The first software solutions were born as monoliths – focused on specific use cases. Costly to set-up, integrate and maintain they were too expensive for all but the biggest corporations. As prices dropped and usability rose, SMEs gained access to software. But much manual effort remained to bridge the gaps between use-case-specific solutions.
Today, Industry-Specific Operating Systems (ISOS) are covering everything SMEs need to run their businesses. They span features from scheduling and logistics to procurement and payments. Empowered by ISOS, SMEs can function atnew levels of speed and cost, as well addressing labor shortages via increased efficiency. They pass on these benefits to win customers – while large corporates often wrestle with outdated tech stacks and migration nightmares.
At Cusp Capital, we're excited to support this new power paradigm by investing in the ambitious companies pioneering their industries’ ISOS.