1. 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

  2. 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