BOSTON, Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Capchase, a Boston-based provider of non-dilutive capital for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, has today announced $60M in additional funding, led by specialty finance firm i80 Group. Founded in early 2020, Capchase has quickly established itself as an alternative to dilutive venture capital and venture debt for recurring revenue companies. The new funds will be used to expand the number of companies it can extend financing to, and the amount of revenue prepayment it provides.
Founded by a team of former SaaS operators—Miguel Fernandez, Luis Basagoiti, Ignacio Moreno, and former VC Przemek Gotfryd—Capchase helps recurring-revenue companies unlock cash that is otherwise tied up in future subscription-based payments. This allows founders to either reinvest the upfront capital in profitable growth initiatives, or secure cash on hand to extend their runway.
"The capital we've raised through i80 Group will enable us to rapidly grow the number of startups that we work with and establish our position as the leading provider of alternative financing solutions for early- and growth-stage SaaS companies," said Capchase co-founder and CEO, Miguel Fernández.
Capchase has a significant impact on the businesses it finances. Founders who partner with Capchase delay equity raises by about eight months, raise capital on more favorable terms, and can become cash flow positive. As a result of working with Capchase, founders save 16% in dilution on average while avoiding costly discounts for upfront cash.
"Capchase has created a phenomenal solution, and we are proud to welcome them into our growing portfolio," said Marc Helwani, Managing Partner at i80 Group. "Securing non-dilutive capital is critical for startups and Capchase offers a meaningful alternative."
This funding comes on the heels of a $4.6M seed round, announced in August of 2020. Since its inception, Capchase has disbursed tens of millions of dollars to fast-growing businesses with recurring revenue.
"The successful closing of this financing during a period of extreme financial and political uncertainty demonstrates the appetite among institutional investors for alternative credit providers that mitigate risk appropriately," said Aishwarya Dahanukar, Head of Capital Markets at Capchase.
Capchase is a platform for recurring-revenue companies to secure non-dilutive capital. It provides financing by bringing future expected cash flows to the present day – thereby extending an immediate line of credit. It was founded in 2020 in Boston, MA.
About i80 Group
i80 Group is a specialty finance firm providing capital and support to breakthrough fintech, proptech and other innovative companies. We provide creative and flexible asset-based facilities used to fund origination of loans and other collateral, and design bespoke solutions specific to the unique needs of our partners. The company is headquartered in New York with offices in San Francisco.