3 questions every smart founder asks this VC. How much follow on capital for a $1.5m initial check? How many deals does he look at each year? How long will his current $76m last?
This father and son SaaS team turned down a $7m all cash offer - a 6x multiple. They serve 1400 small hostels and vacation homes to help them manage bookings. Should the bootstrapped team have taken the $7m?
His largest customer pays him over $150,000 per year to manage after school camps. This 3 pronged revenue model has allowed founder Asaf Darash to hit $10,000,000 in total revenue. 40% comes from SaaS, 40% comes from payment processing where he takes a 1% fee, and 20% is an insurance like product - if your kid gets sick and can't make the camp you paid $2k for, they'll refund.
Are you smarter than everyone else or did you just get lucky? Larry Kim sold his first company for $200m. His second company got down to $500k cash in the bank before he leveraged non-dilutive funding from Founderpath to extend runway. The runway enabled a big pivot and revenue doubled to $3.7m. Can Customers.ai hit $6m ARR this year?
22 year old convinces 4 customers to pay $5k/mo. None of the have churned over the last 8 months. Will he use this "recurring professional services" model to eventually get into SaaS?
She makes lots of money consulting. Is it possible to run a successful SaaS gig with such a big safety net?
3 university graduates launch their no code SaaS on Bubble. How'd they get 15 paying customers in 3 weeks? Why'd they split equity 33% each? How did they get Linkedin Navigator for free?
Bsolve agency did $800k revenue in 2022. 50/50 Co-founders decided to take a pay cut to invest $150k in their new SaaS tool SPRobot to help with document management. Will they hit $1m ARR in their first 12 months?
They have $125k cash left in bank, burning $7k/mo and revenues just hit $3k MRR. Will this team of 8 have enough runway to hit $1m ARR by helping customers turn their employees into marketing machines?
COVID should have killed this SaaS tool for live music venues. Instead, he's grown ARR 3x to $3m+ and has investors knocking down his door. With 300 customers paying $7k+/mo his team of 27 is considering embedded finance next.
This marketplace processed over 20k bookings in India last month helping workers find quick co-working space. They take 20-30% of bookings generating $30k in MRR. Now that they've been acquired, the question is, can they grow the value of the parent companies stock to make the exit a big win for everyone?
Non-Engineer launches SaaS using no code. Realizes he needs a co-founder to compete and gives up 50%. Now at $2k in MRR across 30 customers helping them repurpose podcast content. His goal is $20k MRR by December 2023.
This father hated watching his daughter struggle with college admissions. His SaaS for Colleges has its first 12 customers and $120k of ARR. Can he sustain the revenue growth to $1m+ or will he have to kill it before it gets a real chance?
His sales team uses a unique 5 page google drive Doc. It helped him hit $2.4m in revenue up from $400k in his first year in business (2021). Today he's bootstrapped serving 160 customers with his buyer collaboration platform. Is a big 2024 fundraise next?
CEO, "I'm not happy with VC ArrowRoot who forced us to sell for 5x when I thought we could have gotten 8x". How this experienced SaaS CEO led his company through multiple debt and equity rounds since 2008 to $35m ARR today.
This Nigerian SaaS founder used a secret WhatsApp group to get his first $60k in sales. His new SaaS helps companies automate their code testing so they can release faster. $45k invested in the MVP so far. He owns 51% of the company, bootstrapped.
$90k Burned Last Month: $2.2m SaaS founder is “ok” with $90k net burn since they have “$10m cash in bank today” and plenty of runway. Here’s how they scaled to $2.2m after almost running out of money in 2017 (down to $16k cash balance).
When $200k Monthly Burn Kills You: He has 110 FTE’s but monetary policy in central america is killing his SaaS customers. Revenue drooped from $13m in 2021 to $6m in 2022 and he made the tough call to fire 85 FTE’s (80% of his team) for a shot at sustainability. How he did it. How to survive when you’re burning $200k per month and your revenue drops from $13m to $6m in 18 months.
Taregeting $2m raise at a $12m valuation to take on data tool Apollo.ai. Will they be able to justify the valuation considering $25k in MRR from 163 paying customers?
Workforce communication SaaS spent $800k on MVP before 1st paying customer. Today they have 400 customers paying $700/mo for $100k in MRR. They relied on a volume seat based pricing approach to scale fast ($3-6/seat).