Neil Batlett has an interesting take on StatSVN and StatCVS:
One problem that startup companies often have is demonstrating to investors that they’re actually doing something productive rather than just pouring away money on office plants, Herman Miller chairs, and playing foosball all day. … One thing you can do is show the evolution of your code over a period of time using a tool like StatSVN.
Lines of code are certainly not the most meaningful numbers, but they are a nice and simple way of demonstrating activity. Sometimes that’s all you need.