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The Best of the Best

Funding successful entrepreneurs with superb businesses, Start Capital works as a direct consulting partner for taking your business to the next level.

Start Capital works with mid-sized companies seeking to grow. We combine strategic partnership with growth capital and consulting to help take your business over the second-stage growth hurdle. In essence, we act as the growth catalyst that takes your business over the small company hurdle into a larger middle-market powerhouse.

Company Criteria

  • Company Size: $10,000 to $2,000,000 in TTM revenue. We prefer companies with positive FCF (free cash flow), minimum of 10% margins on FCF with regular CAPEX reductions to EBITDA.
  • Investment Size Needed: $20,000 to $2,000,000
  • Growth Expectation: $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 in the next five years
  • Geography: United States

For Start-Ups

We only invest in start-ups. We prefer companies in high growth markets that have just reached profitability (or will soon) and are needing a desperate capital infusion.

If your business is a start-up in the idea phase of the business, there must be a highly compelling reason for us to consider your company as an ideal start-up investment candidate. The ideal candidate would include all of the following key characteristics to be considered:

  • Solid Team. We prefer experienced management, particularly in the industry in which you intend to launch.
  • Evidence of Traction. Ideas are a dime-a-dozen. Proven ideas showcase some traction which includes product adoption, revenue and, preferably, profitability.
  • Proven and Proprietary Technology. We invest in ideas and deals where proprietary technology creates a barrier to entry for the competition for a “sustainable” period of time. We like to ensure any investment dollars can be predictable going forward.

Start Capital is industry agnostic, but we have a biased preference toward the following markets:

  • Business services
  • Information services
  • Distribution
  • Healthcare products/services
  • Financial products/services
  • Technology-driven platforms
  • Niche manufacturing

We are uninterested in investing in highly-cyclical and risky projects. We maintain our focus on the company’s core value. We buy potential. However, potential is most often backed by solid data with compelling numbers. We also stay away from highly-leveraged companies as such can put undue pressure on the corporate Balance Sheet as well as limit further growth opportunities by limiting cash flow.

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