It’s time to uncover a different asset class with tons of opportunities to generate cash returns! Akeel Jabber is a tech investor who looks to acquire and grow SaaS companies. He is the Founder and Investment Director at HoriZen Capital, where he partners with B2B SaaS Companies to take their business to the next level of growth. Akeel is an expert in growth marketing and capital raising for B2B SaaS companies. He shares his knowledge and experience as the Host of the SaaS District Podcast.
If you’re looking to unlock your investing potential or just get a bit more educated on this asset class, dive into the episode where we’ll explore Akeel’s playbook for investing in SaaS as an asset class.
Getting to know Akeel Jabber - [00:01 – 06:29]
I introduce to the show
Akeel shares a bit of his background
Petroleum engineer turned entrepreneur
Passion for increasing cash returns
Learning hard lessons through the stock market
You don’t have full control over your investments
How Akeel learned to make passive income
Recurring revenue from a physical franchise
Transitioning to digital investments for faster returns
Going full time into B2B SaaS
Uncovering B2B SaaS - [06:30 – 11:02]
Akeel explains why he went into B2B as an acquisition
Learning what you want and don’t want through experimentation
Trying to gain expertise in one area
Software as a Service: algorithms written to do work for you
How this serves you in the real estate space
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The SaaS Investing Playbook - [11:03 – 19:46]
How to add value to SaaS investments generate a return for investors
Similar to Real Estate, optimizing areas of potential
Going through a checklist of ways to grow revenue by assing value
How to value investments
In SaaS you’re looking at ARR (Annual Recurring Revenue)
Companies are growing too fast to accurately utilize NOI
Finding investment opportunities and partnerships
Akeel breaks down his company’s process
How you can get involved in this asset class
Reach out - Links below
Examples of Akeel’s successful investments
99 Dollar Social
The Quattro Trio - [19:47 - 27:31]
What is your superpower?
Learning to step back and analyze risk
Knowing when to say no to deals
What is your biggest failure?
Akeel’s mistake with investing in one affiliate page
How to connect with Mike
“The goal is no longer to focus on cash flow… The focus is really, how do we empower entrepreneurship through a different path?” - Akeel Jabber
“With SaaS, almost the whole world is your market.” - Akeel Jabber
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