SuperSeed Capital Ld - Half-year Report
RNS Number : 0712W
SuperSeed Capital Limited
16 August 2022
 

16 August 2022

 

SUPERSEED CAPITAL LIMITED

("SuperSeed" or the "Company")

 

INTERIM REPORT AND UNAUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE PERIOD FROM INCORPORATION ON 6 OCTOBER 2021 TO 30 JUNE 2022

 

 

We hereby present the Company's interim results for the period from the Company's incorporation on 6 October 2021, through to 30 June 2022.

 

 

Investment policy

The Company, a registered closed-ended collective investment scheme invests in technology-led innovation, primarily through funds managed by SuperSeed Ventures LLP. The Company can also invest in funds managed by other investment managers, or into individual companies, either directly or through special purpose vehicles.

 

The Company provides its shareholders a unique opportunity of investing in high technology companies, while at the same time having the ability, subject to market liquidity, to trade the Company's shares in public markets.

 

 

Highlights

·    SuperSeed II LP (the "Fund") closed two investments into Duel and Uhura in Q2.

·    Strong Fund portfolio revenue growth in Q2 - recurring revenue increased 56% quarter-on-quarter.

·    Q1 Fund portfolio investments Ai Build and ThingTrax both grew revenue rapidly in Q2.

 

 

Post-period highlights

·    The Fund has signed term sheets with four companies who will be entering the portfolio in Q3.

·    These companies cover: smarter, demand-forecasting, risk management for large property portfolios, intraday bank liquidity, and ecommerce for the premium hospitality segment.

·    The Fund is seeing strong deal flow with lots of new opportunities coming into the pipeline.

 

 

Portfolio commentary

The Fund's portfolio revenue growth in Q2 was strong, clocking up a 56% increase on Q1 when measured on a recurring revenue basis. This followed a lot of new customer wins in Q1, where especially Ai Build and ThingTrax closed significant new business. In Q2, these contracts turned into new recognised recurring revenue to grow the top line.

 

After a blistering Q1 sales wise, new sales were slower in Q2, with 9% growth across the portfolio. As indicated in the Fund's July update there was concern that this might be linked to a broader slowdown in corporate software purchasing. However, based on current forecasts, the Fund's portfolio is on track for a strong H2. In a wider context, the average recurring revenue growth for the Fund's portfolio has been 32% per quarter over the past four quarters. And the outlook from the Fund's portfolio is that this level of growth will be sustained for the remainder of 2022.

 

Although all companies in the Fund's portfolio have solid outlooks for the year ahead, we have worked with the Fund's portfolio founders to ensure they have plan Bs in place in case of renewed economic uncertainty.

 

 

New investment - Duel

 

Key information

For decades, big brands have grown by paying advertisers to display their ads. More customers needed? Bigger ad spend required. What if you can get your best customers and biggest advocates to also be your primary source of customer acquisition? This is not your garden variety paid-for influencer marketing (which many consumers rebel against), but rather a genuine approach to working with your best fans to acquire more customers.

 

Investment name                                              Duel

Industry                                                               SaaS / Customer Advocacy

Geography                                                          UK

Currency of investment                                    GBP

Stage of initial investment                               Seed

Fund's role in initial investment                      Lead

Website                                                               https://www.duel.tech

 

Investment thesis

Brands are sitting on a huge untapped asset - namely their customers. How do you tap into the top 10-20% of your customers and turn them into brand advocates that help you sell? Duel has developed both the platform and methodology that drives organic growth and retention for brands through Advocacy Programs that engage, retain and drive word-of-mouth sales. A SaaS platform to turn your customers into your biggest sales engine.

 

Why did the Fund invest?

Right Timing - Global brands like Adidas are seeing big results from their own advocacy platforms. The next tier of brands is left playing catch-up, either spending large sums for a small number of mega-influencers or paying smaller influencers for content that doesn't connect as it's not authentic. Influencer marketing is the fastest growing sector in marketing, and giving brands the ability to compete with the very best is highly valuable.

 

Strong value proposition - Existing customers have seen an annual revenue increase by several million pounds from their Duel partnership, representing excellent customer ROI.

 

New investment - Uhura

 

Key information

Next-gen intelligent process automation. Low-code platform that automates the processing of unstructured documents (like contracts) and automates data processing. Selling to large corporates - in particular financial services (banking and insurance).

 

Investment name                                               Uhura

Industry                                                               SaaS / AI

Geography                                                          Montenegro

Currency of investment                                    GBP

Stage of initial investment                              Seed

Fund's role in initial investment                     Lead

Website                                                               https://uhurasolutions.com

 

Investment thesis

Uhura has built a low-code AI Intelligent Document Processing platform, which reads and understands contracts and allows users to create automated workflows to process the extracted data further. Using computer vision and NLP, the platform automates the process of analysing contracts, enabling enterprise customers to reduce the clerical headcount involved in back-office document processing dramatically. Uhura's platform leverages a low-code approach to help companies tailor the platform to their specific needs, without the need for programming knowledge and without being constrained by templates. Although software today is pervasive across business, too many processes still involve manual workflows. Uhura enables corporates to fully automate the processing of documents in a much more intuitive and robust way than previous low or no-code approaches. We see the TAM in this space as almost infinite over the coming decade as corporates work to implement AI to automate their business processes.

 

Why did the Fund invest?

Large Market - Uhura is targeting a large and growing market with current forecasts for intelligent document processing (IDP) at $6.8bn by 2027, growing at a 34% CAGR.

 

Differentiated - The positioning of the low-code platform combined with AI to support intelligent decision-making is unique and compelling to customers by leveraging RPA to deliver a greater level of automation.

 

Highly scalable - SaaS licensing model with larger customers paying £50k-£100k annually.

 

Traction - Already secured 5 paying customers with very strong feedback from PwC.

 

Team - Strong founding team combining domain and technical expertise with first-hand knowledge of the problem and pain points.

 

 

The directors of the Company accept responsibility for the content of this announcement.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

 

SuperSeed Capital Limited

 

+44(0) 203 405 3060

Mads Jensen, Investment Manager

Natasha Head, Investor Relations


 


VSA Capital - AQSE Corporate Adviser and Broker

+44(0) 203 005 5000

Corporate Finance: Andrew Raca

Corporate Broking: Andrew Monk, Peter Mattsson or David Scriven


 

 



 

SuperSeed Capital Limited

 



Condensed Statement of Comprehensive Income

for the period from incorporation on 6 October 2021 to 30 June 2022





Current Quarter

Cumulative

 

1 April 2022

6 October 2021

 

to

to

 

30 June 2022

30 June 2022

 

£

£




Income



Investment income

7

7

Unrealised gain on investments held at fair value through profit or loss

63,834

129,162

Other income

951

951

Total income

64,794

130,120

 



Expenses

 


Establishment costs

-

194,298

Administration fees

7,500

12,432

Audit fees

5,236

10,414

Directors' fees

4,500

9,000

Insurance

263

798

Legal & professional fees

14,036

14,036

Regulatory fees

2,992

8,289

Sundry expenses

625

830

Total expenses

35,152

250,097

 



Total profit/(loss) and comprehensive income for the period

29,642

(119,977)

 

 


Basic and diluted earnings per share

0.014821

(0.059989)

 



 

 



 

SuperSeed Capital Limited

 




Condensed Statement of Financial Position

as at 30 June 2022








30 June 2022

 



£

 




Non-current assets

 

 


Investments



895,558

Total non-current assets

 


895,558

 




Current assets

 



Trade and other receivables



20,274

Cash and cash equivalents



975,707

Total current assets

 


995,981

 




Total assets

 


1,891,539





Current liabilities

 



Trade and other payables



11,516

Total current liabilities

 


11,516

 




Total liabilities

 


11,516





Net assets

 


1,880,023

 




Equity

 



Share capital



2,000,000

Retained earnings



(119,977)

Total equity

 


1,880,023

 




Net asset value per ordinary share

 


0.940012

 




The interim financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on 12 August 2022.

 

 



 

SuperSeed Capital Limited

 







Condensed Statement of Changes in Equity

for the period from incorporation on 6 October 2021 to 30 June 2022

















Share Capital

 

Retained Earnings

 

Total

 


£

 

£

 

£

Issue of Ordinary Shares


2,000,000


-


2,000,000








Total comprehensive income / (loss) for the period

-


(119,977)


(119,977)








Balance as at 30 June 2022

 

2,000,000

 

(119,977)

 

1,880,023








 

 



 

SuperSeed Capital Limited

 




Condensed Statement of Cash Flows

for the period from incorporation on 6 October 2021 to 30 June 2022







Current Quarter

Cumulative

 


1 April 2022

6 October 2021

 


to

to

 


30 June 2022

30 June 2022

 


£

£

Cash flows from/used in operating activities

 

 


Net cash flow used in operating activities

 

(33,352)

(246,423)


 

 


Cash flows from/(used in) investing activities

 



Net cash flow from/(used in) investing activities


(488,183)

(777,870)





Cash flows from financing activities

 



Net cash flow from/(used in) financing activities


-

2,000,000

 

 



Net movement in cash and cash equivalents during the period


(521,535)

975,707

 

 



Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period


1,497,242

-

 

 



Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

975,707

975,707

 

 

 


 

 



 

SuperSeed Capital Limited

 




Investment Analysis

for the period from incorporation on 6 October 2021 to 30 June 2022








30 June 2022

 



£

Investment in SuperSeed II LP

 

 



 

 

Cost

 

766,396

Cumulative movement in value

 

129,162

Fair value

 

895,558



 

 

Investment fair value can be further analysed as follows:


 

 



Current Quarter

Cumulative

 


1 April 2022

6 October 2021

 


to

to

 


30 June 2022

30 June 2022

 


£

£

Cost



Cost at beginning of the period

777,870

-

Cost of investment - settled

488,183

777,870

Cost of investment - due for settlement after period end

(488,183)

-

Cost of investment - prepaid, closing equalisation

(11,474)

(11,474)

Total cost of investment

766,396

766,396





Fair value movement



Fair value adjustment at beginning of the period

65,328

-

Revaluation of SuperSeed II LP underlying investments

68,729

159,050

SuperSeed II LP management fee and other net movements in NAV

(4,895)

(29,888)



129,162

129,162

SuperSeed Capital Limited fair value of investment

895,558

895,558

 




 

 

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