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What's the fuss?!


Startups as an asset class: What is that and why should I care? Let us take a look from different perspectives.

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What's the fuss?!


Startups as an asset class: What is that and why should I care? Let us take a look from different perspectives.

VEnture CAPITAL IN ASSET ALLOCATION

Recently it has become rather difficult to generate rewarding returns on investment in traditional financial markets. The current investment landscape is characterized by an all-time low interest rate on reliable government bonds, increasing inflation and high volatility, not to mention a deep confidence crisis in the banking and financial products sector.

In consequence, many investors increasingly rely on alternative investments in so-called "real assets". These include entrepreneurial assets such as private equity and venture capital funds as well as direct company investments. Beyond achieving higher risk-adjusted returns, entrepreneurial assets have a low correlation with traditional assets and can provide inflation protection. 

ECB; Eurostat

ECB; Eurostat

EVCA; Markt-daten.de; eu.spindices.com

EVCA; Markt-daten.de; eu.spindices.com

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Entrepreneurship rules


The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Entrepreneurship rules


The best way to predict the future is to create it.

THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

However, entrepreneurship is more than just a lucrative asset class. Entrepreneurship is a movement that has always disrupted and will continue to disrupt the status quo and therefore create the foundation for tomorrow. Furthermore, entrepreneurs have a strong impact on society: They "just do it", create jobs and pay more direct and indirect taxes than any other group without earning much applause in many countries.

It is due to this entrepreneurial drive that places like Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv and Berlin have become vibrant innovation clusters and "go-to" locations. According to a current McKinsey study, startup activity in Berlin has directly and indirectly accounted for 150,000 additional jobs, a remarkable number for the otherwise "poor but sexy" region.

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Venture Capital Impact


VC-backed entrepreneurs change the world. No kidding.

Venture Capital Impact


VC-backed entrepreneurs change the world. No kidding.

THE WEALTH CREATION FORMULA

An entrepreneur with a vision, a product idea and sufficient execution skills is a good start. Growing and scaling a business, however, needs funds. Venture capital - regardless if provided by a fund, business angel or through an innovative form like crowdinvesting - supports innovation by providing the capital that helps transform an early proof of concept into a "real" business.

EVCA

EVCA

In addition to the funding, entrepreneurs benefit from the sparring and extensive networks that venture investors contribute. As a matter of fact, combining great entrepreneurs and smart entrepreneurial funding is the most efficient form of wealth creation we know today. Or to put it in impressive numbers:

Annual venture investment equals less than 0.2 % of U.S. GDP.
At the same time, annually, VC-backed companies have generated revenue equal 21 % of U.S. GDP, providing 11.9 million jobs
(= 11 % of US private sector employment).

--- 2011 US Venture Impact Study / NVCA.org

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How to participate


How to participate


Any entrepreneurial investment strategy should be individual. Based on 15 years of experience in entrepreneurial assets, COOPERATIVA has assembled a comprehensive set of building-blocks to efficiently address typical strategies, ticket sizes and run-times. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your individual needs and interests.

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individual solutions from our Venture Office

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case by case participation in club deals

 

Disclaimer: None of the information contained on this website qualifies as an offer of, or an invitation to purchase, any securities, nor any investment advice nor legal or tax advice. Generally speaking, entrepreneurial assets are high risk investments, in a worst case leading to a complete loss of the invested capital and should therefore always only be carried out after intensive due diligence and within a broader asset allocation including an allocation cap on the high risk part to limit the exposure.