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Bowery Capital: Vertical SaaS at Seed Stage

Bowery Capital: Vertical SaaS at Seed Stage

Update: 2023-07-11


Our Guest: Patrick McGovern from Bowery Capital,  an early-stage venture capital firm focused exclusively on founders looking to modernize business through technology. 

Episode Topics:

  • Common patterns emerge when seed-stage companies sell into enterprises.
  • Pat's insights on investment criteria for early stage vertical SaaS - can you reach $50m in ARR in a short period of time
  • Pat's viewpoints on the dynamic of founders who choose verticals that are too narrow in relation to the requirements of raising venture money
  • How should vertical SaaS companies evaluate their metrics using compared to broader, horizontal-oriented  benchmarks?
  • Pat's viewpoint on AI in vertical SaaS
  • Bowery Capital's typical check sizes + three types of deals
  • Pat's perspective on an ideal founder
  • The rationale behind a vertical SaaS founder opting for VC funding instead of bootstrapping


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Bowery Capital: Vertical SaaS at Seed Stage

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