No More “Valley of Death” Phone Calls

By TIMIA Capital

Posted April 10, 2017

Nearly every Angel investor can relate to the “valley of death” phone call. A panicked founder’s voice is on the line explaining a dire situation, which boils down to your investment needing a cash injection to make ends meet.

The company has hit the bottom of the valley of death, revenues aren’t hitting the projected hockey stick numbers, and things are desperate.

As an Angel investor, you have a couple of options:

  1. Write another cheque to double down on the investment.
  2. Bring in another investor or VC. This can be painful, knowing that you are diluting equity in your investment. And this also takes time you may not have.
  3. Do nothing. This may result in flushing your investment.

There is a far less painful option than those above: introduce TIMIA Capital into the deal. TIMIA Capital is a publicly traded Canadian company that funds fast-growing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies and doesn’t take equity in the investment. It negotiates funding in return for a percentage of gross revenues, thereby providing the capital injection necessary for the startup without diluting the investor’s equity in the company.

TIMIA Capital is in the business of investing and building successful Canadian global businesses, aligning with the angel investor’s mission. Connect with TIMIA Capital to protect your investment and your relationship with the founders.

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