Building an investment case.
Thesis DisciplineEngineering Management
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Engineering in Management
This report presents the results of the author’s summer internship with Powerhouse Ventures Ltd. It is structured in two sections.
The first describes the main theory and methodologies relevant to the practical assessment of ventures from a venture capital perspective. It goes into some detail, to demonstrate both the validity of the analysis that follows and the domain knowledge acquired by the student during the project.
The second presents an analysis of the investment opportunity presented by [redacted], identifying several areas of concern. It then outlines a similar potential venture that addresses these concerns and may represent an attractive opportunity for powerHouse.
The report concludes with a series of recommendations for consideration by powerHouse, and a statement of the value gained by the student during the course of the project.
In acknowledgement of the fact that this report considers a real, privately-held venture, a number of details have been redacted in this public release. Wherever this has occurred it has been indicated in the document.