Pipe Technologies Announces Strategy to Drive Business into Next Phase of Growth
Company Conducting Search for New CEO To Expand Pipe’s Market Leadership in Alternative Finance
November 22, 2022
Miami, FLA. – November 22, 2022 – Pipe, creator of the world's first trading platform for recurring revenues, and its Co-Founders Harry Hurst, Josh Mangel, and Zain Allarakhia announced several strategic decisions designed to best position the company for its next phase of growth. As part of the strategic plan, the Co-Founders today announced they have retained True Search to conduct a search for a veteran CEO with significant operational experience, proven leadership, and complementary skill set and perspective necessary to execute Pipe’s mission as it continues to scale.
Harry Hurst, Pipe’s Co-Founder and Co-CEO, is moving from his current position to Vice Chairman of Pipe to support the CEO search and transition. Co-Founder and Co-CEO Josh Mangel assumes the role of CEO and continues to lead the organization. Once the new CEO is announced, Mangel will become Executive Chairman with a continued focus on product and strategy. Usman Masood, currently the EVP of Engineering who has had a tremendous impact on Pipe over the past year, will become CTO. Allarakhia will also remain deeply involved, both at the board level and in his role as Senior Advisor.
In less than three years, Pipe has created the recurring revenue asset class and built a proven and highly active trading platform. Over 22,000 companies have signed up for Pipe and $7 billion of ARR has been connected to the platform. Over 50% of the trading volume on the platform comes from non-SaaS vertical markets including direct-to-consumer (D2C) subscriptions, streaming services, service-based businesses, and more.
Co-Founder Josh Mangel said, “Harry, Zain, and I launched Pipe because we knew there was another way – a better way – for businesses with recurring revenue to secure financing. In partnership with our amazing team at Pipe, we’ve put recurring revenue financing on the map. Today we are excited to announce our strategy to achieve our next phase of sustained, long-term growth.”
Co-Founder Harry Hurst remarked, “While the three of us will still all be involved in Pipe, of course, we acknowledge the company needs a veteran and experienced operational CEO to drive the business forward to even greater heights.”
In February, Pipe also closed its first acquisition of Purely Capital, a media and entertainment financing company, which now serves as the Media & Entertainment division on the platform to help producers, rights owners, and distributors drive immediate up-front revenue from their long-term licensing contracts from investment-grade streaming services and broadcasters, including Amazon, Netflix, and Disney. Pipe Entertainment is one of the fastest-growing verticals on Pipe’s platform.
“We have achieved a tremendous amount as a company in a short period of time and have helped entrepreneurs scale and grow their businesses on their terms,” said Hurst. “Pipe is well positioned, and unlike many companies in this challenging environment, we have the resources and half a decade of runway to make long-term, strategic decisions from a position of strength to ensure we are continuing to drive further value to our customers and investors. At this stage in Pipe’s lifecycle, it is critical that we have an operational leader with the experience to drive Pipe’s ambitions and long-term vision to scale, and I am excited for that person to usher in the next stage of growth and innovation for Pipe.”
“Access to non-dilutive operating capital is a significant challenge for businesses across industries, especially technology companies at every stage and size, and Pipe’s approach to unlocking the value of recurring revenue for companies is a game changer,” said Logan Allin, Managing Partner at Fin Capital. “Pipe is on an incredible trajectory, and we are grateful to Harry, Josh, and Zain for the vision and leadership that has established Pipe as the clear category leader. We’ve always been supportive of the founder's long-term ambitious goals and plans to bring on an experienced operational leader to continue the tremendous journey ahead.”
Pipe is a trading platform that enables entrepreneurs to grow their businesses on their terms. By treating revenue streams as an asset, Pipe allows companies to transform their revenue into up-front capital, instantly. For entrepreneurs, that means more cash flow for scaling their businesses without dilution. For investors, Pipe has unlocked the largest untapped asset class, revenue. Whether you're an entrepreneur or an investor - Pipe is growth on your terms. To learn more, visit pipe.com or follow us on Twitter @pipe.
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