We're reshaping the way tech startups get the funding they need to grow.
Our revenue-based financing makes it easy for entrepreneurs to access the capital
they need, when they need it.
BJ joined Lighter Capital as CEO in 2012. BJ has spent more than 15 years on both sides
of the table of small business financing, including time as a VC and angel investor, the
CFO of a public technology company, and an executive at startup technology companies.
Molly has been an investment professional for 10+ years with a focus on providing debt for
middle market companies. She was previously a VP at AEA Investors LP as a member of both
the Mezzanine and Senior Debt teams. She has her BA from Dartmouth College and her MSc from the
London School of Economics.
Before Lighter Capital John was a Principal Software Engineer at eBay Inc., where
he lead a team developing technologies that combined machine vision features with
traditional text based features. Prior to eBay, John helped build Positronic Inc.,
a machine learning quantitative hedge fund.
Jacob has spent more than 10 years running marketing programs and building tech
startup companies, including time as CEO, GM, and cofounder of two of his own.
He is an active startup mentor, angel investor, and lecturer on entrepreneurship.
Joe has over ten years of finance experience across corporate finance,
commercial lending and investment management. He began his career at GE
Capital and has since worked in microfinance, impact investing and
financial technology firms. Joe received a BA from the University of
Washington and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Allen has 15+ years of experience with small business lending and
successfully helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Most
of this time was spent with GE Capital, where he was connected to
entrepreneurs in many roles throughout the commercial and credit
management organization. Most recently he was the Managing Director
overseeing the western region commercial team.
R. Branden Harper
Senior Director, Investment Team
Director, Investment Team
Associate, Investment Team
Analyst, Investment Team
Underwriting and Servicing Operations Manager
Underwriting and Servicing Analyst
Head of Relationships
Head of Growth
Head of Community
Head of Partnerships
Head of Content
Principal Engineer, Platform
Senior Software Engineer
Junior Software Engineer
Vice President, Marketing
Head of Front End and Systems Operations
Founder and former CEO for ShareBuilder Securities, Trustee of Washington State Investment Board
Managing Director, Voyager Capital
Managing Partner, Echelon Capital
Venture Capitalist & Lighter Capital Founder