STOAF – A VENTURE FINANCE AND COMPETENCE HOUSE

STOAF (originally short for Stockholms Affärsänglar) has since its start in mid-2008 operated three angel funds. They have been focussed on B2B start-ups with strong technologies and global market potentials.

The financial market crises in 2008 limited the first fund´s capitalisation and recruitment of angels. In comparison with other microfunds of the same generation, Stoaf I delivered reasonable yields.

Stoaf II performs in upper quartile of US VC market

With six out of ten years completed, Stoaf II promises much higher yields. The value development of the portfolio so far is comparable to US funds in the upper quartile of the US VC market, if we select the eleven ventures of a total of fourteen that are B2Bs in Stoaf III SciTechs four investment areas.

Investment areas of Stoaf III SciTech are B2Bs in

We offer co-investment rights

All our funds offer LPs the possibility to differentiate their portfolios´ upside potential via their co-investment rights. Thereby, their own portfolio composition including both direct and indirect investments in SciTech´s ventures may have a different upside and downside weight than the SciTech portfolio as such. This is achieved via their own preferences of investment areas or venture stages when they enter their direct investments. Thus, we offer investors the advantage of a professionally chosen early stage portfolio combined with their own narrower selection.

Research-based methodology

Our methodology is based on research into Best Market Practices in Silicon Valley, then further developed experimentally in Stoaf II cases. We take pride in having published two major methodological books, which openly present the methodological findings (by Stoaf co-founder and General Partner, Associate Prof. Lennart Ohlsson). The unique methodology aim at getting a better accuracy in predicting start-up developments as well as designing investment conditions aiming at achieving a successful reach of value inflection points. After financing, our methods in Venture Management and Exit Optimization is applied. These methods are interactively developed in our internal seminars by GPs and Certified Business Angels. All our competence partners are trained internally.

THE TEAM

THE CASE: LEXI – PREDICTIVE COGS

A digital supply chain data analysis company with data-driven procurement solutions för global oems.

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THE CASE: GRADIENTECH

Gradientech provides products and solutions for both In Vitro Diagnostics, IVD, and for Research Use Only.

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THE CASE: PERCEPIO

Percepio Tracealyzer reveals what is actually going on in embedded software at runtime. Trace your software’s real-time behavior, gain valuable insight with advanced visualization and power up your debugging. No special hardware is required.

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