Category Archives: Blog

  1. Founders’ September 2019 Oilfield Services Market Insights Report

    In this edition of the Founders Oil & Gas Market Update, we discuss the growing trend in international drilling activity, and the opportunity it presents for domestic service companies. In addition, we profile some of the larger M&A transactions that have occurred year-to-date in the oilfield service  industry. Follow the link to read the Newsletter – September…

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  2. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Considerations for SaaS Business

    By: Brad Johnson A topic that we’re discussing more often with software investors is artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) within SaaS applications. While most of the capital directed at AI/ML is still venture-based, growth equity firms are seeing an increased number of businesses leveraging these algorithms. We’ve attempted to summarize the perspective of…

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  3. September 2019 SaaS Market Update

    By: Zane Tarence The Q2 2019 SaaS Market Newsletter includes: Comments and insights from industry experts FAQ: AI/ML considerations for SaaS businesses Valuation multiples and recent transaction data Benchmark operating statistics Follow the link to read the Newsletter – Industry Update Q2 2019. Also included in this edition of our SaaS Market Newsletter is information…

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  4. Increasing the Value of a Multi-Unit Business

    By: Mike McCraw For high-growth multi-unit concepts, such as restaurants, fitness studios, and entertainment venues, access to institutional capital through partnership with a debt or equity partner is often critical for streamlining operations and strategically expanding to new locations. Whether owners are looking to grow, recapitalize, or sell, select metrics are commonly evaluated by institutional…

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  5. 2019 Annual Founders Family Picnic

    The Annual Founders Family Picnic was held last Saturday at Lake Martin. The Founders team, along with their families and some friends of the firm, enjoyed a day of fun on the water, food, and fellowship. A new addition to the party this year was a massive inflatable water slide, and it was hit all…

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  6. Growth or Profitability – Which Should I Choose?

    By: Chris Weingartner One of the most frequent questions we are asked by SaaS founders and entrepreneurs is whether their focus should be on growing revenues or achieving profitability, especially when it comes to the impact on Enterprise Value.  It is a complicated question that presents meaningful tradeoffs unique to each company and one that…

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