BlackStar will seek debt investments, at times coupled with equity conversion features and warrants, in private, early stage businesses with strong growth prospects within the industry sectors covered by our collective experience.
Our portfolio companies will typically have a defined path to liquidity in a three-year +/- timeframe. We seek to invest up to $10 million per company in senior debt and equity-linked securities.
BlackStar requires our portfolio companies to engage International Hedge Group, Inc., BlackStar’s parent Company, under terms of a consulting engagement so that our client companies can be monitored and provided guidance as to their business and financial operations.
Our First Portfolio Company
MeshWorks Media Corporation a Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) Company creating cloud based proprietary social communication technologies that inform, entertain, drive action, measure, and amass data across all e-mail, internet, and social media services as well as all mobile devices and print media.
MeshWorks is a proprietary SaaS technology delivering cloud based video email, email marketing, enterprise content management and data analytics to businesses of any size operating anywhere in the world.
MeshWorks 3rd generation cloud platform, MeshMail, presents a first of its kind business communications and marketing solution to a global audience that will spend $2 Billion on enterprise content management, $4 Billion on cloud storage services, $6.7 Billion on email marketing and $500 Billion on advertising in 2016.
MeshMail was built to address the global business demand for a video engagement product that addresses the problem of consumer email fatigue plus delivers a practical & measurable way to engage the 2nd screen audience. MeshMail was also built to solve the need for an engagement platform that syncs with a business’s existing systems and services as well as provides an economical option to the overpriced and underperforming digital marketing platforms of today.
Notable Clients: RE/MAX International
Our portfolio investment was initiated in the fall of 2016, BlackStar entered into a Senior Secured Note with Meshworks.