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.

Startup Debt Capital

Why Startup Founders are Turning to Non-Dilutive Debt Capital to Fuel Growth

The landscape of startup financing is changing. Learn why SaaS founders are turning to debt capital options like revenue-based financing, term loans, and lines of credit to fuel growth.

Ideal Customer Profile

How to Define Your Ideal Customer Profile

Learning to define your ideal customer is something that’s crucial to the growth of your startup. We take a look at how to get clear on your customers.

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!