Investors love SaaS companies because of the recurring revenue. But SaaS companies often have to give up growth when faced with monthly and quarterly subscriptions that cause less signup friction versus annual upfront fees. Pipe is the non-dilutive financing solution for these to normalize their cash flows. Pipe is a marketplace that connects SaaS companies to investors that are looking to invest in these types of factoring arrangements. Investors receive reliable cash flows and companies receive the cash they need quickly to fuel their growth. Win/Win. We caught up with CEO and Cofounder Harry Hurst to learn more about Pipe, the Saas landscape, and the company’s recent Seed extension round.
The future work is changing and the freelance economy is thriving. Though for freelancers, getting paid is still a constant problem. Willa has built a payment platform specifically for freelancers that is more popular than Paypal, Quickbooks, or other invoicing platforms. CEO and Cofounder Kristofer Sommestad shares some on the state of the fintech market, how the needs of freelancers have not been addressed, and the company’s recent funding round led by EQT Ventures.
Higher education is more expensive than ever. On average, Americans complete undergrad with approximately $35.5K in student loan debt according to Experian. U-Nest is the mobile app for college savings that encourages parents to take a proactive approach to college savings. By downloading the app, parents set up a tax-advantaged 529 college saving plan in just […]
While WeWork made headlines this year for its irresponsible, rapid growth, Pepper Financial has built a financial analytics company that helps digital companies grow responsibly. DTC and app-based businesses face uncertainty about speculative customer lifetime value and customer acquisition cost, but through Pepper’s platform, businesses can project these costs and allocate money where it matters, […]
The blockchain market is expected to have a compound annual growth rate, or CAGR, of 69.4% from 2019 to 2025. There is an impressive amount of opportunity in this sector and Draper Goren Holm is the startup venture studio and incubator that is investing in the most promising talent and early-stage startups in blockchain. Founded […]
A majority of Latinx businesses are under-capitalized and under-resourced to scale to reach their maximum potential. Camino Financial is the small-and-medium-sized businesses marketplace lender that connects Latinx businesses to capital. Camino Financial understands the specific pain points that a Latinx business owner faces – 25%of its members lack a credit history and 65% have less […]
One of the top reasons that people hesitate to commit to purchasing a ticket is the fact that it is “non-refundable”, but protecht is the latest solution that is fighting back against the non-refundable clause through its array of products like FanShield, which insures tickets, registrations, and events ranging from concerts to professional sports to […]
In our digitally connected lives, we want things to be simple, on demand, and flexible. The car buying or leasing experience has been anything but that with rigid terms that do not support a modern lifestyle coupled with arcane financing options. Enter Fair, which makes buying or leasing your next car as easy as placing […]
Bancor hit the market with a splash in June, 2017, when it raised a (then) record $150 million in an ICO. At it’s core, Bancor is a set of formulas that solves the liquidity problems faced by most tokens. Bancor works by creating a token that is connected to shared liquidity pools on the blockchain. The way the math […]
Outlook on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Investing Trends 2017 was a year in which we continued to see major paradigm shifts in capital raising as institutional quality investments became more accessible online through alternative investment options, as investment platforms leveraged various regulations and technology to support fundraising activities, and as investment advisors received a marketplace […]
Bitcoin and ethereum are popular investment options, but it is the underlying blockchain technology that holds real value in the way we can revolutionize big data and transactions over the internet. The potential of blockchain goes well beyond cryptocurrency. It will remain in the fabric of our technological lives and, hence, entrepreneurs should recognize its […]