THE ESE PITCH
It makes sense that ‘in this fast paced world’ of build it fast and throw it away, that the valley that makes it all will soon become the alley where it all rots.
Yes, I know, that wasn’t nice. But I needed to get your attention.
Silicon Valley is a brilliant zone. Bringing tech companies and minds together that change and shape our world. An Eco System that feeds and grows and helps fully nurchure young start ups - soon to become billion dollar corporations. We can't escape the noise that the valley makes or the billionaires it breeds. But we can use its brilliance to build our own. Europe doesn't have that same cache You don't hear the term " build a billion euro company" or even we have a billion pound market cap" it doesn't have the same ring to it. We are going to change that. Silicon Valley is a marketing campaign as is the White House and the United States of America, I applaud them and salute the genius but I also want some of the same over here in Europe. The European Stock Exchange is setting its sights on that same campaign mentality.
We can and we will build billion euro companies and billion pound market caps and we will make that collection of words normal. We are seeking value, value for a global presence, value for great ideas, and value for the investors that back them.
We have a good start. Almost 100 entities listed on The European Stock Exchange and within that crop there are billion euro companies and billion pound market cap potential.
A collaboration of ideas and culture is all that is required for the European Stock Exchange to become the Silicon Valley of Europe. We are currently in talks to create ESE America. ESE India. ESE Brazil. ESE Malaysia. ESE Korea. ESE Russia. We had 19 funds joins us recently. We have a growing consensus. We are growing a Europe wide drive, a passion for growth and a huge desire to back strong enterpenerialship. The term actually comes from Europe.
There are great ideas in Europe, The Capital is here the market is here and we ESE see’s this every day
Europe collectively is the single largest market in the world today according to the IMF; trouble is we are not considered as one, why? Because as of now we don’t have the marketing campaign in full flow, we are changing that right now. It's a mind set and culture. Let's grow billion euro businesses and billion pound market caps and let's shape and change the world.
The capital markets have proven two things that are fundamental in the structure of ESE.
Crowdfunding is huge, people are prepared to invest in great ideas for no equity involvement; See kickstarter, and invest for equity and or debt. The market has produced billions in funding and hundreds of thousands of companies and projects have benefited, see. www.researchcrowdfunding.com
Companies go public too soon. Our latest research found that 2252 companies in the USA are trading at less than 1 penny and 1000 of those are trading at zero. These companies went public to gain value and raise capital, only to find the market is too sophisticated and is not fully suitable for small cap stocks.
ESE is a place for companies to go after they have concluded crowdfunding and it’s a platform where they can attract crowdfunding but more importantly it’s a step towards an exit but a sensible one.
The European Stock Exchange is the bridge between crowd funding and a regulated exchange. ESE is an exchange that does not trade stock. Sophisticated investors can buy shares direct from companies listed on the exchange but cannot trade those shares between each other. This allows companies to act like public companies before becoming a fully public company. ESE is not just an upwardly mobilization platform, it can work the other way too. ESE has started a dual listing feature where companies that went public only to find that the value was not there can dual list on the ESE and bring fresh ideas, people, markets and investors into their story.
ESE has built a series of tools to help companies that list on the ESE; these include, www.maximumone.com the one page dynamic business plan, www.ementor.tv an open network matching service for Non Executive Directors, www.tes.today a collaboration database that creates partnerships by matching business and people with money, ideas and knowledge, www.mobilena.com making Non Disclosure Agreements mobile, fast and easy.
ESE is committed to the growth and assistance in all aspects of service to its customer base on both sides of the table and with this in mind is also building tools to assist the investor base on ESE specifically the Private Equity Firms, see www.reverseprivateequity.com
Art by Shuska