Financing New Technology Ventures
emmtrix Technologies GmbH (emmtrix) was a spinoff company from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, a leading German university, and a result of an excellent-rated research project. At the end of January 2019, the emmtrix founders were preparing for a meeting with investment managers of a venture capital firm in Karlsruhe, Germany. After previous meetings with the investors in which the business concept and technology had been the focus, the main point of the upcoming meeting was to present the start-up's fundraising goals. The founders were expected to express how much money they wanted to raise and at which valuation of the company. To that end, the start-up team wanted to prepare information on the company's financial forecasts for the next five years, the fundraising amount to be raised in the initial financing round, and first ideas on the value of the company. Frederik J. Riar is affiliated with Karlsruher Institut f r Technologie.