037: The SaaS Investing Playbook with Akeel Jabber

Real Estate Runway

Jan 19 2022 • 23 mins

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.

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Getting to know Akeel Jabber - [00:01 – 06:29]

  • I introduce to the show
    • Bio
  • 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
    • Socialtool.io
    • Postalytics

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
    • Links below
  • Final words

Tweetable Quotes:

“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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Want to connect with Akeel? You can find him on LinkedIn. If you want to invest in SaaS or sell your business, check out https://horizencapital.com/.

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