~Financing facility payout generates 30% return over term of the investment~
VANCOUVER, BC – September 14, 2020 – TIMIA Capital Corporation (“TIMIA” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:TCA/OTC: TIMCF) today announced it has successfully exited from a previously announced financing with Karbon Inc.
In January 2019, TIMIA announced a US$3 million investment facility for Karbon Inc., a Sausalito, California-based software company. The financing facility for Karbon included a disbursement of US$1,000,000. With the early exit from the investment facility, Karbon has paid TIMIA US$1,500,000 in a combination of return of principal, interest and early redemption payments. The early buyout of the Karbon financing is expected to generate a gain of approximately $200,000 in TIMIA’s consolidate financial statements.
“We congratulate the Karbon team and glad to see their continued success,” said Mike Walkinshaw, CEO of TIMIA. “We have a proprietary fintech platform that helps us identify and invest in exciting technology companies, like Karbon, for our investment portfolio. We’ll continue to work diligently to find more growing technology companies and will report on our investments accordingly.”
TIMIA’s fintech platform and subsequent investments produce periodic gains from early redemption of investment financings, like Karbon, which may have a meaningful impact on the Company’s bottom line. The gain of approximately $200,000 will impact the Company’s Q4 2020 consolidated results.
Over its five year history, TIMIA has exited 10 revenue finance investments, out of the total of 30 investments it has made, generating total gains of over $2.6 million in its consolidated income statement. Furthermore, from the inception of the revenue financing model to date, TIMIA has never realized a loss of capital on any of its investments.
TIMIA is continuously seeking new and exciting investments in the software as a service or SaaS industry and invites those companies requiring financing to register on timiacapital.com.
Under TIMIA’s revenue-based financing model, TIMIA advances capital to SaaS businesses with a recurring revenue stream that allows the portfolio company to make monthly payments on a repayment schedule sculpted to the portfolio company’s revenue streams.
The Company expects to make further investments in the coming months, in the pursuit of its business model, which is to earn a combination of monthly payments and periodic gains on investments.
About Karbon Inc.
Karbon is an advanced workstream collaboration platform integrated with your email, ensuring visibility across teams, departments and locations. Karbon combines email, discussions, tasks and powerful workflows to keep everything your team needs to get work done in one place and in context. To learn how you can maximize your team’s output with Karbon, visit karbonhq.com.
About TIMIA Capital Corporation
TIMIA Capital Corporation is a specialty finance company that provides growth capital to technology companies in exchange for payments based on monthly revenue. This alternative financing option complements both debt and equity financing, while allowing entrepreneurs and existing stakeholders to retain ownership and control of their business. TIMIA’s singular focus is the fast growing, global, business-to-business Software-as-a-Service (or SaaS) segment. We align ourselves with entrepreneurial management teams growing their sales from $1 Million to $10 Million in Annual Recurring Revenue. For more information about TIMIA Capital Corporation, please visit www.timiacapital.com.
For more information, please contact:
Vice President, Capital Markets & Communications
Mike Walkinshaw, CEO
TIMIA Capital Corporation
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