We are looking for companies that have a product/MVP live and already generating some revenue from unaffiliated customers. These companies are typically raising their first investment checks after angel investments.
If you identify with this scenario or is a little before or after, we’d love to get to know you. Here are the first steps!
SaaSholic is managed by SaaS operators, not analysts from the financial market or wealthy yet inexperienced individual angels. We’ve been there and we know what it takes for a SaaS business to be successful.
We typically help our portfolio startups with their marketing and go to market strategies, creating and scaling their salesforce, choosing the right tech stack, culture and leadership principles, Delaware incorporation and hiring.
We’re not talking about the same Silicon Valley cliché tips everyone reads on books and articles. We’re talking about real-life things that we’ve been through or have seen working in the LatAm market peculiarities.
We’re deeply connected in the tech scene: from co-investors and late-stage investors to related companies to partner up, to possible senior hires, to domain experts for benchmarking. The right warm introduction makes things much easier 😉
All SaaSholic managers have invested a significant amount of their personal wealth in the fund, in contrary to a typical VC.
If we invest in you, we trust you. With our personal money.
This means that if you succeed, we succeed; if you fail, we also fail. We’re in this together.
We value your time as much as we value ours. Expect no unnecessary formalities and bureaucracies.
Once we start talking, we’re building a long term relationship. We believe that the easiest (and maybe the only) way to achieve success in a relationship is through transparency and honesty. It’s good for you and it’s good for us. BTW, we expect the same.
We want to learn more about your company, its timing, your team, and understand the best way how we can help. We asked for metrics, market, problem / solution, simple pitchdeck, and time information.
(If you haven’t answer to some questions, don’t worry about it. Do your best.)
We answer all the entrepreneurs who are interested in joining us and investing their time.
There will be no’s. And we will be transparent with those entrepreneurs about our reasons and provide constructive feedback.
A no means “not now”. And we’ve invested in many companies that took our feedbacks, applied them and evolved.
There will also be yes’s. And when we’re interested we’ll either ask for a couple more information to fill some understanding gaps and/or we’ll invite you to a call.
If we’re talking, it clearly means we’re interested (not yet decided though) and feel we can help you scale.
Expect an informal conversation about the things that matter to a startup in your stage: métricas, mercado, problema/solução e time.
Feel free to ask questions. Please do.
2 or 3 calls lasting 30-60 minutes is our “normal” to feel confident to partner with companies
If it fits your expectations and you feel we can add value to your business, let’s get it started!
Although SaaS is booming right now in LatAm and many great companies have emerged, we also make some investments in other tech-related business models.
We typically invest in companies that have a product/MVP live and already generating some revenue from unaffiliated customers. These companies are typically raising their first investment checks after angel investments.
If you identify with this scenario or is a little before or after, we’d love to get to know you.
Here are the first steps!
We look for the following characteristics:
Past achievements, grit, domain expertise, the complementarity of the team, self-sufficiency of the team to succeed in the current stage.
Yes. As long as you operate in LatAm.
It can take from 3-6 weeks. It depends on how clear your data is, how fast we can set our conversations and the current state of your formal and legal incorporation.
We typically invest from 25-100k USD.
Depending on your company’s capital necessity we can connect you with other investors in order to raise the remaining amount for the round.
We’re fast in our investment process and once you have the commitment from a respected investor such as SaaSholic, other investors typically come in more easily.
We also present the founders to a network of investors that does investments with us and the terms we use are simple and industry standard (that simplifies the conversation with other potential investors).
We typically mentor our portfolio startups on their marketing and go to market strategies, creating and scaling their salesforce, choosing the right tech stack, culture and leadership principles and hiring.
We don’t have a physical office.
We meet and communicate with our portfolio and partners mostly through Skype or phone.