Beyond VC: Capital Raising for ISVs Without Giving Up Equity

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Beyond VC: Capital Raising for ISVs Without Giving Up Equity How to fund your growth without losing control ​ BJ Lackland ​ John Stewart ​ CEO, Lighter Capital ​ CEO, Cloudbilt ​ @bjlackland ​ @CloudbiltApps

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Today’s Agenda •  The funding landscape – why is it so hard? •  What options are available – Cloudbilt’s experience •  Revenue-based financing – why it works for ISV’s

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•  Revenue Based Financing for tech companies •  $50k-$1mm per company •  Technology + Capital = Better for Entrepreneurs SaaS 21% SaaS + Service 52% 25% Tech-enabled services Digital Media •  100+ financings across 70+ companies •  Almost 80% are SaaS

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•  Apps that empower people to move from Insight to Action •  Cloudbilt’s MapAnything™ is a native solution that is part of the Salesforce1 Ready Collection •  Grew AppExchange Product Revenue 4600% from December 2012 (First Funding) till now. •  27,000+ User Subscriptions over 500+ Customers •  #227 500 fastest growing US companies •  #15 in the software industry ​ Funding Story •  5 rounds totaling $1M, starting in November 2012 •  Only outside money raised •  The entrepreneur still owns the majority of the company 5

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The funding landscape for ISV’s - why is it so hard? Cost of Entry Angels/VC Other Sources Speed of Innovation Larger Funds Corporate Venture More Startups Series A is The New B Debt + Crowd funding

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Funding paths for ISV’s Established VC Backed Non VC Blended Equity Debt Breakout Revenue$5m Growth & Scale Launch & Traction Incubator / Angels Ideation Bootstrap / Friends & Family

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What is Revenue-based financing? •  The best of debt and equity – aligned interests with no dilution •  Essentially a royalty agreement •  Monthly payments = fixed % of revenue Company revenue Loan payment •  Fits SaaS Example Financing •  Up to $1M or 33% of annualized revenue run rate •  $500K funding •  Payment: 5% of monthly revenue •  Repayment: 1.7x principal ($850K) •  Maturity: 5 years 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Period8 p8 9 10 11 12 13 14

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Investment Criteria ​ ISV’s looking to grow: •  Sales and marketing initiatives e.g Dreamforce! •  Hiring new people •  Product development •  Transitioning from services to product ​ Financials: •  Recurring Revenue or Repeat Customers •  Revenue Min: $15k+ / month ​ Management: •  Gross Margin: High (50%+) •  High ownership, full time dedication •  Profitability: Not required, but clear path to profitability from our funds ​ Geography: •  Other Debt: Not too high (unless convertible debt) •  HQ in US •  Customer Base: No major concentration p9

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Q&A Meet our Investment Team in the Partner Zone ​ Branden Harper, North East [email protected] Lighter Capital Resources ​ Apply Online Cloudbilt ​ Online ​ Jonathan Gagliardoni, East ​ Funding Calculator [email protected] ​ @Dreamforce works/see-if-you-qualify ​ Jon Prentice , California •  Cloud Expo West W827 & W124 [email protected] ​ Funding Blog •  Cloud Expo North N1028 & https:// N2009 ​ Rebecca Conner, West [email protected]

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Thank you

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