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.

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!

matt moody bellwethr client spotlight

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.

How to Attract Investors

How to Attract Investors with an Irresistible Story that Makes Your Company Shine

Your initial encounter with an investor or lender may come in many forms. Whatever the format, it is important to understand exactly how to attract investors and tell an irresistible story that makes your company shine.

Financial Projections for Startups

8 Principles to Build Attractive, Realistic Financial Projections for Startups

Raising capital? Investors want to see where your startup is headed and how their investment will help. Build your financial projections based on the following principles, and you will be on your way to telling a solid financial story.

Prepare for Fundraising

How to Mentally Prepare for Fundraising

Next to deciding to start a business of your own, how you will fund its growth might be the biggest financial decision you will make. With that in mind, here are a few pointers to help you mentally prepare for the fundraising journey that lies ahead.

How to Chart a Path to Profitability for Investors

Key SaaS Metrics for Investors: Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC) & Customer Lifetime Value (CLTV)

Profitability is not the be-all and end-all for SaaS startups. Still, investors will want to see a path to profitability and there are two growth metrics you should focus on. Here's how you chart that path.

How to Establish Product-Market Fit

How to Establish Product-Market Fit: SaaS Growth Metrics to Focus On

In this article, you’ll learn how to establish product-market fit and why it matters. We’ll show you how to calculate and track two key SaaS growth metrics that validate product-market fit, which investors use to determine whether your business is a good investment.