture: The Impact Revolution (B) 

Date: 03/09/2018 Author(s): Beccarini, Irene; Herrera, Ángela; Ferraro, Fabrizio; Liechtenstein, Heinrich Document type: Case This case describes the start-up and early operation of a novel impact investing firm in Italy: Oltre Venture. Oltre Venture, which defines itself as a "social venture capital" firm, had been among the pioneers of impact investing in Europe, investing ¿8 million in its first fund, and raising ¿29 million for its second one. Founded by professionals ... More information

Oltre Venture: The Impact Revolution (A) 

Date: 03/09/2018 Author(s): Beccarini, Irene; Herrera, Ángela; Ferraro, Fabrizio; Liechtenstein, Heinrich Document type: Case This case describes the start-up and early operation of a novel impact investing firm in Italy: Oltre Venture. Oltre Venture, which defines itself as a "social venture capital" firm, had been among the pioneers of impact investing in Europe, investing ¿8 million in its first fund, and raising ¿29 million for its second one. Founded by professionals ... More information

Ask the Right Questions and Build Rapport during Due Diligence 

Date: 27/11/2017 Author(s): Krylova, Elena; Liechtenstein, Heinrich Document type: Technical Note This technical note is written to give students competing in the VCIC a guideline on how to approach due diligence sessions with entrepreneurs. The technical note focuses on hands-on experience from professional venture capitalists concerning important questions to be answered and deal breakers one should be aware of. More information

Choosing the Right Company in the Venture Capital Investment Competition 

Date: 23/11/2017 Author(s): Frodsham, David; Linz, Florian; Liechtenstein, Heinrich Document type: Technical Note This technical note is written to give students competing in the VCIC a guideline on how to approach start-up analysis for investment purposes. The technical note focuses on real-life insights and examples to better prepare students for the VCIC where they will have to think and analyze quickly. More information

Bluewater Capital and ENI Partners 

Date: 13/09/2016 Author(s): Kolarova, Lenka; Liechtenstein, Heinrich Document type: Case In March 2009, Ricard Thomas - managing director at Bluewater Capital, a European-based alternative asset management company focused on private equity investments - was preparing for his next trip to London. The next day, all the investors in the most recent fund of ENI Partners (ENI, the general partner, or GP), a London-based private equity firm, ... More information

Jointly 

Date: 16/10/2015 Author(s): Kolarova, Lenka; Liechtenstein, Heinrich Document type: Case It was spring 2012, and Vicente Dahl found himself in a difficult situation. One year earlier, after graduating from IESE Business School, he had decided to take the entrepreneurial career path and co-founded Jointly, a London-based e-commerce marketplace company. Although the business concept proved viable, he and his co-founder had begun to argue ... More information

QuickBars 

Date: 23/09/2015 Author(s): Kolarova, Lenka; Liechtenstein, Heinrich Document type: Case It was in September 2012 - one year after his graduation from IESE Business School - when Simon decided to move from the comfort of an employee's life to the unknown territory of entrepreneurship. A year and a half later, the venture had made a lot of progress on product development and acquired several customers. The company had also raised financing ... More information

The Windham Family (B) 

Date: 27/11/2013 Author(s): Batt, Robert; Liechtenstein, Heinrich Document type: Case From these cases you will learn that parents' actions (expectations, responsibilities, excessive demand) can lead to negative effects: for example, the creation of a dysfunctional next generation. A sensible governance structure for family wealth is necessary, but it is even more important to foster emotional health (vs. financial health) and self-worth ... More information

The Windham Family (A) 

Date: 27/11/2013 Author(s): Batt, Robert; Liechtenstein, Heinrich Document type: Case From these cases you will learn that parents' actions (expectations, responsibilities, excessive demand) can lead to negative effects: for example, the creation of a dysfunctional next generation. A sensible governance structure for family wealth is necessary, but it is even more important to foster emotional health (vs. financial health) and self-worth ... More information
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