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The fund plans to acquire minority stakes (up to 20%) in companies that suits the target industries, stage of development and growth potential. With respect to after-IPO average disruptor’s return of 35% (CAGR) or 350% in total over five years, being prudent the fund aims to achieve 25-30% rate of return on the fund level.
The company must be in a stage where it has a commercially viable product and first sales has occurred. The company’s product or service must satisfy a feasible customer need with a unique disruptive technology or innovation. Investment will be made to help the company grow faster or launch their product/service globally.
Investing in start-up and scale-up companies is highly risky. Please read risks description at the bottom of this page.
Expected breakdown of investments by region
Disruptive technologies in which the fund plans to invest.
The agility of fintech startups together with their ability to innovate quickly and independently of the global tech institutions and financial markets makes them an ideal target for investment.
Technology substitutes thousands of employees that perform mechanical tasks with little or no added value. It also targets multiple intermediaries whose only input is charging fees. Fintech unlocks potential for innovators to grow rapidly and attract profits once they mature.
Our focus will be on the blockchain technology (DLT), payment processors and crowdfunding platforms
With a population of Earth to increase to almost 10 bln by 2050, growth in incomes and consequent change in diet, slow growth in agricultural productivity, loss of harvest due to global climate change, agriculture needs introduction of disruptive technologies as almost no other industry out there.
The goal is to invest in companies that have proven technology to radically change the game in any of the agricultural segments or agriculture in whole unlocking billions in savings or profit gains (refers to the agricultural sector globally, not fund’s potential valuation).
Specifically, cultured/substitute meat producers, precise farming technology providers, biochemistry.
IoT, Big Data and AI
The most reliable way to unlock value in a business in the data-driven age of IoT and AI is to create an ecosystem of automation, in which sensor data from multiple sources is instantly uploaded to a cloud and used for the continuous enhancement of AI algorithms while providing useful actionable inputs.
Once all the elements of the ecosystem are put together and synced, the new processes, products, and services are happening within the constantly self-improving environment.
If implemented correctly, the growth potential in businesses that employ this strategy is tremendous and the valuation figures are likely to soar to the multi-billion level(refers to companies described, not fund’s potential valuation).
Robotics and Drones
Manufacturing, Healthcare, Agriculture, Construction, Surveying/Infrastructure Inspections are known to actively employ advanced robotics and drone technology. New horizons are discovered every day in machine learning and AI, which effectively substitute humans in a number of capacities. We no longer have to operate in hazardous environments or work our fingers to the bone doing mechanical labour. Comprehensive disruption is yet to happen in the industries affected by the technology providing abundant opportunities for creating new markets or penetrating existing with disruptive innovations and new products.
Company Risk. Because a Fund may invest in a limited number of companies, it is subject to the risk that the value of the Fund’s portfolio may decline due to a decline in value of a share in equity of particular companies. The value of a company’s equity may decline for reasons directly related to the issuer, such as management performance, financial leverage and reduced demand for the company’s goods or services. The value of an individual companies can be more volatile than the market as a whole and can perform differently from the value of the market as a whole. The value of securities of smaller issuers can be more volatile than that of larger issuers. A change in the financial condition, market perception or credit rating of an issuer of securities included in a Fund’s portfolio may cause the value of its securities to decline.
Micro-Capitalization Companies Risk. Micro-capitalization companies are subject to substantially greater risks of loss and price fluctuations because their earnings and revenues tend to be less predictable (and some companies may be experiencing significant losses). Their valuation tend to be more volatile and their markets, if any, less liquid than companies with larger market capitalizations. There will normally be less publicly available information concerning such companies compared to what is available for the larger companies. Adverse publicity and investor perceptions, regardless of whether the perceptions are based on fundamental analysis, can decrease the value and liquidity (if any) of securities held by a Fund.
Limited Operating History Risk. Start-up and scale-up companies have limited to no operating history for evaluation. There can be no assurance that such companies will grow and earn any profits. Such companies have a high chance of failure and shut-down with little to no recovery value.
Management Risk. As actively-managed Funds, the Actively-Managed Funds are subject to management risk. In managing the Actively-Managed Funds, the Adviser applies investment strategies, techniques and analyses in making investment decisions for the Actively-Managed Funds, but there can be no guarantee that these actions will produce the intended results. The ability of the Adviser to successfully implement an Actively-Managed Fund’s investment strategies will significantly influence the Actively-Managed Fund’s performance.