VANCOUVER, BC – October 29, 2019 – TIMIA Capital Corporation (“TIMIA” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:TCA/OTC: TIMCF), a specialty FinTech company providing growth capital to software companies, today announced it has funded an additional US$500,000 for Washington, DC based software company TransitScreen, Inc. (“TransitScreen”). This second tranche follows the first disbursement of US$1 million previously announced on May 1, 2019. TransitScreen achieved certain milestones under the initial financing facility triggering this second tranche.
“TransitScreen continues to grow and has successfully met previously set milestones triggering additional growth capital,” said Greg Smith, chief investment officer of TIMIA. “Our value proposition to our customers, like TransitScreen, is for them to retain equity ownership in their companies by using our flexible and non-dilutive financing. The TIMIA FinTech credit assessment platform allows us to establish a credit and repayment score that minimizes our financing risk associated with software companies. This is a great opportunity to work with TransitScreen and support their continued growth for mobility options to cities across North America.”
TIMIA has developed a proprietary, scalable, technology-driven fintech platform targeting higher risk-adjusted returns on its finance solutions, creating value for shareholders, and leveraging its non-dilutive capital structure.
Through its fintech platform, TIMIA continuously seeks new and exciting investments in the software as a service or SaaS industry. Under TIMIA’s revenue-based financing model, TIMIA advances capital to a SaaS business with a recurring revenue stream that allows the portfolio company to make monthly payments to TIMIA that are a combination of principal and interest with a repayment schedule sculpted to the portfolio company’s revenue streams. The amounts advanced are secured and may be repaid early. The Company expects to make further investments in the coming months, in the pursuit of its business model, which is to earn a combination of monthly payments and periodic gains on investments. The cost of the capital paid by individual SaaS companies is calculated on a number of different variables, including but not limited to growth rates and risk profile.
TransitScreen is a Washington, DC-based software company known for its real-time displays of nearby mobility options, from public transit to bikeshare, carshare, and ridehailing services. The company works with leaders in commercial real estate and corporate workplace, such as JLL, Greystar, Cushman Wakefield, LinkedIn, Amazon, and more. In November, TransitScreen launched CityMotion, the first mobility app for business commuters. For further information, please visit us at www.transitscreen.com
About TIMIA Capital Corporation
TIMIA Capital Corporation is a specialty finance company that provides growth capital to technology companies in exchange for payments based on monthly revenue. This alternative financing option complements both debt and equity financing, while allowing entrepreneurs and existing stakeholders to retain ownership and control of their business. TIMIA’s singular focus is the fast growing, global, business-to-business Software-as-a-Service (or SaaS) segment. We align ourselves with entrepreneurial management teams growing their sales from $1 Million to $10 Million in Annual Recurring Revenue. For more information about TIMIA Capital Corporation, please visit www.timiacapital.com
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