Keating Capital Makes Additional $1 Million Investment in SilkRoad
Participates in $16 Million Growth Financing Round
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. -- August 22, 2013
Keating Capital, Inc. (Nasdaq: KIPO) (www.KeatingCapital.com), a pre-IPO
investor and business development company, announced that, on August 21, 2013,
it has made an additional $1 million convertible note investment in SilkRoad,
Inc., an existing portfolio company. Keating Capital’s investment is part of a
$16 million growth financing round completed by SilkRoad. Other participants
in the financing include Foundation Capital, Intel Capital, Azure Capital
Partners and Crosslink Ventures. SilkRoad intends to use the new funding to
fuel ongoing product innovation across SilkRoad’s Life Suite® Talent
Management software to support rapid company growth.
Chicago-based SilkRoad is a leading global provider of cloud-based human
capital management (HCM) solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses
(SMBs). SilkRoad’s Life Suite is a leading cloud-based Talent Management
system for SMBs, offering an integrated set of human resource management
system, talent acquisition, and talent development applications that enable
customers to find, attract, develop and retain the best talent. SilkRoad
serves global locations across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Keating Capital previously invested $3.5 million in SilkRoad’s Series C
convertible preferred stock in March 2012, with an additional $1.5 million
Series C investment in May 2012.
About Keating Capital, Inc.
Keating Capital is a business development company that specializes in making
pre-IPO investments in emerging growth companies that are committed to and
capable of becoming public. We provide investors with the ability to
participate in a unique fund that allows our stockholders to share in the
potential value accretion that we believe typically occurs once a company
transforms from private to public status. Keating Capital’s shares are listed
on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “KIPO.”
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Keating Capital, Inc.
Investor Relations Contact:
Margie L. Blackwell, 720-889-0133
Investor Relations Director
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