Derek Erwin

Derek Erwin is the Content Director at Lighter Capital, where he oversees content production and other editorial projects. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

Cost Structure

How to Improve Scalability in Cost Structure

To improve scalability in cost structure, we first need to understand what cost structure is and how it might affect the scalability of a business.

Tech Bank

What Is the Best Tech Bank for Financing Startups?

There are a variety of tech banks out there that are friendly to SaaS companies, but the banking world still feels relatively hostile to SaaS founders. So, what's a SaaS founder to do? We explore your options.

Brand Awareness

Why Is Brand Awareness Important and How Is It Measured?

Brand awareness is a key concept for driving business growth in your startup. We take a look at how to build it - and how to measure it.

Mailchimp drip campaign

How to Create an Effective Mailchimp Drip Campaign with Landing Pages and Templates

Learn best practices for creating an effective Mailchimp drip campaign with custom landing pages, free Mailchimp templates, and plenty of examples.

business line of credit

Business Lines of Credit: What SaaS Startups Need to Know

A business line of credit is an excellent choice of working capital for a growing venture. In this article, we explain how a business line of credit works, where to get one, the benefits of the Lighter Line of Credit, and what you need to qualify.

Inc 5000 List Lighter Capital

Lighter Capital Makes the Inc. 5000 List – Four Years in a Row!

We’re honored to be on the Inc. 5000 for the fourth year in a row! Huge hats off to our committed team members and the amazing 350+ startups we've funded to date!

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Startup Interview: Q&A with Matt Moody, Founder and President of Bellwethr

We caught up with Bellwethr Founder and President, Matt Moody, to learn a little more about how his startup helps tech companies stay on track with growth and customer satisfaction.

Fast Funding Business

When Opportunity Comes Knocking, Fast Funding Opens the Door

Entrepreneurs raise capital in order to have a war chest that lets them capitalize on opportunities. The problem is getting that war chest is a horribly slow, inefficient, and distracting process. Providing fast funding is one of the ways Lighter Capital is seeking to revolutionize the business of startup finance.