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  1. Welcome to Cypress Points!

    When Bart Goodwin and I started our late-stage venture capital firm in 2010, we chose a name that meant something to both of us. For many years, our corporate business trips often brought us and our families to the Monterey, California peninsula and in particular to the area around Pebble Beach and Cypress Point. If you haven’t been there, this stretch of coastline is “the greatest meeting of …Read More

  2. Cypress Portfolio Company Appterra Acquired by Descartes Systems

    Appterra, a portfolio company from Cypress' first royalty fund, was recently acquired by Descartes Systems Group, a publicly held provider of logistics related SaaS solutions. Congratulations to CEO and Founder Charlie Alsmiller and the entire team at Appterra for building a successful company now poised for an even greater future. Descartes Acquires Appterra Strengthens Supply Chain Messaging Cap…Read More

  3. The Value of Founders’ Equity

    At a recent lunch, one of our portfolio company CEOs shared an alarming example of what happens to entrepreneurs who don’t appropriately protect their founders’ equity. A friend of his had sold an ad tech company for more than $100M. Big success, right? Depending on whom you ask, three quarters of venture-backed companies fail to return investor capital, much less make their founders rich. One…Read More

  4. Royalty-Based Growth Capital: A New Way to Fund an Emerging Business

    Prior to Cypress Growth Capital, Ed Mello and I co-founded an advisory firm that helped emerging software and tech-enabled business services companies grow their top line revenue. After 25+ years in the IT consulting and software industry, it was work that we enjoyed. During that time we observed a consistent challenge facing our entrepreneurs: how to weigh various growth capital options against t…Read More

  5. Co-Founders of Cypress Portfolio Company, Dialexa, Named Emerging Technology Entrepreneurs of the Year

    We are proud of Scott Harper and Mark Haider, Co-Founders of Dialexa, for winning the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Cypress invested in Dialexa in June of this year. Read More…Read More

  6. Cypress Portfolio Company, Thermi, Acquired for $80,000,000

    Thermi, a medical aesthetics technology company, was recently acquired by Spanish pharmaceutical firm Almiral for $80,000,000. Cypress initially invested in Thermi in December of 2014, providing a total of $4M in equity-preserving royalty-based growth capital across two tranches. Read More…Read More

  7. Madwire Named Winner of Glassdoor’s Best Place To Work Award

    #1 Place To Work Among Small and Medium Businesses Cypress portfolio company Madwire is ranked as the best place to work in the U.S. from among 1000 small and medium sized businesses. The ranking was based on employee reviews posted on jobsite Glassdoor. Read More…Read More

  8. Cypress Growth Capital Closes Second Royalty-Based Investment Fund

    Texas-based Alternative Investment Manager Cypress Growth Capital Announces the Closing of Fund II at $50 Million. Dallas, TX, May 7, 2014 Cypress Growth Capital, an alternative investment management firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas, has closed its second royalty-based growth capital fund, CGC Royalty Investments II, LP. The $50,000,000 fund secured capital commitments from a premier family off…Read More

  9. How Royalty Financing Helps Entrepreneurs (D CEO Magazine)

    http://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-ceo/2013/january-february/how-royalty-financing-helps-entrepreneurs/  …Read More

  10. An Alternative Financing Option for Start-ups (Wall Street Journal)

      http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704679204575646940403312602…Read More

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