More Than Capital

The Cypress team has extensive operating and entrepreneurial experience and a twelve-year track record of successful outcomes for our portfolio companies. Through our collective contacts, experience and informed perspective, we provide relevant and impartial guidance if and when you request it.

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Here are a few ways we support our entrepreneurs:

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Growth Initiatives
  • Determining the right sales model for each market segment
  • Sales process, forecasting, and prioritization assistance
  • Sales channel strategy and introductions to channel partners
  • Introductions to potential customers
  • Product and pricing strategy and advice
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Capital Strategy & Financial Guidance
  • Strategic planning and capital budgeting
  • Facilitating banking relationships for working capital needs
  • Determining key performance metrics
  • Customer churn and unit economics analysis
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Talent Development
  • Identifying, interviewing and assessing key hires
  • Executive and employee compensation structures
  • Mentoring and advising key executives and teams
  • Assembling an Advisory Board of Directors
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Mergers, Acquisitions, and Exits
  • Identifying and assessing potential acquisition targets
  • Developing a compelling investor presentation
  • Introductions to potential equity investors
  • Introductions to investment bankers
  • Evaluating exit or funding offers

"More Than Capital" in Action...

Dan Godla
We were seeking a business partner who understood our strategy and could provide us with more than just capital. The Cypress team’s track record of helping to scale technology companies of all sizes was highly attractive to us. They are an ideal partner. Dan Godla Co-Founder & CEO
Matt Yagey 200
The Cypress team brings real-world operating experience to the table and they have invested in dozens of successful SaaS companies. We wanted to tap into that experience base. Matt Yagey Founder & CEO
John Clendennen
Over the years, the Cypress team has helped me immeasurably on everything from go-to-market strategy to hiring key leaders to M&A advice. Their insight comes from real entrepreneurial experience, not spreadsheets. John Clendennen Founder & CEO
John Michail Carter
During both periods of challenge and success, Cypress has been a patient and flexible partner. They take a long-term view focused on our company’s ultimate wellbeing and success. Jon-Michial Carter Co-Founder
Whitney Myers
We chose to partner with Cypress because of their non-dilutive approach to capital and because of our alignment on business strategy. Whitney Myers CEO
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Cypress is not only an investor, but they are a trusted advisor. They have supported us through our entire entrepreneurial journey, consistently providing informed, impartial and actionable perspectives. Bernadette Coleman Founder & CEO
Bill Wappler Surgere
Surgere would be a very different company today without Cypress. I am grateful for the advice that came along with the relationship. William Wappler Founder & CEO
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