It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to SurePath Capital Partners.
I’ve been helping fund, grow and exit startups since 1999 - as either a CFO, Advisor or VC. Over that time, I have seen two constant challenges that startups face:
Fundraising: It’s ‘relatively’ easy to raise a startup’s first capital. The seed funding market has never been more liquid. However, many companies struggle to raise growth funding. When you can’t sell the dream anymore and must sell a business, founders need to prove that everything is working.
SurePath helps companies prepare for the expectations of the growth funding market. We get our companies investor-ready and then lead them through the process to a successful close.
Exits: Many companies use the term ‘exit strategy’ but few have an actual strategy that they are deliberately working towards. Typically, their exit strategy is hope. They hope for some inbound interest that will result in a great deal.
In my experience, great exits are the result of deliberate actions that put the company in the best position to be sold to the right buyer, at the right price and at the right time.
If you’re an investor, you know what needs to be done in your portfolio companies, but your time just doesn’t scale. Your portfolio companies might be missing something when it comes to raising growth capital or exiting.
If you’re running a startup, then you likely struggle with key questions: How much should you raise? When? From whom? How do you balance building a big company with always being in the optimal position to be bought? You likely wrestle with these questions and more.
We can help. On a personal level, I have sat on both sides of the table and worked across many sectors and stages. I have seed-funded many companies and been part of huge, growth stage successes like FreshBooks and Shopify. We can give you unbiased and candid advice and then help you execute on whichever direction you choose.
One final word: SurePath is not an investment bank. While we help our clients with fundraising and exits, our model is very different. Our engagements can be as simple as coaching agreements. And unlike banks, we are looking to build long term relationships with our clients, not just collect a fee and move on.
Please check us out and get in touch.
Mark MacLeod | Founder | SurePath