Proven revenue model
Next Step Capital Partners™ invests in companies with a proven revenue-generation model in place.
Market-ready product or service
Next Step Capital Partners™ targets companies with a successful product or service in the market or that are close to launch. Companies in the product design or development phase, or those exploring options for marketing or sales approach, are not an appropriate fit for this model.
Successful, committed owners
First and foremost, Next Step Capital Partners™ invests in people – their ideas, their passions, and their track records. As a result, we look for deep domain experience, an appropriate mix of critical business skills, and a solid record of success in previous ventures.
Capital Requirements of $250 – $500K
Next Step Capital Partners™ in focused on investments of $250 – $500K to support sales expansion, go-to-market plans, product launch, or other near-term operational objectives. We typically fund those companies with the capacity to begin generating incremental revenue from our investment in the short term. Investments are generally made in stages based on achievement of revenue-related milestones.
Currently, Next Step Capital Partners™ invests primarily in companies based in Texas. Future plans include geographic expansion, we are not currently resourced to consider investments outside of the state unless the circumstances are uniquely compelling.
A simple and more flexible investment structure
Next Step Capital Partners’ ™ innovative approach means that repayment of the investment amount, plus an agreed-to return, is sourced solely from your company’s topline revenue. Payments are never fixed. As sales and revenue increase, the investment is paid off more quickly. If sales are lower than initially forecasted, your payments to us are reduced in kind.
The right investment at the right time
Our process is simpler and faster than traditional investment or debt financing options. Funds are often available in a matter of weeks. That makes Next Step Capital Partners™ a perfect fit for dynamic, early-stage companies looking to finance growth-targeted operational objectives like sales expansion, product launch or inventory rebuild.
Increased capital with less uncertainty
Next Step Capital Partners™ share of revenue-based approach offers an investment with total repayment capped per our negotiated amount. Payment amounts track with your company’s topline revenue. And since our investment requires no equity exchange, collateralization of hard assets, or company valuation, you’re relieved of the uncertainty that comes with traditional sources of capital.
Hands-on when you need us, hands off when you don’t
Next Step Capital Partners™, Patrick Drew and Dan Keelan, offer more than four decades of combined experience as entrepreneurs and business executives. Their wealth of relevant experience, strong network of multi-industry experts, and a non-intrusive investment approach, ensure you have anytime access to the expertise you need – and the autonomy you require – to manage your business as you see fit.