~Surefire and Vancouver-based software company utilize TIMIA’s finance solution to support the expansion of their respective technology platforms~
VANCOUVER, BC – September 1, 2020 – TIMIA Capital Corporation (“TIMIA” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:TCA/OTCQB:TIMCF) today announces that it has entered into two investment facilities for an aggregate value of approximately $4.9 million. The first investment facility is in the amount of approximately $3.9 million (US$3 million) made to Surefire Local, a Virginia based marketing technology company, the #1 local marketing platform for small business. The financing facility includes an initial disbursement of approximately $3.3 million (US$2.5 million), which has been advanced, and an additional $0.65 million (US$0.5 million) to be disbursed upon certain milestones being met over the term of the agreement.
The second investment facility of $1 million has been extended to a Vancouver based software company. The financing facility includes an initial disbursement of $375,000, which has been advanced, and additional disbursements to be made upon certain milestones being met over the term of the agreement.
“We continue to see a robust marketplace with SaaS companies continuing on their growth trajectories and requiring non-dilutive financings, ” said Mike Walkinshaw, CEO of TIMIA. “We have been prudent with our investments as we navigate through the new economic realities of dealing with COVID-19 and welcome these two companies to our portfolio. With two transactions in the month of August we are off to a great second half of 2020 and look forward to continuing to add to our portfolio with a full pipeline of potential investment opportunities.”
TIMIA uses a proprietary, scalable, technology-driven fintech platform to target higher risk-adjusted returns from its finance solutions, in pursuit of creating value for shareholders, and leveraging its non-dilutive capital structure. The Company is driving growth of its investment portfolio by providing non-dilutive investment facilities to revenue producing growth companies in the software as a service or SaaS industry.
Growing SaaS companies, such as Surefire, seeking non-dilutive financing are invited to register with TIMIA through its fintech platform. Under a revenue-based financing model, TIMIA advances capital to SaaS businesses with recurring revenue streams allowing the portfolio company to make monthly payments, which are a combination of principal and interest, to TIMIA with a repayment schedule sculpted to the portfolio company’s revenue streams. The amounts advanced are secured and may be repaid early. TIMIA 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.
About Surefire Local
Surefire Local provides the industry’s most complete local marketing platform designed to help small and medium-sized businesses make online marketing easier so they can grow profitably. Through its flagship product, Surefire Local Marketing Platform™, locally-focused businesses of all sizes can remove digital roadblocks hindering growth, gain insights, and take action to attract and engage new and current customers through measurable, multi-channel marketing.
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 $2 Million to $20 Million in Annual Recurring Revenue. For more information about TIMIA Capital Corporation, please visit www.timiacapital.com
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Vice President, Capital Markets & Communications
Mike Walkinshaw, CEO
TIMIA Capital Corporation
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