Bailador Technology Investments

About this Fund

Fund Detail

FUND MANAGER Bailador Investment Management
INVESTMENT STYLE BTI invests in internet-related businesses in Australia and New Zealand that require growth capital.
INVESTMENT PROFILE BTI focuses on businesses with proven revenue generation and management capability, demonstrated business models and expansion opportunities.
FEES 1.75% p.a. of the portfolio Net Asset Value (NAV) plus GST



Benefits of investing in BTI

High Returns

We are all familiar with just how large technology companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook can become. Technology companies can scale quite quickly, with many +$10 billion companies less than 10 years old. Valuations reflect that rapid growth and overall size potential. 

Overall technology sector returns have been strong, with popular indices (e.g. NASDAQ Internet and NASDAQ 100 Technology) generating per-annum double-digit returns for the past 4 years. 

The foundation for technology sector development is solid macro drivers:

  • Digitisation of information
  • Increased computer power
  • Broadband proliferation
  • Widespread use of smart devices
  • Development of cloud computing services 

These drivers create new markets, services and business opportunities enabled by technology, with new companies thriving on innovation and disruption of traditional industry structures. 

BTI also provides immediate exposure to an established portfolio, with companies at various points in their life cycles, all with material upside prospects.

Managed Risk

Bailador is well positioned to delivery strong returns by continuing to execute on its existing investment approach using established risk management techniques. 

Sector Expertise: Bailador leverages its reputation, relationships and track record to generate high quality deal flow.

Expansion Stage: We believe Expansion Stage is the appropriate intersection of risk and reward. The underlying technology of the company is de-risked, revenue generation is in the ballpark of $2-10M, management have proven execution capability, and there's a clearly identified growth opportunity.

Deal Structure: Bailador typical invests to give BTI exposure to the full equity upside along with substantial downside protection (as long as the business is sold for at least the principal amount, BTI will be the first to get its money out). Bailador also has access to all information and veto rights on important decisions.

Diversification: A portfolio of investments diversifies risk. BTI's portfolio has been selected from hundreds of investment opportunities identified and reviewed.


Asset Class: unprecedented access to Expansion Stage investing for retail investors. With BTI listing on the ASX, investors now have access to and asset class that was previously only accessible to High Net Worth Individuals (with minimum equity commitments of $500K and lock-up periods of 5-7 years), Silicon Valley investors and private equity funds. 

Global Growth: All companies in BTI's portfolio were founded in either Australia or New Zealand, though have leveraged their business model and expanded internationally. Nearly all of our companies are positioned in large, high growth, global markets, generating more than 50% of their revenues from outside Australasia.

Protections: the capital structure and contractual protections detailed below are protections that are unavailable to retail investors in public companies. 

Track Record

BTI is run by an experienced, specialist expansion capital, manager with a strong track record and extensive relationships within the technology sector. 

Bailador has the sector expertise and breadth of exposure to make informed investment decisions, employing proven investment criteria.

As at 30 June 2015, gross portfolio investment returns generated since inception (pre-tax and fees) were 22.7%. 




Key Features

About the Fund

Bailador is a specialist investor in the information technology and media sectors. The investment team has over 50 years of combined corporate, private equity and expansion capital investing experience, and the Board Directors are experts in their fields, bringing a wealth of capability to the table. 

Bailador invests in businesses within the technology sector that are seeking growth stage investment. Companies we invest in typically share the following characteristics:

  • 2-6 years of operation
  • Run by the Founders
  • Proven business model with attractive KPIs
  • Ability to generate repeat revenue
  • International revenue generation
  • Huge market opportunity
  • Require capital to grasp this opportunity

The Investment Team has wide-ranging experience, local and international networks, and capability in the internet, media, marketing, and information technology sectors. 

We actively support our portfolio companies in subsequent rounds of funding through our own participation and with introductions to larger international growth expansion funds. We assist in the preparation and management of fundraising, M&A activity and pre-IPO processes. 

Bailador has dedicated resources to help its investee companies become global leaders of their industries. 


How we invest your money

Bailador typically invests $2-10M of equity into an investee company. We target minority investments alongside highly motivated founders and management who have best-in-class technology or business systems. 

The due diligence process takes 4-8 weeks on average and involves financial, technical and legal due diligence. 

A member of our Investment Team will join the Board of investee companies and work actively to support the Founders and help management execute on the growth plan to grasp the exciting opportunity within the market. Bailador will not invest without Board representation.