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1. STARTUP JOBSFAIR 2015 2. Aktuelles Portfolio 1 Ausgewhlte Exits 3. Project A invests along two dimensions 2 Incubation Seed Stage Acceleration Growth Stage Acceleration FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE / OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE UNIQUEDOMAINEXPERSTISE/INVESTMENTTHEMES Marketplaces and Ecommerce Digital Infrastructure Enterprise solutions and Software as a Service EXIT EXIT EXIT None A B 4. Project A offers a unique approach to investing in this asset class 3 Potential for superior return for investors if you are capable of managing the risk associated with seed and early stage investments Project A Ventures combines a venture capital fund with an operational team of functional experts Functional experts cover all areas crucial to building successful internet businesses Operational involvement of our experts reduces the risk of failure in early phases through professional execution Applying systematic execution patterns enable us to replicate success of our portfolio companies Conservative Moderate High Risk Level Return potential Low High Venture Capital Internet 5 Private Equity4 Stocks 3 Treasure Bonds2 1. Annual IRR; 2. Barclays Government Credit Bond Index; 3. S&P 500 Index; 4. Cambridge Associates Venture Capital Index for Late & Expansion Stag 5. Cambridge Associates Venture Capital weighted IRR for internet companies receiving initial investment between 2007 to 2011 (5 year period) | Note: All figures for the American market | Source: U.S. Venture Capital Index and Selected Benchmark Statistics Our approach: reducing risk of failure through professional execution 5. The team Project As founders and managing directors have extensive experience in the digital space Dr. Florian Heinemann Uwe Horstmann Thies Sander Christian Weiss Focus on Marketing, Customer Relationship Management, Business Intelligence Focus on Idea Generation, Product Development and Mobile Focus on Investor Relations, Investment Operations and Portfolio Management Focus on HR/ Recruiting, IT and Portfolio Management Former MD Rocket Internet, Co-founder JustBooks/ AbeBooks (Exit to Amazon) Initial Management Team/CMO at various start-ups, e.g. Zalando, eDarling, iLove (Exit Verisign), AdScale Business Angel in 40+ startups, e.g. trivago, Tradoria, Ladenzeile M.Sc. WHU/ Stellenbosch/ EDHEC Nice, PHD at RWTH Aachen/Wharton School Former MD Rocket Internet Germany, International Founding team and internal management at e.g. eDarling, CityDeal/ Groupon, Wimdu Founder and MD of Bigfoot (intern. expansion of Zalando to Brazil, Russia, Japan, etc.) B.Sc. WHU/ITAM Mexico City Former CEO of (German contract comparison page) Adidas (Head of Strategy Office), Boston Consulting Group (BCG, Berlin/ New York, Principal) Business Angel in various start- ups, e.g. fashion4home, Ladenzeile, barzahlen M.Sc. WHU/Kellog (Chicago)/ ESC Reims Founder and former MD Rocket Internet and Rocket Brazil/ Latin America Co-Founder/MD of various start- ups such as Mundwerk (Exit to Excelsis) Head of FIFA World Cup Ticketing Center 2006 Business Angel in 20+ start-ups, e.g. eDarling, Zalando, Ladenzeile, MeinAuto M.Sc. WHU/ Manchester/Nantes FOCUSCAREER 4 6. The founders are supported by experts in all functional areas crucial to building successful digital businesses 5 Olivier Raussin, CEO Latin America Former MD Google Display and Youtube France Director at Yahoo! and Microsoft Founder of 3 startups M.Sc. Nantes Mark Hartmann, Venture Partner Founder and CEO of Clickonero Senior Associate at McKinsey Diploma in Business Administration, WHU Felix Zipse, Chief Financial Officer Former Managing Director of myphotobook GmbH Diploma in Business Administration, TU Berlin Holger Witte, Director Investor Relations Former Head of New Business at Bauer Media Consultant at BCG and Ernst & Young Founder of MBA, Columbia Business School (New York) Rainer Berak, Director Integrated Planning Project Management at UEFA and FIFA Project Mgmt in global ops strategy team at adidas group Management Consultant at Accenture Diploma, University of Cologne Marie Fabiunke, Head of Communications Former Head of Intern. Comm. ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG Former Manager Corporate Communications Sartorius AG M.A. Media & Comm. Studies, Freie Universitt Berlin Diploma Political Science & Int. Rel., Sciences Po Paris Fabian Wesner, Chief Technology Officer (Php) Former CTO of Rocket Internet Lead developer at Zalando Exist Seed stipendiary at Freie Universitt Berlin Florian Brick, Chief Technology Officer (Java) Head of Development at Rocket Internet at various startups, e.g. eDarling, Zalando, Cit Deal/Groupon Senior development/CTO positions in various startups Diploma in Mathematics, TU Berlin Kai Rieke, Head of Online Marketing Former founder and Managing Director of eDarling Business angel in several startups Christian-Albrechts-Universitt, Kiel Leo Schirmer, Head of Business Intelligence Former Head of Marketing Intelligence at Zalando Director at Diploma in Mathematics, Freie Universitt Berlin Dr. Martin Loetzsch, Head of BI Infrastructure Former software architect at Rocket Internet Researcher in Artificial Intelligence and linguistics PhD in computer science, Humboldt Universitt Berlin Tamer El Hawari, Head of Product Management Senior Product Manager at Rocket Internet IT-Consultant at Prof. Becker GmbH Co-Founder of Diploma in Information Systems 7. Press coverage is increasing and very positive 6 Kickstarting startups WiWo, Jun 14 Where founders become entrepreneurs* Der Tagesspiegel, Apr 14 Pioneering-spirit in demand* Handelsblatt Karriere, Jan 14 Off you go into the breeding basin* t3n, Apr 14 Like the Samwer-Brothers just fairer* t3n, Feb 14 25 Start-ups in two years* Der Tagesspiegel, Feb 14 Shovels for the gold rush* Berliner Morgenpost, Feb 14 Project A has pioneered a category called company builders The Economist, Jan 14 Jump start the digital economy* Berliner Zeitung, Dec 13 and many more: Two worlds, one will* Handelsblatt, Apr 14 The startup helper* Business Punk, Apr 14 * Translated 8. 7 Project As talents cover all areas of expertise crucial to building successful internet businesses Search engine advertising (SEA), search engine optimization, affiliate marketing, display marketing, TV, and social media EXPERTISE DETAILS PROJECT A CAPABILITIES Performance Marketing Business intelligence IT & Product Organization Building Best-in-class on- and offline marketing team and tools ensure fast and efficient customer acquisition Proprietary Data Warehouse Technology (DWH) for detailed analytics, e.g. of online marketing efforts, targeted customer relationship management (CRM), KPIs Based on robust data, our BI team supports our ventures in taking business decisions regarding e.g. customer retention, sales and operations Web development (PHP & Java), mobile development (iOS and Android), system administration, design, quality assurance + proprietary ecommerce platform Our front- and backend solutions are ready to quickly build and scale online businesses Organizational and business development, strategy, recruiting of top talent, support in fundraising and internationalization, communications Unique experience in the build up and international roll-out of high-performance organizations in the online space Our experts support our portfolio companies on a strategic, tactical and hands-on operational level 1. Excl. interns and students