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 Growth Capital Closes Third Royalty Investment Fund

    Track Record of Investment Success and Distinctive Investment Model Lead to Rapid Close Cypress Growth Capital is pleased to announce the closing of our third royalty-based growth capital fund, CGC Royalty Investments III, LP. Building on the success of the firm’s prior funds, this $42M vehicle will provide Cypress’ distinctive, equity-preserving form of financing to emerging software and tech…Read More

  3. Cypress Growth Capital Invests $4M in ClearVoice

    Cypress Growth Capital is pleased to announce our recent investment in ClearVoice, a leading content marketing platform and freelancer marketplace. ClearVoice represents the third Cypress portfolio company in the Phoenix area and the fourteenth investment in our second royalty fund. Digital marketers--whether in-house or at an agency--struggle to create engaging content because they lack the resou…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  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