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How do SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) companies achieve their full growth potential?
Phase 1: The product is not yet live, and development is in focus. Fine-tuning is done through beta versions – some of which are tested by early adopters.
Phase 2: The product has been launched, and the SaaS business is fully operational. Considerable growth leaps are impossible without additional capital.
Phase 3: The company must continue to grow and increase revenues based on an established customer base.
Phase 4: Sale, merger or further growth options are possible in the fourth phase of a SaaS company.
The second phase is a stepping stone. It is all the more important to pass through it successfully. However, many start-ups dilute their company early on and, above all, continuously. re:cap offers an alternative SaaS financing that does not interfere with founders and does not take away their shares.
Revenue financing can be the decisive lever in phase 2 – for sustainable cash flow optimisation. Simply trade your future revenues for flexible, non-restrictive on-demand financing. re:cap is a strong partner that values your vision and supports you with valuable insights and benchmarks in addition to SaaS funding.
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Many SaaS companies generate revenue from recurring revenue streams. To increase them continuously, the customer base must grow. To do this, a SaaS business needs appropriate capital – especially in the second growth phase. SaaS financing can help.
Credits and loans
Suitable for quick wins through short-term capital without selling company shares. Less focused on considerable and sustainable growth and often not attainable for young software companies. Additionally, banks offer capital only.
Suitable for larger investments and advisory support. Venture capital is dilutive – they exchange capital for equity. Additionally, venture capital firms often have a say in entrepreneurial decisions.
SaaS business models are growing rapidly. This highlights the demand – especially in the subscription economy. But lively competition can also lead to cash flow problems. In their search for financing, young companies quickly turn to tried-and-true methods. In the early stages, these are usually VC investors.
But with each financing round, dilution increases and founders lose equity – and control. This is where alternative SaaS financing comes into play – smart, fair, innovative and flexible. This is exactly what recurring revenue financing offers. It is directly linked to revenues and thus, a perfect fit for SaaS companies.
With re:cap, we were able to get non-dilutive funding at an early stage which is great for every startup founder. The whole process was simple and fast, and we look forward to a long-term partnership in building Meisterwerk.
CEO and Co-Founder, Meisterwerk
While validating funding options to accelerate our growth we came across re:cap’s financing line and quickly realized it’s exactly what we needed: full flexibility and full control at attractive conditions. The process was transparent and fast (days, not months) which allowed us to focus on our core business.
re:cap has enabled us to get access to funding in an incredibly fast and transparent process. Also, I really like the business insights dashboard which helps us to understand and improve our funding terms. I would recommend every founder to look into re:cap as a financing partner.
CEO and Co-Founder, awork
For us as a company with recurring revenues from offering both hardware and software-as-a-service, re:cap's financing option is a great tool for cash flow management. In addition to that, the financing process was quick and uncomplicated.
CBDO and Co-Founder, ampere.cloud
Having re:cap as a financing partner has allowed us to grow faster without endangering our cash. We are using the funds to cover sales commissions and are excited to use re:cap in the future to grow flexibly in other areas too.
Executive Partner, Tabtool
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SaaS stands for Software-as-a-Service and refers to a licensing and distribution model by which companies offer software solutions online as a service.
After the preparatory early-stage phase, the product goes live, becomes better known, and establishes itself in the market, before the customer base ideally expands significantly and finally either a company sale, a merger, or further growth takes place.
In the important second growth phase, when SaaS companies are already on the market and generating recurring revenue, revenue financing provides flexible SaaS funding based on the ARR without dilution or loss of control.
ARR refers to annual recurring revenue. Specifically, in the subscription economy, ARR refers to the annual value of regular revenue generated through subscriptions.
ACV stands for Annual Contract Value and in a SaaS business, it refers to the average annual value of a subscription - i.e., the holistic contract value excluding one-time fees divided by the contract term in years.