SELLER STORY #1:
Investor and founding team member of a software company with $40M in revenue:
"After working for a start up for a couple years and then watching it grow into a real business over a decade, I decided to start my own technology company. I didn’t want to have to deal with angel investors and giving up equity and control. So, I worked with Akkadian to complete a successful sale of private company stock in the midst of a market meltdown to provide a significant amount of start-up capital for the new business. As a result, I was able to raise a large amount of capital from a tier one venture capital firm on great terms."
SELLER STORY #2:
Founder of mobile analytics software company with over $20M in revenue:
"It took my company seven years to get a point where we finally hit profitability and enjoyed a measure of predictability. Given all the ups and the downs we’d experienced, it made sense for me to put some money aside, refinance my house and put myself in a strong financial footing to wait patiently until the big liquidity event down the road. I had some real issues with my board about sharing information, but addressing all the challenges calmly, we were able to make the deal work regardless."
SELLER STORY #3:
Technical Founder of a security software company with more than $20M in revenue:
"I had worked for ten years, helping build it from the ground up, and all I had to show for it was a big AMT tax liability and a fiance who really, really wanted us to move out of our current apartment. With Akkadian, I was able to taste some real cash for the first time. It tasted good and I regularly go back to them for small transactions. They are straight shooters."
SELLER STORY #4:
Employee #4 of a software company with more than $100M of revenue:
"I was going through a divorce. Akkadian took a complicated process and made it easy. They dealt with my ex quickly and fairly on the same terms they dealt with me. Most importantly, I was also able to keep real upside if the company does well, which it is!"
SELLER STORY #5:
Early employee of SaaS company with $55M of recurring revenue:
"I left the company to move back to my hometown to raise a family. I had no idea exactly what I was going to do for work in the future. I'm glad I worked with Akkadian, because it meant that I could take my time to figure out my next career steps and finally build the house I have always wanted. What could have been a stressful transition became everything I’d hoped it would be."
SELLER STORY #6:
CMO of a leading high growth tech company with $80M in revenue:
"I had a large grant of options I needed to exercise, which was going to cost me $500K in after tax dollars and AMT taxes. This was expensive and risky, given there was no way to know how long it would be before I could sell on the open market. I worked with Akkadian to buy my options without taking any risk, which was exactly the low-risk solution I needed. I had invested four years of my life in the company. That was enough risk for me!"