What if you could invest alongside large venture capital firms?
The Aeon Technology Fund enables accredited and qualified individuals, and institutions, to invest in the companies fueling the development of the technologies shaping our collective futures. Participating in these emerging opportunities during the growth phase of their evolution is further enhanced by the potential of benefiting from the natural arbitrage between private and public valuations.
Our process begins with a “top-down” approach; to identify the most disruptive, innovative, or unique products and services in the technology universe. Once selected, we then conduct analysis and due diligence to gain insight into their management teams, amount of capital raised, growth rates, and competitive advantages. Leading us to the “bottom-up” portion of our strategy, which looks at how much has been invested and by whom. This provides us a much clearer idea of “what’s next” for the company, and the possible timeline for a liquidity event for the investment, such as an initial public offering.
The target time horizon for investments in the Aeon Technology Funds is 6 months to 2 years. Our goal is to invest into companies that will likely experience a liquidity event, like an IPO, within that time frame.
It is extremely difficult and rare for any investor to invest in these companies through traditional methods. Our track record and reputation in the space has rewarded us with an ever expanding network of these sellers which assists us in accessing these investment opportunities. While having been invited to participate in direct primary offerings by companies, we have found that in many cases that we have been most successful in achieving a greater discount to the company’s most recent valuation by acquiring shares in the secondary market. In most cases, this means purchasing shares from existing company shareholders. These shareholders appreciate the value in working with us for their own liquidity needs, which in many cases translates into a favorable discount to our investors.
The Aeon Technology Funds ability to provide insight and access into the most notable and innovative companies in the technology sector is our competitive advantage. Allowing our investors to “Invest In What’s Next”.
AEON CASE STUDY:ALIBABA
Initially Purchased at $59 per share
IPO priced at $68 (Nov. 2013)
IPO opening price at $92.70
Trading $84.06 at time of distribution
Distributed at $84.06
Profit of $25.06 per share
20% Carried Interest = $5.00
80% to Investor = $20.06 or 33.9% net profit
AEON CASE STUDY:TWITTER
Initially Purchased at $17 per share (May 2013)
IPO priced at $26 (Nov. 2013)
IPO opening price at $40
Trading $31.75 at time of distribution
Distributed at $31.75
Profit of $14.75 per share
20% Carried Interest = $2.95
80% to Investor = $11.80 or 69% net profit