Elie, Bobby, and Sheldon tell the story:

  • Elie Levy, Jay Rosen, Jon-Erik Chassion (CEO, CFO, and Director of Operations):

    2018 was a huge growth year for us. We are a lean operation but our output per employee is off the charts. That said, we knew we needed more resources to further turbocharge our growth but since we are profitable, we didn’t need capital. Running the day-to-day operations was our main focus but in the back of our minds, we knew sourcing the right capital partner would one day be important if we wanted to build a big business.

  • Sheldon Lewis and Bobby Ocampo:

    We had spent a considerable amount of time researching the addiction health space. We were very interested in the category but found the incumbents had antiquated solutions. There had to be an emerging player and that’s how we first uncovered Sunwave. Francis Donohue reached out to the company and after several emails and calls, finally got in the door.

  • Elie, Jay, and Jon-Erik:

    Again, we weren’t actively looking for a capital partner, but we liked and trusted the Blueprint team the more time we spent with them. This is our first time building and scaling a software business and Bobby and Sheldon have great reputations for helping businesses at our size grow. Most importantly, we have a highly-aligned vision of where we want to take Sunwave. Venture capitalists are only interested in growth at all costs. Private equity wanted to buy us. Blueprint filled a market need for us that we think a lot of bootstrapped operators would similarly appreciate.

  • Sheldon and Bobby:

    A lot of high growth businesses don’t want to give up majority control early and we hate the VC binary approach to investing. The more time we spent with the Sunwave team, the more we realized we were a natural fit and shared the same vision.

  • Elie, Jay, and Jon-Erik:

    What we needed most was to build our sales and marketing engine. To date, we have been growing via word-of-mouth and that could’ve gotten us to reasonable scale. What we liked about Blueprint is their experience helping scale businesses at our exactly our stage, which is unique.

  • Sheldon and Bobby:

    Sunwave is exactly what we look for in a partnership – a strong management team with deep domain experience and excellent business fundamentals. We look forward to building Sunwave alongside Elie, Jay, and Jon-Erik.