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Description

Search Engine Compares Open Sources For Coding Use

San Jose CA (Santa Clara County)

Seller Financing Available if the price and deal structure is right

Asking Price: $425,000

Cash Flow: $5,249

Gross Revenue: $12,140

EBITDA: N/A

FF&E: N/A

Inventory: N/A

Established: 2020

Employees: 4

Business Description
Our client’s website is a directory and search engine which helps people find and compare open-source projects to use in building software. The website helps software engineers find the right open-source project to solve their problems. Finding the right open-source software to solve a software engineering problem is often extremely difficult using GitHub or Google. Our client’s website also helps engineers compare various options across several key metrics to determine which open-source project will best solve their problem.
At its most successful month the website had 1,700,000 unique users and $19,400 in passive advertising income revenue and a monthly growth rate of 7%.
The website provides a faceted search and browse feature with autocomplete which allows users to see open-source projects that are useful to them. The site accomplishes this by combining topics which describe each project under development, so users can filter down into more specific lists of projects to find the project they need. The site uses a machine learning model created to add topics to projects that don’t have topics on GitHub. This is important because more and better search results are created through this process, along with lists of relevant open-source projects gleaned from a huge resource of open-source projects.

The site provides human manual categorization of the most popular 7,000 topics, such as putting the topic “reactjs” into the category “Web User Interface”. This helps users find what they need. This categorization is utilized throughout the site, in the directory user interface, the search, the alternatives, and many other places. These categorizations were hand categorized by the owner of the website who has 25 years’ experience in software engineering. A drag and drop tool can be used to continue updating categories. The site utilizes extensive manual and automated canonicalization; i.e., the process for converting data that has more than one possible representation into a “standard”, “normal”, or canonical form. The result for users is that if they search for or look at a list of similar and duplicated topics, (such as, for example, any of ‘crawler’, ‘crawlers’, ‘web-crawler’ or ‘web-crawlers’) by viewing those topics, a user will see results which map to one single topic since all those terms really mean the same thing.

The site collects and combines package manager metadata from around 30 package managers with project metadata from GitHub. This allows users to see key metrics of the open-source projects to decide which resource best solves their problem. The site provides alternatives to the project users are viewing and a user interface making it easy to compare the various alternatives. This uses advanced lemmatization and string-matching algorithms. On a high level what is done is to match parts of words with other parts of words inside the description of the project. So the description is taken from project Foo, and the algorithm looks and sees if there are partially matched topics in that description that map to something in the list of 7,000 topics hand categorized and canonicalized. These are matched against different root word forms and partial string matches on various positions to map many variants that don’t match one for one but mean the same thing. It has extensive unit tests to ensure the quality of the algorithm is exceptional.

NDA is required (SUBMIT BELOW) to secure comprehensive Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM) crafted by Pronova Partners.

Detailed Information

Facilities:
N/A SaaS Application

Competition:
None with equivalent functionality

Growth & Expansion:
Our client’s website is designed for use by any software engineer, of which there are millions in the marketplace.

Financing:
To be determined if the price and deal structure are right.

Support & Training:
As needed – specific terms for transition support can be negotiated. The Seller wishes to facilitate a successful and smooth transfer of the Business.

Reason for Selling:
Other business interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BUYER’S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF INTRODUCTION AND CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT:

The undersigned, individually and on behalf of any partnership, corporation, company, individual, group of individuals, or other entity of any nature, type, or form for which the undersigned is acting or which the undersigned represents or is engaged or employed by (collectively, “Buyer”), acknowledges that ProNova Partners, the DBA of Ace Business Brokers, Inc. (CA DRE #01869984) and agents working for ProNova Partners (hereinafter, “Broker”) first introduced Buyer to, and provided Buyer with Confidential Information about the following business identified herein on this website (“Business”). Buyer further acknowledges that the Confidential Information, as defined herein, is valuable and proprietary to the Business, and that the Business and its owners (hereinafter, collectively, “Seller”) therefore desire to maintain complete confidentiality of all information disclosed to Buyer. Buyer further expressly acknowledges that such Confidential Information shall be provided to Buyer for the sole purpose of evaluating the possible purchase by Buyer of all or part of the stock or assets of the Business. In consideration of the acknowledgements and covenants of Buyer contained herein, and for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged by Buyer, Buyer agrees as follows:

1. DEFINITION OF “CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION”:

The term “Confidential Information” shall mean any and all information communicated, furnished, or disclosed, in whatever form, fashion, or medium, to Buyer regarding or related in any way or fashion to the Seller or to the Business which is proprietary and confidential to Seller, including without limitation the fact that the Business is for sale; all financial, database, production, marketing, scientific, statistical, research, operational, technical, and pricing information; business knowledge and know-how; business methods; business procedures, processes, and techniques; business manuals; manufacturing processes, procedures, and techniques; ideas; discoveries; inventions; developments; correspondence; records; data; databases; contracts; contract terms; vendor information; contractor information; customer lists; employee lists; and any other information made known to Buyer: (a) from any inspection, examination, or other review of the books, records, assets, liabilities, processes, or production methods of Seller; (b) from any communication with Seller or Seller’s broker, directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents, suppliers, vendors, customers or representatives; (c) during any and all visits to Seller’s premises; or (d) through disclosure or discovery in any other manner. Confidential Information shall also mean and include any information, data, or documents prepared by Buyer that incorporate, are based upon or arise from or as a result of any Confidential Information. Confidential Information shall not include information that, (a) is or becomes generally available to the public, (b) was known to Buyer on a nonconfidential basis prior to its disclosure to Buyer by the Seller or Seller’s Representatives, or (c) is independently developed by Buyer or its Representatives without the use of or reference to any Confidential Information.


2. NON-DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION:

Buyer shall use the Confidential Information only for the sole purpose of evaluating the possible purchase by Buyer of all or part of the stock or assets of Seller, and shall not make use of the Confidential Information, in whole or in part, for any other purpose whatsoever. Buyer further agrees to keep confidential all of the Confidential Information and to take all reasonable steps to preserve the confidential and proprietary nature of such Confidential Information. Buyer acknowledges and agrees that all Confidential Information furnished hereunder shall be and remain the property of Seller. Buyer further agrees not to disclose or permit access to any Confidential Information, without Seller’s prior written consent, to anyone other than Buyer’s legal counsel, accountants, lenders, or other agents or advisors (“Buyer Consultants”) to whom disclosure or access is necessary for Buyer to evaluate the Business. Disclosure of the Confidential Information shall be made to such Buyer Consultants only for the sole purpose of evaluating the possible purchase by Buyer of all or part of the stock or assets of Seller, and Buyer represents and warrants that each such Buyer Consultant has agreed, prior to its receipt of Confidential Information, to abide and be bound fully by all terms and conditions of this Agreement to the same extent as Buyer so agrees and is bound. Neither Buyer nor Buyer Consultants shall use or permit the use of Confidential Information in any manner whatsoever, except as may be required for Buyer to evaluate its potential acquisition of the Business or as may be required by legal process. Buyer expressly agrees Buyer shall be responsible for any breach of this Agreement by Buyer Consultants, or by any of its or Buyer Consultants’ officers, directors, employees, advisors, agents, and representatives, and any of the above. If the Buyer does not purchase the Business, Buyer shall, at Seller’s sole direction, either destroy or return to Broker all information provided to Buyer, including without limitation Confidential Information, and Buyer shall not retain any copy, reproduction, or record thereof.


3. BUYER’S RESPONSIBILITY AND DISCLAIMER OF BROKER’S LIABILITY:

Broker has received information about the Business from the Seller, which information may include, but is not limited to, tax returns, financial statements, equipment lists, and facility leases. Based on information provided by Seller, Broker often prepares a summary description of the Business, which may include a cash flow projection, an adjusted income statement, or a seller discretionary cash flow statement. Buyer understands that Broker does not audit or verify any information given to Broker, nor does Broker make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, or fitness for a particular purpose of the information, including without limitation the Confidential Information, of Seller. Broker does not in any way guarantee future business performance of the Seller or of the Business. Buyer is solely responsible to examine and investigate the Business, its assets, liabilities, financial statements, tax returns, and any other information and facts which might influence Buyer’s purchase decision or the price Buyer is willing to pay. Any decision by Buyer to purchase the Business shall be based solely on Buyer’s own investigation and that of Buyer’s Buyer Consultants, and not upon any information or investigation (if any) provided by Broker. Any costs, fees, and expenses incurred from consultations with advisors including but not limited to Buyer Consultants shall be at the sole expense of Buyer and Buyer’s exclusive responsibility to pay. Broker shall not have any liability or responsibility to Buyer and its officers, directors, employees, advisors, agents, and representatives, or to Buyer Consultants and their officers, directors, employees, advisors, agents, and representatives, or any of them, arising from, regarding, or related in any fashion to the use of any Confidential Information furnished to Buyer hereunder. Buyer, on behalf of itself and its officers, directors, employees, advisors, agents, and representatives, as well as on behalf of Buyer Consultants and their officers, directors, employees, advisors, agents, and representatives, or any of them, expressly disclaims, releases, and holds Broker harmless from and against any and all liability that does or may arise from or relate to (a) the use of the Confidential Information, (b) any errors therein or omissions therefrom.


4. NON-CIRCUMVENTION AGREEMENT:

The Seller has entered into an agreement providing that Seller shall pay a fee to the listing broker if, during the term of such agreement and up to twenty-four (24) months thereafter, the Business is transferred to a buyer introduced by the listing broker or a cooperating broker. Buyer shall conduct all inquiries into and discussions about the Business and Seller solely through Broker and shall not directly contact the Seller or any of the Seller’s representatives. Should Buyer purchase all or part of the stock or assets of Business, acquire any interest in Business or Seller, execute any lease at the Business premises, or become affiliated in any capacity with Business or Seller without Broker’s participation, or in any way interfere with Brokers’ right to a fee, Buyer shall be liable to the listing broker and the cooperating broker for such fee and any other damages including without limitation reasonable attorney’s fees, costs, and Broker’s expenses of collection.


5. DISCLOSURE REQUIRED BY LAW:

If Buyer or any of its agents or representatives is required by subpoena or other court order to disclose any Confidential Information, Buyer shall provide notice of such subpoena or order to Seller within seven (7) business days of Buyer’s receipt of same, and Buyer shall use reasonable best efforts to resist disclosure of any Confidential Information until an appropriate protective order may be sought, or a waiver of compliance with the provisions of this Agreement is granted in writing by Buyer. If, in the absence of a protective order or Buyer’s receipt of a written waiver of compliance, Buyer or any of its representatives is nonetheless in the written opinion of Buyer’s legal counsel legally required to disclose Confidential Information, then in such event Buyer may disclose such information, provided that (a) Seller is given a reasonable opportunity in advance of such disclosure to review the text and substance of such disclosure before it is made, and (b) said disclosure is limited solely to the Confidential Information specifically required to be disclosed.


6. REMEDIES AND INDEMNIFICATION:

Buyer expressly acknowledges that monetary damages would not be a sufficient remedy upon Buyer’s breach of the provisions of this Agreement, and Buyer further acknowledges that Seller and/or Broker shall be entitled to equitable relief, including without limitation injunctive relief and specific performance, in addition to all other remedies available at law or in equity. Buyer agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Broker from and against any and all losses, damages, liability, costs, fees, and expenses, including without limitation attorney’s fees, that Broker may sustain or incur as a result of Buyer’s breach of this Agreement.


7. FURTHER TERMS:

This Agreement is not, and will not be construed as, any form of a letter of intent or agreement between Buyer and Seller, or between Buyer and the Business, to enter into any type of transaction. This Agreement reflects solely Buyer’s agreement to maintain the confidentiality of the Confidential Information Buyer receives hereunder. This Agreement does not and shall not constitute any commitment or obligation on the part of Buyer, on the one hand, and Seller or Business, on the other hand, to enter into any transaction or contractual arrangement of any form, type, or nature whatsoever. Neither Buyer nor its agents or representatives will contact Seller’s employees, customers, landlords, or suppliers, nor linger or otherwise observe the Business, without Seller’s written consent. Throughout the term of this Agreement and for three (3) years thereafter, Buyer shall not directly solicit for employment any employees of Seller. However, Buyer shall not be prohibited from making general solicitations for employment not directed at the Business, nor from hiring any employee that responds to such general solicitations. Broker may act as a dual agent representing both Buyer and Seller. Seller and Seller’s successors are specifically intended to be third-party beneficiaries of the duties and obligations of this Agreement and may prosecute any action at law or in equity necessary to enforce this Agreement’s terms and conditions as though Seller were a party hereto. This Agreement can only be modified, amended, or supplemented in writing, signed by both Broker and Buyer and stating that it is a modification, amendment, or supplement to this Agreement. Waiver of any breach of this Agreement shall not be a waiver of any subsequent breach. This Agreement supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings between the Buyer and Broker with respect to the subject matter herein. If any term or provision of this Agreement shall be deemed by any court decision to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining terms and provisions of this Agreement shall remain and continue in full force and effect. This Agreement shall be construed under and governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to conflict of law principles. Buyer and Broker hereby irrevocably consent and voluntarily submit to jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts located in Orange County, California as related to any action instituted to enforce any terms of this Agreement. This Agreement may be signed in counterparts; faxed and electronic form signatures may be considered as originals. If Buyer is a corporation, partnership, company, or other such entity, the undersigned executes this Agreement on behalf of Buyer and warrants that he/she is duly authorized to do so and has the actual authority and power to bind the corporation, partnership, company or other such entity to this Agreement. Buyer acknowledges receipt of a fully completed copy of this Agreement, which shall be continually available on the site https://www.pronovapartners.com/.

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