Strategy

Strategy

Liberty Capital Ventures (LCV) is a lead investor in early-stage companies based upon profound intellectual property. Two Managing Partners who drove FA Technology Ventures’ (FATV) success across two portfolios are being joined by a third Managing Partner, a successful entrepreneur and CEO, to form LCV. FATV’s two portfolios delivered strong returns, backed important and enduring companies and had a high degree of differentiation from other venture funds. LCV will follow FATV’s proven investment strategy.

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Identify
bold
Iconoclastic
Companies
  • Businesses based on profound intellectual property, invention or unique business models
  • "Unique", "Only", "One-of-a-kind"
  • Market creator or limited venture-­backed companies in the space

Select
Sectors for
Longwave
Success
  • Technical solutions for embedded and difficult problems
  • Sectors: Energy technology, novel materials, autonomous robotics, intelligent systems, enterprise software

Engage
with Targeted
Strategic
Partners
  • Accelerate companies' market penetration, technical and warranty credibility, due diligence, distribution, service
  • LCV Partners help deliver these strategic relationships through our experience in business development work for large companies

Source
from
Innovation
Centers
  • MIT Labs, Siemens R&D, RPI incubator
  • Source deals as Lab-­incubated companies, not research projects
  • 63% of LCV Partners' portfolio companies have no direct venture-backed competition

By The Numbers

3 Partners with Successful Results

  • Two founding LCV partners drove FA Technology Ventures' (FATV) successful track record; third founding LCV partner is an experienced PE investor, venture capitalist and CEO
  • Partners have co-­invested and served on boards together for over 18 years
  • Deep experience bringing powerful strategic partners to the portfolio

Leading Early Stage Investments for Over 15 years with Exceptional Returns

  • FATV I : $17.2M invested, $100M+ co-­investment, 4.5x gross/3.1x net return
  • FATV II : $100M, $250M+ co-­investment, expected 3.5x gross/2.9x net at realization (top decile VC vintage performance)

27 Early Stage Investments; Demonstrated Real Value Creation

  • 23 exits; 12 at valuations over $150 million (including 5 over $500 million)
  • 92% of FATV I exit proceeds came post-­bubble; we build real companies with long-lasting value