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We help Australian startups grow

Our unmatched combination of up to $4 million in non-dilutive financing, professional networking resources, product discounts, and capital partner connections will launch your startup on a path to success.

Matt Dowling, Investment Director for Australia

What our clients have to say

“Lighter Capital opened up such a fast path to growth for Style Arcade, and the team has been awesome to work with. In the tech space where speed matters most, it’s having a seamless process and a strong partnership – that’s invaluable.”

Michaela Wessels

CEO & Co-Founder

Michaela Wessels
Style Arcade - Michaela Wessels

“Lighter Capital helped us get the funding we needed at a critical time in our growth, allowing us to continue to aid schools around Australia with their everyday administrative tasks. Working with the team at Lighter Capital has been amazing. Our second round of non-dilutive funding was finalized within a week of the initial discussion.”

Blake Garrett

CEO

Blake Garrett
Blake Garrett - School Bytes

“The U.S. venture capital firms we’re engaging with love our model and the success we’ve had in Australia and the UK. Demonstrating similar success in the US market is our last hurdle prior to our first institutional funding round. While we are on our way with UCLA as our first US client, the Lighter Capital funding will help us bridge through that transition. We’re thrilled that we’ve been able to secure the funding we need to fuel our US growth without diluting our existing shareholders. Lighter Capital not only brings friendly financing, but they provide valuable connections in both Australia and the U.S.”

Brian Clark

CEO

Brian Clark
Courseloop - Brian Clark

Learn why startup CEOs are turning to non-dilutive funding.

With VC and angel deals decreasing, see why startups are turning to alternative financing models. Download our industry report to see why revenue-based financing is rising as a popular source of debt capital for tech startups.

Lighter Capital and NAB collaborate to boost innovation for Australian startups

Choosing the right long-term growth partners saves you time when you’re busy growing, and it lays the foundation for your expansion and success. Reach your next milestone with our exclusive offer, tailored to the needs of early-stage Australian startups.

Lighter Capital secures $30M Fund from the Victorian government to invest in tech startups

Under the Venture Growth Fund, the government co-invests with institutional investors in Australia to give high-growth, revenue-generating startups access to non-dilutive capital to expand their businesses and increase their workforces.

Mix and match an array of funding to optimize your business

Discounts on products & services

CEO Groups

Community Events

Private Slack channel with CEO & Founders

“MORE THAN MONEY”

BENEFITS

Tech Companies (Software, SaaS, Tech Services, etc.)

AUD: $15K MRR average minimum

USD: $15K MRR average minimum

Based in Australia, USA, or Canada

Tech Companies (Software, SaaS, Tech Services, etc.)

AUD: $15K MRR average minimum

USD: $15K MRR average minimum

Based in Australia, USA, or Canada

MINIMUM

QUALIFICATIONS

AUD: $50K to $1M

USD: $50K to $4M

AUD: $50K to $1M

USD: $50K to $4M

FUNDING AVAILABLE

Not required

Not required

FINANCIAL COVENANTS

Not required

Not required

BOARD SEATS

Not required

Not required

PERSONAL GUARANTEES

Not required

Not required

EQUITY WARRANTS

Fixed monthly payments

Flexible payments:

percentage of monthly revenue

REPAYMENT SCHEDULE

Traditional loan with potential forward commitment

Revenue-based loan that scales with your company’s performance

FUND STRUCTURE

Growth Capital

Growth Capital

CAPITAL NEEDS
Term Loan
Revenue-Based Funding

Not sure which financing model works best for your company?

Contact us, and a team member will reach out to share how Lighter Capital can help you achieve your growth goals — now and in the future.

Why Choose Lighter Capital?

Lighter Capital is the largest provider of non-dilutive funding. Over the past decade, we’ve provided hundreds of millions in growth capital  to founders, startups and technology companies.

400+ Companies Funded
$400M+ Invested
900+ Rounds of Funding
100+ Founder & CEO Community

“Lighter Capital helped us get the funding we needed at a critical time in our growth, allowing us to continue to aid schools around Australia with their everyday administrative tasks.”

Blake Garrett, School Bytes CEO

Flexible, non-dilutive financing solutions

Term loan

Access capital now — and in the future — through a traditional lending structure with fixed monthly payments.

Revenue-based funding

Use today’s revenue to get upfront capital. Monthly repayments are based on a fixed percentage of future revenue.

Access up to $1 million AUD (or up to $4 million USD) with the option of hybrid funding to suit your capital needs.

Your company, your terms

Turn your recurring and invoiced revenue into up to $4 million in financing. Expand your sales team. Amplify your marketing. Accelerate your product development. 

You prioritize your spending. Lighter Capital keeps you in control.

You have customer diversity

Your products or services reach several customers, but an infusion of funds could multiply your audience.

You need not be profitable

If your monthly recurring revenue (MRR) exceeds $15,000, we have flexible plans to help you grow.

You’re in the U.S., Canada, or Australia

For your headquarters, a branch or subsidiary, we span the oceans to bridge your financing gaps.

You have recurring revenue

Whether you deal in software, SaaS, tech services, or another business with recurring revenue, our financing meets your evolving needs. 

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