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Types of Intangible Assets

With the rise of technology companies beginning in the 1990’s, businesses look less and less “traditional,” with intangible assets overtaking tangible assets in both quantity and value.

5 Things We Examine in a Technology Assessment 

When evaluating a company’s intellectual property, we consider credit, technology, and other intangible value. These are five areas we typically consider when conducting a technology assessment.

Q1 2022: PIUS’ First Quarter Recap

PIUS experienced a year of growth in 2021, and if the first few months of 2022 are any indication, we can expect to outpace that growth significantly, year-over-year.

Knowing Your Worth: The Rise of Non-Traditional Banking & Leveraging IP Assets

As we move into the new year, entrepreneurs face tough times ahead, as finance experts are increasingly reporting that the historically low interest rates we’ve seen over the past few years are on their way out. After all, the Federal Reserve has traditionally bumped up interest rates to ease strong economic growth or curb inflation, whereas …

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2021: PIUS’ Year in Review

As we close out 2021 and look forward to all 2022 has in store, the team at PIUS is grateful for the growth we have experienced over the past 12 months. From new carriers to new and renewed clients, new and bolstered partnerships to new hires and promotions, PIUS has experienced the type of steady …

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Financing Options for Unsponsored Companies: Venture Debt vs. Insured Technology Financing

This post is the third in a three-part series. Read Part 1: Background and Choices and Part 2: Bank Loans vs. Insured Technology Financing.  Venture debt is  an increasingly popular option amongst entrepreneurs as many seek alternative funding opportunities, often bridging a company from one growth stage to the next. Venture debt is a form of debt financing specifically geared to …

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Financing Options for Unsponsored Companies: Background and Choices

When considering financing for technology startups, we can generally categorize companies into two distinct groups – sponsored and unsponsored.  Simply speaking, a sponsored company is one with one or more institutional investors, typically venture capitalists. In exchange for its investment in the company, the sponsor typically secures ownership equity in the company, and frequently, they may …

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New Look, Same Focus

Today, I am excited to announce the launch of the new and improved PIUS website. Along with an updated appearance, we’ve streamlined our communication and navigation. As our business continues to grow, it has become increasingly important to not only clearly articulate PIUS’ offerings, but to efficiently speak to our key audiences: technology companies and lenders. …

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